Washington Post columnist, journalist, and royal family critic Jamal Khashoggi was murdered on October 2nd, 2018, while he walked into the country’s consulate in Istanbul. It was reported that the billionaire Khashoggi was killed in the Kingdom’s diplomatic mission. Jamal became widely famous for his coverage of the Afghan War and The Gulf War.
Most recently, it is reported that five people have been sentenced to death in connection with the killing of Jamal. Additionally, he was the editor for the Saudi newspaper called ‘Al-Watan.’ But what the figure of the late columnist’s net worth? Read on to know more about his income, house, salary as well as other properties.
Who was Jamal Khashoggi? Career Info & Highlights
Jamal Khashoggi was a prominent Saudi journalist and has covered many top stories, including the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the rise of the late al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden for various Saudi Networks.
He was close to the Saudi Royal family and had work experience as an adviser to the government. Back in 2017, he fled to Saudi Arabia and went into a self-imposed exile. He said that the government banned him from Twitter and wrote an article in which he criticized the policies of Saudi Prince Mohammed.
The late columnist received a BBA degree from Indiana State University in 1982. He started his career as a correspondent manager for the English language Saudi Gazette. Then he was a foreign correspondent for Asharq Alawsat between 1987-90.
From 1990 to 1999, he was a foreign correspondent for pan-Arab Arabic daily, “Al-Hayat.” In 2003, Jamal became Editor-in-Chief of Arab News, the leading newspaper of Saudi Arabia. He left the Arab News to work with Prince Turki Al-Faisal as an adviser. Later he returned to his position to Al-Watan in 2010 but fired due to his editorial style.
What’s the Jamal Khashoggi Net Worth?
The late journalist Jamal Khashoggi earned a hefty worth from his profession. Jamal Khashoggi’s net worth is still under review. On the other hand, his uncle Adnan Khashoggi net worth is approximately $2 billion as of 2017. We are sorry as we don’t have more recent readings of his net worth like from 2019. However, billionaire businessmen like Jamal’s uncle have fluctuating net worths. His net worth made a plummet to the amount of $400 million in 2012, whereas it was $4 billion in the early 1980s.
Jamal was the father of two daughters and two sons. His children have received million-dollar mansions in the kingdom and monthly five-figure payment as compensation for killing their father. Reportedly, Jamal’s children may receive higher payments that could amount to tens of millions of dollars apiece as part of blood money in a month.
The government gave houses to Jamal’s children in the Saudi city of Jeddah that worth more than $4 million.
Quick Info on Jamal Khashoggi
|Name||Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi|
|Date of Birth||13 October 1958|
|Place||Medina, Saudi Arabia|
|Died||October 2, 2018, Istanbul Turkey|
|Age||59 years old|
|Cause of Death||Assassination|
|Profession||Journalist, Columnist, Author|