Jamal Khashoggi Biography: Age, Parents, Siblings, Wife, Children, Net Worth

Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi journalist, dissident, author, and columnist for Middle East Eye and The Washington Post.


Name: Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi
Age: 60 years
Wife: Rawia al-Tunisi Alaa Nassif Hanan Atr
Date of Birth: 13 October 1958
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
Net Worth: $1.5 million

Jamal Khashoggi Biography

Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi was born in Medina on 13 October 1958.

Khashoggi received his elementary and secondary education in Saudi Arabia and obtained a BBA degree from Indiana State University in the United States in 1982.

Jamal Khashoggi Age

He is 60 years old

Jamal Khashoggi Nationality

He was Saudi Arabian

Khashoggi was a legal permanent resident, not a citizen (his children are citizens), but the detail does not alter the point that he was an American and his country and his President owed him better than this.

Jamal Khashoggi Parents

Ahmad Khashoggi (father) Esaaf Daftar (mother)

His grandfather, Muhammad Khashoggi, who was of Turkish origin (né Muhammed Halit Kaşıkçı), married a Saudi Arabian woman and was a personal physician to King Abdulaziz Al Saud, the founder of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Jamal Khashoggi Siblings

Mohammad Khashoggi Samiha Ahmed · Samira Khashoggi (sister) Soheir Khashoggi (sister).

Jamal was the little brother of Riad Khashoggi, who always warned him not to get into this world

Jamal Khashoggi Career

He was a Saudi Arabian dissident, author, columnist for The Washington Post, and a general manager and editor-in-chief of Al-Arab News Channel who was assassinated at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018 by agents of the Saudi government. He also served as editor for the Saudi Arabian newspaper Al Watan, turning it into a platform for Saudi progressives. He was a sympathizer and former member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Jamal Khashoggi began his career as a regional manager for Tihama Bookstores from 1983 to 1984. Later he worked as a correspondent for the Saudi Gazette and as an assistant manager for Okaz from 1985 to 1987. He continued his career as a reporter for various daily and weekly Arab newspapers from 1987 to 1990, including Asharq Al-Awsat, Al Majalla and Al Muslimoon. Khashoggi became managing editor and acting editor-in-chief of Al Madina in 1991 and his tenure in that position lasted until 1999.

From 1991 to 1999, he was a foreign correspondent in such countries as Afghanistan, Algeria, Kuwait, Sudan, and the Middle East. It is also claimed that he served with both the Saudi Arabian Intelligence Agency and possibly the United States in Afghanistan during this period. He then was appointed deputy editor-in-chief of Arab News and served in the post from 1999 to 2003.

Khashoggi briefly became the editor-in-chief of the Saudi Arabian daily Al Watan in 2003. After less than two months, he was dismissed in May 2003 by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Information because he had allowed a columnist to criticize the Islamic scholar Ibn Taymiyyah (1263–1328), who is considered an important figure of Wahhabism. This incident led to Khashoggi’s reputation in the West as a liberal progressive.

After he was dismissed, Khashoggi went to London in voluntary exile. There he became an adviser to Prince Turki Al Faisal. He then served as a media aide to Al Faisal while the latter was Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States. In April 2007, Khashoggi began to work as editor-in-chief of Al Watan for a second time.

Citing a report from Middle East Eye, The Independent said in December 2016 that Khashoggi had been banned by Saudi Arabian authorities from publishing or appearing on television “for criticising U.S. President-elect Donald Trump”.

According to Khashoggi, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s forced resignation in a live television broadcast from Saudi Arabia on 4 November 2017 “could in part be due to the ‘Trump effect,’ particularly the U.S. president’s strong bond with MBS.

Khashoggi fled Saudi Arabia in September 2017 and went into self-imposed exile.

Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018 to obtain documents related to his planned marriage, but no CCTV recorded him exiting.

The “Jamal Khashoggi – Award for Courageous Journalism 2019” (JKA) was instituted, awarding five projects up to US$5,000 each to support investigative journalistic projects.

Jamal Khashoggi Wife

His wife is Rawia al-Tunisi Alaa Nassif Hanan Atr

Jamal Khashoggi Children

The children of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have received million-dollar houses in the kingdom and monthly five-figure payments.

According to the Post’s Greg Miller, Khashoggi’s two sons and two daughters may also get “much larger payouts — possibly tens of millions of dollars apiece” once the conservative Islamic kingdom’s courts wrap up the trials of the 11 people accused in the murder.

Jamal Khashoggi Net Worth

He is reported to have a projected net worth of $1.5 million

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