Last Updated : February 2, 2023
|Quick Info→||Age (2023): 42||Marital Status: Single|
Who Is Michelle Makori?
The Kitco’s 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 such as CNN Money, Bloomberg, iNews, CGTN, and SABC.
She is the lead anchor and editor-in-chief for the New York news media company Kitco.
|Real/Birth Name:||Michelle Makori|
|Famous As:||Legal Analyst For CNN|
|Family and Siblings|
|Date of Birth:||8th February 1981, Sunday|
|Age (As of 2023):||42|
|Birth Place:||Haifa, Israel|
|Home Town:||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Education:||1. University of Witwatersrand|
2. Damelin Business School
|Height:||5 feet 8 inches (173cm)|
|Awards & Nomination|
|Awards:||Harambee African Reporter of the Year Award|
|Income & Assets|
|Net Worth (As of 2023):||$2 Million|
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Her Short Bio: Birth, Age, Ethnicity
Born in Haifa, Israel, on February 8, 1981, but grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, Michelle resides in New York Metropolitan Area, USA. As of 2023, Hafia is 42 years old and celebrates her birthday every 8th of February.
Furthermore, digging into her last name, it looks like Makori is a common surname for Kenyan nationality. But, for now, Michelle is a proud American and white by ethnicity.
Michelle Makori’s Family
Michelle is a proud daughter of Yoram and Hana. Her mother, Hana, is a high school Hebrew Teacher living in Johannesburg and watch her daughter’s show while marking Hebrew essay. Yoram loves watching Makori’s show alongside his business.
Michelle shares pictures of her family on her social media only once in a blue moon. She recently shared a photo of having dinner with her older brother in Manhattan, New York, when he visited her in Manhattan, New York.
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.
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.
Michelle Makori Accent
Despite being born in Israel, she was grown up in Johannesburg, South Africa. Many viewers notice her south African accent and love her pronunciation while anchoring the news.
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 with the iNEWS company in New York as an anchor and editor-in-chief. At iNEWS, she hosted two popular shows, “ClearCut With Michelle Makori” and “ClearCut Plus With Michelle Makori.” She is Kitco’s lead anchor and editor-in-chief, based in New York since February 2021.
Besides her journalism career, Michelle worked as a 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.
Michelle has shoulder-length blonde hair with brown eyes. She stands at an above-average female height of 5 feet 8 inches or 173 cm. Moreover, looking at her hourglass body, one gets the insight that she keeps her body fit and healthy.
The detail regarding her weight is unknown, but she has a normal healthy body.
How Much is Michelle Makori Net Worth?
Michelle has been in journalism 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. Michelle’s net worth is estimated to be over $2 million as of 2023.
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 enterprise 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).
- She has 6305 followers on her Instagram account despite being in private mode.
Major Sources/ References
1. Official Blog