Elie Mystal Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth

Elie Mystal is famous as The Nation’s Justice Correspondent, who covers the criminal justice system and politics and the force in the magazine’s monthly column- “Objection!”. He represents a member of Afro American Community, he also worked as a freelance writer and LSAT teacher. From all these, it can be known that he has a diversified career with experience in his associated field.

Early Life

Elie Mystal was born on 10th May 1978, in the Caribbean Region of Haiti, and his nationality is to Caribbean and America and is ethnically black Haitian. His father’s name is Late Elie Mystal Sr. and his mother’s name is Elizabeth Ying. His brother’s name is Curtis Marsh junior. He got his career-oriented inspiration from his father as his father. Not much information has been provided to the media but it is known that he has received his degree in Government from Harvard College in the year 2000 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in the year 2003. To pursue his career as an online Provocateur he gave up his legal profession.

Elie Mystal Career

By profession, Elie is an American lawyer. He is a former associate at Debevoise and Plimpton and a lifelong NY Mets fan. Before being a part of The Nation, in the year 2008, Elie was the executive editor of Above the Law, the legal website, where he often posted the news in regards to laws firms and politics. He has a long career of about 3 decades in the law industry, Currently, Elie is the executive editor of the Above the Law “Redline”.  Ellie is also the editor of Legal Supreme and More Perfect. He has also written for the New York Times, the New York Daily News, City Hall News, and he has also appeared on various new broadcasting channels on television, namely, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, and CNN.

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Social Media

Elie opened his Twitter account in May 2009 which now has 353.3k followers and on Facebook, he has about 8k followers. He mostly talks about laws and government on his social media accounts. He has also gained attention from his Instagram account and YouTube where he has many dedicated subscribers.

Elie Mystal Biography

Real Name Elie Mystal
Birth Date 10 May 1978
Age (as of 2024) 43 Years
Birth Place Caribbean region of Haiti
Nationality Caribbean, American
Profession Lawyer
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Taurus

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 88 kg  –  in Pounds –  194 lbs
Shoe Size 9 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Average


Father Elie Mystal Sr.
Mother Elizabeth Ying
Brother Curtis Marsh Jr.


School Harvard Law School
College Harvard College

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Christine Nyereyegona
Children Two

Personal Life

According to various sources, it is known that on 8th August 2004, Elie married Christine Nyereygona in NY and they have two children and reside in Mouth Vernon in the NY state of America. However, more information is not available to the public media. According to some sources, it is known that his wife is a reputed person working as an assistant general counsel and VP of JP Morgan Chase & Company

Elie Mystal Net Worth

According to the sources, Elie’s net worth is about $5 million and he has gained from his income earned through being a lawyer and as an editor of ATL. According to various sources, his annual salary is around $120k.

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  • His first book is named, “Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution”, which will be published on 1st March 2024.
  • He is an Alfred Knobler Fellow at the Type Media Center.
  • One of Elie’s quotes states- “You don’t communicate to them, you beat them. You beat them. They are not the majority of this country- the majority of the white people in this country are not the majority of the country. All the people who are not fooled by this need to come together, go to the polls, go to the protests, do whatever they have to do. You do not negotiate with these people, you destroy them.”
  • Elie joined ATL in the year 2008 by winning the ATL Idol contest.
  • He also admitted that he was racially abused during his college time at Harvard.

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