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The 11 Richest CNBC Anchors

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For viewers looking to understand and keep up with the business world, CNBC has been around since 1989 and has expanded to include not just its original cable spot but also programming on services like YouTube or on the CNBC website. The channel has programming from 5 am to 7 pm Eastern time, focusing on business news, but subscribers can access more content on demand.

As such a long-standing part of the business world, CNBC has worked hard to create a team of anchors that viewers can rely on for the best business news. These anchors are well-known and often well-loved by viewers. However, some anchors have more popularity than others, which often leads to a higher salary. Anchors, through their skills an platforms, also have opportunities to earn more income through other means, such as appearances, business ventures, or social media presence. Thus, salary alone cannot define the net worth of anyone on the list.

If you’re wondering about the general CNBC anchor salary, read on to discover the net worth of the richest CNBC hosts, how they earned their money, and how much CNBC pays them. You may be surprised who is at the top of the list.

How We Made Our List

Creating a list of the richest CNBC anchors presented our team with several challenges. As with any net worth list, we rely on our methodology to ensure the list is as accurate as possible.

Steps we took to create this list:

  • We started by compiling a list of current CNBC anchors, using CNBC’s list of current anchors and reporters. This list helped us narrow down the figures and begin compiling financial information about each person.
  • Throughout the research process, we used a range of sources to get financial information and other relevant facts about the CNBC anchors. Whenever possible, we used sources that could give exact or close to exact financial figures. For example, public records are useful for information like property assets. Research data, government websites, public filings, and news reports helped us get a good picture of each anchor’s situation.
  • When available, we also used insider information and took into account direct comments that anchors have made about themselves. Of course, with these accounts, we were careful not to put too much weight on them because we know that this information should always be taken with a grain of salt.
  • For information that we cannot access directly, we have used comparative value assets. This process allows us to compare an anchor’s assets of unknown value to similar assets that have known value. For example, to understand the value of a 4-bedroom California house, you can look at other houses in the same neighborhood with comparable features to get an estimate of the unknown house’s value.
  • Whenever possible we used quantitative information, but qualitative information was also used to shape some of our conclusions. We also used a range of formulas and mathematical equations to make our rankings more accurate.

The above points showcase our most used methods, which allow us to take inexact numbers and fine-tune them so that we can use the limited information we have to the fullest.

11. Brian Sullivan 

Brian Sullivan

  • Birthdate: July 19, 1971
  • Age: 52
  • Years on CNBC: He has been on CNBC since 2011
  • Current Position: Anchor and Senior National Correspondent
  • Notable Achievements: Brian Sullivan has been working in financial news programming for over 25 years, and has brought to light issues related to the housing bubble and the rise of the AR-15 gun
  • Salary: $100,000
  • Net Worth: $2 million
  • Social Media Presence: InstagramX

Brian Sullivan is the first financial reporter who brought to light the risk of the housing bubble in 2006 to 2007, and for this, he won a Loeb award. Brian’s interests seem to be diversified since he studied law at Brooklyn Law school, then political science at Virginia Tech.

He was at Fox Business Network for three years and later moved to Bloomberg for twelve years, working as a reporter, anchor, and producer. Brian joined CNBC in 2011, where he is a financial journalist and news anchor. With his various roles, Brian has managed to build a net worth of around $2 million. He currently serves as the anchor for “Last Call,” and he’s also a Senior National Correspondent.

10. Kelly Evans 

Kelly Evans

  • Birthdate: July 17, 1985
  • Age: 38
  • Years on CNBC: Began as a co-host in 2013
  • Current Position: Anchor or co-anchor on two shows
  • Notable Achievements: Earning the role of anchor or co-anchor on several CNBC shows and notable publications in the Wall Street Journal
  • Salary: $500,000
  • Net Worth: $3 million
  • Social Media Presence: InstagramXLinkedIn

Born in Syracuse, New York, and raised in Lexington, Virginia, from a young age, Kelly Evans craved success and was a diligent scholar and athlete. She graduated in 2007 after a four-year full-academic scholarship thanks to her passion and excellence in sports.

Her career started with publishing articles on the Wall Street Journal as well as hosting the daily online program called “News Hub” on Kelly joined CNBC as an on-air personality in 2012, and she would continue on different shows throughout her career.

Her net worth of about $3 million has been acquired from her job as a writer, host, being a guest on major news channels such as CBS and Fox News, and her current anchor job at CNBC. She is currently an anchor on “The Exchange” and co-anchor on “Power Lunch.”

