Who is Michelle Makori?
Michelle Makori was born Haifa, Israel, in 1975, but grew-up in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a journalist, best known for her focus on financial reporting, in particular domestic and international business-related news. She serves as the anchor of i24 News based in New York, and is also the company’s Editor-in-Chief.
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The Wealth of Michelle Makori
How rich is Michelle Makori? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through a successful career in journalism. Her experience and exposure has led her to numerous opportunities over the years. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
Very little information is available regarding Michelle’s early life with almost no details about her childhood and family. It is known that after matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. It is the third oldest South African university in continuous operation having been founded in 1896 as the South African School of Mines. It is the top ranked university in Africa and has held that title since 2014.
She graduated with honors, completing a degree in Media Studies and Journalism. She then continues her education, re-enrolling and taking up a double major in Law and Psychology. After completing her post graduate degree, she then took up a business course in the Damelin School of Business, Management and Corporate Training. The school is owned by the Education Investment Corporation or Educor and is the oldest education subsidiary of the company. The school offers various higher qualifications and degrees though is only considered a college due to regulations in South Africa. Michelle also took up classes at Allenby Film School.
Media and Financial Career
After completing her education, Makori began working with the television network, South African Broadcasting Corporation or SABC in 2000. The network is known for owning five television broadcasts and 19 radio stations in the country. It is one of the largest state owned enterprises in South Africa, and is often criticized for being the mouthpiece of the ruling African National Congress. For the next five years, she served as a reporter, producer, and anchor for the network, then left SABC to begin working for Bloomberg.
Bloomberg News is an international news agency which has headquarters in New York, USA, with content produced and disseminated through various platforms. The company has a strong presence online, on television, and on radio. For five years she served as a reporter and anchor for the company, after which she decided to try her hand at a financial career, and joined the company Beryle Consulting as a senior advisor, tracking and analyzing the operations of the company. She also did analysis on any issues the company might have, while providing support to higher ranked executives.
After staying a year with Beryle, Michelle then worked for the Institutional Equities Team for several months as a broker, arranging transactions between buyers and sellers for a commission. Her company often dealt with larger financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies, hedge funds, and mutual funds. Wanting to return to her passion of reporting, she then started working freelance for CNN Business, which was then known as CNN Money. The company was originally tied to the magazines “Fortune” and “Money”, but later operated as a part of CNN and no longer influenced by these publications.
In late 2011, she took a long term position with China Global Television Network (CGTN) as a business news anchor and reporter, covering the greater New York City area. During that time, the company was still known as CCTV News as a part of China Central Television (CCTV) which operates in Beijing, China. The network is aimed at the overseas English-speaking Chinese community, similar to that of international networks NHK World-Japan, DD India, France 24, and BBC World News. After staying with the company for five years, she moved a higher position with i24 News. While she is based in New York, her company hails from Tel Aviv, Israel, and began broadcasting in the US in 2017. The channel also does broadcasts from Israel that are aired in the US.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, not much is known in terms of any of Makori’s romantic relationships. She prefers to keep that aspect of her life away from the public, and sources believe that she is at least officially single. According to her, she speaks six languages which makes her a polyglot. She also loves food, but prefers baking over cooking.
— Michelle Makori (@MichelleMakori) October 12, 2018
Her forays into the financial industry have led her to get a license to allow her to work as a financial adviser. Similar to numerous journalists, anchors, and reporters, she is highly active online through accounts on major social media websites. She has an account on Twitter which she uses to update her followers on the latest news, plus using the platform to promote recent and upcoming broadcasts. She also has a Facebook account which serves a similar purpose, though her posts on that account are less frequent. Keeping in line with her stance on privacy, she rarely posts anything outside of her work on social media.