Tucker Carlson is an American author, political commentator and also TV personality. Since 2016, he has hosted the nightly political talk show Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News. Do you want to know his net worth? His net worth will be explained here together with the other information about him.
Tucker Carlson’s Net Worth
Tucker Carlson has a net worth of $30 million. His most earnings this net worth through his work as a television intellectual and also a published author and columnist.
Tucker Carlson earns $6 million annually for his salary at Fox.
Tucker Carlson’s Early Life
The complete name of Tucker Carlson is Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson. He was born on May 16th, 1969 in San Francisco. Then, he was raised mostly in Southern California. His father is Richard Warner Carlson. He was a gonzo reporter who became the director of the Voice of America, president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the US ambassador to the Seychelles. Tucker Carlson’s mother was artist Lisa McNear. He has a brother named Buckley Peck Carlson who is almost two years younger.
In 1976, Carlson’s parents divorced. His father was given custody of Tucker Carlson and his brother. When he was six years old, he was left by his mother because she wanted to pursue a bohemian lifestyle.
When Tucker Carlson was in first grade, his father moved Tucker and his brother to La Jolla, California. They were raised there. In La Jolla, Tucker Carlson became a student of La Jolla Country Day School and he grew up in a home which overlooked the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. Tucker’s father had property in some areas such as Nevada, Vermonth and islands in Maine and Nova Scotia.
Tucker Carlson registered at College du Leman. It is a boarding school in Switzerland. However, he was kicked out. Then, he got his secondary education at St. George’s School. This school is a boarding school located in Middletown, Rhode Island.
After that, he attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. In 1991, Tucker graduated with a BA in history. After he finished his education at college, then he joined the Central Intelligence Agency. However, his application was rejected. Then, he decided to pursue a journalism career. He wanted to pursue this career due to his father’s suggestion.
Tucker Carlson’s Career
His journalism work started in print at publications such as Policy Review and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. From there, he appeared as a columnist for periodicals such as New York Magazine and Reader’ Digest. Besides, he also appeared in newspapers and magazines such as The Weekly Standard, Esquire, The New Republic, The Daily Beast and the New York Times Magazine.
Then, he started his career in TV as one of the hosts of the CNN panel discussion program Crossfire. On this show, usually he took up the position of the right-wing point of view. His most notable work during this period was when he did a contentious interview with comedian Jon Stewart. There were a lot of analysts who believed that it led to the cancellation of Crossfire soon after. Since then, Carlson has discovered jobs on CNN’s main competitors, MSNBC and on Fox News.
For years, Tucker Carlson was popular because of his conservative views which sometimes it was idiosyncratic. Also, he was popular due to his trademark bow-tie. Often, wearing a bow tie was referred to as the Tucker Carlson look.
In 2017, he took over the slot that Bill O’Reilly left vacant after Fox News fired him. Then, Tucker signed a book deal worth $10 million. His show becomes the highest-rated cable news program in its time slot. The average viewership per night is 3.4 million. With it, he has more viewers than his CNN and MSNBC counterparts combined.
In 2010, a right-wing news and opinion property named DailyCaller.com was founded by Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel. They put it as a conservative version of The Huffington Post. However, in June 2020, Tucker Carlson decided to sell his 1/3 stake to Patel. The price of it was undisclosed.
Tucker Carlson’s Real Estate
In 2011, Tucker and Susan decided to trade down their home from $4 million to $2 million. The location was in the Washington DC, neighborhood of Kent. In November 2017, the house was sold and the price was $2.04 million. Then, they bought a new house in July 2017. They bought in the same neighborhood for $3.895 million. In July 2020, they sold this house for $3.95 million.
In early 2020, Tucker Carlson bought a home on Gasparilla Island in Florida for $2.9 million.
Tucker Carlson’s Personal Life
Tucker Carlson’s wife is Susan Carlson. When they were in high school at St. George’s School, they met. They decided to get married in 1991 in the high school chapel. There are four children that they have.
In 2002, Tucker Carlson quit drinking alcohol. Several years before, he had quit smoking and he replaced cigarettes with nicotine gum. He buys them in bulk from New Zealand.
Tucker Carlson is a fan of the rock band Grateful Dead. In an interview in 2005, he said that he had attended more than fifty of their concerts. In 2018, there was a group of antifa activists which were associated with the “Smash Racism DC” group outside Carlson’s home in Washington DC. There, they protested. They vandalized Carlson’s driveway with spray- painted anarchist symbol.
Tucker Carlson as One of 15 Highest-Paid News Anchors in 2019
According to The Street, Tucker Carlson was one of the 15 highest-paid news anchors in 2019 where Tucker was ranked at number 12. Here are the complete list.
1. Sean Hannity
Sean Hannity earned $40 million and his estimated net worth was $250 million.
2. Diane Sawyer
Her salary was $22 million and her estimated net worth was $85 million.
3. Robin Roberts
His salary was $18 million annually at ABC.
4. George Stephanopoulos
His salary was $15 million and his estimated net worth was $40 million.
5. Anderson Cooper
His salary was $12 million and his net worth was around $100 million.
6. Shepard Smith
His salary was $10 million annually and his net worth was $25 million.
7. Maria Bartiromo
Her salary was $10 million and her net worth was $50 million.
8. Joe Scarborough
His salary was $8 million.
9. Bret Baier
His salary was $7 million.
10. Scott Pelley
His salary was $7 million.
11. Rachel Maddow
Her salary was $7 million and her net worth was $20 million.
12. Tucker Carlson
His salary was $6 million.
13. Lawrence O’Donnell
His salary was $5 million.
14. Lester Holt
His salary was $4 million.
15. Erin Burnett
Her salary was $3 million.