Josh Brown CNBC Wife 2024: Age, Salary, Education, Wiki, Networth, and Full Bio

Who is Josh Brown?

A prominent voice in financial media, Josh Brown, is a recognized face associated with CNBC. He has served many roles as an author, commentator, media person, columnist, and more based on his solid and commendable financial insights.

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Also known as ‘The Reformed Broker,’ he is a celebrated name in the finance world. Guiding everyone from the age of young entrepreneurs to individuals with high net worth on the verge of retirement, he offers wealth management services to everyone through his firm, Ritholtz Wealth Management.

Quick Biography

Full Name: Joshua Morgan Brown
The Reformed Broker / Josh Brown
Date of Birth:
24th February, 1977
Tennesse, United States of America
Author, Journalist, Entrepreneur, Wealth Advisor
Ethnicity: White
Marital Status: Married
Shari Brown
Son and Daughter (Tara)

Early Life

Joshua Morgan Brown was born in Jackson, Tennesse, on 24th February 1977 to his loving parents. He grew up in Long Island, and his primary aim was to become an artist as he was very much into drawing, playing music, and other artistic hobbies. His passion eventually shifted from the arts and he started exploring different career options.

He finished his education and earned his degree from the University of Heand; he attained his Series 7 license while still in school in 1977.


Josh Brown has had an elaborate career spanning across several fields. His job is estimated to have started in the early 2000s when he entered the finance industry as a finance advisor. However, the turning point in his career occurred when he transitioned into media and joined CNBC as a contributor.

During his role at CNBC, Josh Brown has contributed much across different network formats like ‘Halftime Report,’ ‘Fast Money,’ ‘Closing Bell,’ etc., as a commentator. His stint with CNBC made him a familiar face across homes due to his ability to dissect and simplify complex financial concepts, making it easier for the audiences to grasp.

His knowledge and commentary on financial ecosystem economic policies and corporate governance, which he delivered in his down-to-earth style, allowed him to extend his reach beyond CNBC as he appeared on other finance platforms like Yahoo! Finance and Business Insider.

Josh Brown CNBC Today

He started his famous blog called ‘The Reformed Broker’¬†in 2008 to express his candid and contrarian insights about the market, politics, economics, media, culture, and finance through his financial lens. He penned his first book in 2011 and has since published books like:

Brown has also worked as a magazine columnist for Fortune, Forbes, Investment News, and The Wall Street Journal. As a part of his experience of donning numerous hats, Josh has also worked as a wealth manager at Fusion Analytics, followed by his stint on the advisory board of BrightScope in 2012.

His entrepreneurial venture began in 2013 when he co-founded a wealth management firm called Ritholtz Wealth Management along with Barry Ritholtz, putting his financial knowledge to good use. He has been the firm’s CEO ever since and provides advice focused on corporate retirement plans of high-net-worth individuals. His firm is said to be managing assets of over 4 billion dollars.

He also serves on the advisory council of CNBC and continues to run his show’ Halftime Report’ with CNBC. His other ventures include co-hosting a podcast titled ‘The Compound and Friends’ along with Michael Batnick.

Josh Brown has also gained immense recognition for contributing to the American finance industry. He was named in the Investment News ’40 under 40 list of top financial advisors 2015. Josh has also been featured in several magazines, and The New York Times has given him the title ‘The Merchant of Snark.’

Personal Information

Born on 24th February 1977, Josh Brown is a Piscean, and his age as of 2024 is 47. Josh Brown’s nationality is American, and he is white in terms of ethnicity. Josh has spent his entire life on Long Island and continues residing there with his lovely family.

Josh Brown AgeJosh Brown Celebrating His Birthday

Brown stands at a height of approximately 5 ft 7 inches and is speculated to weigh around 70 kg. With light brown colored hair, Josh has beautiful blue colored eyes. Sharing his financial insights and small glimpses of his personal life, Josh Brown is active on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter.

Thanks to his strong social media presence, Josh Brown was also ranked as the No. 1 Twitter (now X) follower in 2013 by The Wall Street Journal. His X (previously Twitter) handle is @downtown, featuring 1.1 M followers. His Instagram handle is @downtownjoshbrown.


Josh Brown is happily married to his wife Shari Brown, or ‘Sprinkles’ as he calls her fondly. According to one of his interviews, they attended the same high school. Josh and Shari have been happily married for almost two decades now.

Josh Brown CNBC WifeJosh and Shari

The couple has two kids, one son and one daughter. All of them live together on Long Island. Brown’s daughter Tara is very much into philanthropic activities. It has been actively fundraising for an organization called ‘Long Island Cares with unwavering support and participation from her father.

Josh Brown CNBC FamilyWith His Family

Josh Brown is a family man who prioritizes spending time with his wife and kids.

Net Worth

Given his role as an author, commentator, blog writer, podcaster, financial advisor, columnist, and especially an entrepreneur at Ritholtz, Josh Brown is estimated to make at least $1,00,000 annually. Although the numbers are not verified, his net worth is estimated to be more than 4 million dollars.


  • Josh Brown was much more inclined towards arts when he was a kid with his passion and practice for drawing and music. He wanted to pursue a career in the same field. However, that changed when Toy Story was released in 1995, and computers were used to design it completely. That’s when Josh’s focus shifted from drawing as he realized there was no career opportunity.
  • He describes himself as a more anti-authoritative person and someone who hates bullies.
  • Recalling his school days, he mentioned in an interview that he would score excellent marks in his subjects of interest like Social and English and contrastingly low marks in subjects like Science!
  • He has spent his entire life in Long Island, and his kids have attended the same high school as him and his wife!
  • He is engaged in many philanthropic activities, especially the Long Island Care Foundation, inspired by his daughter Tara.


Who is the CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management?

Ritholtz Wealth Management was founded by Barry Ritholtz and Josh Brown together, and Josh Brown is the firm’s CEO.

Does Josh Brown have a podcast?

Josh Brown doesn’t have his podcast. However, he shares his financial insights on the ‘The Compound and Friends’¬†podcast with Michael Batnick.

What is Joshua Brown’s career?

While Josh Brown has donned several hats, the highlights of his career are his blog called ‘The Reformed Broker,’ his role as a commentator at CNBC, and his role as a CEO at Ritholtz Wealth Management.



Image Credit: @downtownjoshbrown Instagram

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