Name: Don Lemon
Born: March 1, 1966
Occupation: Media personality
Don Lemon was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on March 1, 1966. He is the son of Katherine Clark and has two siblings, Yma and Leisa. Don is of Creole ancestry as well as Cameroonian, Congolese and Nigerian.
Don attended Baker High School and later studied Louisiana State University. Don decided to relocate to New York City to major in broadcast journalism at Brooklyn College.
Not much is known about Don’s relationship history. He came out as gay in his memoir, “Transparent.”
During his time in college, Don interned as a news assistant at WNYW in New York City. Following college, Don worked in cable news across the United States, including as a weekend anchor/reporter in Birmingham, Philadelphia and St. Louis. He returned to New York, reporting for NBC News and MSNBC.
His biggest break occurred in 2006, when he was hired by CNN. Don eventually became a prominent television anchor, despite his criticisms of the network, a petition calling for his termination and distinction of being named one of the worst journalists in 2014 by Columbia Journalism Review. In an interview with conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro, Don revealed that there is fake objectivity at CNN.
Don has been the recipient of multiple awards and honors in his career, including winning an Emmy Award, receiving an Edward R. Murrow Award and naming as one of the 150 most influent black Americans.
He has appeared on many television shows and in various motion pictures as himself, like “Into the Storm,” “Beyond the Lights,” “Zoolander 2” and “Being Mary Jane.”
We estimate that Don Lemon’s net worth is $3 million (2017).
So how much is $3 million really?
$3 million can pay for the journalism degrees of a dozen students at Columbia or New York University. $3 million can also pay for the salary of a couple of CNN anchors.