9. Tyler Mathiesen

Tyler Mathisen

  • Birthdate: September 4, 1954
  • Age: 69
  • Years on CNBC: He has been working at CNBC since 1997
  • Current Position: Co-anchor and CNBC Vice President of Events Strategy
  • Notable Achievements: CNBC Vice Presidents of Events Strategy
  • Salary: $800,000
  • Net Worth: $5 million
  • Social Media Presence: No official social media presence

Tyler Mathisen is a CNBC journalist who was born in Arlington, Virginia, and he learned about reporting early as his father was a war correspondent during World War II for the United States Navy. He worked at Time Life books before specializing in mutual funds.

With a speculated annual salary of $800,000 from CNBC, Tyler has an estimated net worth of $5 million. However, he has had to work for it since his days at Money magazine where he served as a top editor, senior, and writer for 15 years.

Tyler was the managing editor of CNBC Business News but now co-anchors “Power Lunch.” His journalism skills have been feted by the American Investment Company Institute which awarded him for personal finance journalism. It’s no wonder that he is the Vice President of Events Strategy at CNBC and helps the events team develop their initiatives.

8. Melissa Lee

Melissa Lee

  • Birthdate: November 4, 1974
  • Age: 49
  • Years on CNBC: She has worked at CNBC since 2004
  • Current Position: Host of “Fast Money”
  • Notable Achievements: Melissa Lee has been a reporter for several documentaries on CNBC and has helped the network report on China
  • Salary: $1 million
  • Net Worth: $6 million
  • Social Media Presence: X

Although she was born in Grand Neck, New York, Melissa Lee’s grandfather was a Chinese immigrant, so her Chinese heritage has impacted her career and expertise. Melissa Lee is presently the host of “Fast Money,” but she has also been featured on other big network shows like “Power Lunch,” “Options Action,” or “Squawk on the Street.” She has also occasionally taken over for other anchors on shows like “Closing Bell” when necessary.

She has been the reporter for six CNBC documentaries about topics like Bsitcoin, Coca-Cola, China, and the porn industry. Her business news has earned her two Emmy Award nominations.

7. Sara Eisen

Sara Eisen

  • Birthdate: August 7, 1984
  • Age: 39
  • Years on CNBC: She has worked for CNBC since 2013
  • Current Position: Co-anchor of “Money Movers” and “Squawk on the Street”
  • Notable Achievements: Interviewing many notable figures like Janet Yellen, Christine Lagarde, and Phil Knight
  • Salary: $1 million
  • Net Worth: $7 million
  • Social Media Presence: Instagram, XLinkedIn

Sara Eisen attended New York University and then got a graduate degree from Northwestern University. Her career kicked off with a job at Forex TV, before moving on to Bloomberg in 2011 until being hired by CNBC in 2013 to co-anchor “Worldwide Exchange” and “Squawk on the Street.”

She does not have any awards yet applauding her for her great work in the media, but she is still reputed among the best on the industry. With her $1 million salary and other business pursuits, Sara has accumulated a net worth of about $7 million.

6. Carl Quintanilla

Carl Quintanilla

  • Birthdate: September 10, 1970
  • Age: 53
  • Years on CNBC: Began working for CNBC in 1999 as a correspondent
  • Current Position:
  • Notable Achievements: Peabody Award, Emmy Award, Edward R. Murrow Award
  • Salary: $3 million
  • Net Worth: $9 million
  • Social Media Presence: InstagramX

More than just a TV personality, Carl Quintanilla has shown his prominence as a journalist. He went to the University of Colorado Boulder to get a political science degree, which set him up for his future career.

Before joining CNBC, Carl worked at the Wall Street Journal as a staff reporter where he amassed most of his wealth. He also was a reporter and columnist for the Boulder from 1991-1993, before moving to National Public Radio to work as an editorial assistant. Carl now has a net worth of about $9 million affording him a luxurious lifestyle.

Anyone who can afford to buy a house for $3.2 million must be rich, and that is what we can say of Carl. Then again, with an annual salary of $3 million, it is not a wonder. Carl has been with CNBC since 1999 and currently co-anchors “Squawk on the Street” a program that broadcasts live from NYSE media center, and is a correspondent for “Crime Inc.,” a CNBC series.

5. Andrew Ross Sorkin

  • Birthdate: February 19, 1977
  • Age: 46
  • Years on CNBC: Began work at CNBC in 2011
  • Current Position: Co-anchor of “Squawk Box”
  • Notable Achievements: Earning awards like the Gerald Loeb Award and Samuel Johnson Prize and being a NYT bestselling author
  • Salary: $650,000
  • Net Worth: $12 million
  • Social Media Presence: InstagramX

If you have watched “Billions” and loved it, then one of the people you should credit for your dose of entertainment is Andrew, who is among its executive producers. Andrew Ross Sorkin is a journalist and author who was born to playwright, Joan Sorkin and attorney Laurence T. Sorkin, who supported him in his endeavors.

