Business journalist most well known as a contributor to Fox Business Network. He has hosted Making Money with Charles Payne and was a co-host on Varney & Co. He also hosted his own syndicated daytime talk show The Payne Nation.
At seventeen, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and would later serve as a security policeman in North Dakota. In 1985, he began his career on Wall Street as an analyst.
In 2007, he released the book Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich Quick: Your Game Plan for Getting It Right in the Stock Market.
His wife's name is Yvonne.