Soledad O'brien

Soledad O’Brien is a broadcast journalist and executive producer who comprises “beauty with the brain”. Today, she has established herself as a strong woman with a powerful and commanding voice in the field of journalism. Soledad is not only known for reporting breaking news but she is also famous for producing documentaries that are reality-based and faced by the world. 

Along with a prosperous career in the field of multimedia, Soledad O’Brien has also been relishing an enthralling married life with her partner. To know more, dig into the article further. 

Who Is The Husband Of Soledad O’Brien?

Soledad O’Brien is lucky when it comes to having a supportive life partner. She tied the knot with her boyfriend Bradley Raymond in the year 1995, at the age of 29. The couple shares a very good bonding and has a strong relationship. The duo holds 24 years of togetherness and is not likely to get a divorce in the days to come. In fact, they have many more anniversaries to celebrate together. 

Her husband is an investment banker and is the Head of an American multinational independent investment bank, Stifel. He has been working there since the year 2010. Before joining Stifel, he was the co-head of Investment Banking at Thomas Weisel Partners. 

Soledad with her four children

When it comes to their children, Soledad and Brad are blessed with four kids. Their first daughter Sofia Elizabeth Raymond was born on October 23, 2000, and she was followed by her sister Cecilia Raymond on March 20, 2002. Later, they had twins son named Charles Raymond and Jackson Raymond born on August 30, 2004. 

Early Life Of Soledad: Family And Siblings 

Soledad was born on September 19, 1966, in Saint James New York to father Edward Ephrem O’Brien and mother Estela Lucrecia. Soledad has mixed ethnicity as her dad was Australian while her mother was Cuban. Her father was a mechanical engineer and her mother was a high school English teacher. Her parents used to attend daily mass at the church near campus and her father used to offer a ride to her mother. Although Soledad’s mother used to refuse the ride initially, in the end, she said yes. After one year of the incident, they got married on the day after Christmas.

Soledad has 5 siblings- 3 older sisters, an older brother, and a younger brother. Elder sister Maria Hylton is a law professor who was born in 1961. She was followed by Cecilia in 1962 who is a corporate lawyer. After that Tony O’Brien was born in 1963 and Estela in 1964. They are businessmen and surgeons respectively. Gradually there was the arrival of her younger brother Orestes in the year 1967 who is an anesthesiologist. 

Soledad with her parents

Her parents had mixed-race marriages because of which they had to struggle as an interracial couple as interracial marriage was illegal in Maryland before 1967. 

The Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien host, Soledad had very strong connections with her family, but unfortunately, she lost her dad on February 6, 2019, due to lung complications. After 40 days of losing her dad, her mother too said goodbye to the world on March 15, 2019. 10 years ago, her mother had lost the ability to walk after falling in the bathroom, and since then the wheelchair gave her support. Her mother’s condition started getting worse with each new year after that incident took place. 

Soledad had to undergo a second funeral while she still was coping with the tragedy of her father’s death. 

Networth Of Soledad

Soledad is very enthusiastic about her work which has not only rose her to a height of success but has led her to gain massive awards for her exceptional performances. With such inherent talent Soledad is able to receive a salary of about $3 million per year while her net worth has raised from $8 million to $10 million as of 2021. 

Soledad along with her husband Brad has also founded the Starfish Foundation which contributes to young women with financial support and mentoring so they succeed at college and beyond.

Talking about the height of Soledad she is 5 feet and 5 inches tall which is equal to around 1.65m.

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