What is Lou Dobbs' net worth? Lou Dobbs' net worth is $10 million dollars. Born in Childress, Texas, Lou Dobbs graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Economics in the late 60s. After working for various anti-poverty organizations on the East Coast, he relocated to Arizona and began working as a police and fire reporter for a local station. This led to a reporting and anchoring position in Phoenix, and then anchoring work for KING-TV in Seattle. He was tapped by Ted Turner to join the brand new news network, CNN, in 1979. He joined the network as their chief economics correspondent and the host of "Moneyline". He went on to become CNN's executive vice president and founded CNN Financial News. He left CNN in 1999, after clashing with the channel's new president, but returned a year later, after that particular president left. He remained with CNN until 2009, when he was asked to step down. He currently has a radio show, and recently launched a show on the Fox Network called "Lou Dobbs Tonight".