Jon Sopel Net Worth, Career, Achievements, Wife, Dating

Published Date   22nd Dec. 2017, 13:45 pm
Jon Sopel Net Worth, Career, Achievements, Wife, Dating
Quick Info
Birth Name: Jon Sopel
Nationality: British
Net Worth: $1.5 million

Jon Sopel is a British television presenter and correspondent for the BBC’s international news channel. Jon Sopel net worth is around 1.5 million dollar.


Jon Sopel was born on 22 May 1959, in London, UK. He is currently serving in North America for the BBC. Sopel was previously a chief political correspondent for BBC News 24. He is a presenter on The Politics Show on BBC One and the BBC News Channel. He was also the leading presenter on Global from 2013 to 2014. Jon Sopel net worth is tremendous as his profession.

Early Life

Jon Sopel is originally from London. He is the son of Myer and Miriam. He was educated at Christ’s College, Finchley in north London before graduating with a 2:1 honors degree in politics from Southampton University.

Sopel was the president of the Student’s Union. He was president of the National Organization of Labour of Students during 1982 and 1983.

Professional Career

Before joining the BBC in 1983, Sopel was a freelance writer .

Then, he worked as a reporter and producer for BBC Radio Solent. He also worked as the chief political correspondent for BBC News 24.

Sopel later spent three years as the BBC’s Paris correspondent. His story included the French ban on the importance of British beef, the millennium celebrations in Paris, the oil spill in Brittany, the French presidency of the EU in 2000 and the Concorde crash in July 2000.

Sopel joined The Politics Show on BBC One replacing Jeremy Vine as the programs main presenter in 2005 and broadcasted every Sunday at noon.

He interviewed vital politicians and advisers, including Prime Minister Tony Blair, opposition leader David Cameron, Jack Straw, Gordon Brown and US Secretary o0f State Condoleezza Rice.

In his 16 years with BBC, he has appeared on PM on Radio Four, Breakfast News, BBC News at Six, and BBC News at Ten. He also appeared fronting BBC Two’s annual coverage of the UK political party conferences.

It was announced that Sopel would present the new programme, Global with Jon Sopel, in October 2012. It was also announced that his program would air 1500 to 1630 every Monday to Thursday on BBC World News.

Sopel, in January 2014, managed to take a rare interview with the Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He was also appointed for the BBC’s North America Editor, at the end of the following April.

Personal Life and Wife

Sopel hobbies are to play golf, watch football and to travel. He has also been working as an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust. Jon Sopel net worth is much more for living a luxurious life.

In 1998, Jon got married to his long-term girlfriend, Linda Twissell. The couple met while Linda was working at Radio Solent. As now the couple has a son and daughter and are living a happy life with their children.

Jon Sopel net worth
Jon Sopel wife Linda and two children

Picture credit: Daily Mail

Net Worth

Jon Sopel net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million. He earns a considerable amount of money from his profession.

Sopel has worked for several major news networks and is also an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust.

Awards and Achievements

Sopel was voted as a Political Journalist of the year in 2007, by the Public Affairs industry.

Bae was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters in 2011, by the University of Southampton.

Sopel was also shortlisted for National Presenter of the year in 2013. He was listed at the Royal Television Society .i.e. Television Journalism Awards 2011/2012.

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