Joel Schiffman Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Joel Schiffman

Biography / Wiki

Popularly known as the partner of Hoda Kotb the famous broadcast journalist, television personality, and author, Joel Schiffman is an American financier and entrepreneur. He works for Janus Henderson Investors, a New York-based firm, as Vice President and Director of Financial Institutions.

He changed many businesses in his long career stretching over three decades and worked for Smith Barney, Kidder Peabody, Reed, Connor & Birdwell, Trail Ridge Capital, LLC, Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC, and Management Columbia.

Although he remains away from the media, he has emerged on the news many times in the past due to his partner’s work in front of the screen, more so after the two adopted a baby daughter together in early 2017.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on the 21st of March 1958 Joel Schiffman is currently 65 years old. Even at this age, he appears to be fit and healthy and has maintained himself quite well. Schiffman’s height is 6 feet while he has maintained a weight of 82 kg approximately. He has greyish-white hair, probably due to aging and the color of his eyes is blue.

Net Worth

Joel Schiffman is one of the most popular entrepreneurs and financials in the United States of America currently and has worked with many firms and consultants when it comes to the financing sector. Schiffman has experience working in the retail investment brokerage sector and has led many institutions in the market.

He has earned most of his wealth through his managerial skills and his expertise when it comes to financials. The total net worth estimated for Joel Schiffman is $8 million US dollars as of now.

Education / Family

Joel Schiffman was born and raised in New York, United States of America. The popular businessman, Joel has been quite private about his personal life and has not shared any details when it comes to his parents or his siblings.

He studied at his local high school and after completing his graduation he attended the University of Pennsylvania as well as the University of California.


Joel Schiffman

Nickname Joel
Birth Place New York, USA
Date Of Birth March 21, 1958
Age 65 Years
Height In Centimetres – 183 cm

In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″

Weight In Kilograms – 82 Kg

In Pounds – 181 lbs

Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Greyish-white
Profession Financier and Entrepreneur
Sexual Orientation Straight
School Local High School
College The University of Pennsylvania, The University of California
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home Town New York, USA
Fathers Name Name Not Known
Mothers Name Name Not Known
Brothers Not Known
Sister Not Known

Career / Fashion And Style

In Los Angeles, Joel Schiffman joined Kidder Peabody as Senior Vice President in 1987. He turned the retail investment brokerage sector into an institutional consultancy firm during his seven-year tenure there. As a Consulting Group Director, he moved to Smith Barney in Denver, Colorado in 1994.

In November 2003, he left the business and joined Trail Ridge Capital, LLC, also in Denver, as Chief Marketing Officer. He returned to Los Angeles in September 2005 and joined Reed, Connor & Birdwell as its Senior Vice President of Corporate Growth and Customer Services.

He next moved to Jersey City, New Jersey, to work at Lord, Abbett & Co. as the Director of Retirement Network Relationships. He worked as the Senior Partnership Manager, National Accounts, for Columbia Management in the Greater New York City Area for two years from August 2013.

Most notably, in August 2015, he moved to Janus Henderson Investors U.S. as its Vice President and Director of Financial Institutions and has served since then in that role.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

Joel was previously married for a couple of years to Burzis Kanga and is now engaged to Hoda Kotb. He has two daughters Kyle Schiffman and he later adopted Haley Joy Kotb.

Girlfriend Hoda Kotb (fiancée)


Joel Schiffman with his girlfriend Hoda
Joel Schiffman with his girlfriend Hoda

Marital Status Divorced (now engaged)
Wife Burzis Kanga (M. 2005 – Div. 2007)
Children Son – None

Daughter – Haley Joy Kotb (adopted), Kyle Schiffman

Joel Schiffman with his daughters
Joel Schiffman with his daughters

Favorite Things

Here we provide you a list of Joel Schiffman’s favorite things.

Favorite Actors Not Known
Favorite Actress Cate Blanchett
Favorite Colour Black
Favorite Holiday Destinations Paris
Favorite Food Continental Cuisine
Favorite Things To Do Reading and Watching the news on TV

Joel Schiffman

Some Interesting Facts About Joel Schiffman

  • Joel also works as a senior relationship manager for Columbia Management’s National Accounts, based in New York City.
  • Earlier, in 1987, he worked in the same firm’s financial department.
  • He currently works for the Janus Financial Group as a director and vice president.
  • At Wharton School, Schiffman started to work.
  • It’s a very private ceremony and he never posted anything on the internet about his early life, parents, and siblings.
  • He studied at the University of Pennsylvania and earned an Investment Management Research Credential.
  • From one of the public schools, Joel completed his high school education.
  • After “The Daily Mail” released information about their affair in January 2015, he gained media exposure.
  • He has been dating popular broadcast journalist Hoda Kotb, already known in his own sector, since 2013, but the two kept the relationship secret for a lot longer.
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