Charles Payne Wiki: Wife, Affair, Salary, Net Worth

By Ravi Lama | Updated On: 07 Jun, 2018
Charles Payne Wiki: Wife, Affair, Salary, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth November 15, 1960 Age 60 Years 8 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Journalist
Marital Status Married Wife/Spouse Yvonne Payne (m. 2004)
Divorced Not Yet Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth $10 Million Salary $5 Million (Per Year)
Ethnicity Mixed Social Media Facebook, Twitter
Children/Kids Charles Payne (Son) & One Daughter Height 6 Feet 0 Inch (183 cm)
Education Central Texas College Parents Name Unknown
Siblings Two Brothers

Business journalist, Charles Payne is well-known as a contributor to Fox Business Network. He is famous for hosting Fox's Making Money with Charles Payne. He is also a host for his syndicated talk show, The Payne Nation. The television anchor has received an honor for his work as co-host of Varney & Co. He is a former North Dakota security policeman.

What Is Charles Payne's Net Worth?

Charles Payne accumulated a net worth of $10 Million from his career as a journalist. He is earning a lucrative salary from his job as a contributor to Fox Business Network. As per Paysa, the estimated wage package of a contributor at Fox News Channel is $60,330.

His productive career has made him a wealthy man. But he has had his fair share of controversies. In early 1999, Charles paid a civil penalty of $25,000 for a violation of the securities registration, reporting and sale of securities of Members Service Corporation.

Charles listed in the US. Air Force and served as the security policeman at the age of 17 before making his career as an anchor. Charles has also released a book named Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich: Your Game Plan for Getting It Right in the Stock Market in 2007.

Charles Payne Married Life With Author; Two Children

Charles Payne is a married man. Charles married an author, Yvonne Payne in March 2004. They are in a blissful relationship; however, the exact date when the couple started dating has been a mystery.

Charles Payne poses with his wife, Yvonne Payne. (Photo:

The two welcomed their first baby boy named Charles in 1996. The duo later welcomed their second child, a daughter with his wife, Yvonne.

Charles & His Wife Avoid Divorce Even After Sexual Harassment Controversy

Charles was immersed in a controversy after his former Fox colleague, Scottie Nell Hughes accused him of sexual harassment in July 2017. He even was handed with a suspension letter from the Fox Business Network for a short time.

However, Charles denied the allegation and tweeted on 7 July 2017 saying that her allegation is an ugly lie. On a tweet, he stated,

“That is an ugly lie I vehemently deny to my core. There is a mountain of proof that also proves its a lie.”

But later, Charles apologized to his family especially his wife about his past affair with Scottie. He admitted that he and Scottie were in a relationship for three years, but denied sexually harassing or "raping" her.

Despite ups and downs in their life, Charles and his wife had maintained solidarity in their marriage even during the times when it looked certain that they were heading for a divorce. 

In April 2018, it was reported that Chris Payne and Fox News have to face the lawsuit by Scottie. The federal judge found that Scottie has enough evidence to move her lawsuit forward. Representatives of Chris and Fox News are yet to comment on the issue.

Charles and his wife have been standing stronger together even in hard times. In 2012, Charle's wife, Yvonne went through a life-threatening heart transplant, which saved her life. As per The Observer, the donor was a child actress Sammi Kane Kraft, who later died in a car accident.

Short Bio

Charles V. Payne was born in New York City, NY on 15 September 1960. He completed his graduation from Central Texas College. Later, he joined Minot State University, as per wiki. Charles, who stands at the height of 1.83 meters (6'), belongs to mixed ethnicity. He is currently residing in Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.