As the daughter of the highly respected late senator John McCain, of course the public thought that her wealth came from her family. Instead, Meghan McCain has made a name for herself, achieving success through her own passion, her own fortune separated from her illustrious family.
Meghan McCain emerges to the public as one of the most popular panelists on The View. Getting her start in entertainment and politics at a young age, surely the public really want to know what Meghan’s net worth that she has gathered from her career as a panelist.
Thankfully, this post will show you Meghan McCain’s net worth, her career and her life through our post below!
Meghan McCain’s Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Meghan McCain has a net worth estimated at $10 million, as of 2020. Reportedly, she makes about $3 million in salary in The View. Her success carried on as Meghan was hired as a contributing author for The Daily Beast in 2009.
In the following year, Meghan detailed her life on the campaign trail with John, who died of glioblastoma in August 2018, in a 2010 book which is titled Dirty Sexy Politics which later became a New York Times best-seller.
Meghan McCain’s Career
Meghan got her start in entertainment and politics at a very young age. During her time studying art history at Columbia University in New York City, she interned at Saturday Night Live and Newsweek.
After graduating from the ivy league college, Meghan obtained a ton of attention when she launched her blog, McCain Blogette, in 2007. The former Fox News commentator shared glimpses inside her late father’s 2008 presential campaign, at the time.
Meggan also published her first book titled ‘My Dad, John McCain’ in 2008, while juggling her up-and-coming site. Around 2011, she picked up a new gig as a guest contributor for MSNBC.
When she continued to pave a respected career in TV and politics, Meghan appeared on other shows including ‘Good Morning America’, Pivot channel’s ‘TakePart Live’, Outnumbered and many more.
Meghan was named as a permanent co-host of the View, following her departure from Fox’s Outnumbered in 2017. She made her debut on the ABC daytime talk show in October 2017 and kept viewers entertained with her witty remarks and conservative perspective ever since.
In July 2021, Meghan then announced her permanent departure from the show. She pointed to her and Ben’s wish to stay in the Washington D.C. area to raise her daughter as the reason behind her exit.
With her husband’s support, Meghan is just as successful in her personal life and has become more and more accomplished in her career as the years go on.
As a throwback, using her knowledge of American politics and her unique personality, Meghan spends much of her adult life building her own brand and creating a successful media career.
Meghan has earned three Daytime Emmy nominations with her ‘The View’ co-hosts: two for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host and one for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host.
Meghan McCain’s Book
Meghan definitely used her writing skills and wanted to be a journalist to start her own blog named ‘McCainBlogette’ to chronicle her father’s run for the presidency in 2008. She believed that she could use the newer world of digital media to appeal to a broader base of voters.
Even though John McCain lost the election to then-Senator Barack Obama, he felt comfortable in the world of politics to offer Meghan her own take on it all, as he revealed alongside when Meghan’s first book, ‘Dirty Sexy Politics: A True Story’ was published in 2010, according to The New York Times.
At the same time, Meghan also became a writer for The Daily Beast and a regular contributor for MSNBC (via ABC). She took the success of her first book and created a prolific writing career, also publishing ‘America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom.’.
The book led to her first talk show, ‘Raising McCain’ which aired on The Pivot Channel. Even though the talk show only lasted a year, through Celebrity Net Worth, by 2015 McCain became a contributor with Fox News. Afterwards, she became a true household name.
Meghan McCain’s Life
Meghan McCain is the daughter of the late beloved John McCain who was born on October 23, 1984 in Phoenix, AZ. Meghan grew up with her father, John and her mother, Cindy and her younger siblings John IV, James and Bridget who were adopted by the family after Cindy visited a Bangladesi orphanage.
Meghan studied at Phoenix Country Day School and Xavier College Preparatory before attending Columbia College of Columbia University. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in art history in 2007 and interned at ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘Newsweek’.
Meghan is married to American television commentator, Ben Domenech in 2017 just weeks after she announced their engagement. They invited 117 of their closest friends, family members and also former campaign workers for their nuptials held ‘Thanksgiving’ week.
They have a daughter together named Liberty Sage McCain Domenech who was born on September 28, 2020. Her husband got his career started in 2006 writing for the Washington Post’s conservative-leaning blog Red America.
Ben Domenech is the youngest-ever politician appointee of the George W. Bush administration and his father, Douglas Domenech, held numerous mid-level positions in the Bush administration.
A few words about Meghan personal life, where she has previously suffered a miscarriage and wrote about the tragic experience in a ‘New York Times’ piece entitled ‘What I Learned From My Miscarriage’. Meghan was very close to her father, John McCain, who passed away from brain cancer in 2018.
At the age of 18, Meghan registered as an independent and though she changed her political affiliation to Republican in 2008, she’s definitely supportive of gay rights and in favor of same-sex marriage.
By 2014, GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamantion) appointed to thier National Board of Directors. She was then nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Talk Show Episode for ‘Raising McCain’.