Elie Mystal is a famous social worker and a modern hero-in-law. He is mainly renowned for his article works and analysis in a legal website “Above The Law“. His work also includes several article publications of law firms, legislature, etc., for US magazine The Nation. Furthermore, he is also an Editor-At-Large working for the network Breaking Media.
His unfabricated posts have made people open their eyes to know the truth. Due to his outspoken nature, the majority of people provide enormous support to his work. He is fearless to openly claim that he’s right and gets aggressive if someone’s against him. Over the years, his gain in popularity has helped him reach his voice to many. His activity and honest opinions have been a significant help to many law students and significant others.
Ethnicity, Nationality, and Other Facts
The infamous Elie Mystal was born in the Caribbean region of Haiti. Thus, he belongs to Caribbean nationality and is ethnically black Haitian.
Elie Mystal was born owning Taurus as a zodiac sign. Although he doesn’t believe such stuff, the character traits of a Taurus suit him pretty well, which include characteristics like extreme concentration, determination, and generosity.
Currently, the Haitian social worker lives in Mouth Vernon in the New York state of America alongside his wife and children.
Many may not be aware, but Elie’s first real job to support his family was as a lawyer since they were economically poor. Elie was about to join the Debevoise & Plimpton law firm, and he was aiming to become an official representative. However, the salary of payment as a commercial litigation associate and his situation got the better.
It seems that his decision to let go of his previous profession was good for Elie. Now, he found a career that suits him very well. In 2008, Elie became the editor for the legal website “Above the Law,” where he frequently posts news about law firms and politics.
After successively printing articles and gaining recognition, Elie has had many collaborations with other publications where some major collaborations include The New York Times and Daily News.
Not only that, but Elie also appeared in multiple news broadcasting channels on TV such as Fox News, NBC channel, and many more. Elie Mystal is not afraid to speak his mind, and his profession in the press was the best he could get.
Who is Elie Mystal Married to? His Kids
Elie Mystal is very secretive regarding his personal life, unlike his professional life. However, sources are available for information regarding his wife.
Christine Nyereyegona made her way into Elie’s life and has made his life much easier. Moreover, Elie Mystal has achieved success in life ever since his marriage to Christine.
Reports claim that Elie and Christine met during their days in Harvard as the now-Mystal couple used to be college lovers. As soon as the two completed their law degree in 2003, Elie and Christine tied the knot the following year.
Elie wedded Christine Nyereyegona on the 8th of August 2004 in New York.
Talking about Elie’s wife, Christine is a strong, independent, and well-educated woman. Her studies include Bachelor’s degree in English literature and a Juris Doctor degree in 2004. Some say that since Christine’s wedding was on the same day she earned a Juris Doctor degree, she was late to her wedding ceremony.
Regardless, Christine is a highly reputed person working as an assistant general counsel and Vice President of JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Although Christine works in “Big Law,” she advised Elie to quit Big Law to find a new path. Not only that, during their college days, Christine even provided financial support to Elie to pay his college due. Nonetheless, Elie believes himself to be lucky to marry his biggest supporter.
Elie has two children with Christine regarding his kids, but their names are kept secret from the public. The latest photo of Elie’s children was in 2019 when they wished their father a happy birthday.
Elie Mystal Age. His Parents and Family
Elie Mystal is a native Haitian born on the 10th of May in 1978. So, currently, Elie is 43 years old. He is the son of the late personality Elie Mystal Senior and Elizabeth Ying. Elie spent his childhood growing with a family in Indiana and had finished high school there due to his parent’s separation.
His father, Elie senior, was a politician who was the legislator in the US region at Suffolk County. Elie senior served as a legislator for nearly four years, from 2004 to 2008. Furthermore, following his divorce, Elie’s father was in a relationship with a former legislator, Maxine Postal, whom Elie Sr. served as chief of staff.
Moreover, Elie’s father had to serve five years of probation following his lying statement about living in the district. Sadly, Elie Sr. then passed away in 2017 due to lymphoma at the age of 71.
Whereas Elie’s mother is still well and acts as the “Centre for Communication and Hearing” co-director”.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Elie represents a member of the Afro-American community. His appearance is a chubby man with a grey-colored Afro hairstyle. Similarly, Elie stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches with a body weight of 191 pounds.
Like his father, Elie was also applying for politics since his undergraduate studies. He wanted to become the people’s elected representative, and this got Elie into Harvard law school for a bachelor’s in political science in 1996. Completing this degree in 2000, Elie pursued a Juris Doctor degree in the same university. The former lawyer did graduate with good grades in 2003.
Even though he is a well-known alumnus from Harvard, he hasn’t forgotten the hardships he had to go through. The veteran news editor had to work in a library along with his parent’s finance to pay his dues. However, one time, an unfortunate event occurred that made him delay his payment. He kept arguing with the officials for financial help, but they didn’t listen to him. Fortunately, his friends and his current wife were there to help him in this situation. Elie also openly admits to being racially abused during his time at Harvard.
Elie Mystal Net Worth
Speaking of Elie Mystal’s net worth, he currently has an estimated value of $2.5 million, that too excluding his rightful parents’ properties.
A typical experienced legal writer and editor makes $87k at Above The Law.
Social Media Activities
The former lawyer is very active on Twitter and Facebook. He has an impressive number of followers for a politician or news editor. The 43-year-old veteran editor was over 250k followers on Twitter and over 8k Facebook followers.
On Facebook, Elie posts about recent news and links to his articles, whereas, on Twitter, he is more open about his life and shares his memorable moments. More often than not, Elie talks about laws and government on social media.