Who is Burzis Kanga?
Burzis Kanga was born in the United States of America in the early 1960s, of mixed Egyptian-Tanzanian ethnicity, and is a former professional sports coach, but perhaps better known for being the ex-husband of television personality Hoda Kotb. His ex-wife is best known for her work with various NBC programs, such as “Today” and “Dateline NBC”.
The Net Worth of Burzis Kanga
How rich is Burzis Kanga? As of late-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through a successful career in professional sports. His wealth was also significantly increased thanks the success of his ex-wife who has an estimated net worth at $2 million. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career
Little is known about Burzis’ childhood and his aspirations growing up. There was very little attention on him, but it is known that after matriculating from high school, he enrolled in college to complete a degree in business in 1984. Afterwards, he focused on a professional sports coaching career, starting at the University of New Orleans (UNO) as a coach for the New Orleans Privateers, the school’s women’s basketball team, which competed in NCAA intercollegiate athletics at the Division I level as a member of the Southland Conference. The school is located in the Lake Terrace neighborhood of New Orleans.
He began working there in the mid to late 1980s, with the school’s tennis team too, but was relatively low profile, and eventually left to pursue other endeavors. However, he did return to the school in 2003 to serve as the head coach once more. He has a US Tennis Association Professional 1 certification, and is a board member of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation. He’s now been active with various sports organizations for over three decades.
Ex-Wife Hoda Kotb
Hoda is of Egyptian descent, but born on 9 August 1964 in Norman, Oklahoma USA, and began her career after graduating from Virginia Tech college in 1985, working as a reporter as well as an anchor for various local television stations. She became the co-host of the fourth hour of the “Today Show” in 2008, alongside Kathie Lee Gilford, but really found fame as a correspondent for “Dateline NBC”, a position she’s held for two decades. Eventually, she became the third co-anchor of “Today” before becoming the official co-host, making history as part of the first female duo for the show. She’s won an Emmy Award for her work, and also wrote a New York Times bestselling autobiography.
She continued her work with books, releasing another in 2013 entitled “Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed their Lives”. Her third book would come three years later entitled “The Best Decisions People Almost Never Made” which features stories of various inspiring people. Her latest book was released in 2018, entitled “I’ve Loved You Since Forever”, the title of which was adapted into a song by Kelly Clarkson.
Relationship, Marriage and Divorce
While Kanga remains private about most of his personal endeavors, his ex-wife revealed that they met on Valentine’s Day at an event of the American Heart Association in New Orleans. According to reports, there were numerous people at the event particularly bachelors. Their relationship began, and in 2005 the two decided to marry, however, it wasn’t up to their expectations as the marriage did not last, and just three years later, the two finalized their divorce. Prior to their divorce, Hoda was diagnosed with breast cancer, and treated the disease by undergoing a mastectomy.
After the procedure, she had reconstructive surgery to help alleviate the physical damage, and since when she has become an advocate for breast cancer awareness. She allowed the “Today Show” cameras to follow her throughout her cancer journey, which documented her progress until it was declared that she was cancer free.
Aftermath and Current Endeavors
Burzis and Hoda moved on after the divorce and went their separate ways. He was able to move farther from the spotlight over the many years that passed, as most still had their attention on his ex-wife. She had another relationship which ended, but in 2015 announced that she had been in a relationship with financier Joel Schiffman for two years. In 2017, she adopted a baby girl, making the announcement on the “Today Show”.
On the other hand, there is no information regarding any of Kanga’s current endeavors. It is not known if he is in a new relationship or has remarried. There are also no details as to whether or not he is still working as a sports coach.
One of the reasons there is very little information about Burzis is due to the lack of any strong online presence; he does not have accounts on any of the major social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. His ex-wife on the other hand with the nature of her work is very active online, and continues to let followers view a good portion of her personal life through social media, with accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, on which she posts various personal photos. She also promotes some of her recent work, as well as posting inspirational quotes.