Burzis Kanga Biography
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Birth Name||Burzis Kanga|
|Married to||Hoda Kotb|
Burzis Kanga is the former coach of the U.N.O tennis team who is a Professional 1 Certificate of United States Tennis Association. He was the head coach of New Orleans Privateers for many years. He was also the head coach of UNO for several years. He gained tremendous popularity as the ex-husband of Hoda Kotb, is a longtime news contributor and personality for NBC. Kotb is one of the prominent faces in the field of media who became the co-host of the opening hours of the network's flagship morning program, Today in January 2018.
Short Bio Of Hoda Kotb's Ex-Husband
Burzis Kanga was born in the United States of America. Kanga belongs to American nationality and his ethnicity is mixed(Tanzanian-Egyptian). The information regarding his parents, siblings, and age is yet to be revealed.
Kanga was a very talented student during his school days. After completing his high school study, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business in 1984. He served as coach of UNO and New Orleans Privateers for several years.
There Burzis Kanga worked for UNO from the mid-1980s to the late 1980s and 2003 to 2006. His profile was low at that time until he appeared with Hoda Kotb in 2004. He was also a United States Tennis Association Professional 1 certification.
Burzis Kanga was in Association as a Board Member of Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation for a long time. Currently, he is serving as a head coach for the ninth year to New Orleans Privateers.
How Much Burzis Kanga Net Worth in 2020?
The man has a height of 5 feet 10 inches, Burzis Kanga's net worth is expected to be close to millions. He earns a huge amount of salary from his career. An average salary of the tennis coach is around $36, 523 so he also might get paid his salary in the same range.
He worked as one of the coaches at the University of New Orleans from 1986-1989. He was hired as a head coach to coach Lakefront in 2008. He has also worked as the head coach for the New Orleans Privateers for many years.
Hoda Kotb Possesses $30 Million Net Worth
Kanga's ex-wife Hoda Kotb has a net worth of around $30 million, as per celebrity net worth, in 2020. Her annual salary is $8 million. It was announced on Jan 2, 2018, that Hoda became the permanent host on Today and her new salary is assumed to be in the $8-10 million range.
Previously Married To Hoda Kobt; Current Relationship Status
Moving to his personal life, Burzis Kanga is a married man. He was previously married to his long-term girlfriend Hoda Kobt. His former wife is an American television news anchor and TV host known as the co-host of NBC’s Today Show’s fourth hour with Kathie Lee Gifford.
Burzis Kanga and Hoda met in New Orleans the American Heart Association’s Valentine’s Day. At that time, they were bachelors and were attracted to each other. They got married in 2005, however, their relationship lasted only for two years.
Unfortunately, they got divorced in 2007 during that time she went through major reconstructive surgery for breast cancer. She has been recommending for breast cancer awareness. Her cancer battle was covered on the Today Show too.
Following their divorce Burzis explained the reason behind the separation:
''We had some differences. My father was ill. She was ill. It was a difficult time. Those were personal reasons for both of us.he divorce happened under difficult conditions. Those were personal reasons for both of us. In hindsight, there was level of immaturity on my part, mistakes I made. It was unfortunate we were married for a short time. It’s a shame it transpired that way.''
Interestingly, the two signed their divorce on the same occasion (Valentine's Day) when they met for the first time.
Hoda Kotb's struggle those days was registered on the Today Show and was painted on television after she was announced cancer-free.
Who is Hoda Kotb Dating Now?
Hoda Kotb later started dating a lawyer, Jay Blumenkopf calling the relationship a real thing between the two. Her boyfriend Jay dumped Hoda after six months because he just couldn’t see himself married to her.
Currently, Hoda is in a relationship with Joel Schiffman who is an American financier, and currently, works for an investment firm in New York. In Jan 2015, Kotb said that she has been dating Joel Schiffman for two years. The two met for the first time in the summer of 2013.
Kotb adopted two-bay girls named Haley Joy Kotb and Hope Catherine Kotb on February 21, 2017, and on April 16 respectively. Kotb engaged to Schiffman in Nov 2019. She announced live on Today that she got engaged to her boyfriend-turned-fiance Schiffman on November 25, 2019.