Who is Ben Thompson?
British, Presenter, Host, and Panel Moderator, Ben Thompson, works with BBC where he serves the station as a presenter and correspondent. He has been working with the station since 2001.
Ben Thompson Date of Birth / Age
Thompson is approximately 30 years as of 2022 although his exact age is not known as he has managed to keep his date of birth away from the public. However, we will update the information once available.
Ben Thompson Height
Thompson stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 7 inches tall.
Ben Thompson Parents and Siblings
Thompson manages to keep information regarding his parents, siblings, and extended members of his family away from the limelight. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.
Ben Thompson Spouse / Wife
Thompson has for a long time been keeping details regarding whether or not he is dating private. It is therefore not known whether Thompson is married or not but the information will be updated once available.
Ben Thompson Kids / Children
Details regarding whether or not Thompson has any children are not available to the public at the moment. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.
Ben Thompson Education
Thompson has a degree in International Business and French at Cardiff University, and a postgraduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism.
Ben Thompson Career
Thompson began his BBC career in 2001 at Radio Wales in Cardiff. Whilst studying at university, he produced the network’s morning news program, Good Morning Wales. He was then selected as a BBC Trainee Scheme, working in different parts of the newsroom. After completing a degree in International Business and French at Cardiff University, and a postgraduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism, Thompson moved to London to start work in the Business & Economics Unit of BBC News. There, he was the business producer for the rolling news service BBC News 24 and the BBC’s international news channel, BBC World. Ben got to grips with explaining how global trade was reshaping business and the impact of big business on our everyday lives.
He later joined BBC Breakfast as a producer, swapping international time zones for night shifts and early mornings to explain how money, savings, pensions and pay affect the money in our pockets and our own personal finances. In 2008, Thompson moved in front of the camera to become the BBC’s Middle East Business Correspondent. Based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Ben spent three years travelling the length and breadth of the region including Egypt, Algeria, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Particularly challenging stories included covering the Dubai Financial Crisis, reporting from Egypt and Tunisia during the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings and the growing tensions in Syria. But in his down time, Ben made the most of the sunshine and beaches to learn to kite-surf!
From there, Ben returned to the UK to become the Business Presenter for the BBC News Channel at a particularly busy time for the global economy. As the financial crisis dominated the headlines, Ben kept viewers updated with the latest business and market news and the economic fallout of the global debt crisis. He also helped make sense of complex moves in global markets and the actions of bankers and politicians around the world as they tried to contain the growing crisis.
Soon after, Ben moved to New York to become the BBC’s North America Business Correspondent. On Wall Street every morning, he reported live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, before meeting business leaders, technology entrepreneurs and international investors in one of the world’s financial capitals. With the financial crisis still dominating the headlines, it proved to be a particularly volatile period for global stock markets.
And that volatility continued when Ben covered Hurricane Sandy as it hit New York. When half a million New York residents were evacuated, Ben ran the other way – to the BBC bureau – to keep global viewers up to date. For two days he reported almost continuously for BBC TV and radio (whilst sleeping in the office) and spent days without power and water at his apartment in the city. Whilst based in New York, Ben also covered the US Presidential Elections and the deadlock in American politics that nearly pushed the US economy into bankruptcy. Now based back in the UK, Ben presents on Breakfast as well as co-hosting Business Live, the BBC’s daily business program broadcast around the world on the BBC News Channel and BBC World News.
How Much Does Ben Thompson Earn?
Thompson earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.
How Much is Ben Thompson Worth?
As a presenter, Thompson has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.
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