Who is Krystal Ball? Her Biography, Husband and Net Worth


Krystal Ball is an American political commentator, MSNBC television host, public accountant and previous political candidate. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post as well as a former co-host of The Hill’s Rising alongside Saagar Enjeti.

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Krystal Ball Biography

Krystal Marie Ball was born on November 24, 1981, in King George County, Virginia, United States of America. She is 41 years old as of 2022. She is an American by nationality.


Krystal Ball’s father, Edward Ball, is a physicist, while her mother, Rose Marie Ball worked as a teacher. She is the youngest sibling and has two older sisters, Holly and Heidi. Talking about her educational background, Ball graduated from King George High School in King George, Virginia.

Krystal Ball later attended Clemson University for one year and later transferred to the University of Virginia, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics. Krystal Ball is an entrepreneur and also a certified public accountant. She previously worked for the federal contractor CGI Group and was a columnist for The Atlantic.

Krystal Ball was also a political candidate. She ran to represent Virginia’s 1st congressional district in the U.S House of Representatives in 2010, however, she lost to Republican incumbent Rob Wittman by a margin of 63.90% to 34.76%.  She has been hosting a webcast called Rising on The Hill in 2018.

Krystal Ball is also an author. In 2017, she published her first book, Reversing the Apocalypse: Hijacking the Democratic Party to Save the World. Her second book, co-authored with Enjeti, is The Populist’s Guide to 2020: A New Right and New Left Are Rising, which was released on February 8, 2020.

Krystal Ball and Kyle Kulinski launched a new podcast called Krystal Kyle & Friends, on January 1, 2021. She also hosts an independent podcast and a video news show on YouTube, titled Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar. Krystal Ball has made guest appearances on CNN, CNBC, and Fox News as well as programs like Real Time with Bill Maher.

Krystal Ball co-hosted the MSNBC show The Cycle from June 2012 to July 2015. She created a political action committee, the People’s House Project in May 2017.

Krystal Ball Husband

Krystal Ball tied the knot with businessman Jonathan R. Dariyanani in 2008. Her husband Johnathan Dariyanani is a former CrowdGather, Inc. board member, President of Zoma Law Group, LLC, as well as founder and president of Cognotion, Inc./Ed-Tech. Krystal is the mother of the children: Lowell Maxwell Dariyanani, Ella Marie Dariyanani, and Ida Rose Dariyanani.

Krystal Ball Net Worth

Krystal Ball has accumulated an estimated net worth of approximately $4 million which she has earned primarily from her successful career as a television host, political figure, public accountant and commentator.

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