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Don Lemon Net Worth | Salary & Fiancé

Don Lemon Net Worth – $15 million

What are Don Lemon’s net worth and salary? Who is Don Lemon’s fiancé?


Don Lemon is a TV journalist, news anchor, author, and the former host of Don Lemon Tonight.


He was born on March 1, 1966, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, as Donald Carlton Lemon.

His father, Wilmon Lee Richardson, was an attorney.

On January 31, 2018, his sister drowned in a fishing accident. ”Thanks everyone for your words of sympathy,” Lemon wrote on Twitter. ”Please keep my family in your prayers.”

Lemon went to Baker High School.

In 1990, Lemon moved to New York City.

In 1996, he graduated from Brooklyn College with a degree in broadcast journalism. Lemon secured a news assistant position at WNYW while he was in college. ”I always wanted to be a journalist, ever since I can remember as a kid,” he told Pink News.

In 2002, he won an Edward R. Murrow Award.

In 2003, Lemon moved to Chicago to co-anchor the 5 p.m. newscast at WMAQ. Lemon won three Emmys for local reporting while working in Chicago.

In September 2006, he was hired by CNN.

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In 2009, Ebony named Lemon to the Ebony Power 150.

In 2011, Lemon released his memoir “Transparent,” where he details his rise to CNN. He also describes the sexual abuse he says he suffered as a child.

Lemon dedicated the book to Tyler Clementi, an American college student who took his own life on September 22, 2010, after his college flatmate outed him online. ”I don’t want there to be any more Tyler Clementis,” he said.

In December 2014, he was named on the ”Worst Journalism of 2014” List by the Columbia Journalism Review. ”Lemon’s gaffes this year offer a case study in how to choose words wisely — or not,” David Uberti wrote

In October 2015, Don served as a moderator for the Democratic presidential debate on CNN alongside Juan Carlos Lopez, Dana Bash, and Anderson Cooper.

In 2016, Lemon appeared as himself in the comedy ”Zoolander 2” and in the Kenya Barris‘ series ”Black-ish.”

In March 2021, Lemon published the book – ”This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism.” In the book, Don presents a searing and poetic ultimatum to America.

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In May 2021, Don and Chris Cuomo announced a new unscripted podcast – ”The Handoff” on Apple Podcasts to “talk politics and get personal.”

”They wanted a handoff, they got a handoff,” Lemon said in an interview. He added: ”Who knows what’s going to happen next.”

On May 14, 2021, Don announced the end of ”CNN Tonight with Don Lemon.” The following day, Lemon explained the show is just changing its name to ”Don Lemon Tonight.”

Lemon was fired from CNN in April 2023.

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In 2011, Lemon publicly came out as a gay man.

”I do have to say that the more people who come out, the better it is for everyone,” Don said in an interview with The New York Times. ”I think it would be great if everybody could be out.”

In April 2019, Don Lemon got engaged to Tim Malone.

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”He gave me a present on his birthday,” Lemon wrote on his Instagram. ”How could I say no?”

According to LinkedIn, Tim works as a real estate agent for Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

They began dating in the summer of 2016. Lemon and Malone first went public with their relationship in April 2017. The two met in New York. In 2018, the couple kissed on-air during CNN’s New Year’s Eve broadcast.

”I’m thinking about starting a family,” Don said on The Tamron Hall Show in April 2021. He continued: ”I found the right person, a person who believes in unconditional love.”


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”I want to be in relationships with people so they can see my humanity.”

”I always live life to the fullest.”

”I’m always looking for a new experience because with every experience comes a new perspective.”

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Don Lemon Net Worth


Don Lemon – Net Worth & Salary

So, how much is Don Lemon worth? Lemon earned most of his wealth from working for CNN from 2006 to 2023. Therefore, American television journalist Don Lemon has an estimated net worth of $15 million.

Don Lemon used to make $4 million per year as the host of ”Don Lemon Tonight.” In September 2022, Dan inked a $7 million-a-year contract with CNN. The contract was valid until 2026. After his firing by CNN, Lemon reportedly has to receive about $25 million.

He serves as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College and was a correspondent across CNN programming.

He’s the author of ”This Is the Fire” and ”Transparent.”

Lemon appeared on The Oval, Inside Politics, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Zoolander 2, Anderson Cooper 360°, The Big Brass Ring, Cuomo Prime Time, Firing Line with Margaret Hoover, The Wendy Williams Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and CNN Special Reports.

In 2016, Don purchased a five-bedroom house in Hamptons for $3.1 million.

In February 2021, he sold a Harlem condo for $1.53 million. Lemon bought the condo in 2013 for $1.48 million.

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