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KITCO News’ Michelle Makori Facts- Wiki, Age, Family, Married, Husband, Net Worth

Last Updated : December 28, 2021

Quick Info→Age (2021): Around 35-40Marital Status: Single
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Who Is Michelle Makori?

The Kitco leading anchor, Michelle Makori, is an internationally recognized television journalist, news anchor, reporter, and producer.

Michelle is a respected personality in journalism, having experience in some reputed companies as CNN Money, Bloomberg, iNews, CGTN, and SABC.

Currently, she is working as the lead anchor and editor-in-chief for the New York news media company, Kitco. 

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Her Short Bio: Birth, Age, Ethnicity

Born in Haifa, Israel, but grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, Michelle resides in New York Metropolitan Area, USA. Despite being a recognized journalist, Michelle has not divulged her date of birth, i.e., dob yet, and ethnicity. 

Furthermore, digging into her last name, it looks like Makori is a common surname for Kenyan nationality. But, as for now, Michelle is a proud American citizen.

Michelle has not revealed her birth date publicly, so there are no exact details of her age. But, looking at her photos, it seems like she is currently in her forties. 

Michelle Makori’s Family

Michelle has been in the news media for more than a decade, yet she has shielded her family’s identity to date. It looks like she respects her parent’s privacy. But, it is known that her family is engaged in the mining sector business. 

Michelle shares pictures of her family on her social media only once in a blue moon. Like, she recently shared a photo of having dinner with her older brother in Manhattan, New York, when he visited her in Manhattan, New York.

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Michelle Makori And Her Older Brother. (Source: Instagram)

In September 2018, she posted a picture with her niece captioning, ‘My adorable niece – aka Mini Me.’ The little girl in the picture is probably her brother’s daughter, and they even look alike.

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Michelle Makori With Her Niece (Source: Instagram)

Michelle Makori’s Education

Michelle is a bright academic student and graduated from Damelin Business School with Top Student Award.

Likewise, she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in double majors, Law and Psychology, and an Honors Degree in Media Studies and Journalism from the University of Witwatersrand.

Recently, in 2020 she attended Stanford Continuing Studies and completed her studies in Economics in the same year.

Makori’s Career: SABC to KITCO

Michelle started her journalism journey as a TV news anchor, reporter, and producer for Johannesburg’s television network, SABC, in January 2000, where she worked for five years.

Afterward, she shifted to New York and joined Bloomberg as an anchor and reporter from May 2005 to March 2010.

Moreover, she also associated with CNN Money and freelanced for five months. Later, Makori was employed as a Business news anchor and reporter for CGTN.

She worked with them till November 2016 and then freelanced for Context Summit as its host and executive producer of Context TV for more than four years. 

Later, in December 2016, she associated the iNEWS company based in New York as an anchor and its editor-in-chief. At iNEWS, she hosted two popular shows, “ClearCut With Michelle Makori,” and “ClearCut Plus With Michelle Makori.” Currently, she is the lead anchor and editor-in-chief of Kitco, based in New York since February 2021.

Apart from her journalism career, Michelle also worked as the broker for the GFI Group and as the senior advisor for The Beryl Consulting Group LLC.

Is Michelle Makori Married?

Though Michelle is quite active on the social media platform, she mostly shares her work-related posts and keeps her personal life away from the public’s eyes. It seems like Michelle wants to live a scheduled life away from the scrutinizing eyes.

So, she has not shared any information about her relationship. Moreover, it is also not publicly known whether she is married or not.

Physical Appearance

Michelle has shoulder-length blonde hair with brown eyes. She is also relatively taller than the news anchor, Tal Heinrich. Moreover, looking at her hourglass body, one gets the insight that she keeps her body fit and healthy.

How Much is Michelle Makori Net Worth?

Michelle has been in the journalism industry for over two decades, so her experiences and exposure have led her to many excellent opportunities.

Having an accomplished career, it is no doubt that she has garnered a heft net worth. It is estimated that Michelle’s net worth is over $1 million.

Other Interesting Facts and Trivia About Michelle Makori

  • Michelle has attended film and television classes at Allenby Film School.
  • She is also a licensed financial advisor from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
  • Michelle is also a board member of the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF).
  • She first visited a gold mine at the young age of seven.
  • Michelle can speak six different languages.
  • She also won “Harambee African Reporter of the Year” in 2004 for her commendable work in the micro-leading enterprises’ field.
  • She enjoys traveling, reading, theatre, biking, and ballroom dancing in her free time.
  • Michelle was also nominated as one of the “30 Most Outstanding Women” by Cosmopolitan magazine (South African Edition) and one of the “Sexist Women in the World” by FHM magazine (South African Edition).

Major Sources/ References
1. Official Blog
2. LinkedIn