Finchley, North London born British TV presenter and correspondent for the BBC's BBC World News Jonathan B. Sopel professionally-known as Jon Sopel is one of the most-talked TV-News Faces recently. The 58-year old TV personality is in the news for his upcoming book If Only They Don't Speak English: Notes From Trump's America and If Only They Didn't Speak English: Adventures in the Strangest Country on Earth scheduled to be in the market on September 7.
The British TV star made his debut in TV-news with BBC in 1983 and has been ruling his professional life with success and with deep pockets. With years of self-determined career, Jon paved his way to the height of success, where he is today and is standing tall.
Find more about the years' long journey to a successful career of the TV presenter and correspondent of BBC World News Jon Sopel along with his net worth and awards in details.
The TV star makes most of his money with his career as a TV presenter and correspondent for BBC News Channel and in addition, he makes a good fortune as an author.
Though the recent data about Jon's net worth hasn't been revealed, Jon had a net worth of $1.1 million as of 2016. The TV star is certain to make a heavy pocket with his recent paper work which is soon to be in the market.
Jon Sopel had a net worth of $1.1 million as up to 2016
Second on the list of Jon's successful career is his awards.
In 2007, Jon was voted Political Journalist of the Year by the Public Affairs Industry. In 2011, Jon was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Southhampton.
In 2013, Sopel was shortlisted for National Presenter of the Year at the Royal Television Society Television Journalism Awards 2011/2012.
Let's learn about Jon Sopel's career.
Born to parents Myer Sopel and Miriama Sopel on 22nd May 1959, in London, England, Jon has served for the BBC News Channel since 1983. Jon is currently serving as the North America Editor for the BBC, but prior to this, he served as the Chief Political Correspondent for BBC News 24.
Born to parents Myer Sopel and Miriama Sopel on 22nd May 1959, in London, England, the TV presenter and correspondent for BBC World News is currently employed to the post of North America Editor for the BBC
Jon started his career as a freelancer writer and broadcaster but later in 1983, he joined the BBC as a reporter for BBC Radio Solent. Soon afterward, he became the chief political correspondent for BBC News 24. During his tenure as chief political correspondent, some of the most-talked news that Jon covered in Paris are The French ban on the importation of British beef, the millennium celebrations in Paris, and the French Presidency of the EU in 2000
In 2005, Jon debuted on The Political Show on BBC One replacing Jeremy Vine, an English news presenter/journalist well-known for his own show, Radio 2 on BBC, for the post of the Program's Presenter. In that show, Jon interviewed some key politicians and advisers of the United Kingdom such as Prime Minister Tony Blair (tenure 1997-2007) and Prime Minister Gordon Brown (tenure 2007-2010).
In October 2012, the BBC News announced that Jon would represent the new program, Global with Jon Sopel, airing every Monday to Thursday on BBC World News.
Also, check out the first show of Global with Jon Sopel in the video below.
In May 2014, Jon was appointed as the BBC's North America Editor but earlier in January, the TV presenter and correspondent for BBC World News, got a chance to interview with the Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The interview was shared on the web by BBC News on January 14 and has more than 2 million viewers.
Check out the interview in the video below.
Along with his profession as a journalist, Jon is also well-known as the first biographer of the then future British prime minister author Tony Blair. He published the biography, Tony Blair: The Moderniser in 1995.
Tony Blair: The Moderniser by Jon Sopel in 1995
The TV star is soon to be in the market with his second paper work, If Only They Don't Speak English: Notes From Trump's America and If Only They Didn't Speak English: Adventures in the Strangest Country on Earth scheduled to be in the market on September 7.
If Only They Don't Speak English: Notes From Trump's America by Jon Sopel scheduled to be in the market on September 7
With such a successful career in the BBC News Channel, Jon is one of the successful TV-news faces in the world and with such a career, the TV presenter and correspondent for the BBC have bagged a handsome net worth to live a wealthy life.