• Susan Li is a journalist known for her work with Fox Business Network, CNBC, Bloomberg and CCTV International.
• She has an estimated net worth of over $1 million.
• She was born in China and raised in Toronto.
• She has worked as a correspondent, host and reporter throughout her career.
• She is active on social media, promoting her work and giving financial news updates.


Who is Susan Li?

Susan Li was born on 1 May 1985 in China, and is a journalist, best known for her work with the Fox Business Network. She’s also worked for other major networks, including CNBC, Bloomberg and CCTV International.

The Riches of Susan Li

How rich is Susan Li? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through a successful career in journalism. She has worked as a correspondent, host and reporter, focusing on politics as well as business programs throughout her tenure. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

While Susan was born in China, her family later moved to Toronto, Canada when she was youn, where she was raised on her own by her mother. After matriculating from high school, she enrolled into the University of Toronto, and completed a degree in economics before beginning her career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), which she served in numerous roles, including as a freelance reporter for both radio and television.

She also worked as an associate producer until 2003, when she joined China Central Television (CCTV) on their program “CCTV International”, which is on the network’s English language channel, well known for its numerous documentaries broadcast from Beijing. She was involved in news broadcasts and recaps, and also worked as a news editor, as well as hosting the show “Biz China”, on which she interviewed Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Other personalities she interviewed include Bernard Arnault and professional basketball player Yao Ming. She was also interviewed regarding what it felt like to work in Beijing after growing up in Canada.


In 2006 Li joined Bloomberg Television, and became the host of the primetime evening newscast covering the Asia-Pacific region, called “Asia Business Tonight”, and worked on other shows such as “Morning Call” along with “Bloomberg Edge” over the next four years. Eventually, she was given her own show entitled “First Up with Susan Li”, which focused on market openings in the Asia region, and included interviews with business leaders while still covering news from around the world. Another project she had was “Asia Stars”, which was filmed onboard the Star Ferry in Hong Kong.

Subsequently Li was a co-host of “Asia Edge”, conducting interviews and involved in news coverage as well. Her broadcasts were seen all around the world, and this led her to meet high profile names including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Citi CEO Michael Corbat, BlackRock Chairman Larry Finkand, and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. She also covered the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, and the Global Financial Crisis in the same year, being nominated during the Asian Television Awards for Best News Anchor, and generally  receiving many commendations for her work.

CNBC and Fox Business

In 2014 Susan joined the network CNBC Asia, to become the co-anchor of “Asia Squawk Box” (ASB) which she co-anchored alongside Martin Soong in Singapore. The show later moved to Hong Kong, and she served with Bernard Lo before moving to become the host of the international luxury travel show called “First Class”. She covered the APEC Summit held in Beijing, and ASB was named Best News Program during the Asian Television Awards. She continued with interviews, and also covered the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland.

She left CNBC Asia after a year to join the sister network CNBC Europe, for which she was the co-anchor of “Worldwide Exchange” alongside Wilfred Frost. A few months later, she joined CNBC in the US where she became a relief presenter and correspondent. She interviewed Robert de Niro, Justin Trudeau, and Jet Li before leaving the company in 2017. The following year, she joined the Fox Business Network as a correspondent,  interviewing the CEO of Uber, Dara Khosrowshahi, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Personal Life

For her personal life, not much is known about Li’s romantic relationships, as she has managed to keep that aspect of her life away from the public eye. Similar to numerous broadcast journalism personalities, she is highly active online through accounts on social media associated with both Twitter and Instagram. Her Twitter account promotes some of her recent work, while also giving out updates regarding various recent financial news. She also does a few behind the scenes photos on both social media accounts. Her Instagram account also has a few videos, photos of her at work, and during some events. She also has pictures alongside several family members, mostly with her sister.



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Bloomberg Asia Stars2012TV SeriesHerself - Host

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia


  1. Glad Susan Lee is gone from Varney. Could not stand that woman. Made Varney look like a fool. Miss no it all and she spoke 100 words a minute. Conceited.

    • Sheri Helm Reply

      Where did Susan Li go? Why did she leave Varney? Don’t like had replacement at all.

      • Susan is the best at what she does and blow away her replacement at Varney who I can’t stand. She takes credit for ideas that are not hers. A Corp kiss ass bubble taking head.

  2. Thomas Gioia Reply

    Did anyone notice that throughout the CCP attacks on the citizens of Hong Kong who were desperately fighting for their freedoms. I find it incredible that Susan Li uttered not a single word regarding China’s brutality towards Hong Kong where she lived for years. She seems to be the perfect example of a China Sea Turtle that can live and thrive in another country for decades but ultimately returns to her homeland (China) or maintains a perfect allegiance to the Communist party and the county she was born in. Could it be that she fears the PLA would do harm to her or her family if she criticized China in any way. My question is why does she maintain this ironclad secrecy about her personal life to such an extreme degree?

  3. Simply one comment. She is Gorgeous woman. I do love her looks and her personality.


    What is Susan Li’s citizenship? Is it Canada which everything i read seems to suggest but doesnt actually say? Is it American which i doubt not having seen any comment about her being an American citizen. Is it Chinese which i see not negative comments from Susan about. She is a talented and beautiful young woman, but I get a little nervous about the total lack of transparency from her about her citizenship info. She has moved all over the world financial networks in her employment history and although i see comments above this one that she and Varney are gone I see Varney and Susan on Fox Business news today as i type this comment. I am confused and a little worried.

  5. She was not very nice to Stuart Varney so even though she was quite smart she needed to go. Can’t work with people.

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