What is Tucker Carlson's net worth? A look at Fox News anchor's massive salary and $3M Florida mansion
Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson has been making headlines throughout the pandemic, most recently for his sharp anti-vaccine statements. This week he gained limelight after he slammed former president Barack Obama for promoting vaccinations in a public service announcement.
On Monday, May 3, during his Fox show, Carlson called Obama a "creepy old man" after sharing the former president's NBC PSA where he urged people to get vaccinated. Earlier this week he made a controversial statement saying that "kids in mask is child abuse" and he asked people to report parents who make their children wear facemask. With Carlson constantly making headlines, viewers now want to know more about him and how much money he makes.
Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson was born in San Francisco, California, in 1969. He is the son of an American ambassador and a bohemian mother who abandoned the family to live in France. Carlson was raised in La Jolla and he started his career in journalism as a fact-checker for the conservative journal Policy Review. He later started working for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock before joining The Weekly Standard in 1995.
From 2000 to 2005, he was a conservative political commentator on CNN, co-hosting 'Crossfire' from 2001 to 2005. Later in 2005, he started hosting Tucker on MSNBC and continued with it for three years. He joined Fox News in 2009 and in 2016, he became the host of 'Tucker Carlson Tonight'.
What is Tucker Carlson's net worth?
Celebrity Net Worth has reported that Carlson's annual salary at Fox is $6M. While that may seem like a lot, the man he replaced, Bill O'Reilly, was earning $20M a year from Fox. It is reported that Carlson's net worth stands at $30M.
In 2010, Tucker and Neil Patel co-founded DailyCaller.com, a right-wing news and opinion property. After 10 years, in June 2020 Tucker sold his 1/3rd stake to Patel for an undisclosed amount. It was also reported that in 2011, Tucker and his wife Susan Andrews traded down from a $4M home to a $2M home in the Washington DC neighborhood of Kent. The couple sold the house for $2.04M in November 2017.
In July 2017, they bought a new house again in the same area for $3.895M. They put this home up for sale in July 2020 for $3.95M, a slight increase. In early-2020, Tucker paid $2.9M for a home in Gasparilla Island in Florida.