Melissa Lee is a well-known news anchor who works for CNBC. Fast Money, Options Action, and Power Lunch are three of CNBC’s most popular series.

Lee has worked for Bloomberg Television and CNN Financial News before joining CNBC. Before embarking on a television career, the Harvard College alumnus worked as a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting.

Lee’s time at CNBC has helped her accumulate a sizable fortune

When she joined the prestigious CNBC station in 2004, her career took a major turn [for the better].

She has worked as a reporter and anchor for the network’s different programs, including Closing Bell, Squawk on the Street, Money in Motion: Currency Trading, Options Action, and Power Lunch, since joining the news television channel.

She’s also reported on Coca-Cola: The Real Story Behind the Real Thing, Code Wars: America’s Cyber Threat, Made in China: The People’s Republic of Profit, and Bitcoin: Boom or Bust, among other one-hour documentaries.

Lee has also been nominated for two Emmy Awards for Business News

She also won the Gracie Award for Outstanding Host-News in 2010 and was nominated for the Gerald Loeb Award in 2009 for a CNBC Special Report: ‘Is Your Money Safe?’ Lehman Brothers’ Demise.’
Lee’s journalism career has earned her not only respect and fame, but also a $5 million estimated net worth.

Quick Facts

  • Date of BirthNov 04, 1974
  • Age47 Years, 6 Months
  • NationalityAmerican
  • ProfessionNews Anchor
  • Career1995-present
  • Relationship StatusMarried
  • Husband/SpouseBenjamin Kallo
  • Wedding Date18 August 2017
  • Net Worth$5 Million
  • Ethnicity/RaceAsian
  • CollegeHarvard University
  • HairLong
  • Hair ColorBrown
  • Eye ColorBlack
  • Birth PlaceGreat Neck, New York, United States
  • Son/s1
  • Daughter/s1
  • Children/KidsTwins

Her Husband’s Life

Lee is a married woman who runs a lovely household with her husband and twin daughters.

The 46-year-old anchor, on the other hand, is extremely discreet about her personal life, keeping details about her spouse and children out of the public eye. Her husband’s name, however, is Ben Kallo, according to Distractify.

Lee was also on maternity leave from December to April of this year. In the meanwhile, on December 8, 2019, she gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl. On March 25, 2020, the Power Lunch host took to Twitter to share a photo of her children, informing her followers that she had been busy with her children.

The family of five is currently based in New York City.

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Lee is of Chinese and American ancestry

On November 4, 1974, in Great Neck, New York, the anchor of CNBC’s Fast Money was born. She is of Chinese and American ancestry. Her grandfather, who had Chinese ancestors, moved to the United States with his wife and children. Lee’s father then married a native American and welcomed her into their family.

“I went to Chinese school on weekends, but my parents really wanted my sister, brother, and me to assimilate, which was usual at the time,” Lee said in a May 2015 interview with the Asia Society on her childhood and Chinese ancestry. “On the down side, my Chinese is practically non-existent.”

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