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Don Lemon’s Net Worth: How Ex-CNN Host Got $12 Million

Don Lemon’s net worth has increased to millions of dollars as a result of CNN’s decision to sever ties with the experienced TV personality on the same day that Tucker Carlson left right-wing media giant FOX News.

Don Lemon's Net Worth
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 26: Don Lemon attends the 2023 TIME100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 26, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

After CNN announced the TV veteran’s dismissal on the Communication Twitter account with the customary statement thanking him for his service, several reports squeezed Lemon’s wealth out.

Don Lemon’s Net Worth Now Reaches $12 Million

The veteran TV host earned $4 million a year while working for CNN, claims Celebrity Net Worth. With that, Don Lemon’s net worth is estimated to be $12 million.

The native of Louisiana started his career as a reporter for Fox and NBC affiliates before moving on to Today and NBC Nightly News. He joined CNN in 2006.

Lemon hosted weekend news shows on regional television stations in Pennsylvania and Alabama early in his journalism career. He rose up the ranks and, until being sacked in April 2023, co-hosted CNN This Morning alongside Kaitlan Collins and Poppy Harlow.

Some sources told Epic Stream that Lemon’s comments about 51-year-old Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley’s age were the reason for his ouster.

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How Does Lemon’s Wealth, Salary Compare to the Pay of Other CNN Anchors?

The Things also compared Don Lemon’s net worth and compensation with the wages and wealth of other CNN anchors and reporters. 

Don Lemon earns substantially more than Poppy Harlow, who has a larger net worth and a $2 million yearly salary.

Despite working as a White House correspondent for CNN, Kaitlan Collins earns over $170,000 annually, considerably less than Lemon’s. The Things added that Collins will have a $1 million net worth In 2023.

A well-known American journalist and political commentator, Anderson Cooper, who works for CNN, also earns $15 million from the media corporation. Cooper’s reported net worth is $50 million. But his wealth is more like $200 million, The Things added – citing USA Today and other sources.

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