Burzis Kanga is an American tennis coach who is currently the head coach for the New Orleans Privateers. However, this is not why we know him.
Burzis Kanga came into the spotlight by marrying journalist, television personality and author, Hoda Kotb. She is a very successful businesswoman since she is the main co-anchor of the NBC News morning show “Today” and co-host of its entertainment-focused fourth hour. Also, Kotb formerly served as a correspondent for the television news magazine program Dateline NBC.
Choosing Burzis to be her husband, she diverted lights of media on his life, too.
Ex-wife Hoda Kotb
The famous journalist revealed that she met Burzis on Valentine’s Day at an event of the American Heart Association in New Orleans. The date they met signalized that the relationship will be full of love and devotion. Despite the short distance, the relationship was blossoming.
The couple decided to marry in December 2005. The wedding ceremony was in Punta Cana Dominican Republic in a narrow circle of family and close friends.
Three years went perfect, but then it comes to divorce. Unfortunately, they signed divorce paper also on Valentine’s Day. The couple split around the time when Hoda was diagnosed with breast cancer. However, they did not reveal the reason for their divorce.
Life after divorce
Shortly after the divorce procedure, Hoda had a surgical operation to help alleviate the physical damage, and since when she has become an advocate for breast cancer awareness. She even allowed the “Today Show” to document all the phases of her disease and her fight.
Honda has moved on and found a new love – a Manhattan financier Joel Schiffman. They started a relationship in 2013, and they are not married yet. However, they did adopt a baby girl named Haley Joy, who was born on Valentine’s Day in 2017.
On the other hand, Burzis vanished from public life and kept the good memories of his ex-wife. In an interview for RadarOnline, he said:
“She was my soulmate. She was my best friend. She was someone very special to me. I have no intention of getting remarried again.”
After high school, Tanzanian Burzis Kanga enrolled in college to complete a degree in business in 1984. He started to work as a sports coach of New Orleans Privateersat the University of New Orleans (UNO).
With the school’s tennis team he started working in the mid to late 1980s. He has a US Tennis Association Professional 1 certification and is a board member of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation. He’s now been active with various sports organizations for over three decades.
Burzis Kanga Net Worth 2023
Thanks to his career successes and success of his ex-wife, it is estimated that the Kanga’s net worth is as high as 1 million dollars. This amount provides him a comfortable and easy living, for sure.