Who REALLY is Ali Wong’s husband?
Ali Wong’s husband is actually Justin Hakuta, an American businessman who graduated from the Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor’s degree, and received his MBA from the prestigious Harvard University. Before that, he went to Washington’s Sidwell Friends School, while he has also had some business training at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, in Mexico. He was born on 18 October 1982, in Washington D.C. USA, and so holds American nationality.
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Justin Hakuta’s early life
Ali Wong’s husband hasn’t shared much about his early years with the public. He grew up with his Japanese father Ken Hakuta and his Filipino mother – his father was a TV personality, and people mostly recognize him by the name Dr. Fad, as he spent the ‘80s anchoring the “Dr. Fad” kid’s show – as the show was his idea and was such a great success, Ken was recognized as the inventor of the year by one of the institutes in Philadelphia. Ken met his Filipino wife while both of them were working in the World Bank – they married in 1977 and have three kids together: Justin, Kenzo, and Aki.
Ali Wong’s husband launched his career in 2004, when he started working for Honest Tea Company as their sales and marketing associate. He was there to represent the company at the Green Festival and Fancy Food Show events, and was part of the team for four months before he co-founded All Day Buffer later in the year. The company organized several national fund-raising events for the local non-profit organization called Cause for Drinks.
At the same time when he launched his company, Justin began working for the Center for Court Innovation as their research Analyst – his main role was to analyze the efficiency of the Midtown Community Court, as it was sentencing people charged with misdemeanor and violations of several laws.
He stayed with them for two years before he began to work for the Institute of International Education (IIE)as a Fulbright scholar – the job was based in the Philippines and Justin’s task was to conduct research on how non-governmental organizations are fighting modern day slavery that was happening in the Philippines. He was in charge of a team of seven writers and a web designer, and they are credited with the making of the number one Google-ranked blog about human trafficking, which won the IIE New Leaders Award in 2008.
Justin returned to the US in 2008, and began working for the Seventh Generation in June 2009 as a Marketing and Operations Intern, and was only part of the team for three months. In the beginning of 2010, he launched the Avacara Company, and was in charge of a team of 10 engineers and contract designers, whose goal was to make new technology platforms based on the health, wellness, and finance industries.
One of the longest jobs he has had during his career was for DIRECTV Digital Innovation Laboratory – he began working for them in April 2013 as their product strategist and UX lead, and left the company in July 2015 after two years and four months. He has spent the next year working for Cargomatic Incorporated as their Senior Product Manager, and then switched to GoodRx –worked for them for two years and seven months before quitting in February 2019.
Who is Ali Wong?
Alexandra Wong was born in San Francisco, California USA on 19 April 1982, so under the zodiac sign of Aries and holding American nationality – Ali is a popular stand-up comedian, writer, and an actress.
Ali is of mixed Asian descent, as her father Adolphus Wong was originally from China, while her mother Tam ‘Tammy’ Wong was born in Hue in Vietnam – Ali has three siblings and she is the youngest. After she matriculated from San Francisco University High School, she enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles and graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Asian American studies.
During the time she has spent at the university, she was part of the LCC Theatre Company and fell in love with performing – it was then that she knew what she wanted to do with her life.
— Ali Wong (@aliwong) May 8, 2018
As soon as she graduated, Ali tried performing as a stand-up comedian at the Brainwash Café, and was instantly loved by the audience – encouraged by their reaction, she moved to New York City to pursue her career in comedy – she is said to have performed for a record nine times in a single night. Thanks to her skills, Variety media company named her one of the “10 comics to watch” in 2011, and she was invited to be a guest on “John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show”, “The Tonight Show”, and “Comedy Underground Show”, and after these appearances Ali was already somewhat popular across the US.
Ali is a bit of an actress as well, as she has appeared in the “Are You There, Chelsea?” NBC’s comedy series, and went on to appear in the movies “Savages” alongside Salma Hayek, and “Dealin’ with Idiots”.
Ali is quite active and very popular on the Internet – she launched her Twitter account in June 2009, and has so far gathered over 130,000 followers and tweeted nearly 2,200 times. Her Instagram account is followed by over 1.1 million fans while she’s uploaded nearly 1,200 pictures.
Ali Wong and Justin Hakuta
Ali’s husband Justin and she first met at a wedding of a mutual friend in 2010. The sparks were easily noticed between the two, and they began dating almost instantly. Four years later in 2014, they exchanged their wedding vows and are now parents to two daughters born in November 2015 and December 2017.
Justin’s appearance and net worth
Justin’s is now 36; he has short brown hair and brown eyes while his height and weight are not known.
According to authoritative sources, Justin’s current net worth is estimated to be over $500,000 while his wife Ali Wong’s net worth is estimated to be over $1.5 million.
Justin’s presence on the Internet
Ali Wong’s husband is more or less active on the popular social media platforms but is not nearly as popular as his wife – he launched his Twitter account in June 2010 and has so far gathered over 700 followers and tweeted nearly 420 times. His Instagram account is followed by nearly 2,000 people, while he’s uploaded almost 100 pictures.