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Reza Aslan net worth:
$3 Million

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Reza Aslan Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

The Iranian- American Reza Aslan was born on 3 May 1972, and is an accomplished author, producer, television host and religious studies scholar. A member of the American Academy of Religion, Reza garnered worldwide attention when a video clip of him being interviewed by Chief Religion Correspondent, Lauren Green, on the Fox News webcast, ¨Spirited Debate, ¨ in 2013 went viral around the world.

So, just how rich is Reza Aslan, as of early 2017? Authoritative sources estimate Reza´s net worth to be over $3 million, most of his fortune coming through the sale of his three books, ¨No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam,¨ ¨Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization,¨ and ¨Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.

Reza Aslan Net Worth $3 million

Reza is the son of immigrants who fled to the States to escape the Iranian revolution in the late ‘70s, and spent most of his childhood in the San Francisco Bay Area. The accomplished figure is the holder of numerous degrees including a BA in religious studies from Santa Clara University, an MTS degree from Harvard Divinity School, an MFA degree from the University of Iowa´s Writers´ Workshop, and a PhD in sociology of religions from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Back in the ‘90s, Reza earned his livelihood teaching various courses to students at De La Salle High School in Concord, California.

Although he has published five books in his career thus far, only two of his books, ¨No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, ¨ and ¨Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth¨ have managed to become international best-sellers. The sales of the latter book were truly buoyed by the release of a video clip of him being interviewed by the Chief Religion Correspondent, Lauren Green, on the Fox News webcast, ¨Spirited Debate, ¨ in 2013. Lauren was seemingly discontent with Reza´s credentials, repeatedly asking him what gave him, a Muslim, the right to write about Jesus, to which he retorted, ¨Because it´s my job as an academic. I am a professor religion including the New Testament. That´s what I do for a living, actually.¨ Although the interview lasted around 10 minutes, Lauren focused little on Reza´s book, instead shedding light on Reza´s background, which in turn brought her flak from all over. The uncalled for interrogation actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Reza, as his book topped the U.S. best-seller list on Amazon by late July 2013, after initially failing to make an impression.

He is frequently in demand for many news-related TV programs, particularly regarding items on Islamic religious and Muslim state issues of course.

In October 2014, Reza found himself grabbing the headlines again after the release of his New York Times article, ¨Bill Maher Isn´t the Only One Who Misunderstand Religion,¨ focusing on the unfair characterization of female genital mutilation as an ¨Islamic problem.¨ He also writes for prestigious publications including Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Nation and The Washington Post, Slate, The Guardian, and The Christian Science Monitor.

In his personal life, before tying the knot with the entrepreneur, Jessica Jackley, Reza Aslan was engaged to the journalist, Amanda Fortini. Regrettably, the engagement ran its course in 2008 and the duo decided to end their coupling. Reza has three sons with Jessica Jackley and they are brought up in an interfaith family. Does Reza have anyone as famous as him in his family? Well, he does; his aunt, Leila Forouhar, is a famous pop-singer.


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Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dig2015TV Series consultant - 2 episodes
Tyrant2014TV Series consultant - 1 episode
Rendition2007cultural consultant

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Muppets2015TV SeriesReza Aslan

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Of Kings and Prophets2015TV Series executive producer - 2015 pre-production

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ablution2015Short special thanks completed
Religion on Campus: USC Office of Religious Life2010Short special thanks
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time2010special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tavis Smiley2006-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Three Hikers2015DocumentaryHimself
The Daily Show2005-2015TV SeriesHimself
TakePart Live2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Real Time with Bill Maher2006-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
In Depth2014TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Overheard2013TV SeriesHimself - interviewee
Bible Secrets Revealed2013TV SeriesHimself
The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Mankind Decoded2013TV SeriesHimself - Author, No God But God
The Reagan Presidency2012TV SeriesHimself - Middle East Expert
The Colbert Report2006-2011TV SeriesHimself - Founder, AslanMedia.com / Himself - Guest / Himself
Crisis Guide: Iran2011Video shortHimself - Research Associate, Center on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California
This Week2010TV SeriesHimself - Daily Beast
Bhutto2010DocumentaryHimself
Crisis Guide: Pakistan2010Video documentary shortHimself - Author, No god But God
The Road to Fallujah2009Documentary
Prayer in America2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
History vs. Hollywood2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Author 'No God But God'
Meet the Press2005TV SeriesHimself

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1When you write about religion and politics for a living you get used to being hated. But my book ['Zealot'] is not about Christianity because Jesus was not a Christian. Jesus was a Jew who lived in the most tumultuous era in the history of the Holy Land.


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