Joel Schiffman

Joel Schiffman

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Updated On February 2, 2022

Joel Schiffman is an American entrepreneur and financer. Joel Schiffman is the Chief of U.S. Defined Contribution and Insurance Sales at an investment management company. Moreover, he is also famous as the boyfriend of famous News anchor Hoda Kotb.

Birth Facts

Joel Schiffman was born in the United States on March 21, 1958. His nationality is American and has an Aries birth sign. He is now a 62 years old man. He belongs to the English ethnicity. Additionally, his nickname is Boots.


Joel attended the “University of California” and graduated in 1981, with a bachelor’s in economics. At university, he was part of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and was a member of the UCLA Rugby Team. Then he attended the “University of Pennsylvania” where he did a Diploma in Investment Management Analysis. In 1995, he graduated from the University’s Wharton School. 

Career and Profession Life

Joel is the current Vice-President and Director of Financial Institutions group Janus Capital Group, according to his Linkedln profile. Besides that, he has also complete experience in the field having worked at different institutions including Trail Ridge Capital LLC, Reed, Conor, and Birdwell along with Lord, Abbett, and Co. LLC assuming several positions. 

He joined Kidder Peabody in Los Angeles as the Senior Vice President in 1987. During his seven-year stay there, he transformed the retail investment brokerage business into institutional consulting practice. In 1994, he moved to Smith Barney in Denver, Colorado as a Consulting Group Director. He left the company in November 2003 and joined Trail Ridge Capital, LLC, also in Denver, as the Principal, Director of Marketing. He worked there for almost two years and was responsible for developing and executing a sales and marketing strategy for a start-up hedge fund. 

In September 2005, he returned to Los Angeles and joined Reed, Conor, and Birdwell as its Senior Vice President for Business Development and Client Services. He next shifted to Jersey City, New Jersey, to work as the Director of Retirement Platform Relationships at Lord, Abbett, and Co. LLC in June 2008. For two years since August 2013, he served as the Senior Relationship Manager, National Accounts, for Columbia Management in the Greater New York City Area. Most recently, he moved to Janus Henderson Investors U.S. as its Vice President and Director of Financial Institutions in August 2015 and has been working in that position ever since. 

Net Worth

Schiffman’s net worth is around $19 million and his salary as a Vice President is $191,193. He learned his net worth from his post of vice president and financed. 

Relationship Status

Coming to his relationship status, he is currently engaged. He proposed to his girlfriend of six years, Hoda Kotb, she said yes and they engaged on 25th November 2019. Hoda is a news presenter and journalist. Joel and Hoda started dating in 2013. In 2016, they moved together. They adopted a child, Haley Joey Kotb in 2017.  On April 16, 2019, Kotb again adopted a baby girl, Hope Catherine Kotb.

He first met Hoda Kotb at a speaking event hosted by Wall Street Professionals in 2013. They kept in touch via email after the event ended, and later mentioned that the decision to go there was the best decision she had ever made. On January 20, 2015, the news of their relationship made public by ‘The Daily Mail’. Since then, Hoda freely talked about the relationship several times.

While the two may not get married at all, both of them were previously married. His first wife was Burzis Kanga, he even has a daughter Kyle, a law student, from his previous marriage that ended in 2007. Hoda has been married to former University of New Orleans tennis coach Burzis Kanga from 2005 to 2008. She is a breast cancer survivor who had allowed the ‘Today Show’ to document her battle with cancer in 2007. 

Joel Schiffman

Caption: Joel Schiffman with his fiance Hoda Kotb (Source: Google)

Body Measurement and Social media

Joel Schiffman has grey hair with brown eyes. His height is 5 feet 9 inches. Additionally, he has a fair complexion. Other information about the sizes of his body parts is not available at the moment. 

Talking about social media, Schiffman is not active on any social media. He neither has a Facebook account, nor Instagram, and no Twitter. He just enjoys his time with his wife and children. Likewise, he likes to travel with his family.