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How Much Salary Does Nima Elbagir Earn From CNN? Net Worth in 2023

How Much Salary Does Nima Elbagir Earn From CNN? Net Worth in 2023

Facts of Nima Elbagir

Full Name:Nima Elbagir
Annual Salary:$100,000+
Monthly Salary:$3,8400+
Net Worth:$3 million
Date of Birth:July 20, 1978
Birth Place:Khartoum, Sudan
Height:5 feet 10 inches (1.77m)
Weight:62 kg (136 lbs)
Profession:Chief International Investigative Correspondent, Anchor
Education:London School of Economics
Spouse:Mark Brit
Children:Ali Brit
Parents:Ahmed Abdullah Elbagir, Ibtisam Affan
Siblings:Yousra Elbagir, Safia Elbagir, Brother
Star Sign:Cancer
Awards:Foreign Press Association Award
Nominations:Amnesty Award, Emmy Awards

What is Nima Elbagir’s Salary?

Nima Elbagir earns an annual salary of $100,000+/£82,1831+ as a professional Chief International Investigative Correspondent and journalist for CNN based in London.

She also earns a monthly income of $3,8400+/£6,7791+ and $1,923/£15731, weekly as an anchor and host of multiple TV shows on CNN.

Likewise, Nima has worked on multiple documentary series, and TV shows with the British foreign program, Unreported World’s “Meet the Janjaweed” show.

Also Read: CNN’s Journalist Randi Kaye’s  Salary & Net Worth | Bio-Age, Family, Children, Works & Achievements.

Previously, Nima used to earn an average salary of £150,000+/18,33000+ as an International Correspondent for the More4 News channel based in Johannesburg and Nairobi.

As of 2023, the average salary of a CNN correspondent and anchor in London, U.K. is listed below:

Position  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary 
Tour Guide $45,575/yr $3,700+
Senior Director $219,760/yr $16,000+
Senior International Correspondent $91,083/yr $18,000+
Senior Producer £59K-£66K £60K | £2K
Executive Producer £94K-£94K £84K | £10K

Nima Elbagir- Net Worth in 2023

Nima Elbagir has been active in her journalism career since 2002. Throughout her past 21 years of experience and hard work, Elbagir has successfully earned an estimated net worth of $3 million / $36,0721 in 2023.

Multi-millionaire, Nima has earned both fame and wealth from her professional career as a Chief International Investigative Correspondent and journalist for CNN. However, she has signed a multi-year contract with CNN worth $1 million-$5 million.

According to her contract, Elbagir will be working for CNN for the next few years in multiple positions authorized by the network. Above all, Nima Elbagir and her husband are living a lavish life with their son in London, England, U.K.

Nima Elbagir’s Annual, Monthly & Weekly Salary | Net Worth

Year Annual Salary Monthly Salary Weekly Salary Net Worth
2023 $100,000+ $3,8400+  $1,923 $3 million

Salary & Net Worth of Related Journalist in 2023

Journalist Salary Net Worth Position
Abby Phillip Annual: $100,000 Monthly: $45,000 $2 million Political news anchor at “Inside Politics with Abby Phillip” and Senior correspondent for CNN.
Sara Sidner Annual: $ 60,000 Monthly: $5,139 $3 million Co-host of “CNN News Central” and anchor of “Big Picture with Sara Sidner
Laura Coates Annual: $ 1000,000 Monthly: $ 83333 $ 10 million An American attorney and Chief Legal Analyst for CNN.
John King Annual: $2 Million Monthly: $ 45,000 $7 Million CNN’s chief news correspondent. Anchor of  “Inside Politics‘.

Nima Elbagir- Birth, Age, Zodiac, Ethnicity & Nationality

Sudanese journalist, Nima Elbagir was born on July 20, 1978. Elbagir was born in a Sudanese household and holds a Sudanese nationality.

According to her birthdate, Nima’s zodiac sign is cancer. She also belongs to a mixed ethnic background and follows the Christian religion. Likewise, Nima spent a peaceful childhood in her birthplace in Khartoum, the capital city of Sudan.

Elbagir spent six years in her hometown and later moved to the United Kingdom when she was 13 years old. As of 2023, Elbagir has turned 45 years old.

Nima Elbagir, Salary
Caption: Nima Elbagir with her Family (Photo: Instagram)

Parents & Siblings

Nima Elbagir is the daughter of Ahmed Abdullah Elbagir (Father) and Ibtisam Affan (Mother). In an interview, Nima said her father was a former journalist who was jailed when she was 12 years old.

On the other hand, her mother was the first publisher from Sudan who worked in the broadcasting field. Nima Elbagir also shares a close relationship with her three siblings Yousra Elbagir, and Safia Elbagir, and a brother whose name is unknown.

Nima’s younger sister, Yousra was born in 1992. Recently she celebrated her 31st birthday in 2023. Both Elbagir sisters follow in their father’s footsteps and work in the journalism field.

Her sister is an award-winning journalist and writer whose works have been featured on multiple famous Channels such as HBO, Channel 4, BBC Africa, CNN, The Financial Times, etc. Moreover, Yousra is also serving in Khartoum, Sudan as a professional news writer for the Guardian program.

After studying Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews, Yousra started pursuing her career in the journalism field.

Similarly, Elbagir’s sister and her brother are also handling their family production company called, Elephant Media as a prominent content manager. On the other hand, Nima’s sister Safia is a certified doctor in the United Kingdom.

