Who is Arnab Goswami?
Arnab Ranjan Goswami was born on 9 October 1973, in Guwahati, Assam, India, so is currently aged 45. He is a journalist and television news anchor, probably best recognized for being the co-founder of the Indian news channel Republic TV, alongside Rajeev Chandrasekhar, where he still serves in the positions of the managing director and editor-in-chief.
Would you like to know more about Arnab Goswami’s professional career and personal life? Where is he today? How rich is he, as of now? If you are interested, stay tuned and find out.
Arnab Goswami Net Worth
His career started in 1994, and he has been an active member of the news industry, primarily known as a journalist and television news anchor, ever since. So, if you ever wondered how rich Arnab Goswami is, it has been estimated that the total size of his net worth is over $60 million, accumulated through his successful career in broadcasting, from which his annual salary is over $2 million. Another source is coming from the sales of his book.
Early Life and Family
Concerning his early life, Arnab hails from a famous Assamese Brahmin family – Rajani Kanta Goswami is his paternal grandfather, and besides being a lawyer, was also the leader of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, while his maternal grandfather, Gaurisankar Bhattacharyya, who was not only a Communist as well as the leader of the opposition in Assam, but also a writer and winner of the Asam Sahitya Sabha Award. Arnab was raised by his mother, Suprabha Gain-Goswami, and his father, Colonel (Retd.) Manoranjan Goswami, a part of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Due to his father’s job, the family moved frequently, and Arnab attended schools in several cities, such as St Mary’s School in Delhi Cantonment, and Kendriya Vidyalaya in Jabalpur Cantonment. Upon matriculation, he enrolled into the Hindu College in Delhi University, from which he obtained his Bachelor’s degree (Hons.) in Sociology. Thereafter, he continued his education at St. Antony’s College, at Oxford University in England, where he was a Felix Scholar and obtained his Master’s degree in Social Anthropology in 1994. Six years later, he got a chance to attend the International Studies Department at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University, as a Visiting D. C. Pavate Fellow.
Career Beginnings and NDTV
Right after graduation in 1994, Arnab started his career in the field of journalism with a job in “The Telegraph”, an Indian English-language daily newspaper based in Kolkata. In the following year, his career was moved to the next level as he joined NDTV 24×7, where he was in charge of daily newscasts as an anchor. Besides that, he also worked in the position of a reporter for DD Metro’s program “News Tonight”. Distinguishing himself as a young and devoted journalist, Arnab was promoted to work as the news editor in 1998, and soon he became the host of the show “Newshour”, which lasted until 2003, increasing enormously not only his popularity but also his net worth. Moreover, he was also the host of the channel’s news analysis program – “Newsnight” – which led him to win the 2004 Best News Anchor of Asia at the Asian Television Awards. During his stint there, Arban published the book “Combating Terrorism: The Legal Challenge” (2002).
Rise to Fame and Times Now
Undoubtedly, Arnab’s outstanding academic performance has helped him to climb the ladder of success so quickly. He came to prominence when he was hired to work in the positions of a news anchor and editor-in-chief at the Times Now network in 2006, adding a considerable amount to his net worth and increasing his popularity in that field. He soon created his own show, entitled “The Newshour”, and served as the host of the special television program “Frankly Speaking With Arnab”, interviewing such personalities as the Tibetan Government in Exile’s Dalai Lama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In November of 2016, he decided to leave the network to focus on his own project.
Recent Years and Republic TV
So, on 6 May of 2017, Arnab co-founded the Indian news channel Republic TV, alongside Rajeev Chandrasekhar, since when he has been serving in the positions of the network’s managing director and editor-in-chief, increasing further his net worth by a large margin. It did not take long until Republic TV topped the BARC charts as one of the most popular in India. He currently hosts his own live debate show – “The Debate With Arnab Goswami” – as well as the special show “Nation Wants To Know”.
Thanks to his accomplishments in journalism, Arnab Goswami has won various awards, such as the 2007 Society Young Achievers Award for Excellence in the Field of Media; the 2010 Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism (TV) by the Indian Express Group; and the 2018 IAA Leadership Award for Media Person of Year, among others.
In his personal life, Arnab Goswami has been married to his (former) longtime girlfriend Pipi Goswami since the mid-1990s – they started dating while they were attending The Hindu College. Arnab is an Assamese, while she is a Bengali. The couple has two children together.
Speaking about his appearance, Arnab stands at a height of 5ft 11ins (1.80m), while his weight is reputed to be around 165lbs (75kgs). He has dark brown hair and dark brown colored eyes.