Tucker Carlson is a popular American political commentator. He rose to popularity when he hosted CNN’s Crossfire show. Then he moved on to MSNBC’s Tucker and finally to Fox’s Tucker Carlson Tonight show. He has also written his autobiography, and he has signed with a two-book deal for eight-figure which are forthcoming. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Tucker Carlson in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Tucker Carlson was born on 16th May 1969 in California. His father was a news anchor and a US ambassador. His mother left home when he was only 6 and was raised by his stepmother and father. Tucker attended La Jolla Country Day School as well as St. George’s School. After graduation, he moved to Trinity College in Connecticut and graduated with BA degree in history.
Tucker Carlson suffered from alcohol addiction, and he went through many troubled nights due to his bad habit. It was finally in 2002; he managed to quit alcohol and set an example for his followers. Prior to that, he gave up smoking and replaced that with nicotine gum. He is married to Susan Andrews, and they never had any trouble in their relationship. They have three daughters and one boy.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
Carlson started his as a journalist from Policy Review journal. He worked as a reported for multiple newspapers. During that time, he got to travel the world to report international news. Tucker was also a columnist for Reader’s Digest, New York, The New York Times Magazine, and various such popular daily newspapers and magazines. He joined CNN as the youngest anchor and co-hosted Crossfire in 2001. He simultaneously worked with PBS for the show Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered.
His memorable appearance during his time on CNN was his heated argument with Jon Stewart of the Daily Show on Comedy Central. In January 2005, Crossfire show was cancelled, and CNN refused to renew his contract. He moved on to MSNBC’s Tucker show due to low ratings; the show was cancelled in 2008. That is when he moved on to Fox News and co-hosted Fox & Friends show. In 2016, he got his own show named Tucker Carlson Tonight, and it peaked in ratings. In the same year, he was announced to participate in Dancing with the Stars but opted out as he was struggling in the practice sessions.
Carlson was also the co-founder and editor in Chief on the popular news website The Daily Caller. He wrote his autobiography in 2003 titled Politicians, Partisans, and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News. He has signed a deal with Simon & Schuster Publishers for two books, and the deal is worth in eight digits. Among his achievements, he was the youngest CNN anchor ever. He has multiple nominations in the best news anchor category.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect from a political commentator? Well, you will be surprised to know that his net worth is over $22 million. The primary sources of his income are the shows he hosted under his brand name. All the contracts were multiple million. The secondary income has to be his book deals which are likely to come out in the next few years. His website gets a huge daily web traffic, and the revenue also contributes to his enormous fortune.
Tucker Carlson was criticized heavily for his comments various national and foreign issues as you would expect for any political pundit. He has had many ups and downs and currently, he is at the prime of his career with his own show peaking in ratings, the website running smoothly, and the mega book deals in the queue.