• Rani Raad

    President of CNN

    Rani Raad

  • Facts of Rani Raad

    Name Rani Raad
    Birth Name Rani R. Raad
    Gender Male
    Birth Country London, England
    Nationality English
    Ethnicity White
    Profession Journalist
    Net worth $10 Million
    Salary $226,500
    Marital Status Married
    Spouse Reme Al-Saiegh
    Father Ramzi Raad
    Mother Nimat Raad
    Siblings Rayan Raad

    Rani Raad is well-known for his commercial strategy and clear vision to set goals for broadcasting news from national and international affairs. Due to his streaming business on-air, millions of people are approaching CNN International’s news platforms.

    Raad was born as Rani R. Raad in London, England, to Ramzi Raad and Nimat Raad. His parents married four and a half decades ago in an intimate ceremony in September 1972. They also completed their 47th marriage anniversary in September 2019

    Rani has a younger brother named Rayan Raad. More to that, he completed his high school graduation from Choueifat High School in 1992. After graduation, he enrolled at the American University of Beirut, majoring in art and science. 

    Raad Earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Television Radio, Film degree from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. He also became a member of Alpha Tau Omega in 1997. Other than that, he is fluent in English, French, and Arabic language.

    Salary & Net Worth

    Rani Raad worked as a sales assistant at Turner Broadcasting in 1997, before becoming the president of CNN. After working for more than a decade, Turner Broadcasting promoted him as their senior vice president and managing director for the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey business platforms in August 2011.

    Raad has been serving as the president and chief commercial officer for CNN International since 2016. He earns a lucrative salary of $226,500, which is an average income of CNN’s president for commercials. As in the present context, his net worth is $10 Million as of 2020. Read more about Melissa Long‘s biography.

    As a successful commercial business personality, Raad received many recognitions and honors from his professional career. First of all, he won a Festival of Media Award and earned recognition for Media Professional of 2010.

    Raad became the Young Global Leader in Media Industry award at World Economic Forum in 2011. Moreover, Arabian Business Power 500 magazine listed him at #71 in the world’s most influential Arabs in 2013

    Relationship Status

    WarnerMedia’s leading commercial officer, Raad is in a blissful matrimonial relationship with Reme Al-Saiegh (now Reme Raad), who is a native of Erbil, Iraq. The duo’s first meeting was held at the office of CNN International while they both were vice presidents in February 2004. After interacting for some time, they became romantically involved in a long term relationship.

    Rani Raad on his Wedding Anniversary
    Rani Raad on his Wedding Anniversary
    Image Credit: prestigemag.co

    After dating for several years, the couple finally engaged on 29th December 2011 after Raad surprisingly proposed to her at New York’s urban central park. At that time, a flash mob of 100 people singing Bruno Mars’ hit song, Marry You, and as “Reme, Marry You.” 
    Following one month of engagement, the bridegroom married in a quiet ceremony held in Lebanon in the late summer or early fall in September 2012. Since then, they are living happily in London, England with their three lovely children.

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