Amin Elhassan Biography
|Date of Birth:||1979 , April-12|
|Age:||42 years old|
|Birth Name||Amin Elhassan|
|TV Show||His and Hers, SportsCenter, Mike & Mike, The Jump and SportsNation|
A Sudanese sports commentator based in the United States, Amin Elhassan works for satellite sports television channel ESPN as an on-air commentator. As of 2019, he hosts popular shows including His and Hers', Mike & Mike, and The Jump on the ESPN channel. Furthermore, he was previously an assistant director of basketball surgery for the Phoenix Sunlight and also worked as the video coordinator and scouting coordinator. He also co-hosted a show on ESPN Radio with Izzy Gutierrez.
Early Life And Education Of Amin Elhassan
Amin Elhassan was born on April 12, 1979, in Sudan, in North Africa under the birth sign Aries. He along with his parents moved to New York City when he was an infant. And when he was eight, he again moved back to Sudan along with his parents. At the age of 14, he again moved to New York City to attend high school.
Since his childhood, he was interested in sports but he never thought of pursuing his career in sports. As he was talented in math and science, he decided to pursue engineering instead. So, after the completion of his schooling, he joined an engineering course at Georgia Tech.
As far as his nationality is concerned, the sports commentator is an American and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity. The detail of his sibling is not revealed.
Amin Elhassan's Career
After gaining the engineering degree, Elhassan realized that his keen interest in the subject was due to the aim of getting the secure job with some paycheck, unlike many of his friends who were sincerely interested in becoming an engineer. This fruition encouraged him to look for other choices, and he eventually got a marketing job with the Atlanta Hawks NBA team. It was his first job where he was enjoying though it was not a high profile job.
Because of this job, he was able to make useful connections, which later backed him to settle into a new job in the sports industry. He was finally promoted to work in game-day services for the Hawks for three seasons.
Between 2004 and 2005 he interned in basketball operations for New York Knicks. Afterward, he worked as a full-time intern with the Phoenix Suns, where he was the video coordinator then scouting coordinator and eventually worked under team's general manager Steve Kerr as the franchise's assistant director of basketball operations.
In 2012, he left Phoenix Suns and joined another NBA front office where he was supposed to write an article as a freelance. His experience and connections from the front office helped him to write an impressive article that helped him to get a 10-article freelancer job offer. In December 2013, he joined ESPN as a fulltime worker and has been working for the network ever since.
Amin Elhassan's Net Worth
Being a sports commentator for one of the leading news channels ESPN, it is obvious that Amin Elhassan earns an impressive amount of money, however, his exact net worth is not revealed yet. But, as per estimation made by various online sources, it has been reported that he has a net worth of around $0.5 million, in 2019.
As per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of ESPN commentator is $56,680 a year or less than that and it varies as per the post, experience, and skills.
As a sports commentator, Amin's salary is over $72,000 a year.
Amin Elhassan's Personal Life
Amin Elhassan has kept his personal life very private. Nothing much is known about his marital status whether he is single or married. However, he once posted (now deleted) on his Twitter account stating he was 31 when he had his first kid, and he was not ready to be a father but nothing said about having a girlfriend or a wife. Apart from this, Elhassan has not revealed anything about his private affairs.
Amin is also known for his controversial statements for example in February 2016, he walked off in the midst of an ESPN Radio show that he co-hosts with Izzy Gutierrez after an argument over Peyton Manning turned ugly.
Back in August 2016, Elhassan was criticized after he made fun of reaction video of WWE wrestler Kevin Owens' 8-year-old son posted by his wife Karina Steen after he won the WWE Universal Championship on RAW. However, he apologized to her for making a joke which was wrong and inappropriate. He apologized to his family for mixing them up in all of this.
He is active on Twitter where he regularly interacts with his followers.
Check out his videos where he defense comments on not being the fan of Jabari Parker.