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Ariel Helwani is a Canadian- American journalist who has a net worth of $8 million as of 2022. He is arguably referred to as the great mixed martial artist journalist of all time, and there is no denying the fact that he has earned this title. Currently, he is at the top of this field and has surpassed others in terms of his news reporting skills.

Ariel Helwani has gained so much reputation and is considered one of the best experts in his line of work. Many people refer to him as the center of attention and also a one-man show, whenever MMA media comes into the trend.

He has worked for several major companies over his career, won multiple awards and accolades, and accumulated a handsome amount of money. He has co-hosted many couple radio and television shows in the journey to becoming a famous journalist, which has affected so much to his entire net worth.

Net Worth 2022:

NameAriel Helwani
Net Worth (in Dollars)$8 million
Monthly Income$41K
Annual Salary$500k  
Income SourceJournalism
Zodiac SignCancer

Ariel Helwani Net Worth growth in last 5 Years:

In 2022$8 million
In 2021$7 million
In 2020$6.5 million
In 2019$4 million
In 2018$3.7 million

We’ll see more about the total net worth of Ariel Helwani, assets, income, early life, career, biography, personal life, and more in detail.

Ariel Helwani Age:

Ariel Helwani is 40 years old as of 2022. Each year, he celebrates his birthday on the 8th of July.

Early Life:

Ariel Helwani was born on July 8, 1982, to Mizrahi Jewish parents in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His father is from Egypt while his mother is from Lebanon. He spent his childhood traveling between Mount Royal, Quebec, and Westmount.

Moving on to his education, Ariel attended the Akiva School and Herzliah High School. In 2004, he graduated from the College of S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at the Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.


Nick NameAriel
Real NameAriel Helwani
Date of BirthJuly 8, 1982
Birth PlaceMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Height5 ft 11  in or 1.81 m
Weight110 kg or 242 lbs
FatherNot Known
MotherNot Known
SiblingsNot Known
Marital StatusMarried
WifeJaclyn Stein Helwani
Net Worth$8 million (approx.)
Last UpdatedJuly 2022


Ariel Helwani began his career as a martial arts writer in 2006, and since then, he has been covering news in this field. He served as the co-host of the radio show called Fight Club on Sirius XM and then hosted ‘MMA beat show’ and ‘The MMA Hour Podcast’ on YouTube. He is presently a member of the Mixed Martial Arts Journalists Association, where he is assigned to the post of Interim Vice President.

In June 2016, Ariel Helwani was removed from the UFC 199 event coverage because he reported the news of Brock Lesnar, the professional American wrestler, returning to the match before UFC announced it officially. They took off his credentials and banned him totally from covering any UFC events.

In addition to it, Joe Rogan, another UFC commentator, said that Ariel was not supposed to reveal that news, and he was already instructed on it before the event. It is not believed that he could do such things, and the management suspected a mole had leaked it to him. So, without knowing who it was, they have to fire all the suspected moles. In response, Ariel twitted that Joe’s story is “100% inaccurate”.

Dana White, the UFC president, said that ban will last as long as he is here and able to allow it to exist. However, Ariel is still permitted to cover all the events he wants, but he just can’t have a credential.

Later, Helwani held an emotional broadcast and detailed the incident. Ariel said that he was called to see Dana White who explained to him the entire reason for being banned which is “too negative”. He promised to stay by his decision of reporting the news in a good manner and would continue his MMA Journaling.

Apart from that, Ariel has worked at Showtime but got removed from the @SHOsports during the Mayweather vs. McGregor press tour. He shared this news via Twitter, saying that UFC specifically asked to have him removed, on which he is very disappointed.  

In 2018, Ariel decided to join ESPN from SB Nation’s His employment at ESPN started soon after the company announced its 5-year, $1.5 billion rights package with the UFC. While working at ESPN, he hosted ‘Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Twitter and YouTube’.

In 2021, he announced his departure from ESPN after failing to reach terms set on a new contract. At the same time, he announced the news of returning to MMA Fighting and joining Vox Media as host for the MMA Hour and SB Nation’s MMA Fighting. Also, joining BT Sport and The Ringer.


  • MMA Journalist of the Year (continuously from 2010 to 2018)
  • Journalist of the Year (2014)
  • World MMA Awards (2019)

Personal Life:

Ariel Helwani is married to Jaclyn Stein Helwani, a Jewellery designer. The couple has three children; two sons and one daughter.

He is the maternal nephew of David Saad, a judoka who competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics, and Gad Saad, an evolutionary psychologist. He likes the New York Knicks, Buffalo Bills, Toronto Blue Jays, Montreal Canadians, Everton FC, and Celtic FC.

Ariel Helwani became a citizen of America in March of 2022.

How much is the net worth of Ariel Helwani:

As of 2022, Ariel Helwani’s net worth is estimated to be $8 million. He earned a vast chunk of money from his MMA journalism.

During his time at ESPN, Ariel’s annual salary was reported to be around $500,000. Despite being a successful MMA Journalist, he runs a YouTube channel, a columnist for top websites.

Social Profiles:

Below are the social profiles of Ariel Helwani

Instagram arielhelwani
Twitter arielhelwani
Facebook Ariel Helwani

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$8 million

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40 years

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Where does Ariel Helwani currently work at?

In June 2021, Ariel Helwani joined Vox Media as a host for the MMA Hour and SB Nation’s MMA Fighting.

That was all about Ariel Helwani’s Biography.

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