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Hoda Kotb, an American-Egyptian news anchor and TV host, was born on 9 August 1964 in Norman, Oklahoma USA. Her parents were from Egypt and also spent some time in Nigeria before moving to America, her name “Hoda” literally means guidance in Arabic which is a very common women’s name in Egypt. She is one of the most popular news anchors in the world and widely known for co-hosting “Today’s Show” alongside Kathie Lee Gifford, and in 2010 she grabbed a Daytime Emmy Award for this show. As one of the most popular TV anchors and hosts she has a net worth to envy.
A famous news anchor, host, author and television personality, how rich is Hoda Kotb? Sources estimate that her net worth is $10 million, mostly accumulated by her co-hosting of “Today’s Show” which has a worldwide following.
Hoda Kotb Net Worth $10 Million
Hoda was born in Oklahoma but was raised in Morgantown, West Virginia and later moved to Alexandria, Virginia where she attended Fort Hunt high school and graduated in 1982. Hoda Kotb was very popular in her school and was selected the prom queen, she also got the chance to give a speech at her own graduating class’ Baccalaureate service.
Hoda Kotb graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism from the Virginia Tech in 1986, was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, and was also the main speaker in her alma mater at the graduation ceremony of 2008. Later in 2010 she secured a position as a member of Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Board of Directors. Apart from co-hosting “Today’s Show” she has also been a correspondent for dateline NBC since 1998.
While her main focus is on broadcasting, she is also a very good writer. She has written a couple of books,“Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee” released in October of 2010, which went into New York’s best seller list in 2010, later she wrote another book entitled “Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives” which was about six people who had a life changing event and then revisited their life after 10 years. This book also proved to be a huge success. Apart from “Today’s Show” she has also appeared on many other TV shows and networks which include WQAD-TV and WWL-TV. All her anchoring jobs and published books are the main contributors in her huge net worth.
In her personal life, Hoda Kotb married Burzis Kanga, who is a tennis coach at University of New Orleans, but their marriage lasted for only two years. In 2007 she underwent a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery as a result ofbreast cancer, and she allowed cameras to follow her and record her treatment; later her fight with cancer was documented. Since then she has been an advocate of awareness against breast cancer. Currently she is in a relationship with Joel Schiffman, who is a financier from New York.