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Gretchen Carlson was born on the 21st June 1966, in Anoka, Minnesota USA, and is a journalist and author, best known for hosting “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” on Fox News Channel from 2013 to 2016, and being a Miss America in 1989. Carlson was making serious money before being fired from Fox after filing a lawsuit against Fox News’ CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment. Gretchen`s professional career as a journalist has been active since the early-2000s.
Have you ever wondered how rich Gretchen Carlson is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Gretchen Carlson’s net worth is as high as $6 million, with the main source of her wealth having been her work for Fox; Carlson’s yearly salary was $1.5 million.
Gretchen Carlson Net Worth $6 Million
Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson is of Swedish descent, and came from Lutheran family as the daughter of Lee, a car dealership owner, and Karen Carlson. She attended Anoka High School in her hometown and matriculated in 1984 before enrolling at Stanford University, and graduating eith a Bachelor in Sociology degree. Gretchen was an excellent violinist during her childhood, and won at numerous local and national competitions. Carlson attended the Aspen Music Festival and School in Aspen, Colorado for five summers in a row.
A talented and apparently beautiful young woman, Gretchen competed in the Miss America pageant, and won the title in her native state of Minnesota in 1988 before became Miss America in 1989, only one of three women from Minnesota to have won the title.
Her career as a journalist started in the mid ’90’s when she worked for WRIC-TV in Richmond, Virginia as a political reporter, which only increased her net worth. Gretchen was a correspondent for CBS News from 2000, and then gained recognition as a co-anchor with Russ Mitchell on CBS’ “Early Show” in 2002, increasing further her net worth. Carlson stayed with CBS for years before switching to Fox, where she initially served as a substitute weekend host on “Fox and Friends”. Gretchen soon moved to a regular job on “Fox and Friends”, to co-host the show with Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy, a post she filled from 2006 to 2013 when she left “Fox and Friends” to host a daytime program “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson”, which also added a substantial amount to her net worth.
Meantime, Gretchen also appeared in the drama film “Persecuted” (2014), starring James Remar, Bruce Davison, and Dean Stockwell, trying herself as an actress, and also adding funds to her net worth.
Gretchen has also published a book – “Getting Real” – in 2015, the sales of which have also added to her net worth.
In July 2016, Carlson announced on Twitter that she was no longer with Fox News after filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against the Fox News through president Roger Ailes. Gretchen stated that she was fired because she onjected to and reported abusive, and pervasive harassment from her colleague Steve Doocy.
Regarding her personal life, Gretchen Carlson has been married to sports agent Casey Close since 1997, and the pair has two children. They currently reside in Greenwich, Connecticut.