Seasoned financial journalist Charles Payne provides insightful but sometimes questionable market tips on his Fox Business show “Making Money with Charles Payne”. Previously, he was a Wall Street analyst who founded the Wall Street Strategies research firm. As of 2023, Charles Payne has a net worth of $12 million.
Hailing from New York City, Charles was born on November 15, 1960. Not much is known about his early years, but he revealed that he always wanted to work in finance as a kid. However, before his career in finance began, he joined the United States Air Force at 17 years old.
After officially enlisting, he was stationed in Minot, North Dakota as a security policeman. While serving his country, Payne enrolled at Minot State University and later attended Central Texas College.
Once he graduated and completed his service in 1985, Charles worked for the stock brokerage firm EF Hutton on Wall Street. Payne was an analyst for six years and left in 1991 to launch his own business.
He founded a stock market research firm called Wall Street Strategies. The New Jersey native served as the CEO and started the Common Sense Newsletter on wstreet.com. Unfortunately, the company got into trouble with the SEC in 1999.
Charles was accused of advising clients to buy members’ stock on eight occasions without appropriate disclosures. Without admitting or denying the claims he paid a $25,000 penalty to settle the case. Years later, he boldly came back to the public eye in the media industry.
Payne appeared a few times on the C-SPAN television network. In 2007, he published his debut book, “Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich.” and started contributing to the Fox Business Network.
It took seven years on the channel for Payne to get his own program, “Making Money with Charles Payne.” The show shares investment insights based on the latest market movements and trends. He has also interviewed many big personalities such as David Portnoy and Richard Heart.
However, it became notorious for many of the host’s misleading statements. Despite this, Payne still became a recurring television personality on Fox Business shows, including Cavuto on Business, Varney & Co, and Bulls and Bears.
Net Worth and Earnings
Payne has an annual salary of $4 million from the Fox Business Network. That’s a considerable figure, but it’s not his only income. There’s also the income from book sales and stock market newsletter.
Wstreet.com offers member services and educational tools to guide them through the market. Although he hasn’t revealed how much money the website makes, it’s presumably a small factor in Payne’s $12 million fortune.
Charles is married to a writer named Yvonne Ammirati Payne and they’ve been together since 2004. Through their marriage, Charles adopted Austin, Yvonne’s son from a previous relationship. They also had a biological child named Cael. The family currently resides in Teaneck, New Jersey.