The 9th of November 2021 marked a precious day in Malai Yousafzai’s life as she tied the knots with Asser Malik to be partners for life.
The Pakistani activist for female education and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate took the news to her 2.1 million followers on Instagram sharing she and her new husband are excited to walk together for the journey ahead. So, who is Asser?
Find out in this Asser Malik Bio.
Meet Asser Malik, Malala Yousafzai’s Husband
So, Asser Malik made Malala his wife in a small nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham with their families.
The news of the ceremony, shared by Malala, was liked tens of thousands of times by her fans online.
Although the nikkah ceremony is not a legally binding contract. It is the first step in an Islamic marriage. Usually, a separate ceremony is carried out privately. However, it was not understood, if the new bride and groom also had a separate civil ceremony.
This must have come as a surprise to many as Malala previously voiced her doubts around marriage. She used to say: “If you want to have a person in your life, why do you have to sign marriage papers, why can’t it just be a partnership?”. So, her mom’s frequent — “Don’t you dare say anything like that! You have to get married, marriage is beautiful” — must have helped change her mind in some way.
So, at the time of this writing, it was not clear for how long the two have known each other as both have been private about their relationship. Still, from the look of social media, they seem to have known each other since at least July 2019. Around that time, Asser had shared a group selfie on his Instagram of himself cheering for Pakistan at the Edgaston Stadium in Birmingham, and Malala of course was with him. He even had tagged the I am Malala author in the caption.
One can put the two and two together about how they met, also from the fact that Malala is a self-proclaimed cricket fan and Asser is also clearly a cricket fanatic.
Asser Malik Age
Reportedly born in 1990, Asser Malik likely reached the age of 31 until 10 November 2021 making him several years senior to Malala who turned 24 on 12 July 1997.
Asser Malik Job
Asser Malik is currently the General Manager High Performance at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
An entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the sports industry, Asser is skilled in Sports Management and developing unique concepts and ideas.
As LinkedIn puts it, he brought the world’s largest amateur cricket league (LMS) in Pakistan and designed player development program for Multan Sultans.
He is also the franchise owner of a company named Last Man Stands in Pakistan.
Is Asser Malik On Instagram?
Yes. You may give Asser Malik a follow on his Instagram @asser.malik.
Until 10 November 2021, the account had 21 posts and 7,895 followers. Asser is also on Twitter @MalikAsser.
You may as well find Asser on Facebook @assermalikk.
Asser Malik Nationality
Asser Malik is no doubt a Pakistani. Even on his Twitter bio, he mentions Lahore in Pakistan as his home.
Who Are Asser Malik’s Parents And Siblings?
Unlike wife Malala, Asser’s parents and siblings (if he has any) are a mystery to us.
Malala was born into a lower-middle-class family to Ziauddin Yousafzai and Toor Pekai Yousafzai. She also has two brothers: and sons Khushal and Atal, in the family.
After Malala survived the assault by the Taliban in Pakistan, she and her family relocated to Birmingham. She was 15 at the time.
How Tall Is Asser Malik?
Asser Malik who played hockey and football in college’s team stands above 6 feet tall. Towering Malala in her 5′ 1″ height, he makes a good-looking pair with her.
How Much Is Asser Malik Net Worth?
Asser Malik had above an estimated $500 thousand when he married Malala in November 2021. While the entrepreneur’s wife already had saved $2 million by August the same year.
Hint on Asser’s salary as a General Manager: as per salaryexplorer.com, a person working as a General Manager in Pakistan typically earns around 139,000 PKR; salary raging from 72,400 PKR (at lowest) to 213,000 PKR (at highest).
Where Did Asser Malik Recieve His Education?
Asser studied BS in Economics and Political Science at Lahore University of Management Sciences from 2008 – 2012. Before that, 1998 – 2008, he attended Aitchison College.
Also, so you know, Malala after receiving 6 A*s and 4 As at GCSE level at the all-girls Edgbaston High School in Birmingham was accepted to study Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Oxford University. She graduated in 2020.