Lerato Mbele Bio, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Children, CNBC, Salary and Net Worth

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Lerato Mbele Biography

Lerato Mbele is a South African journalist and broadcaster. She is working for the BBC, she presents Talking Business Africa for the network. Previously, she presented the Africa Business Report and Newsday.

Lerato Mbele Quick Facts

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  • Birth Name: Lerato Mbele
  • NickName: Lerato
  • Age: 46 years old as of 2023
  • Date of Birth: June 2, 1977
  • Place of Birth: South Africa
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inches
  • Weight: Moderate
  • Education: Cape Town University, development studies from a university in London
  • Father: Not known
  • Mother: Not known
  • Siblings: Not known
  • Married or Single: Single
  • Children’s: Not available
  • Occupation: journalist and broadcaster
  • Salary: $90,502 per year
  • Net Worth: $300,000 US dollars

Lerato Mbele Age

Lerato is 46 years old as of 2021. She was born on June 2, 1977, in South Africa. Her birthday is on June 2 of every year.

Lerato Mbele Height

Mbele’s height is 5 feet 6 inches tall. Her weight and other body measurements are not available.


Mbele graduated from the University of Cape Town and a master’s in development studies from a university in London with a bachelor’s degree in politics and international relations.

Lerato Mbele Family

Lerato was born and raised by her loving and caring parents in South Africa. She hasn’t shared any information about her father and mother. Mbele’s sibling’s information is not known. She has not shared any information about her brothers and sisters.

Lerato Mbele Husband

Lerato’s husband is not known. She has not shared with the public any information about her relationship. Thus it is not publicly clear whether she is married or in a relationship.

Lerato Mbele Children

Mbele’s children are not known. She has not shared any information about her kids with the public.


Mbele began her career, serving for the South African Broadcasting Corporation in the year 1999, rising to become an anchor for its program News at Ten. In the year 2007, she joined CNBC Africa at its launch as one of the channel’s senior business presenters. While at CNBC she hosted regular programs on the channel in addition to coverage of many other business events, such as the World Economic Forum.

She joined BBC News to help launch and present Newsday on the BBC World Service alongside Lawrence Pollard in the year 2012. The two presented from 6–8.30 am (UK time) each weekday.

She serves as the presenter of “Talking Business Africa” a lifestyle business show focusing on prominent entrepreneurs and their business mindset in the boardroom and on the factory floor, which Mbele explores along with them for a hands-on experience.

Also, she was the long-standing presenter for Africa Business Report, a weekly programme that provided analyses of different sectors of the economy across African countries. It also featured leading business personalities from the African continent.

Interviews by Mbele also appear on BBC World News and on World Business Report. Mbele was named a Young Global Leader by the Switzerland-based World Economic Forum, in the cohort selected in the year 2014.

Lerato Mbele Salary

Lerato earns $90,502 per year as a journalist at BBC’s Newsday.

Lerato Mbele Net Worth

Lerato’s estimated Net Worth is $300,000 US dollars. Her net worth includes her assets, money, and income. She has accumulated her wealth from her successful career as a journalist and broadcaster.

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