He attended Cornell University to study a Bachelor of Science degree and began his journalism career by writing for the New York Times, where he also was a student intern. Besides being CNBC’s co-anchor for “Squawk Box,” Andrew is an accomplished author whose book “Too Big to Fail” won several awards and became the basis for ” Billions.” His work has enabled him to amass a net worth of $10 million, so far.

4. Joe Kernen

Joe Kernen

  • Birthdate: January 6, 2024
  • Age: 67
  • Years on CNBC: Came to CNBC in 1991 after a merger with Financial News Network
  • Current Position: Co-anchor of “Squawk Box”
  • Notable Achievements: Become a successful stockbroker after studying at the MIT Center for Cancer Research
  • Salary: $3 million
  • Net Worth: $16 million
  • Social Media Presence: InstagramX

It is puzzling how a man who studied molecular, cellular, and developmental biology ended up on television as an anchor, but Joe Kernen defied all expectations. Joe did his undergraduate and masters studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and joined CNBC in 1991. Before then, Joe was a stockbroker working for FNN for a decade. He earns $2 million as his annual salary, and his net worth stands at $14 million.

3. David Faber

  • Birthdate: March 10, 1964
  • Age: 59
  • Years on CNBC: He has worked at CNBC since 1993
  • Current Position: Co-anchor of “Squawk on the Street”
  • Notable Achievements: Peabody Award, Gerald Loeb Award, and duPont Award
  • Salary: $5 million
  • Net Worth: $19 million
  • Social Media Presence: InstagramX

As one of the co-anchors of “Squawk on the Street,” David Faber gets a significant salary at CNBC and has been working on documentaries and long-form programming at CNBC for years. As a journalist and financial analyst, he has been working for decades to share financial information with audiences. He graduated from Tufts University in 1985 with a BA in English.

Throughout his career, David Faber has worked on 10 documentaries for CNBC, which has led to him getting many prominent awards, such as the Peabody Award. He has also written three books, which show his talent for long-form writing.

2. Becky Quick

  • Birthdate: July 18, 1972
  • Age: 51
  • Years on CNBC: Has been with CNBC since 2001
  • Current Position: Co-anchor “Squawk Box”
  • Notable Achievements: 3 Gracie Awards, 2 Matrix Awards, 1 Emmy Awards, Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism
  • Salary: $3 million
  • Net Worth: $20 million
  • Social Media Presence: X

Known for hard-hitting interviews, Becky Quick has dealt with some of the richest people in the world to create detailed profiles, including Warren Buffett, Alan Greenspan, Bill Gates, and Charlie Munger. She is renowned journalist and host, who has more than proven herself as a force in the industry.

Becky currently is a co-anchor of “Squawk Box,” but she has been the anchor of other programs like “On the Money.” She has also worked for publications like the Wall Street Journal before joining CNBC. She became a co-anchor of “Squawk Box” in 2005 and continues to be on the program. She also makes money by doing profiles for prominent figures and hosting panels.

Becky Quick has been careful to manager her money and ensure that her net worth continues to grow.

1. Jim Cramer

  • Birthdate: February 10, 1955
  • Age: 68
  • Years on CNBC: Began appearing in the 1990s and became an anchor in 2005
  • Current Position: Co-anchor, host, and leader of CNBC investing club
  • Notable Achievements: Hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, and author of best-selling books
  • Salary: $12 million
  • Net Worth: $150 million
  • Social Media Presence: InstagramXLinkedin

Jim Cramer was born in Wyndmoor, PA to Jewish parents. After graduating high school, he graduated from Harvard College with a degree in government and served as the editor-in-chief of the Harvard Crimson. For a while, he worked as a reporter before going back to school to earn his law degree from Harvard Law School. When he was in law school, he began dealing in the stock market to cover his tuition. He never ended up practicing law and took a place in the financial world as a hedge fund manager.

Although most of Jim Cramer’s wealth is related to his financial investments, he has also done pretty well as a public personality. He is a well-known CNBC host and anchor. He is known for being the host of “Mad Money” and the co-anchor of “Squawk on the Street.” He is also known for starting TheStreet in 1996, a website for investment and financial news. He’s even an author of several books.

With so many avenues of monetary gain, Jim Cramer has more than established himself as the top net worth at CNBC. Even though he has no need for continued work, he continues to enjoy improving his net worth and finding new and interesting financial pursuits.

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Garrett Parker

Written by Garrett Parker

Garrett by trade is a personal finance freelance writer and journalist. With over 10 years experience he's covered businesses, CEOs, and investments. However he does like to take on other topics involving some of his personal interests like automobiles, future technologies, and anything else that could change the world.

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