Andrew Ross Sorkin is an influential figure in the financial journalism space. He started out as a contributor for The New York Times and later rose to prominence as the author of Too Big to Fail. The book’s success led him to be a co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box. As of 2022, Andrew Ross Sorkin has a net worth of $10 million.
On February 19, 1977, Andrew was born in New York City, New York. His mother, Joan, is a playwright, while his father, Laurence, is a partner at the law firm Cahill Gordon & Reindel. Both of them exposed their son to journalism at a young age.
He first interned and contributed to The New York Times as a senior in Scarsdale High School. The aspiring journalist continued to work for the major media outlet after he graduated in 1995
He also spent some time with Business Week in 1996. For college, he went to Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He studied communications and got his bachelor’s degree in 1999.
As a student intern, Sorkin went on to write 71 articles for The New York Times, and became a full-time employee after graduating. He was named the newspaper’s chief mergers and acquisitions correspondent in 2000.
The company also helped him publish DealBook, a newsletter about Wall Street that started in 2001. It was one of the earliest online platforms for gathering financial news.
Andrew closely covered Wall Street when the 2008 financial crisis hit. This was his inspiration for writing Too Big to Fail. The book became a bestseller when it was published in 2009.
Prior to joining television, he worked with HBO Films to co-produce a movie adaptation of his book. It was released in 2011. Later that year, he was hired to be a co-anchor of Squawk Box on CNBC.
He also became an occasional guest on programs of other networks. As a TV personality, people took notice of his eyes which seem to have different colors. It’s because his left eye has coloboma, which makes it darker than it should be.
Apart from appearing in financial news shows, he also co-created a Showtime drama series titled Billions. After premiering in 2016, it continued to air for six seasons.
Net Worth and Earnings
One of Andrew Ross Sorkin’s biggest income sources is his media pursuits as a journalist, co-anchor, and author. He also does speaking gigs, and charges anywhere from $30,000 to $50,000 depending on the size of the event. As a financial expert, it would also be safe to assume that he has been shrewd with his investments.
However, he has been critical of cryptocurrencies in the past. More recently, he has expressed fascination with Bitcoin, but he hasn’t revealed if he put money in it. But even with just his current assets, his net worth is $10 million.
In 2007, Andrew got married to Pilar Jenny Queen. They are currently taking care of three children together. Their family reportedly lives in a cooperative home on the West Side of Manhattan.