Nicholas Kristof Wife, Family, Education, Net Worth

By Oshil Pokhrel | Published On: 31 May, 2018
Nicholas Kristof Wife, Family, Education, Net Worth

Nicholas Kristof is known for his coverage of economics at The New York Times. He also served as a Times correspondent in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo. Nicholas who has traveled to more than 150 countries is a striking face as a member of the board of overseers at Havard University as well as Association of American Rhodes Scholars.

How Much Is Nicholas Kristof's Net Worth?

Nicholas Kristof has amassed his prominent part of net worth from his career as an American journalist and political commentator. Since November 2001, he is earning his fortunes working at the op-ed column for The New York Times.

As per Paysa, a columnist for The New York Times earns an average salary of $71,758. Their salary varies from $64,560 to $78,170 with top earnings being more than $85,197 which includes base salary, equity, and bonus. Given, Nicholas nearly 17 years experience as a columnist in The New York Timeshe is likely receiving top earning payrolls from his stint as a columnist.

He is also a regular CNN contributor who won two Pulitzer Prizes for his achievement in the newspaper, magazine, and online journalism. As per Payscale, an average salary for a CNN employee is $66K. Their base pay varies from $36,673 to $126,051 a year. Nicholas likely receives a handsome amount of salary from his work on CNN as a contributor.

Kristof is also known as an author of the best-selling book like China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power; Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia; and A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity. His 2009 book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide reached #1 on the best-seller lists. His status as an author has also helped him to boost his net worth further.

Nicholas Blissfull Relationship With His Wife

Nicholas is married to a Chinese-American business executive, Sheryl WuDunn. In 1998, they shared their wedding vows at St. Cloud Presbyterian Church in West Orange, Township in New Jersey. Sheryl's sister Sondra WuDunn was maid of honor whereas David E. Sanger became the best man in the ceremony. His wife Sheryl is a first Asian-American reporter who worked at Times and was a foreign correspondent in The New York Times in Tokyo and Beijing bureaus.

Nicholas Kristof with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn in 2012 (Photo:

The couple is savoring their two decades of blissful married life. Together the couple has a son Gregory Kristof. Gregory was born in born in Hong Kong and is two-time-John Harvard Scholar. Gregory who speaks both Mandarin and Spanish spent most of his year studying at a language school in Dalian and Chinese at Tsinghua University. He lives in Kirkland House, a student dormitory in Cambridge, Massachusetts attending Emmanuel College and studies M.Phil.

Family Life

He was born to his parents Jane Kristof and Ladis "Kris" Kristof. His father Ladis is of Polish-Romanians-Armenian ethnicity. Nicholas paternal grandparents immigrated to the United States after World War II. Jane and Ladis were both professors at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Ladis died in July 2010 at the age of 91 on his Yamhill farm due to natural causes. Nicholas attended his father's funeral at St. Johns Catholic Church in Yamhill along with Jane.

Short Bio

Nicholas Kristof was born in Chicago, Illinois on 27 April 1959 as Nicholas Donabet Kristof. He grew up near the cherry farm at Yamhill, Oregon. As per wiki, Nicholas completed his education as a Rhodes Scholar obtaining a law degree from Magdalen College, Oxford. He then studied Arabic in Cairo and Chinese in Taipei.