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An American Pulitzer prize-winning columnist, author and physician, political commentator, Charles Krauthammer was born on 13 March 1950. He is best known for his contribution in the media and mass communication, having written weekly columns for many newspapers, both in the U.S. and other regions of the world. He contributes as an editor to ‘Special Report with Bret Baier,’ a weekly standard on Fox News.
How rich is Charles Krauthammer? What’s his net worth? Krauthammer is a wealthy man with an estimated net worth of a decent $8 million. He earned most of this wealth working as a syndicate columnist as well as a political commentator.
Charles Krauthammer Net Worth $8 Million
Charles Krauthammer was born in the city of New York; his father was French, and his mother Dutch. His parents were Orthodox Jews, so he and his brother received a rigorous Jewish education at a Hebrew school, Krauthammer enrolled at McGill University, where he graduated with 1st Class Honors in 1970, majoring in political science and economics. In 1971, he became a political commonwealth scholar at Balliol College Oxford in the UK, before eventually returning to the US where he attended Harvard School for a Medical Course. During the first year of medical school, he suffered a diving board accident that left most parts of his body paralyzed, since when, he has been confined to a wheelchair.
The unfortunate events did not deter Krauthammer from reaching his dreams. He continued with his studies after 14 months of hospitalization, graduating in 1975. The same year, he became a resident in psychiatry, working for Massachusetts general Hospital until 1978, and then moved to work in psychiatric research in Washington, DC. In 1981, he started writing for The New Republican on political issues, also serving as a vice president and a speech writer in the company, and he was offered the position as an editor too. In 1983 began writing essays for Time magazine; one of the essays, ‘Reagan Doctrine,’ gave him the exposure he wanted, bringing him national acclaim. His net worth was beginning to climb.
Krauthammer was certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 1984, and the same year his essay, ‘The New Republic’ won an award for essays and criticism. In 1987, he was awarded the ‘Pulitzer Prize.’, perhaps his greatest achievement, He was offered a position as panelist for Inside Washington, to contribute a weekly political roundabout. He remained with the show from 1990 until December 2013 when it ceased production. Since then he has been a commentator and political analyst for Fox News. His net worth has grown accordingly.
Krauthammer published his book ‘Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passion, Pastimes and Politics,’ in 2013which remained as one of the best selling books on New York Times list for 22 weeks, 10 of which it was number one. He was also selected by the Financial Times as America’s most influential commentator, which stated that he had played an important role in influencing foreign policy in the US for over two decades through his contribution in the development of ‘The Reagan Doctrine,’ released in 1985. He also published ‘The Unipolar Moment,’ an essay that explained the role of the US.as a superpower.
In 2002, he was appointed to the Presidential Council on Bioethics, where he opposed euthanasia, human cloning and human experimentation. In 2004, Krauthammer delivered a speech dubbed ‘Democratic Realism’ after winning the Irving Kristol Award, setting out a framework that he believed would tackle the post-9-11 world. His main agenda was promoting democracy in all regions of the Middle East. In 2009, he was invited to the White House by the president, Barack Obama, to sign an executive order, but declined because of his views on human cloning.
Besides the Pulitzer Prize and Irving Kristol Award, Krauthammer has received other international recognitions, including Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism by Eric Breindel Foundation, the Tuck/Champion Award for Economic Understanding, and the First Amendment Award for the People by the American Ways and Award for Media Excellence by William F. Buckley. In a press conference in 2010, Bill Clinton, a former U.S. president, called him a brilliant man.
Charles Krauthammer is founder of a non-profit organization known as Pro Musica Hebraica that focuses on presenting classical music for the Jews in a concert-hall setting. He is also a member of the council of Foreign affairs and Chess Journalists of America.
In his personal life, Charles married Robyn Krauthammer in 1974, and has one child with her. His wife used to be a lawyer when they met, but stopped practicing in order to concentrate on her talent as an artist. Krauthammer is an avid chess player and enjoys art.