Don Lemon Salary, Net Worth | How Much is CNN's Gay Host Worth?

By Anmol Basnyat | Updated On: 16 Sep, 2018
Don Lemon Salary, Net Worth | How Much is CNN's Gay Host Worth?

Quick Information

Date of Birth March 01, 1966 Age 55 Years 4 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Journalist
Marital Status Single Husband/Spouse Not Yet
Divorced Not Yet Boyfriend/Dating Tim Malone (2017)
Gay/Lesbian Yes Net Worth $3 Million
Salary $1 Million(Approx) Ethnicity African-American
Social Media Twitter, Instagram Children/Kids Not Yet
Height 6 Feet (183 cm) Education Louisiana State University
Parents Katherine Clark(Mother) Siblings (Leisa Lemon, Yma Lemon) Sisters

As a genuinely inspirational figure for the LGBTQ community, Don Lemon sheer brilliant work at the newsroom makes him a respected news personality.

CNN host Don Lemon is known for his show, CNN Tonight with Don Lemon. The openly gay anchorman was named among the 150 most influential African-Americans by Ebony magazine in 2009.

What Is Don's Net Worth?

The 52-year-old TV host has mustered the net worth of $3 million from his Journalism career. As of 2018, he is reportedly entitled to a mind-numbing salary of $1 million. According to Glassdoor, the average salary of a CNN employee is reportedly between $68K - $95K, a year. However, Don’s twelve years of association from the network eventually made his salary and additional incentives to grow.

Don has added a significant amount of fortunes since joining the CNN Network in September 2006. He had earned a total revenue of $128,000 a year from the news satellite in 2015 and $1 million in the year 2016. He then received an income of $128000 from CNN in the year 2017.

Apart from the CNN Network, Don made his prime portion of his wealth working with others news broadcasts. His revenue increased from NBC News' New York City operations that included his correspondent job for Today and NBC Nightly News. He also served as a weekend reporter on Weekend Today and MSNBC.

The reporter previously had worked with a Fox Channel affiliated broadcast, WBRC in Birmingham, Alabam. According to Paysa, the WBRC employee makes an average yearly salary of $86,986 and Don working tenure in the news broadcast further elevated his income.

He also worked with NBC owned WCAU broadcast in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to Simply Hired, the reporter working around the Philadelphia area earns $71000 per year from their work and reporting consignment.

Don's earnings had been reportedly inflated with the 25% figures over the last few years from his years of working tenure in many news broadcasts.

He started his career back in 2003 when he joined NBC O&O station WMAQ-TV (5 in Chicago) as a local news co-anchor.

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Buys Multimillion Worth Vintage House

The reporter splashed a sum of $3.1 Million for a vintage style house on Rysam Street, Sag Harbor in 2016 summer. The apartment has four floors, four bedrooms, and five baths. The kitchen and bath areas are fully furnished with white marbles.

A resemblance to a vintage model, the lower level of his home is equipped with a mahogany bar and guest suite. Some other addition of the house includes a library, parlor, and dining room on the main floor and a room for office space.

The house includes the 0.28 acre of space, which has a swimming pool with a bathroom, an outdoor shower, and a cable TV.

Luxurious Cars & More On His 2018 Remark On US President!

Don, not just earns a lucrative income from his Journalism work but also lives a lavish lifestyle from the earnings. He posted a picture of his yellow Bellisima car on his social media page in September 2016 with an image caption, Well hello sunshine ??

One of Don Lemon car collection in Sag Harbor- Hamptons on 5 September 2016 (Photo: Instagram)

He previously shared a snap of his another classic wheel on 19 April 2014. In the post, he asked for some suggestion from his followers for paneling his vehicle. From the tweet, it becomes obvious that Don shares a great interest to modify his classic wheels.

The correspondent does not have many car collections but owns some of the most luxuries brands including BMW and Ford. The two vehicles combined reportedly cost him $140000 where the BMW was purchased on a high price of $100000.

Don is very vocal about his opinions. He slammed President Donald Trump for his shithole remark for African nations and termed Donald as a racist during a live CNN News Bulletin on 11 January 2018. Back in October 2016, Ana Navarro made a similar comment about the President during an on-air conversation with Trump campaign surrogate Scottie Neil Hughes.

Back in 2015, a petition signed by 30,000 people demanded Don be fired from CNN after he made a nasty remark on police behavior.

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Short Bio

Don Lemon was born on 1 March 1966 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as per wiki. The reporter stands at the height of 1.83 m (6’) and belongs to the Afro-American ethnic group.

The anchor first went to a public high school, Baker High School, East Baton Rouge Parish. He then obtained a degree in broadcast journalism from Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York, and later attended Louisiana State University.