Education- High School, College & University

Nima Elbagir is talented and fluent in Arabic and English. She completed her elementary a local academy in her hometown, Sweden. After moving to the United Kingdom, Elbagir graduated from a public high school near her neighborhood.

After graduating high school, Elbagir enrolled at the London School of Economics in London, England. It is a public research university originally established in 1895.

While attending London University, Nima participated in multiple school activities and achieved good grades. After completing four semesters, Nima graduated from the London School of Economics and earned a BSC degree in Philosophy.

Nima Elbagir’s Husband- Mark Brit

Nima Elbagir is straight and married to her loving husband, Mark Brit. Nima and her husband have been married for the past ten years. He is a successful businessman in London.

After dating for a few months, Nima and Mark officially tied the knot in front of their family and friends in 2013. They held their wedding ceremony at a beautiful venue in Sudan. Similarly, Nima and her husband Mark also have a son named, Ali Brit.

Nima Elbagir, Salary
Caption: Nima Elbagir with her Son (Photo: The Everymom)

In 2018, while Nima was receiving an award for Excellence in International Reporting, she praised her husband for being supportive and said,

“I have to thank my wonderful husband Mark. So many people have been coming up to our table just to check he’s real because it is so rare that he and I are actually in the same place at the same time.

To be completely honest, I am probably not the best wife. I feel like a bit of a bad feminist admitting that, but I’m probably not the best wife.

I’m sure that poor Mark is really not the envy of many people, because I’m pretty sure there aren’t many boys or girls who grow up dreaming of marrying someone who leaves unpacked, messy piles of clothing while she’s away and then is permanently exhausted when she’s back.” 

Nima Elbagir’s Professional Life

Year Network  Beurea Position 
 December 2002 Reuters Darfur, Sudan Reporter
 2005-2007 More4 News Broadcast Journalist, Reporter
2008-2010 Johannesburg International Correspondent
 2011-2021 CNN London
January 27, 2022-Present Chief International Investigative Correspondent

Other Media Ventures

  • Sudanese journalist, Elbagir is working as a Chief Senior International Correspondent for CNN based in London. She has been working with CNN for the past 12 years on multiple bureaus.
  • In 2018, Nima gained fame after investigating the use of child labor in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • From the Sudan CNN bureau, Elbagir reported about the case of Noura Hussein.
  • Similarly, Elbagir also presented the report about the Sudanese teenager who was sentenced to death for killing her rapist husband.
  • In 2017, Nima traveled to Libya with photojournalist Alex Platt and producer Raja Razek to investigate reports of African migrants being sold at slave auctions.
  • Recently, Nima reported about the investigation of the conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region.
  • In 2021, Nima traveled to Yemen to research a US-backed Saudi blockade that contributed to wide-scale suffering and enormous food security challenges.
  • Similarly in her media career, Nima Elbagir has covered numerous exclusive investigations on the crisis. Including, a report about massacres, rapes, and blocking critical humanitarian aid to a starving population, etc.
Nima Elbagir, Net Worth
Caption: Nima Elbagir with CNN Crew
(Photo: Instagram)

Awards & Honor

Nima Elbagir has won multiple awards and titles throughout her professional journalism career. Some of her honors, titles, and awards are listed below:

  • Nima won two ‘Foreign Press Association Awards for outstanding TV News Story of the Year. She was also named the Outstanding Broadcast Journalist of the Year.
  •  Elbagir has been nominated for the ‘Amnesty Award for Human Rights Journalism and the ‘One World Broadcast Awards‘.
  • Nima is also one of the nominees for the Young Journalist of the Year at the Royal Television Society Awards.
  • In 2016, the media named her Specialist Journalist of the Year for her outstanding contributions to the CNN based in London.
  • In 2018, Nima Elbagir was nominated for two “Emmy Awards” under the category of “Best Story in a Newscast” and “Outstanding Investigative Report in a Newscast” for her work on the well-known American TV series called “The Situation Room“.
  • In 2019, Nima was also nominated for an “Emmy Award” for Outstanding Business, Consumer or Economic Report on a 2017 TV series called, “Hala Gorani Tonight“.
  • Last but not least, for her coverage of the Anderson Cooper 360°, Elbagir was nominated for the 2019 “Emmy Award” under the category of outstanding investigative report in a newscast.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Nima Elbagir’s height and weight?

⇒ 45 years old, Nima Elbagir has a perfect tall height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.77m) and a slim body weight of 62 kg (136 lbs).

What is Nima Elbagir famous for?

⇒ Nima Elbagir is famous for her professional career as a Sudanese journalist and an award-winning international television correspondent for London-based CNN. Moreover, Elbagir was also a reporter for Channel 4 News based in Kabul.

Who reported the 2018 bomb attack on CNN?

⇒ International correspondent, Nima Elbagir reported about the August 2018 bomb attack which killed 40 children on a school bus in Yemen. Nima traveled to Yemen to continue her ‘Made in America’ investigation for CNN.

Where is Nima Elbagir?

⇒ CNN’s multi-award-winning Chief International Investigative Correspondent, Nima Elbagir is working for CNN based in London.

Is Nima Elbagir related to Yousra Elbagir?

⇒ Sudanese-British journalist, Yousra Elbagir is the younger sister of the award-winning CNN TV correspondent, Nima Elbagir. They share a close bond as sisters and support each other’s individual professional careers.

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