What Is Kari Lake’s Net Worth? Her Financial Status, Earning

September 15, 2023   | March 22, 2024  | 

    Kari Lake, a former television news anchor who is currently running for office in the United States, has earned enough to add to her net worth. She is a well-known figure in America who has produced amazing work during her career. She has run for office, having been a Republican since 2012.

    Questions about her earnings have risen with her prominence. Read till the end to figure out everything to do with her wealth.

    Key Takeaways

    • Kari’s net worth stands at $4 million.
    • She spent over 20 years working at the Phoenix television station, KSAZ-TV (Fox-10 Phoenix).
    • She bought a two-bedroom condo in New York for just $360,000.
    • Kari lost the election against Katie Hobbs for the seat of the governor of Arizona.

    What is Kari Lake’s Net Worth?

    Kari has an estimated net worth of $4 million. She amassed her massive fortune from all her works as a politician, journalist, and published writer.

    Kari Lake during a speech.
    Lake is a pro-trump politician

    Kari worked with the Phoenix TV station, KSAZ-TV for almost 20 years, as a journalist, reporter, and news anchor. After that, she became an anchor for the evening news slot, even broadcasting from her home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    A news anchor in America makes around $75k per year. They get paid $36 per hour and it can even go up to $47.12 per hour. So, Kari must’ve earned more than the average.

    She then became Lake left anchoring to pursue her political dreams in March 2021, she then announced her run for governor of Arizona two months later in June 2021.

    Kari Lake Bought an Apartment in New York

    Kari has purchased a two-bedroom apartment in New York City for less than $360k – the person she bought the place from is still anonymous. It is not confirmed where she lives there as of now.

    Earnings As An Author

    On top of her earnings from her political endeavors, Kari also makes money as an author. She published her first book named “Unafraid: Just Getting Started” in June 2023. 1,715 hardcovers of the book were sold in the initial week which made around $51,450 alone considering it is $30 for the book.

    Kari Lake at the release of her first book Unafraid
    Her book sold almost 2000 copies in its first week of release.

    In the book, she talks about her journey from being the most adored newscaster and broadcast journalist in Arizona to the leader of the largest grassroots movement in the state’s history.

    Kari’s Career In Media Industry

    In the 1990s, Kari started her career in the media, mainly in radio reporting. She later transitioned to television news, joining the Phoenix, Arizona-based KPNX-TV news crew. She worked as an anchor and reporter for different local and international news stories while she was still at Channel 12.

    As a co-anchor of the nightly newscasts, Kari Lake rose to fame and became well-liked, especially for her work on the Channel 12 evening news program. While she was employed there, Lake interviewed President Barack Obama in 2016 and President Donald Trump in 2020.

    Also Read: Is Kari Lake Married? Who Is Her Husband?

    Kari Lake’s Political Career

    Until November 3, 2006, Lake was a member of the Republican Party. She then changed her registration to become an independent which was short-lived because she again registered as a Democrat on January 4, 2008. On January 31, 2012, Lake declared herself a Republican once more. She gave an explanation for why she left the Republican Party in 2006: the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Kari Lake with 45th President Donald Trump
    Kari is currently a Republican.

    In 2004 and 2008, she had backed both John Kerry and Barack Obama. Additionally, she contributed to various Democratic presidential candidates.

    Lake submitted the necessary paperwork in June 2021 to seek the Republican nomination for governor of Arizona in the 2022 election, succeeding term-limited incumbent Doug Ducey.

    She was elected against the Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs. When asked twice in October 2022 if she would accept the outcome if she lost the election, Lake said, “I’m going to win the election, and I will accept that result.” However, she didn’t win the election which led her to call the voting rigged.