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Charles Payne Bio, Age, Parents, Height, Wife, Children, Education, Fox Business, Career, Net worth

Charles Payne Biography

Charles Payne is a financial journalist currently (2022) working for Fox Business Network as the host of Fox’s Making Money with Charles Payne. He is also an author. He wrote Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich: Your Game Plan for Getting It Right in the Stock Market.

Charles Payne Age | Birthday

Payne is 59 years old as of 2021. He was born on November 15, 1962. The financial journalist, Payne celebrates his birthday on the 15th of November each year.

Charles Payne Parents | Family

Payne was born to his parents; Della Wolfley, his mother, and Charles Leroy, his father. His father was a U.S. Army military veteran during the Vietnamese war. Charles’ mother and father divorced while he was still young. Unfortunately, his father passed on in 2016 two weeks after celebrating Father’s Day. Moreover, Payne has two brothers.

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Charles Payne Height

Payne stands at a height measurement of 6 feet.

Charles Payne Wife

Payne is married to his wife Yvonne Payne, the writer and author of Kritsotopoula. They tied the knot in 2004, however, they had been living together since the mid-80s.

Moreover,  In 2012, Charles’ wife suffered a heart attack caused by ventricular tachycardia, a condition that she was diagnosed with in her mid-thirties and learned to live with it. Following the fatal heart attack in 2012, Payne’s wife, Yvonne was lucky to get a timely donation from Sammi Kane Kraft, a 20-year-old who had passed on after a tragic car accident.

Payne and his family live in

Charles Payne Children

Payne and his wife Yvonne Payne have two children; daughter  Cherie Payne and son Charles Jr. Their daughter was born in 1985 while their son was born in 1996. Moreover, Payne’s wife has a daughter from her previous marriage.

Charles Payne Education

Payne attended Minot State University and Central Texas College. During the time he was pursuing his college education, he was serving as a  security policeman.

Charles Payne   Career

At 17 years old, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and went on to serve as a security policeman stationed at Minot Air Force Base in Minot, North Dakota.

Payne began his career in Finance Industry as an analyst at E.F.Hutton in 1985. In 1991, he founded a stock market research firm, Wall Street Strategies, to which he is the chief executive officer and principal financial analyst.

In 2007, he joined Fox Business Network as a contributor and in 2014, he became the host of the FNC show, Making Money with Charles Payne. Making Money is aired on weekdays 2-3 PM/ET and is a show where Payne gives viewers an end-of-day wrap while providing an insider’s look at the money makers of tomorrow.


In 2007, Payne released his first book titled Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich: Your Game Plan for Getting It Right in the Stock Market.

Charles Payne Fox Business

Payne joined Fox Business in 2007 as a contributor.  As a Fox News Channel contributor, Payne appears on a number of programs, including FOX & Friends and America’s Newsroom, to provide financial insights and breaking market news analysis. He has also served as guest host for FNC’s Your World with Neil Cavuto. In 2014, Payne became the host of Making Money with Charles Payne.

In July 2017, Payne was suspended by Fox Business pending an investigation following rape allegations by Scottie Nell Hughes, who was then a regular guest at Fox Business Network. Payne denied the allegations but acknowledged having had a three-year-long “romantic relationship” with Hughes before the accusation was made. Hughes, who kept an apartment near Fox’s Manhattan headquarters for the duration of the affair, claimed she believed it would help her obtain a permanent position at the network. Her appearances were drastically reduced after she ended the affair in 2015 and reported Payne to Fox. On 8 September 2017, Payne’s suspension was lifted.

Charles Payne Net worth

Payne has an estimated net worth of $12 million as of March 2022. He has amassed his fortune through his career as a financial analyst, author, and television host. He is also the founder and CEO of Wall Street Strategies, a stock market research firm. As a Fox Business financial analyst and host of Making Money, Payne earns an average annual salary of $5 million according to Celebrity Networth.