Gretchen Carlson Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Gretchen Carlson net worth is
$6 Million

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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.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 21, 1966
Birth place: Anoka, Minnesota, United States
Height:1.6 m
Profession:Commentator
Education:Anoka High School, Stanford University, University of Oxford
Nationality:American
Spouse:Casey Close
Children:Christian Close, Kaia Close
Parents:Karen Carlson, Lee Carlson
Siblings:Kris Carlson Germain
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Her father, Lee Carlson, celebrated his 80th birthday on April 26, 2014.
2Lives in Connecticut with her husband and their children.
3She and her friend, Eric Bolling, were both married on the same date, October 4, 1997.
4Recovering from lime disease [August 27, 2013].
5Began her own Fox News Channel talk show, The Real Story W/Gretchen Carlson (2013), in Fall, 2013 after she was replaced on Fox and Friends (1998) by Elisabeth Hasselbeck [July 9, 2013].
6First met Patrick McEnroe when they were both attending Stanford University.
7Met future husband, Casey Close, on a blind date.
8Had a Russell terrier as a pet.
9In 1984, was elected as one of the Anoka High School homecoming attendants and was named Miss Teen Minnesota and was first runner-up in the 1984 Miss Teen USA national competition.
10Her parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary [May 20, 2011].
11Received the March of Dimes' Volunteer Honor Award on September 30, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.
12Her parents' GM dealership in Anoka, Minnesota, Lee Carlson's Main Motors, has not been reinstated as of March 11, 2010.
13Favorite TV shows are Hart to Hart (1979), Underdog (1964) and Mad Men (2007).
14Her family's General Motors auto dealership received a letter notifying it to close by late 2010 [June 2009].
15Her father, Lee Carlson, celebrated his 75th birthday on April 26, 2009.
16Recuperating from shoulder surgery in January, 2009 [February 7, 2009].
17Graduated from Anoka-Hennepin School District 11's Anoka High School, where she was the 1984 class valedictorian.
18Before coming to Fox News in 2006, she joined CBS News as a correspondent in 2000 and then began working on Saturday Early Show (1997) as a co-anchor in 2002.
19When they were younger, Gretchen and her sister played violin and cello, respectively, for five Christmas services at the church where their grandfather was a minister.
20Her family has a General Motors auto dealership in Anoka, Minnesota. It has been in the Carlson family for 90 years [2009].
21National celebrity spokesperson for the March of Dimes, since 2002.
22Of Swedish descent.
23Her husband, Casey Richard Close, is a sports agent, whose clientèle include Ryan Howard, Derek Jeter and Josh Hamilton. His hometown is Columbus, Ohio.
24One of her babysitters was Rep. Michele Bachmann.
25Favorite pro football team is the Minnesota Vikings.
26Was a middle child in her family.
27Has a son, Christian Close, 6, and a daughter, Kaia Close, (born May 17, 2003) [2009].
28Her sister, Kris Carlson Germain, and brother-in-law, Henry Germain, are adopting a child from Guatemala [November 21, 2007]. They already have two children.
29Mother is Karen Carlson.
30Has an older sister (by three years), Kris Carlson Germain (born on January 17, 1964), and two brothers.
31Miss Minnesota 1988.
321990 honors graduate of Stanford University, with a degree in sociology (organizational behavior). Also, studied at Oxford University in England.
33Miss America 1989. First classical violinist to be crowned Miss America. Her platform was to promote the arts.


Quotes

#Quote
1I wanted to see how much of an insult it was to be called an ignoramus. I didn't know what it meant; I just Googled it. For all of you out there who don't know what "ignoramus" is, it's an ignorant lawyer.


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Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Persecuted2014/ITV Anchor

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Real Story W/Gretchen Carlson2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Hostess / Herself
Praise the Lord2015TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2015TV SeriesHerself - Author, Getting Real
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, The Real Story
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself - Author, Getting Real
Marcus & Joni2015TV SeriesHerself
The View2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Author, Getting Real / Herself
The Joni Show2015TV SeriesHerself
Media Buzz2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, The Real Story / Herself
Huckabee2013-2014TV SeriesHerself - Actress / Herself
The O'Reilly Factor2008-2014TV SeriesHerself
Fox News2012-2013TV SeriesHerself
Fox and Friends2008-2013TV SeriesHerself - Co-Hostess / Herself - Co-Host / Herself
Studio B2012-2013TV SeriesHerself
The 2013 Miss America Pageant2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 2011 Miss America Pageant2011TV MovieHerself
Miss America2010TV SpecialHerself
Hannity2009TV SeriesHerself
The Live Desk2008TV SeriesHerself
CMT: Greatest Miss America Moments2006TV SpecialHerself
Saturday Early Show2005TV SeriesHerself
Jeopardy!2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest Contestant
VH1 Goes Inside2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Fox News Live2000TV SeriesAnchor (weekend)
The Early Show1999TV SeriesHerself Correspondent (2004-2005)
70th Annual Miss America Pageant1990TV SpecialHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1989TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Greg Gutfeld Show2015TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, The Real Story
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
The O'Reilly Factor2015TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, The Real Story
Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHerself - Hostess, The Real Story / Herself

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