Don Lemon Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Don Lemon net worth is
$5 Million

Don Lemon's salary (annual):
$1 Million

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Don Lemon Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017

Donald Davis Don Lemon was born on the 1 Mar 1966, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA, of mixed Creole, Nigerian, Cameroonian and Congolese ancestry. He is a journalist and television news anchor, perhaps best known as the host of the show called “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon”, which has probably had the biggest impact on his total net worth during his career which began in the late 1980s.

So, just how rich is Don Lemon? Well, as of 2017, the journalist’s net worth is estimated by sources to be over $5 million, the larger part of his wealth having come from his television and show appearances; his current annual salary is around $128,000 per year. In 2014, he bought 859-square-foot apartment, with one bedroom and a large terrace in Harlem for almost $900,000; he also owns the neighboring unit.

Don Lemon Net Worth $5 Million

Don spent his childhood in Louisiana, where he finished primary and secondary school. He later went to Brooklyn College, from where he graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism, also working as a news assistant at WNYW in New York City. After that, he attended Louisiana State University for his additional studies. (Don Lemon said he was inspired by Max Robinson, the first black news anchor from 1978 to 1984 on American TV.) He worked in numerous places as a reporter, and he has never been fired, so is known as hard-working and reliable, plus he has received a variety of awards for reports on Hurricane Katrina and the AIDS epidemic in Africa. He also received an Emmy award for his extraordinary reporting on the real estate market. Of course his net worth has benefited accordingly.

Don Lemon has also been presented in a variety of the trendy magazines in America. In 2009, Ebony magazine selected Lemon as one of the 150 most influential African Americans. The most notable events he has covered are the Boston Marathon Bombing and Philadelphia building fall down. Furthermore, he has reported on numerous natural catastrophes such as tsunamis and earthquakes in Japan. He is known for criticizing the situation of cable news, and openly questioning the network.

Concerning his personal life, not much is known, as he is a very reserved person and hardly ever talks about his private affairs. He grew up with his two older sisters, and his parents were not married. He has no children. There were reports that Don Lemon was married to Stephanie Ortiz, but his boyfriend is a colleague producer who as well works in television, so yes, Don is gay. There is no information about relationships that he had before. He published a book called “Transparent” in which he openly outed himself as gay, and he also talked about colorism in the black community, homophobia and the sexual abuse he experienced as a child. He has also expressed strong opinions about how the African-American community can be better, which has caused some debate, and there was even an unsuccessful petition to remove him from CNN because of this supposed controversy. More exhaustive information about him can be found on social networking websites such as Facebook and Tweeter. He also has a personal blog.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 1, 1966
Birth place: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Profession:An American journalist, television news anchor
Education:Baker High School, Brooklyn College, Louisiana State University
Nationality:American
Parents:Katherine Clark
Siblings:Leisa Lemon, Yma Lemon
Awards:News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form (2013), Edward R. Murrow Award
Nominations:News and Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, 150 most influential African-Americans (Ebony magazine (Ebony magazine), 2009)
Movies:The Big Brass Ring (1999)
TV shows:Today, NBC Nightly News, Weekend Today, MSNBC, CNN Tonight (since 2014), CNN Newsroom (since 2006)
Books:Transparent (2011), Everybody's Scrap Book of Curious Facts: A Book for Odd Moments
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Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Black-ish2016TV SeriesDon Lemon
Zoolander 22016Don Lemon
Empire2015TV SeriesDon Lemon
The Jim Gaffigan Show2015TV SeriesDon Lemon
The Big Brass Ring1999Reporter #4

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Liberia Will Rise: The Love Of Liberty Part II2016Documentary completedHimself - Archival News Footage
CNN Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself / Himself - Anchor
The View2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest Co-Host / Himself - CNN Anchor
Anderson Cooper 360°2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - CNN Reporter / Himself - Reporter / ...
The Wendy Williams Show2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself / Himself - Guest
The Meredith Vieira Show2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
The CNN Quiz Show: The '80s Edition2016TV MovieHimself - Contestant
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
The Real2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host / Himself
The Person Who Changed My Life2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
The CNN Quiz Show: Famous Americans Edition2015TV MovieHimself - Contestant
CNN Democratic Primary Debate2015TV SpecialHimself - Questioner
The CNN Quiz Show: TV Edition2015TV MovieHimself - Contestant
The CNN Quiz Show: The '70s Edition2015TV MovieHimself - Contestant
CNN Newsroom2011-2015TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Anchor / Himself - Co Host / ...
Being Mary Jane2015TV SeriesHimself
The CNN Quiz Show: Presidents Edition2015TV MovieHimself - Contestant
Roots: Our Journeys Home2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Do I Sound Gay?2014DocumentaryHimself
Beyond the Lights2014Himself
Into the Storm2014Himself
CNN the 11th Hour2013TV SeriesAnchor
Piers Morgan Tonight2013TV SeriesHimself
The Hour2013TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2011TV SeriesHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2011TV SeriesHimself
CNN Presents Michael Jackson: Man in the Mirror2009DocumentaryHimself - Host
James Brown: Say It Proud2007DocumentaryHimself - Host

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Drunken Peasants2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Media Buzz2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - CNN Anchor / Himself / Himself - CNN News Anchor
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself - CNN Anchor
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself - CNN Anchor

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