Melissa Lee is a CNBC Journalist widely known as the host of daily show Fast Money. Prior to CNBC, she served for CNN and Bloomberg Television. Since 2004, she has hosted 5 documentaries for CNBC and received two Emmy Award nominations.

  • November 4, 1974
  • Chinese American
  • Journalist
  • 5 feet 8 inches
  • China
  • Unmarried
  • $5 Million
  • Brown
  • Melissa Lee
  • White
  • CNBC
  • Harvard University, Harvard College
  • 32-24-35 inches
  • Wiki, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube

Personal and Family Life

Melissa Lee was born on November 4, 1974, in Great Neck, New York, United States. She is of Chinese descent. Her grandfather moved to Buffalo, New York from rural China along with his family.

Melissa's father is a learned man who has graduated from Columbia University. Later, her family migrated to Great Neck, New York. She graduated with B.A in governments from Harvard University in 1995. During college days, she served for Harvard Crimson as Assistant Managing Editor.

Melissa Lee is yet to get married. Till date, no rumors have been heard regarding her husband/boyfriend. It seems she is more focused on her professional life. May be after conquering her professional dream, she’ll open up her heart for someone.

Professional Life

Following her graduation, she managed to get associated as a consultant with Mercer Management consulting on the banking and Credit card sectors.

Lee shifted her career to Journalism and began to serve for local Newspaper, the Great Neck Record. Later, she joined Bloomberg Television and CNN Financial News.

In 2004, she moved to CNBC and co-hosted Squawk on the street. She also hosted Money in Motion Currency Trading. For CNBC, she covered Private equity, banking, and hedge fund.

At present, Lee hosts CNBC’s Fast Money. This show delivers the information about American financial stock trading. Moreover, she also hosts a week half hour program Options Action.

Till date, she has reported five documentaries that include Made in China: The People’s Republic of Profit, Coca-Cola: The Real Story Behind the Real Thing, Porn: Business of Pleasure, The $50M Con and Code Wars.

In 2003, Proxy voting of mutual fund nominated Melissa Lee for her excellent reporting. She was honored with a 2010 Gracie Award for Outstanding Host-News and nominated for Gerald Loeb Award in 2009. She was nominated twice for Emmy Award.

Net Worth and Salary 2017

Lee’s estimated net worth is around $5 million whereas annual salary is yet to be revealed. She is a prominent business Journalist for CNBC who has successfully created her own identity. 

The passion and dedication, she shows toward her profession have taken her to the new height of success. The million-dollar net worth she is enjoying is the upshot of her hard work and commitment to wards her profession.



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