Tucker Carlson Net Worth

Net Worth
Date of Birth16 May 1969
ProfessionJournalist
NationalityAmerican
Last Updated2020

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Tucker Carlson Net Worth, How did the American political commentator, author and TV personality accumulate his wealth? Read on to find out more about Tucker Carlson Net Worth and his career.

Tucker Carlson Net Worth
Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (8467748e) Tucker Carlson, host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio, in New York Tucker Carlson, New York, USA – 02 Mar 2017

Tucker Carlson Early Life

He is an American political commentator, author and TV personality. Tucker Carlson’s father was an LA news anchor and ambassador to the Seychelles named Richard Warner Carlson. 

His mother left the family when he was just six years old and when he was 10, his father got married to Patricia Caroline Swanson. He attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut where he graduated with a degree in history in 1991.

Tucker got married to Susan Andrews since 1991. They met and later married at the chapel of St. George School, a boarding high school in Middletown, Rhode Island. They have four children.

Tucker Carlson Career

Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson was born on the 16th of May, 1969 in San Francisco, California, USA. He worked as a journalist and began in print at publications such as Policy Review and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Thereafter, he landed gigs as a columnist for periodicals like Reader’s Digest and New York Magazine. 

Tucker has also appeared in newspapers and magazines like Esquire, The Weekly Standard, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine and The Daily Beast. He started his career in TV as one of the hosts of the CNN panel discussion program Crossfire where he generally took up the position of the right-wing point of view.

His notable work during this period was during a contentious interview with comedian Jon Stewart, which many analysts believe directly led to Crossfire’s cancellation soon after. Since then, Carlson has found jobs on both of CNN’s primary competitors, MSNBC and most recently on Fox News.

Carlson was known not only for his sometimes-idiosyncratic conservative views, but his trademark bow-tie which was often referred to as ‘the Tucker Carlson look’.

Tucker Carlson Net Worth

As of today, Tucker Carlson Net Worth is $20 Million while his salary is $6 Million. Tucker Carlson Net Worth is acquired from his career as a political commentator, author and TV personality.

Tucker took over the slot that Bill O’Reilly left vacant after he was fired from Fox News in 2017. Later on, he reportedly signed a $10 million book deal. 

His show is consistently the highest-rated cable news program in its time slot. However, with average nightly viewership of 3.4 million, Tucker has more viewers than his CNN and MSNBC counterparts combined. 

While that may seem like a lot, keep in mind that the man he replaced, Bill O’Reilly, was earning wh$20 million a year from Fox and as of this writing Carlson is actually outperforming O’Reilly.

Tucker and Susan traded down from a $4 million home to a $2 million home in the Washington D.C. neighborhood of Kent in 2011. They later sold that house for $2.04 million in November 2017. They bought a new house again in the same neighborhood for $3.895 million in July 2017.

For nearly a decade, Tucker and his brother Buckley have been embroiled in a lawsuit related to their estranged mother’s estate and their mother ‘Lisa Vaughn’ was the beneficiary of an oil and gas partnership in rural areas of central California that covered a combined total of 70,000 acres of land. 

At one point the brothers thought the royalty rights were worth a fairly insignificant amount of money, maybe $125,000 at most. They eventually learned the rights were worth a minimum of $2.5 million. They sued their late mother’s estate which expressly left each brother the nominal amount of $1. That lawsuit is reportedly still unsettled as of this writing.

Summary: 

Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson is an American political commentator, author and TV personality. He worked as a journalist and began in print at publications such as Policy Review and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

He started his career in TV as one of the hosts of the CNN panel discussion program Crossfire. 

As of 2020, Tucker Carlson’s net worth.

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