Krystal Ball Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 09 Dec, 2019
Facts of Krystal Ball
Date of Birth: 1981 , November-24
Age: 39 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Krystal Ball
Birth Name Krystal Marie Ball
Father Edward Ball
Mother Rose Marie Ball
Nationality American
Birth Place/City King George County, Virginia, United States
Religion Christian
Ethnicity white
Profession Small business owner, accountant, political commentator
Net Worth $43 million
Eye Color Brown, Blue
Hair Color Gray Black
Married to Jonathan R. Dariyanani (m. 2008), Aaron Peterson (m. 20062007)
Children Ella Marie, Lowell Maxwell
Divorce Aaron Peterson
Education Clemson University
TV Show PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton
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Krystal Ball is a veteran media personality who is better known for work on The Hill's news program Rising with the Hill's Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti. Shee co-hosted MSNBC's afternoon news/talk show, The Cycle. She was also the Democratic Party nominee for United States Congress in Virginia's first congressional district in the 2010 election.

Graduate Of The University of Virginia 

Ball was born on November 24, 1981, in King George County, Virginia, the U.S.  Her full name is Krystal Marie Ball. She holds an American nationality belonging to the white ethnicity. She is the daughter of Edward Ball (her father) and Rose Marie Ball (her mother). Her father is a physicist whereas her mother is a teacher.


Ball graduated from King George High School then moved to the University of Virginia, where she graduated receiving a bachelor's degree in economics. She also attended Clemson University for a year where she even was a member of the swimming team. 


Krystal Ball worked for the federal contractor, CGI Group and traveled to Louisiana to assist in the courts' efforts to recover after Hurricane Katrina.

Ball has appeared as a political commentator and Democratic strategist for multiple times on several television news channels. She has appeared on several news channels including Fox News Channel, CNN, and CNBC. She is a contributor under contract for MSNBC and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.

Ball became one of the four co-hosts on a new MSNBC show, The Cycle on June 25, 2012. She served as a co-host to her new job. On July 31, 2015, it was announced that the show had been canceled.

Ball represented Virginia's first congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010 and was defeated by the Republican incumbent, Rob Wittman.

Ball has written a book, named Reversing the Apocalypse: Hijacking the Democratic Party to Save the World. The book was published in 2017.

The book was based on the need of the Democratic Party to return to its New Deal roots by emulating Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Also, it also gives more information about advocating the interventionist agenda more economically than it has done in recent decades.

Married To  Jonathan Dariyanani After Divorce With Aaron Peterson

Ball, age 38, is a married woman. She married Aaron Peterson in 2006. However, the couple stayed in a relationship as a husband and wife for one year. They divorced in 2007.

Soon after, Ball met Jonathan Dariyanani and started having an affair. She tied the knot with her boyfriend, Jonathan Dariyanani in 2008. She currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband and children. 

CAPTION: Krystal Ball With Her Husband Jonathan Dariyanani SOURCE: Flicker

The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Ella Marie in 2008. She gave birth to her second child, a son named Lowell Maxwell in 2013. 

The journalist currently lives in King Georgia, Virginia along with her husband and three children.  


In October 2010, Ball was put under controversy, while she was in the final stages of her Congressional campaign. She received national attention when photos taken six years earlier emerged showing her at a holiday party dressed as a "naughty Santa" sucking a red dildo attached to her husband's nose and leading him around on a leash.

The event quickly became a launching point for Ball, resulting in her being called upon by various news organizations for her inputs on the challenges faced by women in today's society and political environment.

What is Her Net Worth And Salary?  

Ball has an annual salary of $3.5 million from her work and has maintained an incredible net worth of $44 million in her life. She has her personal investment of $25.8 million. She owns a few of the best luxury cars in the world. Her collection includes Mini Cooper, Mercedes-Benz, Alfa Romeo and Ford worth $1.1 million.

Ball lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where she bought a Luxury Home in 2011. The estimated value of this Real Estate Property is around $2.5 million

Krystal is also an author of a book called Reversing the Apocalypse: Hijacking the Democratic Party to Save the World, released in 2017. The book is priced at $9.99 for Kindle on Amazon.

Though there is little about her assets, the media personality owns a house in  King King George, in Virginia. The medium price of the house in Virginia is around $315k. Therefore, Krystal's mansion worth can be over than the average value. 


  • She is the former candidate of Democratic congressional.
  • She is also a certified, public accountant.
  • She welcomed her second child at the age of 31.