Who is Jonas Max Ferris?
Jonas Max Ferris was born on 13 September 1971, in Southfield, Massachusetts, USA. He is an economic analyst, economist, and investment advisor, best known for his work with the Fox Business Network (FBN). He mainly serves as a panelist for the program entitled “Cashin’ In”.
The Wealth of Jonas Max Ferris
How rich is Jonas Max Ferris? As of late-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $5 million, earned through success in his various endeavors. While he earns significant income through his television work, the majority of his wealth comes from his various investment activities. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
— Jonas Ferris (@JonasFerris) October 14, 2017
Early Life and Career
There is very little known about Jonas Max’s life before his rise to fame on television. He has not shared any details regarding his family, childhood, and education, and prefers to keep a separation between his personal and professional lives. There are also no details as to how he developed an interest towards a career in the financial world. In 2002, he started to make himself known to the public, after joining the Fox Business Network.
Fox Business as the name denotes, is a business news channel, and a part of the Fox News Group under Fox Corporation. The channel focuses on financial and business news, managed by executive vice president of Fox News Neil Cavuto, and available to over 74 million television households in the US. The company has stated that Fox Business is geared to being more business-friendly compared to its competitors. The network has also occasionally served as an overflow for Fox Sports telecasts.
Cashin’ In and Investment Business
After joining the network in 2002, Jonas became one of the panelists of the stocks investment and news program called “Cashin’ In”. The program is the final show of The Cost of Freedom Business Block. There are numerous segments within the show, including debates on the direction of the stock market based on headlines and history. The panelists then make recommendations on stocks which they believe will make money. There is also a segment called Stock of the Week, which is the choice the panel believes will be a good option in the next five trading days. During the closing of the show, the panelists then read e-mails sent to the show, answering viewer’s questions.
Aside from his television work, Ferris is also the founder of the website MaxFunds.com, which aims to help people find the right mutual fund for them. The website was created to help people create their own portfolio eve,n though they don’t have a lot of advanced financial education. The websites list their favorite funds, showcasing the very best in every category. They also create infographics, showcasing some of the best mutual funds available. They also give recommendations to their followers on how much they should invest in each fund.
Wife – Dagen McDowell
Dagen McDowell is a graduate of Wake Forest University, and followed the same path as her husband as a financial journalist. However, she didn’t begin as one interested in the field, as she graduated with a degree in Art History. Nevertheless, she eventually forayed into the financial world, and joined Fox News Channel, finding a long term career with Fox Business. She was the co-host of the programs “Mornings with Maria” and “Markets Now” both of which aired for several years. She is also a regular contributor to programs such as “Your World with Neil Cavuto” and “Imus in the Morning”.
Like her husband, she is a weekly panelist for the program “Cashin’ In” and is known to have won the Cashin’ In challenge for three years straight, defeating other panelists despite all of them being professional money managers as opposed to herself who has no formal education in the field. She also served as a panelist in the program “Cavuto on Business”, before becoming the host of the show “Bulls and Bears” replacing Brenda Buttner who later passed away due to cancer. Concurrently she has also participated in “The Five” and “Outnumbered”.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Jonas Max married Dagen in 2005, though not a lot about their relationship and marriage has been revealed publicly. It is known that he is not her first husband, as she was married in 2002 in a partnership that lasted just 11 months before she divorced – no details have been shared about her first husband. There are no reports of children between them, but the two own a pet dog.
The two met on the set of “Cashin’ In” when he initially served in the background before having more of an on-camera presence, with some of the panelists rotating. Similar to numerous investors and television contributors, he is active online through accounts on social media. He has an account on Twitter on which he has over 1,000 followers, using the platform to update the fans with some of his latest projects, including his work with Fox Business. There is also a Facebook page about him, but it is unofficial and it is not managed by him directly.