Net Worth: $14 Million
- Source of Wealth CNBC, Stocks
- Birth Place Cincinnati, Ohio
- Marital Status Married to Penelope Scott
- Full Name Joseph Richard Kernen
- Nationality United States
- Date of Birth January 6, 1956
- Occupation TV Anchor and Stockbroker
- Education University of Colorado and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Children Blake
About Joe Kernen
Joe Kernen is a CNBC news anchor who has an estimated net worth of $14 million and an annual salary of $22 million. Born Joseph Richard Kernen on January 6, 1956 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he grew up in the Western Hills section of Cincinnati and graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1974. He attended the University of Colorado where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology. He also holds a master’s degree in molecular biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he worked on cancer research.
Nicknamed “The Kahuna”, he is the current co-host of CNBC’s Squawk Box, the signature morning program of the network. It is a fast paced, irrelevant look at the world of Wall Street and the longest running show. He used to be CNBC’s On-Air Stock Editor and was featured throughout the business day on CNBC.
Kernen joined the network during the 1991 merger with Financial News Network (FNN) after his ten-year career as a stockbroker. He trained at Merill Lynch and later became the president at both EF Hutton and Smith Barney. His focus is on small-to-medium-sized corporations and has managed corporate cash accounts and qualified retirement plants as well as the key employees’ personal assets.