Andrew Ross Sorkin Bio-Wiki, Age, Wife, CNBC, Salary, and Net Worth

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Who is Andrew Ross Sorkin?

Andrew Ross Sorkin is an American journalist and author. He serves as co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box and financial columnist for The New York Times. Also, he is the founder and editor of a financial news service, DealBook published by The New York Times. He wrote the best-selling book Too Big to Fail and co-produced a movie adaptation of the book for HBO Films. Moreover, he is a co-creator of the Showtime series Billions.

Television Career

Sorkin became a co-anchor on CNBC’s Squawk Box in July 2011 in addition to his duties at The New York Times. He has also appeared on NBC’s Today show, Charlie Rose and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS, MSNBC’s Hardball and Morning Joe, ABC’s Good Morning America, The Chris Matthews Show, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, the BBC World Service, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and also The Colbert Report.

Sorkin was also a frequent guest host of CNBC’s Squawk Box before joining the ensemble. He also hosted a weekly seven-part, half-hour PBS talk-show series called It’s the Economy, NY. It focused on how the evolving economic crisis was affecting New Yorkers. He along with Brian Koppelman and David Levien is a co-creator of the Showtime series Billions. This is an American television drama series starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. Also, the series is loosely based on the crusading federal prosecutor of financial crimes, Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. The show premiered in January 2016.

How Old is Andrew Ross Sorkin?

He is 46 years old as of March 2023, having been born on February 19, 1977, in New York City, U.S. Andrew Ross Sorkin shares his birthday with celebrities such as; Millie Bobby Brown, Victoria Justice, Twan Kuyper, Royalty Johnson, Ashnikko, and many more.

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A photo of Andrew Ross Sorkin

Andrew Ross Sorkin Family

Who are Sorkin’s parents?

Sorkin was born to a Jewish family of Joan Ross Sorkin (Mother), a playwright, opera librettist, musical theater book writer, lyricist, and screenwriter. And Laurence T. Sorkin (Father), a retired partner in the New York law firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP.

Does Sorkin have siblings?

Sorkin’s secretive nature has shown up in his personal life. He has managed to keep his family background very private. In case there is news regarding his parents and siblings, we shall update it here as soon as possible.

Andrew Ross Sorkin Education

He received his high school education at Scarsdale High School where he graduated in 1995. In 1999, he earned a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University where he was a member of the Sigma Pi fraternity.

Andrew Ross Sorkin’s Wife

He is married to the love of his life Pilar Jenny Queen (born in 1981) an American literary agent. They married on June 9, 2007.

Andrew Ross Sorkin Kids

The couple has three children, the youngest child being born on January 4, 2017. However, his kids’ name is not mentioned on the internet.

Andrew Ross Sorkin Height

Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.92m) and has unknown weight..

A Career as a Journalist

He first joined The New York Times as a student intern during his senior year in high school. Also, he worked for the paper while he was in college, publishing 71 articles before he graduated. He spent the summer of 1996 working for Businessweek, before returning to The New York Times. In part of 1998, he moved to London. While there, he wrote about European business and technology for The New York Times and then returned to Cornell to complete his studies. At Cornell, he was vice president of the Sigma Pi fraternity.

Mergers and Acquisitions Reporter

In 1999, he joined The New York Times full-time as the newspaper’s European mergers and acquisitions reporter. The following year, he became the paper’s chief mergers and acquisitions reporter based in New York, a position he still holds on. In 2001, he founded “DealBook”, an online daily financial report published by The Times. Also, he has reported on the Wall Street financial crisis, including the collapse of Bear Sterns and Lehman Brothers. And the government bailout of major investment banks and AIG. Moreover, has written about the troubled American auto industry.

In 2007, he was one of the first journalists to identify and criticize a tax loophole for private equity firms and hedge funds. In 2014, he wrote a series of columns criticizing American corporations for trying lower their US tax bill by merging with smaller foreign companies in a transition known as an “inversion”. On September 22, 2014, the Obama Administration changed the tax laws to make it more difficult for US companies to merge to avoid taxes.

Andrew Ross Sorkin DealBook

While a journalist at The New York Times, he started DealBook a newsletter about deal-making and Wall Street in October 2001. It was one of the first financial news aggregation services on the Internet. He introduced a companion website published in The New York Times in March 2006, with updated news and original analysis throughout the day. The newsletter won a Webby Award for Best Business Blog in 2007 and it won a SABEW award for overall excellence. The site won an Eppy Award for Best Business Blog in 2008.

Andrew Ross Sorkin Books

  • Too Big to Fail – 2009

Andrew Ross Sorkin Too Big to Fail

It is a non-fiction book chronicling the events of the 2008 financial crisis and the collapse of Lehman Brothers from the point of view of Wall Street CEOs and US government regulators. In 2010, the book won the 2010 Gerald Loeb Award for the best business book of the year. It was on the shortlist for the 2010 Samuel Johnson Prize and shortlisted for the 2010 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. It was also on The New York Times Best Seller list (non-fiction hardcover and paperback) for six months.

Too Big to Fail was adapted as a movie by HBO Films and premiered on HBO on May 23, 2011. It was directed by Curtis Hanson and the screenplay was written by Peter Gould. The cast of the film included William Hurt as Hank Paulson, the Treasury Secretary; Paul Giamatti as Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve; Billy Crudup as Timothy Geithner, the then-president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank and James Woods as Richard Fuld, the CEO of Lehman Brothers.

It also cast Edward Asner as Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway; Cynthia Nixon as Michele Davis, assistant secretary for public affairs at Treasury; Bill Pullman as Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase; as well as Topher Grace as Jim Wilkinson, Chief of Staff to the Treasury Secretary. Ross was co-producer of the film and had a cameo appearance as a reporter.

Andrew Ross Sorkin Billions

With Brian Koppelman and David Levien, Ross created the American television drama series Billions. The series stars Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis and premiered on Showtime on January 17, 2016. Billions are loosely based on the activities of Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and his legal battles with hedge fund manager Steve Cohen of S.A.C. Capital Advisors.

On April 26, 2018, Showtime renewed the series for a fourth season, which then premiered on March 17, 2019.

Andrew Ross Sorkin’s Left Eye

Ross has a coloboma in his left eye. Ross says that it makes it look like his eyes are two different colors but he doesn’t think they are.

Andrew Ross Sorkin Net Worth | Salary

Through Sorkin’s wide career in journalism and writing, Sorkin has acquired some reasonably good wealth. The founder and editor of DealBook have a net worth of $10 million. His annual salary is $650,000.

Andrew Ross Sorkin Religion

Being born in a Jewish family, Ross is also Jewish.