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Born Joseph Richard Kernen on the 6th January 1956, in Cincinnati, Ohio USA, he is a news anchor, best known to the world for being the co-host of the show “Squawk Box” on the CNBC network. Before he became a television personality, Joe worked as a stockbroker.
Have you ever wondered how rich Joe Kernen is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Joe Kernen`s net worth is as high as $14 million, while his annual salary amounts to more than $2 million.
Joe Kernen Net Worth $14 Million
Joe spent his childhood in the Western Hills, which is an area in Cincinnati; he went to the St. Xavier High School, from which he matriculated in 1974. After high school, Joe enrolled at the University of Colorado, from which he obtained a bachelor`s degree., but that wasn`t the end of his education, as he enrolled in masters studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduating with a master`s degree in molecular biology. While at University, he worked on a cancer research project.
His career as a stockbroker began at Merill Lynch, and little by little his ambitions increased, and he eventually became the president of the EF Hutton and Smith Barney, which only increased his net worth. He started working on Financial News Network, thanks to his successful career as a stockbroker, and after merger with the CNBC in 1991, he became a part of the Network. Four years later he was made co-host of the new show “Squawk Box”, alongside Mark Haines, however Mark left the show in 2005, and was joined by Rebecca Quick, and Carl Quintanilla who stayed on the show from 2005 until 2011. Most recent addition was Andre Ross Sorkin, who is the co-host of the show since 2011. In 2012, during the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ crisis, Kernen began a “Rise Above” campaign at CNBC, aimed at pressuring Congress to cut spending. Since the inception of the show, Joe`s net worth has increased by a large margin, as his salary is $2 million per year.
Regarding his personal life, Joe has been married to Penelope Scott – a former commodities trader herself – since 1998; the couple has one child, daughter Blake, who helped Joe write the book “Your Teacher Said What?!: Defending Our Kids from the Liberal Assault on Capitalism” in 2011.