Christiane Amanpour Wedding, Husband, Son, Salary, Net Worth

By Anmol Basnyat | Updated On: 27 Aug, 2018
Christiane Amanpour Wedding, Husband, Son, Salary, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth January 12, 1958
Age 63 Years 3 Month(s)
Nationality American, British, Iranian
Profession Journalist
Marital Status Married
Husband/Spouse James Rubin (m. 1998-present)
Divorced Not Yet
Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth Not Disclosed
Ethnicity White
Children/Kids Darius John Rubin (Son)
Height 5' 7¼" (1.71 m)
Education New Hall School, Holy Cross Convent School, University of Rhode Island, Kingston
Parents Mohammad Amanpour (Father), Patricia Amanpour (Mother)
Siblings Lizzy Amanpour (Sister)

British Iranian Journalist, Christiane Amanpour is well-known face across CNN Network. She operates as the Chief International Correspondent for news broadcast and hosts her TV program named Amanpour which is a CNN International's nightly interview. Christine has more than three decades working experience in her Journalism career who won the Young Journalist category at Livingston Award in 1992.

How Much Is Christiane Amanpour’s Net Worth?

Christiane Amanpour is one of the wealthy media personality who has a net worth of $12.5 million. She has amassed the soaring fortunes from her career in ABC and CNN. She currently works as the chief international correspondent in CNN.

The anchorwoman joined CNN in 1983 as an entry-level desk assistant till she became Chief International Correspondent (CIF) from 1992 to 2010. Her earnings summoned through her field reporting at the 1991 Gulf War, 2003 American-led invasion in 2003, and the exclusive reports of Saddam Hussein’s trial in 2004. She anchored CNN’s daily program Amanpour named after from 2009 to 2010 that generated a lot of receipts for her.

Christiane left CNN on 18 March 2010 and allied with ABC News. She co-anchored the most popular show on ABC’s named This Week where she received a salary of $2 million. She left ABC on 8 January 2012 to rejoin CNN where it all began.

After her return to CNN, she hosted a 30-minute New York-recorded daily show that aired twice in the evening. Just when she came back, the reporter started increasing her paychecks from the CNN Broadcasts. She headlined a breaking news segment on 7 January 2015 when Islamic Terror murdered 12 journalists in the satirical weekly magazine of France named Charlie Hebdo.

Wedding To Chief Spokesperson, Ends Two Decades Of Marriage!

Christiane married American James Philips Rubin back in 1998. The lovebirds first met in Bosnia in 1997 when Christiane was an assignment reporter, and James was traveling with Secretary of State, Madeleine K. Albright.

The wedding of Christiane and James took place on 9 August 1998. They tied the knot at Church of Santo Stefano in Bracciano, Italy by a Catholic priest. The wedding was again performed in the same day at the Rabbi Guy D. in a Jewish ceremony at Castello Orsini-Odescalchi. 

Christiane and James gave birth to their first and only child named Darius John Rubin in 2000. The family of three often accompany each other in public events and ceremonies.

Christiane with her husband James and son John at the Salute to Women In Sports Awards event in New York on 14 October 2008 (Photo:

Her husband is a prominent politician and a former US Assistant Secretary of State and spokesman during Hillary Clinton’s administration. James was also an informal adviser to former US Secretary of State former President Barack Obama. 

But sadly, the golden couple of the media are heading for the divorce to end their 20 years of marriage amicably. Reportedly, one of their close friends said that Christiane and James have still decided to remain friends.

The Washington Post was the first news portal to break the news of their split on late June 2018. Despite parting the ways, the couple was seen attending their 18-year-old son Darius' graduation from the five-decade-old English boarding school for males, Tonbridge School in Kent in July 2018. However, the couple has never given any statement of their separation and final divorce legalities.

Christiane is currently working on PBS after she permanently replaced the former host, Charlie Rose. She took his place after he got accused of sexual misconduct by his female co-workers at the workplace.

Short Bio

Christiane Amanpour, age 60, was born on 12 January 1958 as per wiki. The London native was raised in Tehran by her Muslim father, Mahmoud Amanpour and mother Patricia Hill, Christian from England. She is fluent in speaking English and Farsi and belongs to a mixed ethnic group (Iranian-British). The correspondent attended the University of Rhode Island and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. degree in journalism in 1983.