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Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson was born on 16 May 1969, in San Francisco, California USA, and is known for being a political correspondent and personality on television, as well as a journalist. He’s hosted several shows on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News, all of which have contributed to his current net worth.
How rich is Tucker Carlson? Sources tell us that his net worth is estimated at $8 million as of early 2017, most of which is attributed to his journalistic, news and political endeavors. A book and a political news website also help in this regard.
Tucker Carlson Net Worth $8 Million
Carlson started his journalism career after graduating from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut with a BA in history. He became a member of the editorial staff for the national conservative journal entitled Policy Review, and later found opportunities working as a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and The Weekly Standard.
Tucker’s increase in net worth was noticeable after he was hired by CNN. He co-hosted the show “Crossfire”, and was representing the political right. He was also given another opportunity at PBS, hosting the show entitled “Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered”. One of the most significant episodes of “Crossfire” was a heated debate between Tucker Carlson and Jon Stewart in 2004, which spurred many rumors, and was even remarked as one of the reasons the show was cancelled. This was all denied by Tucker however, stating that the strain in the relationship between him and CNN was already in place even before the debate.
He soon found work with MSNBC with a show called “Tucker”. Around this time he also did a wrap-up of the 2006 Winter Olympics for the network, and went to Lebanon in coverage of the 2006 Lebanon War. “Tucker” was eventually cancelled due to low ratings, but he would then find work in 2009 with Fox News, being a contributor for both news and political shows, such as “Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld”, “Special Report with Bret Baier”, and he’s also a co-host for “Fox and Friends”. His net worth continued to grow.
Tucker is also a co-creator and editor-in-chief for a political news website called The Daily Caller. Numerous journalists and personalities from different news stations and networks contribute to the site. The website aims to bring different perspectives and breaking stories and is not necessarily tied to an ideology, according to Carlson.
He was also a participant in the fall 2006 edition of “Dancing with the Stars”. He mentioned in an interview that he took the competition seriously and even took ballroom dancing lessons consistently to learn. He was eventually voted off the competition during the September 13th episode.
Tucker also has an autobiography that he authored in 2003. It has the title “Politicians, Partisans and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News”, and details the unusual experiences in his job as well as humor concerning political figures.
Even with all the popularity and controversy, Tucker retains a somewhat private personal life. He is married to childhood sweetheart Susan Andrews and they have four children. They renovated a farmhouse in Alexandria where they currently reside.