|Birth Name:||Carrie Gracie|
|Spouse:||Cheng Jin (divorced)|
|Net Worth:||$1 million as of 2018|
|Qualification:||BA in Chinese, MA in Design for Interactive Media|
|College:||Middlesex University, England|
Carrie Gracie, a Scottish Journalist was born in 1962 when her Scottish oil executive father was on an assignment in Bahrain. The hardworking Journalist left studying at the University of Edinburgh for a year to run her own restaurant. Carie Gracie’s Net Worth can be estimated to be at $1 million which is amassed from the decades of working at BBC.
Later, Gracie joined the University of Oxford and graduated with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
The hunger for more educational achievement led the Journalist to China where she did BA in Chinese at the University of Westminster along with an MA in Design for Interactive Media from Middlesex University.
Before joining BBC World service as a trainee Producer in 1987, Carrie used to teach English and Economics at Yantai and Chongqing Universities in 1985. Carrie dedicated more than 30 years in BBC News as a China editor and presenter earning a net worth of $1 million dollars.
The former China editor of BBC News, Carrie Gracie’s net worth is a tentative figure of $1 million as in 2018. During her career as a journalist, She has worked as a news presenter, Television Producer, and News reader earning a huge amount of salary.
The hardworking and strong woman; Journalist Carrie Gracie.
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Carrie who had begun her career in Journalism from BBC World Service in 1987 continued working in BBC as a presenter, newsreader. Progressively Carrie became a China Editor working along with one of the most senior Journalists of BBC News. Carrie earned a salary of $178k dollars helping to build her Net Worth of $1 million.
Currently, the famous Journalist Carrie has resigned from BBC News and continuing to provide holiday cover on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme from which she gets paid a certain amount as an addition for her net worth.
Lately, Journalist Carrie has been a part of rumor regarding her resignation from BBC News after working for over 30 years. The woman who used to read news about major issues has been a part of controversy herself in 2018.
The reason for Carrie’s resignation was an unequal pay and gender inequality in her workplace, BBC News. She accused the Broadcaster BBC of a culture of secretive and illegal payments.
Carrie Gracie, against the gender inequality.
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TV journalist Carrie was hired in BBC News as China Editor promising to give her a salary in the level of other male senior Journalists Jon Sopel who has the salary of $265k- $330k and Jeremy Brown having a salary of over $198k but the BBC paid her almost 50% half salary than them.
The rumor of BBC’s payment spread in news like a fire and thousands of people supported Carrie which made BBC to apologize for their mistake and pay the back pay to Carrie.
So many kind messages today. Thank you! But I only got there thanks to a mighty #bbc sisterhood, a brilliant lawyer and my union @NUJofficial. Many women have to fight alone. Keen to help @fawcettsociety and @YESSlaw support more women on #equalpay. https://t.co/FLhcBm8a3Y
— Carrie Gracie (@BBCCarrie) June 29, 2018
It is reported that Carrie will donate all her back pay to Fawcett Society, a charity that campaigns against gender equality and collects fund for women in need of legal support.
Carrie Gracie tied her Knot with a Chinese rock drummer Cheng Jin in 1995 with whom she fell in love while filming a documentary series together.
Carrie with her ex-husband Cheng gave birth to a daughter named Rachel in 1996 and a son named Daniel in 1997. Their daughter was diagnosed with Leukaemia when she was just two years old.
Carrie Gracie with her ex-husband Cheng and Children.
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In 2006, Gracie officially separated from her then-husband Cheng as Cheng used to live out of home leaving Gracie alone to handle the parenting.
Gracie was also diagnosed with a breast cancer in 2004 which was treated doing six months of constant radiography. Her cancer returned again in 2011 which resulted in her hair fall. It was reduced to some extent by doing double mastectomy and chemotherapy.
Currently, Gracie is single with two grown-up children. Although she is divorced with Cheng, the ex-couple meets often and supports each other.
Caption: Carrie showing her rage against BBC News inequality policy.
Originally published on December 6, 2016, on SuperBhub, revised and updated on July 4, 2018.