Rebecca Olson Gupta is the wife of famous neurosurgeon and senior CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta. Rebecca Olson Gupta and Sanjay Gupta grew up together in Michigan and went to the same high school and college, eventually marrying each other. Let’s find out more about her.
Rebecca Olson Gupta: Who is Sanjay Gupta’s Wife?
When was Rebecca Olson Gupta born?
Rebecca Olson Gupta was born on December 6, 1968. She grew up in Michigan. Rebecca had two brothers, among whom David Olson is one of them.
Where did Rebecca Olson Gupta study?
Rebecca Olson Gupta attended Novi High School and met Sanjay Gupta during her time there. She graduated from high school in 1987.
After that, she attended the University of Michigan. She graduated from University in 1992. Rebecca then acquired her JD from the University of South Carolina Columbia in the year 1998. Since then, Rebecca Olson Gupta has been working in the legal field.
When did Rebecca Olson Gupta marry Sanjay Gupta?
Rebecca Olson Gupta and Sanjay Gupta got married on May 15th, 2004. They were married at Shell House in Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina. It was a private girls’ school near Olson’s family home. Rebecca Olson Gupta always wanted a Hindu wedding and got one.
At the wedding, Sanjay arrived the “baraat”, or groom’s welcome ceremony, a moment marked by music and dancing. After forty-five minutes, Rebecca surprised people with a hand-beaded silk lengha and choli. She had a long scarf carried on a chair by her brothers.
They were married in a Hindu ritual with mangrove pheras, where they circled the sacred fire four times. Likewise, they performed a traditional bhangra dance. Since 2004, they have been happily married.
How many children does Rebecca Olson Gupta have?
The couple has three children Soleil Asha Gupta, Sky Anjali Gupta and Sage Ayla Gupta.
Who is Rebecca Olson Gupta’s husband, Sanjay Gupta?
Sanjay Gupta is a famous American neurosurgeon who also works as CNN’s senior medical correspondent. He is also the associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital. He also teaches neurosurgery as an assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine.
Sanjay Gupta: Best Quotes
On legalizing marijuana:
[Marijuana] doesn’t have a high potential for abuse, and there are very legitimate medical applications. In fact, sometimes marijuana is the only thing that works… [I]t is irresponsible not to provide the best care we can as a medical community, care that could involve marijuana. We have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years in the United States, and I apologize for my own role in that.
On learning from his mistakes:
The worst crime of all would be that a mistake happens and no one talks about it or learns from it. So, as unsettling as it is to think about, these mistakes, complications and unexpected outcomes get discussed openly, and everyone hopefully gains something from it.
On how much sleep is enough:
Sleeping only six hours a night for a week in a row will make you feel on that eighth day as if you’d gotten no sleep at all. Seven and a half to eight hours remains the sweet spot.
On how health insurance companies operate:
Insurance companies don’t necessarily want to invest in your wellness because you’re likely to switch insurance companies within 10 years. They don’t benefit from their investment in you.
On the impact of weight on brain function
“I should also add something about weight here, because we all know that there’s often a relationship between weight and risk for diabetes. If the risk for Alzheimer’s disease goes up with metabolic disorders, then it makes sense that the risk also rises with unhealthy weight gain that has metabolic consequences. The science now speaks to this fact. Carrying extra weight around the abdomen has been shown to be particularly harmful to the brain. One study that garnered lots of media attention looked at over six thousand individuals aged forty to forty-five and measured the size of their bellies between 1964 and 1973.11 A few decades later, they were evaluated to see who had developed dementia and how that related to their waist size at the start of the study. The correlation between risk of dementia and thicker midsections twenty-seven years earlier was remarkable: Those with the highest level of abdominal fat had an increased risk of dementia of almost three-fold in comparison to those with the lowest abdominal weight. There is plenty of evidence that managing your weight now will go a long way toward preventing brain decline later.”
How much is Sanjay Gupta’s net worth?
Rebecca Olson Gupta’s husband Sanjay Gupta has amassed a good amount of wealth through his career. As of 2020, Sanjay Gupta’s net worth is around $8 million. Rebecca Olson’s husband is a revered CNN journalist who has won numerous Emmy Awards through the course of his life. Surprisingly, he was also selected as one of the Sexiest Men Alive in 2013, something that would’ve made Rebecca Olson Gupta very smug.