Martin Henry Bashir (born 19 January 1963) is an English journalist and news anchor. He came to prominence on British television with his BBC interview with Diana, Princess of Wale and then his fly on the wall documentary with pop singer, Michael Jackson onITV. On 4 December 2013, Bashir resigned from his position at MSNBC after he made comments described as “ill-judged” about the former Governor of Alaska and Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin.
|Date of Birth
|19 January 1963
Martin Bashir Net Worth and Salary in 2019
Little or nothing is known about his net worth. But according to Forbes, Martin is worth about $2 million as at the end of 2018.
Bashir is fluent in English and Urdu He identifies as a committed Christian, and has occasionally been seen visiting Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York. He and his wife Deborah have three children: Samuel, Phoebe and Eliza.
He started work as a journalist in 1986. He worked for the BBC until 1999 on programmes including Songs of Praise, Public Eye and Panorama and then joined ITV. Bashir was an anchor for ABC’s Nightline, a political commentator for MSNBC, hosting Martin Bashir, and a correspondent for NBC’s Dateline NBC.
Early Life and Educational History
Bashir was born and raised in Wandsworth, London, to parents of Pakistani Christian origin. He was educated at the state comprehensive Wandsworth School for Boys and King Alfred’s College of Higher Education, Winchester, studying English and History from 1982–1985, and at King’s College London.