Tucker Carlson Net Worth

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Tucker Carlson Net Worth

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About Tucker Carlson

Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson (born May 16, 1969) is an American conservative television host and political commentator who has hosted the nightly political talk show Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News since 2016. As of , Tucker Carlson's estimated net worth is at least $35 Million. Tucker Carlson earns about $8M a year from his shows, endorsements, writings and other endeavors.

Carlson began his media career in the 1990s, writing for The Weekly Standard and other publications. He was a CNN commentator from 2000 to 2005 and a co-host of the network's prime-time news debate program Crossfire from 2001 to 2005. From 2005 to 2008, he hosted the nightly program Tucker on MSNBC.

He has been a political analyst for Fox News since 2009, appearing as guest or guest host on various programs before the launch of his current show. In 2010, Carlson co-founded and served as the initial editor-in-chief of the right-wing news and opinion website The Daily Caller, until selling his ownership stake and leaving in 2020. He has written three books: Politicians, Partisans, and Parasites (2003), Ship of Fools (2018), and The Long Slide (2021).

What is Tucker Carlson's Net Worth?

As of , Tucker Carlson's estimated net worth is at least $35M. Tucker Carlson earns about $8M a year from his shows, endorsements, writings and other endeavors. An advocate of former U.S. president Donald Trump, Carlson was described by Politico as "perhaps the highest-profile proponent of 'Trumpism' and willing to criticize Trump if he strayed from it".

He is also said to have influenced some of Trump's decisions as president, including the cancellation of a military strike against Iran in 2019 and the commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence in 2020.

Carlson has been a leading voice of white grievance politics. His remarks on race, immigration, and women – including slurs he said on air between 2006 and 2011 (which resurfaced in 2019) – have at times been described as racist and sexist, and have provoked advertiser boycotts of Tucker Carlson Tonight. As of July 2021, it was the most-watched cable news show in the United States.

Early life of Tucker Carlson

Carlson was born Tucker McNear Carlson in the Mission District of San Francisco, California, on May 16, 1969. He is the elder son of artist and San Francisco native Lisa McNear (née Lombardi) (1945–2011) and Dick Carlson (1941–), a former "gonzo reporter" who became the director of Voice of America, president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the U.S. ambassador to the Seychelles. Carlson's brother, Buckley Peck Carlson, later Buckley Swanson Peck Carlson, is nearly two years younger and has worked as a communications manager and Republican political operative.

Carlson's paternal grandparents were Richard Boynton and Dorothy Anderson, teenagers who placed his father at the Home for Little Wanderers orphanage where he was adopted at the age of two-years-old by upper-middle-class couple, Carl, a tannery worker of Swedish descent, and Mainer Florence Carlson. Carlson's maternal great-great grandfather Cesar Lombardi immigrated to New York from Switzerland in 1860.

Carlson is also a descendant of Massachusetts politician Ebenezer R. Hoar and is a great-great grandson to Californian rancher Henry Miller. Carlson himself was named after his great-grandparents, J. C. Tucker and George McNear. Carlson is of English, German and Swiss-Italian ancestry.

When Carlson was in first grade, his father moved Tucker and his brother to the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego, California, and raised them there. Carlson attended La Jolla Country Day School and grew up in a home overlooking the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. His father owned property in Nevada, Vermont, and islands in Maine and Nova Scotia. In 1984, his father unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Republican Mayor Roger Hedgecock in the San Diego mayoral race.

Carlson was briefly enrolled at Collège du Léman, a boarding school in Switzerland, but says he was "kicked out". He attained his secondary education at St. George's School, a boarding school in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he started dating his future wife, Susan Andrews, the headmaster's daughter. He then went to Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, graduating in 1991 with a BA in history.

Quotes from Tucker Carlson

“Some white people are privileged, some aren’t. Some black people are, some aren’t. It strikes me as, by definition, a racist attack in that it’s making a generalization – a negative one – based on skin color.” – Tucker Carlson

“I was up late last night yapping about the elections on CNN and up early this morning doing the same thing in my daughter’s kindergarten class.” – Tucker Carlson

“Speaking fluent English – like doing long division or successfully rewiring a 220-volt electrical outlet – is not a skill you’re born with. It’s something you learn, occasionally even by opening some old dictionary.” – Tucker Carlson

“Trump is, in part, a reaction to the intellectual corruption of the Republican Party. That ought to be obvious to his critics, yet somehow it isn’t.” – Tucker Carlson

“To politicize a man’s tragic death is about as low as you can go, isn’t it? Tucker Carlson Death Man You Go I do think – I’m sure I’m thre lone voice in saying this – that Iran deserves to be annihilated. I think they’re lunatics. I think they’re evil.” – Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson Net Worth