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  • CNN's chief international anchor Christiane Amanpour has an estimated net worth of $16 million
  • Amanpour has appeared in several movies and TV shows
  • The journalist announced Monday that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer

Christiane Amanpour, CNN's chief international anchor and host of CNN International’s interview program “Amanpour,” recently announced her cancer diagnosis. Here's how much she has earned in her decades-long career as a journalist.

Amanpour has an estimated net worth of $16 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The journalist is estimated to be receiving an annual salary of $5 million at CNN as of February, the outlet said.

The British-Iranian journalist’s first major assignment came in 1985 when she covered the Iran-Iraq War, which lasted from 1980 to 1988. She went on to report on the fall of European communism. Amanpour soon climbed up the career ladder to become “one of the best-known journalists in the world,” according to CNN

The 63-year-old journalist reported on major crises from hotspots such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and Rwanda and from the U.S. during Hurricane Katrina. Amanpour has interviewed almost all major world leaders, Forbes noted.

Aside from working as CNN's chief international correspondent, she also worked as an anchor of her own daily CNN interview program, “Amanpour,” from 2009 to 2010. She left the network in 2010 after 27 years to be the main anchor of ABC's “This Week” but returned to CNN International in 2012 and restarted “Amanpour.”

Amanpour then replaced Charlie Rose permanently on PBS in 2018, with her new show “Amanpour & Company” premiering on the network that year.

Aside from this, Amanpour has also made cameos in films and TV shows, including Marvel’s “Iron Man 2,” and “Pink Panther 2,” where she played herself in newscasts. She voiced the character Enheduanna in “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” and narrated “Women in War” in an episode of “Makers: Women Who Make America.”

Amanpour still has one challenge to face: cancer. She announced at the beginning of her daily television program Monday that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, as per CNN.

“I've had successful major surgery to remove it, and I’m now undergoing several months of chemotherapy for the very best possible long-term prognosis, and I’m confident,” Amanpour said, before urging women to get regular screenings and take symptoms seriously for the illness which affects millions around the world.

 CITIZEN by CNN 2020 Conference UNSPECIFIED - SEPTEMBER 22: In this screengrab Christiane Amanpour and Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch speak during the CITIZEN by CNN 2020 Conference on September 22, 2020 in UNSPECIFIED, United States. Photo: Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for CNN