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Saturday, 29 April 2017

5 Facts You Didn't Know About Richard Quest

One of CNN‘s most popular personalities, Richard Quest of Quest Means Business arrived Lagos Nigeria this week to film his show and discuss with Segun Demuren (Aviation Expert) on issues of the aviation sector. The happy looking man was spotted in different location of Lagos.

Though, he is a known face on CNN but there are little-known facts about him. Below are 5 amazing facts you probably didn't know about Quest. 

1. He is a Qualified Lawyer:

While many people are familiar with Quest in his travel,  business and finance journalistic role, few are aware of the fact that he is a qualified lawyer who graduated with an LLB Hons degree from Leeds University in the United Kingdom.

2. He is a Gay: 

After many years of speculation and rumor mongering, the renowned CNN TV personality in 2014 stepped out and admitted that he was gay. Quest’s public announcement added to other CNN anchors who have come out the closet such likes as Anderson Cooper in 2012 and Don Lemon in 2011.

3. He Suffered Mental Sickness:

In 2008 Richard was arrested and taken to rehab. His arrest during wee hours of the morning in Central Park, New York was for alleged possession of crystal methamphetamine. In addition to the drug, Quest is alleged to also have had a rope on his neck, which was tied to his private parts. Moreover, he was also said to have a had a sex toy in his car boot. Quest was arraigned before the court and a ruling was made which saw him being taken for drug treatment and rehab. In an interview he admitted that he was sorry for the episode and was thankful for the support he received from CNN. The rehab helped him revert and get over the addiction. 

4. He Rejected Al Jazeera Job Offer:
He turned down a work offer from Al Jazeera. In 2006, Al Jazeera English had a job opportunity for Richard Quest, which he turned down. Not that he just didn’t feel like working for the company or was turned off by the money; rather, he didn’t want to offend the Islamic religion. Al Jazeera is a Qatar owned company, which means it is based in an Islamic country and generally upholds Islamic values. As mentioned in Fact #1 Quest who is a Jew has since 2013 been openly gay and for that he didn’t want to feel misplaced by working for Al Jazeera, so he felt it was unsuitable and turned down the offer.

5. He Has A Twin Sister:

Quest has a twin sister, called Caroline Quest. It would appear financial management runs in the family. While Richard Quest was delegated to the finance department at the BBC when he worked there his twin Caroline Quest, is the Director of Finance at the University of Leicester. She is also the Director of the Enterprise and Business Development at the University.

QUESTION: Which of the five facts listed about him you found most interesting?

Written & Edited by: Endy Edeson
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Osuntokun Oluwaseun David

Quest means Business!....i like that man like kilode....one of my CNN TV favourite Presenter

Endy Edeson

@David: sure, he is very energetic in his reports. I like him too. Which of the five facts listed about him you found most interesting?

Osuntokun Oluwaseun David

gay?....am really shocked!

Endy Edeson

@David: me too. Such is life. It is his choice. What matters most is his legacies in Journalism

Jeremiah Ademolu

This gay of a thing make feel why my love for him, really like his show though

Sola Ajiboye Omotowo

His depression... This is shocking!!

Endy Edeson

@Sola: sure, humans irrespective of who they are go through tough times. It's how we handle it that matters. @Jeremiah: There is always one thing you will not like about someone you love. Your feelings are normal

Oluwatoyin Obanla

Tying a rope to his neck and private part, hmmmm,that for me shows that he was really bunkered

Endy Edeson

@Obanla: hahahahahaha. sorry for laughing. It's really crazy.

Patrick Asema

I like everything about Quest but fact he is gay, all his good qualities are off my head.

Endy Edeson

@Patrick: your comment is funny. That means you got Conditional Love for him. Hahahahahahaa

Patrick Asema

I didn't mean it the other way round, i mean the fact that he is gay, i don't like him any more

Patrick Asema

Don't get me wrong

Endy Edeson

I understand you. I am not saying what you think I am saying

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