Don Lemon Net Worth

How much is Don Lemon worth?

Net Worth:$12 Million
Profession:Professional TV Journalist
Date of Birth:March 1, 1966
Country:United States of America
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Who Is Don Lemon

Don Lemon, whose full name is Donald Carlton Lemon is an American author, anchor, journalist, news correspondent, and reporter. He was born in Louisiana and spent most of his early adult years in Alabama and Pennsylvania where he worked as a journalist for several news programs and local television stations. Since the new millennium, he signed with the global companies NBC and CNN where he began working as a news correspondent for the morning television show “Today” and the “NBC Nightly News”.

American television journalist Don Lemon has a net worth of $12 million dollars, as of 2021.

How Did Don Lemon Get So Rich?

The educated author and journalist became rich right after he got his major and began working in television. Prior to his signing with NBC and CNN, he worked for some time with WRBC in Birmingham, Alabama, and WCAU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a weekend news anchor. He also spent a few months working for KTV in St. Louis, Missouri as an anchor and investigative reporter. In the early 2000s, he signed with NBC and began working in various productions such as the “NBC News” for New York City, as well as “NBC Nightly News” and “Today”.

In 2003, while earning more than $200,000 for all of his professions, Don Lemon also received three Emmys for his time at the WMAQ working as a local reporter. In September 2006, he joined the CNN and by that time, he was able to make nearly $500,000 per year. The following year, he joined the cast of the “CNN Newsroom” as a correspondent, as well as host and anchor. Throughout the years, he took part in several documentaries and shows such as “CNN New Year’s Live”, and “CNN Special Reports” to name a few.

Why Is He So Famous?

Donald became famous after his association with the giants CNN and NBC. He was born on March 1, 1966, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He’s of Cameroonian, Congolese, French, and Nigerian ancestry. He attended the Baker High School, from which he graduated in the early 1980s. During his senior year, he has even voted the class president. In the mid-1980s, he attended the Louisiana State University and then moved on to the Brooklyn College.

Just a couple of months after he received his major in broadcast journalism from the Brooklyn College, Lemon began working as a news assistant at the WNYW and other local companies. Simultaneously with that, he received an offer from Fox News to work at their affiliates in Chicago and St. Louis for a couple of years. After he graduated, he became an official correspondent for the NBC affiliates in Chicago and Pennsylvania.

What Makes Don Successful?

The success of Don comes from his passion and aspirations to work for the television in many different positions. In addition to his work for the “CNN Newsroom”, he also began hosting the aforementioned specials “CNN’s New Year’s Eve” live from New Orleans, Louisiana. Also that year, it was announced that he will become the presenter of the late news program “CNN Tonight”, which he even now continues to host.

Ever since the early 2000s when he first began work on the television, Don Lemon quickly won a lot of accolades. He won his first award in 2002 – an Edward R Murrow Award. A few years later, in 2006, he won three Chicago/Midwest Emmys – two for his report on the AIDS/HIV pandemic in Africa and one for his business achievements with the Craiglist real estate company. By the late 2000s and early 2010s, his name was added in multiple magazines and news that highlight the popular and important African Americans and/or LGBTQ people in the media.


Don Lemon is a three-time Emmy-award winner who has been one of the most famous faces on television ever since the early years of the new millennium. Simultaneously with working as a news anchor, reporter, journalist, and news correspondent on televisions like CNN and NBC, he also became an author.

In 2011, he released his first book called “Transparent”. The book sold more than 300,000 copies by the end of the year and became a best-seller. As of now, thanks to his versatility, Don Lemon has a net worth of $10 million and is considered to be one of the most influential and successful people of African American descent and in the LGBTQ community.

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