They say we can’t help who we fall in love with, and for those who prefer a life of privacy and complete detachment from media attention, such people are sometimes media personalities whose lives revolve around the media. From journalism to Hollywood, there are many examples of ordinary people who have entered into relationships with popular media personalities, such as those between Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman.
While Hoda enjoys a buoyant career as a famous journalist, Joel lives on the quiet track as a financial expert and entrepreneur. They have been together since 2016 and, it seems, enjoy their life together as a couple.
Joel Schiffman Biography
But for his relationship with Hoda Kotb, Joel Schiffman would have gone through his life as a normal American citizen without media attention, but love had a different plan. Since the beginning of the relationship, we have learned that Schiffman was born somewhere in the United States on March 21, 1958. Not much is known about his parents or his childhood, but after finishing high school, Joel, who was a brilliant student, was accepted at the University of California, where he began studying to earn his bachelor’s degree in economics.
He graduated in 1981 and then moved to the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a certificate from the Wharton School in Investment Management Analysis.
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After completing his education, a detailed schedule of his professional career is unknown since his first employment, but six years after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1987, he became Senior Vice President of Kidder Peabody and spent seven years in that role before securing another position with Smith Barney as Director of the Advisory Group.
Joel Schiffman spent nine years at Smith Barney before taking another opportunity at Trail Ridge Capital LLC, where he spent several years before joining Reed, Connor & Birdwell as senior vice president of business development and client services. He worked for the company for three years. In the years that followed, Joel Schiffman worked with various institutions, including Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC, Columbia Management.
During the time that his relationship with Hoda Kotb became national knowledge, he served as Vice President and Director of Janus Henderson Investors US.
His wife, Hoda Kotb, on the other hand, is an award-winning journalist who works for NBC News and hosts shows such as Today and Dateline NBC. Before working for NBC, Hoda worked for a local television station, WXVT in Greenville, Mississippi, CBS News, WWL-TV and a few others.
She is also a published author who has published several books, such as Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee, which was a bestseller of the New York era; Where They Belong: The Best Decisions People Almost Never Made, I’ve Loved You forever, and a few more.
Family Details: Partner and Daughter
We know that Joel Schiffman was already married, but details of her first marriage before meeting Hoda Kotb are unknown. We do know, however, that Joel and Hoda first met during an event on Wall Street in 2013 and started a relationship afterward. The couple kept their relationship away from media attention until 2015 when Hoda announced that she had been in a relationship with Joel for two years.
After being in a relationship for over two years, many wondered if the couple would get married, but so far this has not been the case. Although it does not appear that the couple has any intention of becoming husband and wife, they are not averse to becoming parents, as they have adopted a child, a daughter, Haley Joy Kotb, in 2017. In 2019 they adopted another child, Hope Catherine Kotb.
Although we do not know much about his previous marriage, we do know that he has a lovely daughter, Kyle Schiffman from his first marriage.
Hoda Kotb, on the other hand, was married to Burzi’s Kanga in his first marriage but did not share children with him.
What is the Net Worth of Joel Schiffman?
As a successful man in the financial industry, Joel Schiffman has been able to build up a considerable fortune through the various positions he has held throughout his career. He has also made a number of successful investments which together have earned him a net worth of over $15 million.