Facts of Richard Austin Quest
|Full Name:||Richard Austin Quest|
|Age:||57 years 3 months|
|Birth Date:||March 09, 1962|
|Husband / Wife Name:||NA|
|Net Worth:||$4 million|
|Hair Color:||Lite Black|
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Richard Quest is CNN’s leading international business correspondent. He is known for hosting the monthly program, CN Business traveler. He served as an anchor in the CNN show Quest Means Business where he talks about the people and business stories.
Where Richard Austin Quest was born and graduated?
Liverpool native Richard Quest was born on 9th of March 1962. He holds British citizenship and is of Jewish descent.
Richard went to the state comprehensive Round-hay School in Leeds and later went to Airedale and Wharfedale College and the University of Leeds, where he studied Law (LLB).
Richard’s Career as a Broadcaster
During Richard’s academic year in 1984 at Vanderbilt University, he already succeeded to gain broadcasting knowledge. Later, he came as news director for campus radio station WRVU and with that resume, he unlocked the door to BBC where he was hired as trainee broadcaster in 1985 for BBC’s North American coverage. In 1989, he joined the financial section and moved to NY, and became BBC’s North American Business Correspondent.
Richard’s Journey to CNN
Quest entered CNN in 2001 to start Business International. Since then he covered a variety of different events for CNN, which include several occasions about the British Royal Family and the opening of the circulation of euro banknotes and coins.
Quest became the host of the ABC game show 500 Questions on April 9, 2015.
Richard Quest is also renowned as a writer and known for CNN Breaking News: Terror Attempt on U.S. Airliner (2009), Quest Express (2017) and Quest (2005).
Coming to 2019, he is on the mission to reveal the world by his travel to different places in the world. Moreover, on his show, not only he elaborates about travel and people but going to express the world in a different way, i.e. either by business way or as travel guru.
Richard Quest’s Net worth
According to external sources, he gained a total net worth of $4 million. As now he is a journalist and TV host, while his compensation and salary are more than $70k yearly.
Is CNN anchor Richard Quest a gay?
The CNN anchor Quest had back in 2014 opened up his fears to be gay. Before his fear, he was wondering how it would affect his relations, friends, and families.
While the interview at Capital FM on October 23, 2018, he urged Kenyans to embrace same-sex relationships.
“They are both cities that people in this country can admire, would aspire to be in and would look forward to visiting. There is a reason why I live in those cities…There is a reason why those cities attract talent and wherever because we can live our lives as we wish. We can love who we wish,”
He also talked about decriminalizing Homosexuality, and said,
“I am going to be advancing an agenda that says there should be at least the decriminalization of same sexual activity. It is straightforward, I am not gonna mess around with that one. That is my belief…I do not for a moment, doubt the sincerity of those people who are against me on this issue.
And I can respect their point of view, I merely say that in this day and age, if you want to succeed, if you want Kenya to be a thriving, vibrant modern economy, you are going to look at this in a different way and ask yourself what is it about these very successful places that we need to try at least to attract. That is the way you do it. You let people live their lives, love whom they want and the way they wish,”
References: Capitalfm, Legit, Wikipedia