Christiane Amanpour is a British-Iranian journalist and television host, who has an estimated net worth of $18 million. Christiane Amanpour’s annual salary at CNN is $5 million.
Amanpour is CNN’s Chief International Anchor and former host of CNN International’s nightly interview series “Amanpour,” as well as PBS’s “Amanpour & Company.”
She is known for her fearless reporting style, which includes frequently parachuting into conflict zones, as well as her emotional reports.
Amanpour earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Rhode Island. She worked in the news departments of local radio stations while in college, and after graduation in 1993, she was hired by CNN as an entry-level desk assistant in the foreign office in Atlanta, Georgia.
After the 9/11 attacks, Amanpour was the first international correspondent to interview British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
From 1996 to 2005, Amanpour worked as a special contributor for “60 Minutes” creator Don Hewitt, filing five in-depth international reports that earned her a Peabody Award in 1998.