Ariel Helwani Biography: Age, Net Worth, Instagram, Spouse, Height, Wiki, Parents, Siblings

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Ariel Jacob Helwani, famously known as Ariel Helwani, is a renowned Canadian-American sports journalist who has gained recognition for his exceptional coverage of mixed martial arts (MMA). 

With his significant impact on the sport, he has consistently been honoured with the prestigious MMA Journalist of the Year award at the World MMA Awards since 2010. 


  • Full Name: Ariel Jacob Helwani
  • Stage Name: Ariel Helwani
  • Born: July 8, 1982
  • Age: 41 years old
  • Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Nationality: Canada
  • Occupation: sports journalist
  • Height: 5’11
  • Parent: Mr. and Mrs. Helwani
  • Siblings: 3
  • Spouse: Jaclyn Stein
  • Children: 3
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net Worth: $8 million

Early Life And Education

Ariel Helwani, a renowned sports journalist and commentator, was born on November 11, 1983, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He comes from a Mizrahi Jewish background and is the youngest of four siblings. Although his parents’ names remain undisclosed to the public, they can be referred to as Mr. and Mrs. Helwani.

 Ariel received his early education at the Akiva School and later attended Herzliah High School in Montreal. Displaying a passion for communications, he graduated from Syracuse University’s prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in 2004.


Ariel Helwani’s professional journey commenced in 2006 when he started working as a writer for the Mixed Martial Arts Fighting website. His talent for thorough reporting and breaking news quickly earned him a commendable reputation. 

Two years later, in 2008, he became an MMA insider for the UFC Tonight Show and contributed to pre and post-UFC event programming at Fox Sports. In 2016, he made a significant career move by joining ESPN, where he successfully hosted The Ariel Helwani Show, a widely popular MMA podcast.

Helwani departed from ESPN in 2019 to establish his podcast network, The MMA Hour. Since then, the network has expanded to encompass various other podcasts, a YouTube channel, and a website. Additionally, Helwani frequently contributes to HBO Real Sports.

Renowned for his assertive approach to reporting and fearlessness in posing challenging inquiries, Helwani has gained recognition for breaking numerous significant MMA news stories. Notable examples include his exclusive coverage of the UFC’s sale to WME-IMG in 2016 and his early reporting on the UFC’s anti-doping policy in 2015.

 Furthermore, Helwani has openly criticized the UFC’s business strategies, resulting in his banishment from attending UFC events on multiple occasions.

Despite his occasional clashes with the UFC, Helwani garners immense admiration from fans and fighters. He has earned a reputation as one of the most reliable figures in MMA, and his podcasts attract a global audience of millions.

Social Media

  • Twitter: @arielhelwani
  • Instagram: @arielhelwani
  • Facebook: arielhelwani

Personal Life

Ariel Helwani, 41, a well-known sports journalist and MMA reporter, is happily married to Jaclyn Stein, the love of his life and the CEO and talented designer behind Anzie Jewelry. They exchanged vows on October 25, 2008, and have been together ever since. 

The couple is blessed with three beautiful children – a daughter and two sons – who bring immense joy and love into their lives. Adding to their happiness, Ariel Helwani and Jaclyn recently became American citizens on March 8, 2022.

Net Worth

 Ariel Helwani, a renowned sports journalist from Canada and America, has gained immense recognition for his exceptional coverage of the thrilling world of mixed martial arts (MMA).

 With his extensive knowledge and expertise in the field, Helwani has amassed a remarkable net worth estimated to range between $5 million and $8 million. His dedication and passion for MMA have undoubtedly contributed to his success and financial prosperity.

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