Don Lemon Net Worth

Don Lemon is an American television journalist. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he anchored weekend news programs on local television stations in Alabama and Pennsylvania during his early days as a journalist.

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Don Lemon Biography

Name: Don Lemon
Salary: $10 Million
Monthly Income: $940,000
Date of Birth: March 1, 1966
Height: 6 ft 1 in 1.83 m)
Profession: CNN Anchor
Nationality: American


Don Lemon is an American television journalist. Lemon was born in Louisiana, and he anchored many weekend new programs on local television stations in Pennsylvania and Alabama. He then went on to work as a news correspondent for NBC. In 2014, he achieved prominence as the presenter of CNN Tonight.

Early Life

Donald Carlton Lemon was born on the 1st of March, 1966, in Louisiana. Lemon attended Baker High School, where he was voted class president during his senior year. Lemon attended Louisiana State University, and he graduated from Brooklyn College in New York. He later majored in broadcast journalism when he worked as a news assistant.

Don Lemon Net Worth

Net Worth $31 Million
CNN Salary $10 Million
Assets $22Million
Liabilities & Loans $8 Million
Investments $11 Million

Don Lemon House

Don Lemon lives in his 13,300 square-foot luxury home located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Don Lemon has bought his property for an estimated price tag of $17 Million dollars. This property comes with 8 Bedrooms and 9 Bathrooms.

Don Lemon’s Cars

Don Lemon has recently bought a Rolls-Royce Dawn for $1 Million USD. Don Lemon also owns a Lamborghini Aventador that cost $1 Million USD. A Few other cars owned by Don Lemon are listed below.

  • Range Rover Autobiography
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia
  • McLaren GT

Don Lemon Assets & Investments

Don Lemon’s assets include 15 real estate properties, 7 Cars, 3 Luxury Yachts. Don Lemon’s Assets Portfolio also includes Cash Reserves of over $30 Million. Don Lemon also owns an investment portfolio of 15 stocks that are valued at $21 Million. A few of the stocks owned by Don Lemon are listed below.

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Meta Platforms
  • Dell Technologies
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Alphabet Inc
  • PayPal

Don Lemon Salary (CNN)

Salary in 2022 $10 Million
Salary in 2021 $9 Million
Salary in 2020 $6 Million
Salary in 2019 $5 Million
Salary in 2018 $3 Million


Here are some of the best highlights of Don Lemon’s career:

  • Edward R. Murrow Award (2002) – Won
  • Lemon joined CNN (2006)
  • 150 most influential African Americans (2009)
  • Presenter of CNN Tonight (2014)


Lemon won an Edward R. Murrow Award for his work. In 2006, he warned three Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards, one for a business feature about real estate listings and two awards for reporting on Africa’s HIV/AIDS situation.

In 2011, he discussed colorism in the black community and the sexual abuse he had experienced when he was a child. He came out as gay, and he stated that he has known about his sexuality since he was 5-6 years old.

In 2006, Lemon joined CNN. Since 2014, he has also hosted CNN’s New Years’s Eve special from New Orleans. He introduced his broadcast with “This is CNN Tonight, I’m Don Lemon, the United States president is racist’ in 2018.

He was honored with a Native Son Award in 2016. The following year, “Out” named him on its Power 50 list of “the most influential LGBTQ people in the United States.

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