Leanne Manas Biography: Age, Net Worth, Instagram, Spouse, Height, Wiki, Parents, Siblings

April 8, 2024 0 Posted By Gift Nworie

Leanne Manas is a prominent South African businesswoman and television presenter for SABC, best known as the anchor of their flagship program, Morning Live.

 In January 2019, she was designated a Goodwill Ambassador by UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency. 

Her remarkable contributions were further recognized in 2022 when she was bestowed with a Knighthood of the French.


  • Full Name: Leanne Manas 
  • Stage Name: Leanne Manas 
  • Born: October 14, 1978
  • Age: 45 years old 
  • Birthplace: Johannesburg
  • Nationality: South Africa 
  • Occupation: Businesswoman and television presenter
  • Height:1.8m 
  • Parent: Mr and Mrs Leanne  
  • Siblings: Unknown 
  • Spouse: Marc Menelaou
  • Children: Alexandro, Gabriella, Vesper, and Mira
  • Relationship: Married 
  • Net Worth: $700,000

Early Life And Education

Leanne Manas, born on October 14th, 1978 in Johannesburg, South Africa, was raised by her parents whose identities are not disclosed to the media. They may be referred to as Mr. and Mrs. Leanne. It is possible that she grew up with siblings, although their names remain unknown to the media.

 Ms Manas holds a BA (Hons) in English and Communications, as well as a diploma in Speech and Drama teaching from Trinity College London. With a keen interest in finance journalism, she pursued further studies and obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics Journalism from Rhodes University.


 Manas began her broadcasting career in 2001 as an anchor for the Essential Business Channel Summit TV and held this position until 2003. During her time at this channel, she also began hosting two programs on SABC 3: Business Update and Business Focus. In 2004, Manas joined the team of presenters for South Africa’s longest-running breakfast program, Morning Live, which airs on SABC 2.

Manas has a commendable track record in the radio industry, having lent her talents to reputable stations including Radio Algoa, Jacaranda FM, SAfm and East Coast Radio. In recognition of her exemplary work, she was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in January 2019.

Leanne not only has a successful media career but also dedicates herself to various charitable causes such as the Topsy Foundation and Child Welfare. She serves as a 46664 Ambassador, actively participating in initiatives to combat HIV/AIDS. Additionally, she spends her free time teaching television skills to students.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle:@leannemanas
  • Facebook handle: Leanne Manas
  • Twitter handle:@LeanneManas 

Personal Life

Leanne and Greek financial markets trader Marc Menelaou have been happily married since September 3, 2005. Their beautiful wedding was broadcast on television, marking a memorable start to their journey as a married couple.

Leanne, a dedicated homemaker, currently resides with her husband Marc and their four children – Alexandro, Gabriella, Vesper, and Mira. Meanwhile, Marc is employed at Sanlam Specialised Finance where he utilizes his expertise in the financial markets to help clients achieve their investment goals.

Net Worth

Leanne Mana’s specific net worth is yet unknown, but due to her professional is $700,000.

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