Chris Cuomo Net Worth 2022 (Forbes) – Salary, Income, Earnings

Chris Cuomo Net Worth

Chris Cuomo has an estimated net worth of $12 Million. Chris Cuomo is a television journalist for CNN. He is the son of former New York governor Mario Cuomo and the younger brother of current New York governor Andrew Cuomo. Most of his income comes from his career as a journalist and investments in real estate. 

Chris Cuomo graduated from law school in 1995 and then went on to work as a television journalist. Before becoming a news anchor on Good Morning America, he became the youngest correspondent ever at 20/20. Cuomo then joined CNN in 2013 as co-host of the morning show New Day, before transitioning to a later shift with Cuomo Prime Time in 2018.

CNN paid Chris Cuomo $6 million per year as host of CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time.” However, he was suspended indefinitely from the post due to his involvement in his brother’s defense against sexual harassment and misuse of state resources.

To calculate the net worth of Chris Cuomo, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as student loans and credit card debt, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Chris Cuomo
Net Worth: $12 Million
Monthly Salary: $400,000
Annual Salary: $6 Million
Source of Wealth: Lawyer, Journalist, Screenwriter

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Early Life and Brother

Cuomo was born in Queens, New York, on August 9, 1970. As the youngest of five children born to Matilda and Mario Cuomo, he grew up in Queens. Mario was a Democratic politician who was elected governor of New York when Chris was 12 years old. The family later relocated to the Governor’s Mansion in Albany, where they remained until Mario Cuomo’s resignation in 1994.

Cuomo was raised primarily by his 13-year-old brother Andrew, as his workaholic father was frequently absent. Chris’s big brother was the one who dropped him off at Yale when he left in 1988. Andrew eventually followed in his father’s footsteps and was elected governor of New York in 2010.

Cuomo went on to a lucrative career as a Wall Street lawyer after receiving his law degree from Fordham University in 1995, becoming one of New York’s most sought-after bachelors. People magazine named him one of the “Most Beautiful People” in 1997. After John F. Kennedy Jr. (who later advised Cuomo, “Don’t worry, they’ll always consider you to be the poor man’s me, anyway,” W magazine named him “New York’s most eligible bachelor.”

Move to Journalism

Despite the benefits of his high-flying lifestyle, Cuomo found the law unsatisfying and chose to work in journalism. In 1997, he was able to land a temporary gig on the CNBC show Equal Time by leveraging his well-known name. He later worked as Geraldo Rivera’s co-host before landing a job as a reporter on Fox Files.

Cuomo’s new career path was met with some skepticism within the family. Journalism, according to his father, was a lesser form of public service. Cuomo recalled, “My father didn’t want me to go into journalism.” “‘Why do you just cover these things?’ he used to ask. Why don’t you just do them?'” His brother Andrew was skeptical as well, telling him, “You have to decide what’s more important: your personal celebrity or what you can do for other people.”

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’20/20′ and ‘Good Morning America’

However, after a few years, the family had put their reservations on hold. “No, he’s my son, Christopher, and we’re very proud of him because he’s going to be the youngest correspondent ever at 20/20,” Mario exclaimed to a crowd at a public event in 2000, shortly after his son was hired by ABC’s flagship newsmagazine. Producers hoped Chris would bring a younger audience to the venerable show. To that end, his first 20/20 story was about the manager of boy bands *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys.

Cuomo demonstrated a more mature side as the news anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America in 2006, where he took on investigative projects and debuted a feature called “Cuomo’s AmeriCANs,” which highlighted Americans making a difference in their communities. Cuomo was promoted to a more prominent role on 20/20 in 2009, co-hosting with Elizabeth Vargas.

CNN: ‘New Day’ and ‘Cuomo Prime Time’

Cuomo joined CNN in early 2013 and became co-host of the network’s revamped morning show, New Day, in June. He found ways to stand out in the crowded cable news personality landscape, particularly with his sharp criticism of Republican candidate-turned-President Donald Trump. In late 2017, he also hosted the five-part special series Headline on HLN.

After a few trial runs, the host was given the reins of Cuomo Prime Time, a weekday 9 p.m. program, in June 2018.

The move was reportedly made to cut Anderson Cooper’s prime-time show from two hours to one in order to combat dwindling ratings.

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Wife and Family

Cuomo married magazine editor Cristina Greeven in 2001. The couple has three children: Bella and Carolina, as well as Mario.

Cuomo announced in March 2020 that he had tested positive for COVID-19, just as big brother Andrew was making headlines for his actions amid the rapid spread of the coronavirus in New York. He revealed two weeks later that his wife was also battling the illness.

FAQs About Chris Cuomo

How much does Chris Cuomo make a year?

According to some reports, Chris Cuomo’s annual income is over $6 Million.

How rich is Chris Cuomo?

As per the record of media, Chris Cuomo’s net worth is estimated to be around $12 Million in 2022.

How tall is Chris Cuomo?

Chris Cuomo is 6ft 1 ¾ (187.3 cm) tall.

How old is Chris Cuomo?

Chris Cuomo was born August 9, 1970, in Queens, New York, United States, He is 51 years old as of 2022.

Favorite Chris Cuomo Quotes

Our rights do not come from God. That’s your faith, that’s my faith, but that’s not our country.


You wake up in the morning; what do you want to know? You want to know what happened overnight. You want to know if you’re safe. You want to know if you’re family’s safe.


You can’t just talk politics all the time – it’s boring.


We in the network world are used to having time constraints and saying only what you have already thought through 150 times, because you don’t have that much expansive opportunity.


I believe that ‘advocacy journalism’ is not an oxymoron. If that means that I’m going to disrupt the cable, partisan fracas of obsession over what this means from left and right, then so be it. I will be disruptive of it.


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