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Mazher Mahmood

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Date of Birth March 22, 1963
Age 59 years, 8 months, 27 days
Place of Birth Birmingham
Country United Kingdom
Profession Journalist
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Mazher Mahmood Biography

Mazher Mahmood is a famous Journalist, who was born on March 22, 1963 in United Kingdom. Mazher Mahmood was born in Small Heath, Birmingham, on 22 March 1963, the second of two sons of Sultan and Shamim Mahmood, journalists from Pakistan who had come to Britain three years earlier. According to Astrologers, Mazher Mahmood's zodiac sign is Aries.

In 1999, after a Mahmood investigation exposed the Earl of Hardwicke and another man as drug dealers, the jury sent a note to the judge explaining that they had reached their decision to convict the two men with great reluctance. They said that they would have acquitted the defendants if the law had enabled them to take into account Mahmood’s “extreme provocation” of them to sell him cocaine. The judge agreed and passed suspended sentences.

Mahmood then worked for the Sunday Times, which he joined in 1989. A managing editor at that time, Roy Greenslade, later alleged that Mahmood was dismissed for trying to cover up a mistake. Mahmood has consistently disputed Greenslade’s version of events. Mahmood then briefly worked as a producer on David Frost’s TV-am programme, before joining the News of the World in 1991.

Mahmood won the “Reporter of the Year” award in 1999 for his exposé of Newcastle United bosses Freddy Shepherd and Douglas Hall, who mocked fans and branded Geordie women “dogs” after taking Mahmood, posing as the sheikh, to a brothel in Marbella.

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Mahmood’s targets include various society figures, including Sophie, Countess of Wessex, in 2001, Princess Michael of Kent in 2005, and Sarah, Duchess of York, in 2010.

Mazher Mahmood Net Worth

Mazher is one of the richest Journalist & listed on most popular Journalist. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Mazher Mahmood net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.

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Mazher Mahmood (born 22 March 1963) is an undercover British journalist who was convicted of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. Before his conviction, he worked mainly for the tabloid press. He spent 20 years working for the News of the World and the Sunday Times, during which time he was responsible for numerous investigations, including a reputed 94 that led to convictions. He won Reporter of the Year in 2011, as well as Scoop of the Year and the Sports Journalists’ Association award, for an investigation of cricket match-fixing. Later, from its foundation in 2012, he worked for the Sun on Sunday, successor to the News of the World.

Mahmood’s targets include various society figures, including Sophie, Countess of Wessex, in 2001, Princess Michael of Kent in 2005, and Sarah, Duchess of York, in 2010.

In 2003, Mahmood was responsible for reporting an alleged plot to kidnap Victoria Beckham to the police. The subsequent trial collapsed after it emerged that Mahmood’s main informant, Florim Gashi, had been paid £10,000 and could not be considered a reliable witness, and was later deported from the UK. Judge Simon Smith referred the News of the World’ s role in the affair to the Attorney General. One of the men involved later sued the News of the World for libel and won. The paper issued an apology and paid libel costs.

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Mahmood first gained employment as a journalist at the age of 18, exposing family friends who sold pirate videos. This gained him two weeks’ work at the News of the World, after which he started freelancing at the Sunday People. In 1984, while trying with fellow journalist Roger Insall to expose a vice-ring at the Metropole Hotel at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, according to Mahmood, he first used the sheikh disguise when inviting prostitutes to a hotel room.

In 2004, Mahmood led an investigation into exposing the creation of a dirty bomb, through the supply of the fictitious substance red mercury, to three men from a supposed terrorist group. Mahmood was registered as an informant for the Metropolitan Police Anti-Terrorist Branch during the story, which led to a criminal case prosecution by the Crown Prosecution Service. The case, signed off by the Attorney General, collapsed in July 2006.

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On 30 March 2006, Respect party politician George Galloway said that Mahmood, using his “fake sheikh” disguise and working for the News of the World, attempted to trap him in a sting operation at a meeting in the Dorchester Hotel with businessmen from the Middle East. Galloway said he had put off the meeting for several weeks and was suspicious from the beginning. Of the men, he wrote on his website that “neither of the two looked at all like an Islamist (which is what they later claimed to be); neither had a beard”.

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Mazher Ranked on the list of most popular Journalist. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United Kingdom. Mazher Mahmood celebrates birthday on March 22 of every year.

In January 2006, Mahmood met England head coach Sven-Göran Eriksson, posing as a businessman interested in opening a sports academy. Eriksson, however, asked him to take over Aston Villa FC, and revealed that he intended to leave England after the World Cup to become Aston Villa manager, and that he would approach David Beckham from Real Madrid to become captain. On 23 January, the Football Association announced that Eriksson would leave his job after the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and it was thought that the News of the World allegations played a part in this decision. This was later denied by both parties, with Eriksson explaining that there was a prior arrangement to terminate his contract immediately after the World Cup. In 2016 Eriksson was reported to be suing Mahmood for having cost him his job.

Mahmood’s only face-to-face televised interview was in 2008 with the BBC’s Emily Maitlis on The Andrew Marr Show.

In September 2008, he wrote a book entitled Confessions of a Fake Sheik – The King of the Sting Reveals All.

Mahmood’s name came under the limelight once again when, in August 2010, he posed as an Indian businessman to expose the cricket bookie Mazhar Majeed who claimed Pakistani cricketers Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif, Salman Butt and Kamran Akmal had committed spot-fixing during Pakistan’s 2010 tour of England; the team was accused of deliberately bowling three no-balls, in an incident that veteran Richie Benaud described as the most distressing revelation in his 52 years of watching cricket.

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