Tucker Carlson is a conservative political commentator and TV personality who hosts the Fox News talk show, Tucker Carlson Tonight. He is one of Fox’s most renowned pundits, and he has a sizable online following. Apart from television, he is a columnist, writer, and co-founder of the website The Daily Caller. As of 2022, Tucker Carlson has a net worth of $30 million.
On May 16, 1969, Tucker was born in San Francisco, California. He has a younger brother named Buckley. His father, Richard Carlson, is a former gonzo journalist who turned into a news anchor and the US ambassador in Seychelles.
Lisa McNear is Tucker’s biological mother. However, when he was nine, his parents got divorced, and his father married Patricia Swanson the following year.
In elementary school, he was shortly enrolled at Collège du Léman, a Swiss boarding school, but was expelled. He went to St. George’s School in high school. He proceeded to Trinity College, where he earned a BA in history in 1991.
Carlson attempted to join the CIA after graduation, but his application was denied. So, with his father’s assistance, he decided to pursue a career as a journalist.
His career as a journalist started in print, with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Policy Review. He went on to work as a columnist for publications such as New York Magazine and Reader’s Digest.
Tucker has also contributed to The New York Times Magazine, The Weekly Standard, Esquire, The New Republic, and The Daily Beast, among other publications.
Carlson commenced his television career as a co-host of CNN’s The Spin Room in 2000. The following year, he co-hosted Crossfire, a panel discussion show. Carlson adopted a conservative stance on this program.
In November 2003, he was selected to host Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered for PBS, which ran concurrently with Crossfire. His nighttime show titled Tucker debuted on MSNBC in June 2005.
He was employed as a Fox News correspondent in May 2009. On the same network, he began anchoring Tucker Carlson Tonight in November 2016. The show has been steadily rising since its inception.
Net Worth and Salary
Tucker makes $6 million a year at Fox. That’s only one of his income sources. In 2017, he inked a $10 million book deal. He has written a total of three published works. In 2010, he and political consultant Neil Patel founded the news publication The Daily Caller.
Carlson sold his stake in the business to Patel for an undisclosed amount in 2020. As for his other assets, Carlson is positive about Bitcoin and crypto in general. Though it’s not known how much crypto he holds, he has a net worth of $30 million.
The journalist is married to his longtime lover, Susan Thomson Carlson. They got acquainted in high school, where Susan was the headmaster’s daughter. The couple tied the knot in August 1991. Now, they live in Washington, DC, with four children.
However, Tucker’s family life was not all easygoing. He and his brother have been involved in a legal dispute over their divorced mother’s $2.5 million estate for quite some time.