Richard Quest Biography
Richard Quest is a British anchor/reporter/correspondent/host working for CNN International where he serves as a foremost international business correspondent. Prior to him joining the network, he served as a North American business correspondent at BBC News.
Richard Quest Age
Quest originally was born Richard Austin Quest is 60 years as of 2022. He was born on 9 March 1962 in Liverpool, England.
Richard Quest Height
Quest stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 2 inches.
Richard Quest Family
Quest has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Quest has any siblings.
Richard Quest Wife/Gay/Partner
Quest is openly gay. He came out on 26 June 2014, describing his experience as a closeted gay man on his CNN television program Quest Means Business. He got engaged to his partner Chris Pepesterny in May 2019 and later tied the knot on October 14th, 2020.
Richard Quest Net Worth
Quest has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a foremost international business correspondent.
Richard Quest Salary
Quest earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Richard Quest Education
Quest went to the state comprehensive Roundhay School in Leeds, followed by Airedale and Wharfedale College. He later went to the University of Leeds in 1983, earning a Bachelor of Laws, and was called to the Bar. He spent the 1983–1984 academic year at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee in the United States serving at WRVU as the news director.
Richard Quest Career
Richard Quest is a British anchor and foremost international business correspondent of Quest Means Business, a definitive word on how to spend and earn and spend our money. As part of the network Based in New York, he is one of the most instantly recognizable members of the CNN3 team. Quest also serves as the network’s Business editor-at-large hosting the network’s digital live financial show “Markets Now” live streamed from the floor of the NYSE Wednesdays at 12pm ET at CNNBusiness.com.
Additionally, Quest serves at the network’s International where he hosts the monthly signature feature program Quest’s World of Wonder. It is an immersive travel series where he explores new destinations each month and meets fascinating people who reveal the heart of that city.
For the network, Quest Means Business, which airs on CNN International, during weekdays at 3 pm ET / 8 pm BST. There he bridges the gap between hard economics and destroys the myth that business is boring and entertaining television. CEOs and global finance ministers make a point of appearing on QMB. The show’s guests included several notable names like former Federal Reserve Vice Chair Richard Clarida, Robert Zoellick, and Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, and the former President of the World Bank; European policymakers including former and current IMF chiefs Christine Lagarde, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and Kristalina Georgieva, as well as former EC President Jose Manuel Barroso, and some of the most influential names in corporate America including Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey and Hans Vestberg of Verizon.
Regularly, Quest featured various leaders from different industries like aviation, pharmaceutical, and technology industries during the Covid-19 pandemic around the world. Quest also covered leaders across the travel and tourism industry including Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Moderna chairman Noubar Afeyan, IMF’s chief economist Gita Gopinath, former Operation Warp Speed chief adviser Moncef Slaoui, and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky.
Quest’s dynamic and distinctive style has made him a unique figure in the field of business broadcasting. He has regularly reported from G20 meetings and attends the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland each year. Quest has covered every major stock market and financial crisis since Black Monday in 1987 and has reported from key financial centers globally including Wall Street, London, Sao Paolo, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.
Additionally, Quest also tenures as the network’s established aviation and airline correspondent. He has also featured all of the major airline executives including former Delta CEO Richard Anderson, current Delta CEO Ed Bastian, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker, United CEO Scott Kirby, Emirates CEO Tim Clark, Virgin Atlantic CEO Shai Weiss, and Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury.
He has also featured several aviation headline events including the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash, the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crash, the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine, and the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Quest is also the author of ‘The Vanishing of Flight MH370: The True Story of the Hunt for the Missing Malaysian Plane,’ which details his unique perspective on covering MH370 for CNN. He also served as the network’s lead during the major UK events coverage. In 2016, he led the network’s coverage of the ‘Brexit’ vote and also proceeded to report on the impact the historic vote is making on economies, markets, and businesses.
He used his expert knowledge of the British Royal Family to front the channel’s coverage of the recent 2012 live coverage on the Jubilee celebrations of the Queen’s Diamond from the banks of the River Thames; Queen Elizabeth II’s death; the 2018 marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle; and the 2011 marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
His headline coverages spanned more than three decades, reporting on a wide range of stories from the death of Yasser Arafat, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the death of Michael Jackson, and the Lockerbie Pan Am 103 crash. Quest is more than just business; there are few journalists who have had guests as varied, from His Holiness, The Dalai Lama to actress Joan Collins to the founder of Playboy Magazine, Hugh Hefner.
He was also accorded the 2013 UNWTO Award for his excellent work in journalism as a business journalist in the tourism industry by The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Prior to joining the network, he tenured at the BBC, where he served as the North American business correspondent, based on Wall Street for 12 years.
Richard Quest CNN News
Quest is working at CNN News where he works alongside other famous CNN News meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Max Foster
- Dr. Sanjay Gupta
- Poppy Harlow
- Laila Harrak
- Susan Hendricks
- Erica Hill
- Michael Holmes
- Pedram Javaheri
- Van Jones
- Brianna Keilar
- Lynda Kinkade
- John King
- Melissa Knowles
- Alison Kosik
- Don Lemon
- Christina Macfarlane
- Robin Meade
- Veronica Miracle
- Abby Phillip
- Don Riddell
- Christine Romans
- Tom Sater
- Andy Scholes
- Michael Smerconish
Richard Quest Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 39.6K followers on Instagram, over 578 followers on Facebook, and over 506.6K followers on his Twitter accounts.