Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson, known as Tucker Carlson, is a well-known personality in America. He is an American conservative political commentator, writer, and host who hosted the Nightly Political Talk show Tucker Carlson Tonight from 2016 to 2023 on FOX News.
In this article, you will get to know his career, net worth, assets, and personal life. So, to know more interesting facts about Tucker, read the article till the end.
Who Is Tucker Carlson? When He Started His Media Career?
Tucker Carlson is a television personality who was born on May 16, 1969, in San Francisco, California to Lisa McNear and Dick Carlson. He grew up in La Jolla, California. His father’s full name was Richard Warner Carlson, he was a former Los Angeles news anchor and U.S. ambassador to the Seychelles who died in 2020.
In 1976, Carlson’s parents divorced after nine years of marriage. Mr. Richard Warner Carlson took custody of Tucker and his brother. His mother left their family when Tucker was six years old, and she moved to France.
Carlson attended La Jolla, San Diego, California, then attended La Olla Country Day School. After 3 years of divorce, Carlson’s father married Patricia Caroline Swanson who legally adopted Tucker and his brother.
He enrolled at College Du Leman, a boarding school in Switzerland, but according to him, he was Kicked Out. Then he attained his secondary education at St. George’s School, where he met his future wife, Susan Andrews.
Tucker received a bachelor’s in history from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He began his career as a print writer after graduation, working for The Weekly Standard and The New York Times in 1995.
Let’s read when he began his media career. After working for a news magazine, in 1999, Carlson interviewed with George W. Bush for Talk magazine.
To add on, Carlson worked as a columnist for New York Magazine and Reader’s Digest where he was writing for Esquire, Slate, The Weekly Standard, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, The Daily Beast, and The Wall Street Journal.
According to Ben Smith of the New York Times, who wrote on June 21, 2021, Carlson served as a media source for various writers and journalists including Michael Isikoff, Michael Wolff, Brian Stelter, and others who were critical of Donald Trump.
In 2000, Carlston co-hosted the show The Spin Room. In the following year, he was appointed co-host of Crossfire on CNN. On January 5, 2005, CNN president Jonathan Klein notified Carlson that the network had decided to end his agreement.
In 2003, Carlson was hired by PBS. In 2005, Carlson’s early evening show The Situation With Tucker Carlson aired on June 13, 2005. Along with that, he hosted a late-afternoon weekday wrap-up for the network during the 2006 Winter Olympics. Due to poor ratings, Tucker was canceled by the network on March 10, 2008.
In May 2009, announced the appointment of Carlson as a contributor to Fox News. As of April 2013, Carlson joined Alisyn Camerota and Clayton Morris on Saturday and Sunday mornings to co-host Fox & Friends Weekend in Dave Briggs’ place.
Carlson began hosting Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News on November 14, 2016. In October 2018, Tucker Carlson Tonight was the second highest-rated cable news show during prime time with 3.2 million nightly viewers, behind The Sean Hannity Show with Sean Hannity.
With an average of four million viewers from the start of the week of June 8–14, 2020, Tucker Carlson Tonight surpassed colleagues Fox News pundits Hannity and Ingraham programs and became the highest-rated cable news program in the United States.
Carlson announced a multiyear contract with Fox News in February 2021 to broadcast a new weekly podcast and a run of monthly specials dubbed Tucker Carlson Originals on Fox Nation which is a sister streaming service.
Apart from this, “Politicians, Partisans, and Parasites” (2003), “Ship of Fools” (2018), and “The Long Slide” (2021) are the three works he has written. According to reports, he received a $10 million signing bonus for his book contract.
Is Tucker Carlson Married?
Carlson married to his school’s headmaster’s daughter Susan Andrews on August 10, 1991. They have four children in which he has 3 Daughters named Buckley, Hopie, and Lillie Carlson, and a son Hopie Carlson.
How Rich Tucker Carlson?
According to Celebritynetworth, the net worth of Tucker Carlson is $30 million.
Tucker Carlson has over 13 real estate properties, 11 Cars, and 6 Luxury Yachts. Tucker Carlson’s Assets also include Cash reserves of more than $100 Million. Tucker Carlson also owns an investment portfolio of 25 stocks worth $65 Million.
He has Luxury cars such as BMW 440i, Lexus RC350, Audi S5, Porsche Panamera, Mercedes-Benz AMG, and Genesis G70.
Moreover, Fox News pays Tucker Carlson an annual compensation of $35 million dollars. In addition, Fox News pays him $6 million for his podcast channel.
To conclude, Tucker Carlson is the richest, and the net worth of Tucker is millions. As he enjoys the modern lifestyle with luxurious assets.
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