Tucker Carlson is a prominent American political commentator and paleoconservative television personality. He is best known for hosting the late-night talk show Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News. Carlson is a co-founder of The Daily Caller, a conservative news site. As of 2021, Tucker Carlson's 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|
|Net Worth||$35 million|
Tucker Carlson was born on May 16, 1969 in San Francisco, California, United States. He was born the eldest son of Dick Carlson and Lisa McNear. His father was a gonzo reporter. He has a brother named Buckley Carlson who was a political operative for the Republicans. His parents separated after a divorce in 1976. He and his brother were raised by his father.
Regarding his education, he attended La Jolla Country Day School. He would have attended a boarding school in Switzerland, the Collège du Leman. According to reports, he was expelled from school. He then enrolled at St. George’s School in Middletown, Rhode Island. Carlson then enrolled at Trinity College, where he graduated with honors in history in 1991.
Tucker Carlson Net Worth and Career
Tucker began his journalistic career as a fact-checker for the conservative Policy Review newspaper. He then began working as a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. In 1995, he switched to The Weekly Standard newsmagazine. He had the opportunity to hone his journalistic skills after interviewing then Governor George W. Bush in 1999.
Carlson then began working as a columnist for New York Magazine. During this time, he was also an editor for various magazines including Slate, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and The Daily Beast.
Carlson joined CNN in 2006, where he co-hosted the short-lived show The Spin Room. The following year, she co-hosted the television show Crossfire.
In 2005, CNN decided not to renew his contract after having a controversial debate with Jon Stewart about political reporting in the United States. However, before CNN announced the cancellation of the Crossfire show, Carlson revealed that he had already left Crossfire in April 2004.
In November 2003, Carlson was hired to host a new show called Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered. After a year on the show, he announced that he would be leaving the show on June 12, 2005 and would soon begin work on a new show, Tucker, on MSNBC.
On June 13, 2005, his show titled The Tucker Carlson Situation premiered on MSNBC. Three years later, on March 10, 2008, the show was canceled due to poor ratings.
Carlson joined Fox News in May 2009 as a Fox News correspondent. She also appeared as a frequent guest on the late-night satirical show Red Eye, starring Gret Gutfeld.
Carlson was named the new co-host of the Fox & Friends Weekend in April 2013, replacing Dave Briggs. On November 14, 2016, he hosted his own show on Fox called Tucker Carlson Tonight.
Personal life of Tucker Carlson
Tucker Carlson is married to a woman named Susan Thomson. He met Susan when she was at St. George’s School. Vows were exchanged on August 10, 1991. They have four children together.
Tucker Carlson Net Worth
Tucker Carlson has amassed a total net worth of $35 million as of 2021. He is currently receiving an annual salary of $6 million for his work at Fox News. Carlson, along with his brother, received a face value of $1 after he sued his late mother’s estate, which was valued at approximately $2.5 million.
In November 2017, Carlson sold his Washington home for $2.04 million and in early 2020 he purchased a Florida home for $2.9 million.