What was Midwin Charles' net worth? Beloved legal analyst's fortune and rise to success after tragic death at 47

Midwin Charles had a tough childhood as she was brought up by an immigrant single mother who worked as a nanny

                            What was Midwin Charles' net worth? Beloved legal analyst's fortune and rise to success after tragic death at 47
Midwin Charles (LinkedIn/Midwin Charles)

CNN and MSNBC legal analyst Midwin Charles died at the age of 47 on Tuesday, April 6. The reason for her death was not revealed as her family announced the heartbreaking news on her social media accounts. 

The attorney and legal advisor was the founder of the law firm Midwin Charles & Associates and had been offering legal counsel for nearly two decades. Read on to find out more about her career, net worth and personal life. 


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Her family posted a message through her Twitter account on April 6, stating, "It is with a profoundly heavy heart and the deepest sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Midwin Charles. She was known to many as a legal commentator on television but to us, she was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, niece and cousin. Our lives are forever changed and we will miss her for a lifetime. The family thanks you in advance for your love and prayers. Please allow the family time to grieve. The Family of Midwin Charles."


Who was Midwin Charles?


Born on July 17, 1973, Charles grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and hails from a Haitian family. Her parents separated in her childhood and she was brought up by a single mother. Charles was born and brought up in Brooklyn, New York. Hence, her identity is American, yet her nationality is Haitian and not Jamaican. Midwin’s folks separated from when she was youthful and she was reared by a single parent, according to TG Time. When Midwin Charles was a child, she suffered from asthma issues.  

Charles graduated from Syracuse University in 1995 with a BA degree in International Relations & African-American Studies, before pursuing a law degree from American University, Washington College of Law. She obtained her Juris Doctor in 1999. She was also an A. Leon Higginbotham Research Fellow at Harvard Law School. She reportedly became a lawyer due to the struggles at her young age, as she saw people taking advantage of her family because they were not accustomed to American culture. This made her determined to become a lawyer and ensure other immigrants do not suffer the same way.


What was Midwin Charles's net worth?

As per her LinkedIn profile, Charles started her career as a legal clerk to Eric L. Clay at the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, before pursuing the research fellowship at Harvard Law, for Prof Charles J Ogletree Jr. 

Charles served as a Senior Litigation Associate with Fried Frank Harris Shriver and Jacobson for five years, before joining CNN as a legal contributor in 2009. Meanwhile, she had already started her own legal firm Midwin Charles & Associates in 2006.

For 16 years, Charles has worked as a legal analyst with CNN, MSNBC, truTV, HLN, FOX Business Network and WPIX. She was also a guest host for 'Express Yourself' on radio at 107.5 WBLS, and a regular contributor to Essence Magazine. 



According to Net Worth Post, Midwin Charles had an estimated total net worth of $16 million. She is not known to be involved in any relationship and it has not been revealed as to who will inherit her assets.  

Journalists across the nation have taken to social media to mourn and praise the late TV legal analyst. Read all the tributes here.

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