Tucker Carlson Net Worth: How Rich is the CNN Commentator?
Tucker Carlson has an estimated net worth of around $30 million. Tucker Carlson is a conservative political analyst from the United States. Since 2016, he has presented the nightly political discussion show ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight' on Fox News.
Carlson began his career as a print journalist in the 1990s, contributing to publications such as The Weekly Standard.
Early Life of Tucker Carlson
Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson was born in California on May 16, 1969. He is the eldest son of Richard Warner Carlson, a former “gonzo reporter” who later became the Voice of America's director.
Carlson's paternal grandparents were teenagers who placed his father in an orphanage, where he was adopted at the age of two by the Carlsons, a wool broker and his wife.
Tucker Carlson's Professional Career
Carlson co-hosted the brief-lived show The Spin Room in 2000. Carlson was named co-host of Crossfire in 2001. Carlson and Robert Novak (alternating as hosts) represented the political right on the show, while James Carville and Paul Begala (also alternating as hosts) represented the left.
Carlson had a 2004 exchange with Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show. Stewart argued that Carlson and the format of Crossfire were detrimental to American political conversation.
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CNN said in January 2005 that it was ending its connection with Carlson and would soon kill Crossfire. On January 4, 2005, CNN president Jonathan Klein informed Carlson that the network had decided not to renew his contract.
He reported live from Haifa, Israel, for Tucker in July 2006, during the 2006 Lebanon War between Israel and Hezbollah in southern Lebanon.
He also hosted the MSNBC Special Report: Mideast Crisis while in the Middle East. He was a frequent panellist on Verdict alongside Dan Abrams during political talks.
What is Tucker Carlson's Net Worth?
Tucker Carlson gets paid $6 million a year by Fox. Even though that seems like a lot, remember that the man he replaced, Bill O'Reilly, was making $20 million a year from Fox, and as of this writing, Carlson is actually doing better than O'Reilly.
Tucker and Susan sold their $4 million home in 2011 and bought a $2 million home in Washington, D.C. area around Kent. In November 2017, they sold that house for $2.04 million.
In July 2017, they spent $3.895 million on a new house in the same area of Kent. They put this house on the market for $3.95 million in July 2020, which is a small increase. They sold the house in a month at the price they wanted. They reportedly decided to sell the house after a group of protesters came up the driveway and even rang their doorbell.
Tucker bought a home on Florida's Gasparilla Island for $2.9 million at the beginning of 2020. The Carlsons now spend time in both their home in Florida and their home on his family's land in Maine.
Tucker Carlson's Personal Life
Tucker has been with Susan Andrews since 1991 when they got married. They met in the chapel of St. George School, a boarding high school in Middletown, Rhode Island, where they later got married. They are parents to four kids.
Tucker and his brother Buckley have been involved in a lawsuit over their mother's estate for almost ten years. Their mother, Lisa Vaughn, got money from an oil and gas partnership that covered 70,000 acres of land in rural areas of central California. At one point, the brothers thought that the rights to the royalties were worth no more than $125,000 at most. They finally found out that the rights were worth at least $2.5 million. They went to court over their mother's will, which said that each brother would get $1. As of this writing, it sounds like that lawsuit is still not over.
Tucker Carlson is a political commentator and television personality who made the majority of his fortune as a television pundit. His father, Richard Warner Carlson, was a Los Angeles news anchor and ambassador to Seychelles. Tucker Carlson's net worth is estimated to be over $30 million as of 2022.
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