Simon Hobbs is a host of Business news channel at CNBC and he is of British citizenship. He co-presented Squawk on The Street. He left CNBC in 2013 since the contract had not been renewed.
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Hobbs had been working at CNBC and he was at this channel from 1998. Before he was working like a radio producer of Sky News, Reuters and BBC. At the start, Simon Hobbs was presenting Squawk Box Europe and he presented also Europe Today with its replacement at Today’s Business. He also hosted Europe Tonight and European Closing Bell until Guy Johnson became the host of the two programs. He was a co-host of Questions for The future together with Ross Westgate.
During the last months of his career at CNBC Europe, he was the presenter of The Leaders, which is an interview series. Afterwards, he joined CNBC US and he was a stand-in presenter for some time, when he filled in like a co-host for Power Lunch, then he took up anchoring duties of 2011 at the Squawk on the Street and he was co-hosting the second hour of this program. 29, July, 2016, it was the last day he worked at CNBC US.
Simon Hobbs is tricky and sharp and he understands well how he has to play the cards right if he wants to get the answer that people deserve to have. His aggressiveness when it comes on how he questions people, it is the reason behind his criticism and popularity. When he moved from London to New York, he moved alone which means that he is not yet married and has no known wife or children. He got a salary of 40,000 each month and has a net worth of over four million. He finished his studies at University College London.
According to his biography, while at CNBC, he had been in many controversies. In 2014, he outed Tim Cook who is Apple CEO to be gay while on the show Squawk on The Street. Tim Cook came out and also confirmed it to be true afterwards. He also argued with Donald Trump about a refunding issue of the money that people had invested into his building project.
Once he was involved into on-air dispute together with co-host Jim Carmer at Mad Money when he said that it is a wrong suggestion on the part of Cramer to tell people to Bear Stearns. Even with all his controversies, many people love him and they call him the much needed devil for CNBC.
Simon Hobbs left CNBC after being there for 18 years. During the year 2006, he became Television Personality of the Year chosen by Association of International Broadcaster and had hosted high level and international meetings for United Nations, European Union and environmental nongovernmental organization. There is no record about any new job that he has taken up.
Last Modified: Nov 15, 2020