Rizwan Khan Bio, Age, Wife, School, Salary, Net Worth, ALJAZEERA

Rizwan Khan the Al Jazeera journalist

Rizwan Khan  Biography

Rizwan Khan is a British broadcaster of Asian origin. From 2006 to April 2011, he hosted his own eponymous television show on Al Jazeera English. He first rose to prominence while working for the BBC and CNN.


How old is Rizwan Khan? – Age

Khan was born in August 1974 in Aden, South Yemen. He is 47 years as of 2021.

Where did Rizwan Khan go to school? – Education

He was a member of the Air Training Corps and attended both Springwell Junior and Hounslow Manor Comprehensive Schools. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Medical Physiology with Honors from the University of Wales, and then went on to Highbury College near Portsmouth for a postgraduate course in Radio Journalism.

Khan – Family

to a Pakistani Punjabi father and an Indian Gujarati mother. His father was from Amritsar and migrated to Pakistan during the partition, while his mother’s roots go back to Kathiawar, Gujarat. Khan moved to London with his family when he was four years old. He describes himself as the first mainstream BBC and CNN newscaster of South Asian origin. Khan is a Muslim.

Rizwan Khan  Wife

Khan’s wife is called Mandira. They have a son, Rehan Khan.

Rizwan Khan the Al Jazeera journalist
Rizwan Khan the Al Jazeera journalist

What is Khan’s Salary?

Khan’s salary is unknown.

Khan  Net Worth

His net worth ranges between $1-$9 million.

Khan  Career

In 1987 he was selected for the BBC News Trainee scheme – a two-year BBC training system, usually taking only 6 people per course. Khan progressed to jobs as a BBC reporter, producer, and writer, working in both television and radio, and would later become one of the founding News Presenters on BBC World Service Television News. He hosted the news bulletin that launched BBC World Service Television News in 1991. In 1993, he moved to CNN International, where he became a senior anchor for the network’s global news shows. Events he covered included the 1996 and 1999 coverage of elections in Indiathe 1997 historic election in Britain; and in April 1998 the unprecedented live coverage from the Muslim pilgrimage, the Hajj. In 1996 he launched his interactive interview show CNN: Q&A with Riz Khan, and he has conducted interviews with guests including former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, former US Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela, and genomic scientist J. Craig Venter. Khan also secured the world exclusive with Pakistan’s General Pervez Musharraf following his coup in October 1999. Khan also hosted Q&A-Asia with Riz Khan. These interactive shows put world newsmakers and celebrities up for viewer questions live by phone, e-mail, video-mail, and fax, along with questions and comments taken from the real-time chatroom that opens half an hour before each show. From 2006 until April 2011, Khan had his own eponymous show on Al Jazeera English, in which he interviewed analysts and policy-makers and invited viewers to interact with them via phone, email, SMS messages, or fax. Khan speaks Urdu and Hindi and also understands other South Asian languages such as Punjabi and Kutchi. He has studied French and can understand some other European languages, including Swedish and Norwegian. In 2005 he authored his first book, Al-Waleed: Businessman Billionaire Prince, published by Harper Collins. In 2011 he authored a preface for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) annual report “Attacks on the Press 2010”, which examined working conditions for journalists in more than 100 countries.