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Ali Velshi is the host of “Real Money with Ali Velshi,” a one-hour nightly business news program on Al Jazeera America. Before that he was CNN’s chief business correspondent, anchor of CNN International’s World Business Today, and host of CNN’s weekly business roundtable “Your Money.” He has reported extensively on the global financial meltdown; the financial collapses of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, and Lehman Brothers; the US government’s bailout plan; and the US debt ceiling and budget debate. He hosted “The Turnaround,” CNN’s small business improvement show. Traveling across America, the show introduced troubled small business owners to high-profile mentors and helped them develop a plan for success.
His latest book, How to Speak Money, was coauthored with CNN’s Christine Romans. He is also the author of Gimme My Money Back.
Born in Kenya and raised in Toronto, Velshi graduated from Queens University in Canada with a degree in religion.