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Tucker Carlson Net Worth

Tucker Carlson is a famous American political commentator and paleoconservative TV host. He is best known for hosting the nightly political talk show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Fox News. Carlson is the co-founder of the conservative news website “The Daily Caller”. As of 2021, Tucker Carlson net worth is estimated to be around $35 million.

Full Name Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson
Birth Date May 16, 1969
Birth Place San Francisco, California, U. S.
Profession Political commentator, Talk show host
Wife Susan Andrews
Net Worth $35 million

Early life

Tucker Carlson was born on the 16th of May, 1969 in San Francisco, California, United States. He was born as the eldest son of Dick Carlson and Lisa McNear. His father has served as a gonzo reporter. He has a brother named Buckley Carlson, who has served as a Republican political operative. His parents separated with divorce in 1976. He and his brother were raised by his father.

Regarding his education detail, he has studied at La Jolla Country Day School. He was reported to have studied at a boarding school in Switzerland, College du Leman. Reports claimed that he was kicked out of the school. Then, he joined St. George’s School in Middletown, Rhode Island. Carlson later attended Trinity College from where he earned his graduate degree majoring in history in 1991.

Tucker Carlson Net Worth & Career

Tucker started off his journalism career by working as a fact-checker for the conservative journal, Policy Review. Following that, he started working as a reporter at the newspaper, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. In 1995, he joined the news magazine, The Weekly Standard. He got a chance to expand his journalism skill after he took an interview with then-Governor, George W. Bush in 1999.

Carlson then started serving as a columnist for the New York magazine. At that time, he also served as a writer for various magazines like Slate, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and The Daily Beast.

Carlson joined CNN in 2006 where he worked as a co-host of the short-lived show called “The Spin Room”. Following year, he co-hosted the debate TV show called “Crossfire”.

In 2005, CNN took a decision not to renew his contract after he had a controversial debate with Jon Stewart on the matter of political disclosure in the United States. Though, before CNN made an announcement of canceling the show Crossfire, Carlson came with the revelation that he had already resigned from Crossfire in April 2004.

In November 2003, Carlson was hired as a host of a new show called “Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered”. After a year working for the show, he announced that he would be leaving the show on June 12, 2005, and soon start working on the new show “Tucker” on MSNBC.

On June 13, 2005, his show originally called The Situation With Tucker Carlson was premiered on MSNBC. After three years on March 10, 2008, the show was canceled due to low ratings.

Carlson began working as a Fox News Contributor on Fox News in May 2009. He had also appeared as a frequent guest panelist on the late-night satire show “Red Eye w/Gret Gutfeld”.

Carlson was made a new co-host of the Fox & Friends Weekend replacing Dave Briggs in April 2013. He came up with his own show on Fox titled “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on November 14, 2016.

Tucker Carlson Personal Life

Tucker Carlson is married to a lady named Susan Thomson. He met Susan while studying at a St. George’s School. The pair exchanged their wedding vows on August 10, 1991. They share four kids together.

Tucker Carlson Net Worth

Tucker Carlson has gathered the total net worth amount of $35 million by 2021. He is currently getting an annual salary of $6 million for serving at Fox News. Carlson received a nominal amount of $1 dollar along with his brother after suing their late mother’s real estate that was worth around $2.5 million.

In November 2017, Carlson sold his Washington-based house for $2.04 million and bought Florida based house for $2.9 million in early 2020.

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