Who is Yado Yakub?
Ali Iyad Yakub was born in 1978, in the United States of America, and is a judge advocate, but better recognized for being the husband of broadcast journalist Margaret Brennan. His wife is known for being a current broadcast journalist with CNN, including as a senior foreign affairs correspondent.
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The Wealth of Yado Yakub
How rich is Yado Yakub? As of late-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $2 million, earned through success in his various endeavors. While he has earned significant income of his own, his wealth has also been potentially elevated thanks to the success of his wife, who has a net worth estimated to be over $5 million.
Early Life and Education
Yado is of Syrian and Irish descent, with both of his parents migrating to the United States before he was born. His father is a doctor, specifically a kidney specialist also known as a nephrologist, while her mother used to be a teacher but has now retired. He grew up with a sister in a multilingual household, learning languages such as Arabic, Spanish, French and English.
After matriculating from high school, he enrolled at the University of Virginia (UVA) where he completed his undergraduate education.
The institution is the flagship university and the home of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jefferson’s Academical Village, noted by numerous publications for being one of the most beautiful collegiate grounds in the US. The university was founded by author and third President of the USA, Thomas Jefferson. The school is known for its history, honor code run by students, and several secret societies. They offer over 120 majors.
Further Studies and Career
After graduating, Yakub pursued a career in law by first enrolling at the school of law of the University of Miami, located on the private university’s main campus in Coral Gables, Florida.
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The student body is diverse, with over 17,000 students enrolled annually representing all 50 US states as well as nearly 150 countries. There are 15,000 staff in the university, making it a top 10 employer in the state. They also offer a wide range of activities, including athletic teams which compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I.
During his time at law school, he became involved with the school newspaper, serving as the Articles and Comments editor. He also contributed to other publications during and after his time with the university.
After graduating, very little is known about his endeavors leading up to his current career, but it is known that he is now serving in the Pentagon as a judge advocate for the Marine Corps. A judge advocate is an officer of the court often associated with armed forces or a military branch. Additionally, he has also done consulting work on global intelligence and anti-corruption programs.
Wife – Margaret Brennan
Yado’s wife Margaret is best known for being the current moderator of the CBS news show entitled “Face the Nation”, a morning public affairs program which airs on both radio and television.
It is one of the longest running news programs in television history, and features interviews with prominent people in the political sphere. It also features a panel of journalists analyzing political events, in a full hour daily broadcast. In 2017, it was noted to be the most popular of all Sunday public affairs programs, gathering over 3.5 million viewers on average.
Margaret is also the network’s senior foreign affairs correspondent, and was previously a White House correspondent, while also covering US politics overall since 2012.
She is a term member on the Council on Foreign Relations, and is a John C. Whitehead Fellow with the Foreign Policy Association. She is a member of the Economic Club of New York, and serves on the Advisory Board of the University College Dublin’s Smurfit School of Business. Another position she holds is with the alumni advisory board of the University of Virginia’s School of Politics.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Yakub met Brennan while both were students at the University of Virginia, when he was a senior while she a freshman.
They didn’t think much of each other then, but stayed acquaintances for three years until meeting once more through a mutual friend. She later became a roommate of his sister, and the two became close, eventually leading to a relationship. They married in 2015, and now have a child together. One of the reasons why there is very limited information about him is due to the lack of an online presence in any of the major social media websites – he doesn’t have any accounts on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
He has an account on LinkedIn, which details his career endeavors, particularly his most recent work as a judge advocate and consultant.
The same cannot be said for his wife, who is highly active online due to the nature of her work. While she often uses her online accounts for work, she has an Instagram account which gives followers a peek into her personal life, showcasing her child and husband at times.