Name: Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson
Born: May 16, 1969
Occupation: Political commentator, journalist, media personality and TV host
Tucker Carlson was born on May 16, 1969 in San Francisco, California. He is the son of Lisa McNear Lombardi and Richard Warner Carlson, a television news anchor, president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, director of Voice of America and United States Ambassador to the Seychelles. His stepmother is Patricia Caroline Swanson. He has one sibling: Buckley.
Prior to relocating to the east coast, Tucker attended La Jolla Country Day School. After his family moved to the northeast, Tucker attended St. George’s School. Upon graduation, he studied history and earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in 1992 at Trinity College.
Tucker has been married to Susan Carlson since 1991. They have four children together: Buckley, Dorothy, Lillie and Hopie. The family currently lives in Washington, D.C.
Tucker started his journalism career when he joined the editorial staff of the national conservative journal Policy Review. He then went to work as a reporter at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and The Weekly Standard, and has covered news in the United States and around the world. His sublime reporting helped him serve as a columnist for The New York Times Magazine, The Daily Beast, Esquire, Reader’s Digest and The New Republic.
In 2010, Tucker was co-founder, alongside Neil Patel, an aide for former United States Vice President Dick Cheney, of The Daily Caller, a political news website. Tucker worked as the editor-in-chief and would sometimes write op-eds. It has become one of the biggest online conservative news outlets.
His success in journalism would lead him to cable news. He became the youngest CNN anchor in the company’s history and was tapped to be the co-host of “The Spin Room” and “Crossfire.” He claims that he resigned from CNN months before his departure in 2005, but reports suggest that CNN said it would not renew his contract. Either way, Tucker claims that the network was “a frustrating place to work.”
Throughout his tenure at CNN, Tucker hosted “Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered,” a weekly news program on PBS.
In 2005, Tucker went to MSNBC to host “Tucker.” The show would end in 2008 as the network decided to take a more left-wing stance on the issues.
Fox News announced in 2009 that it was hiring Tucker as a contributor. As the years progressed, Tucker’s role in the news network would grow: he worked as a substitute host for “Hannity,” produced Fox News specials, co-hosted the weekend editions of “Fox & Friends” and eventually hosted his own program called “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” TCT has become one of the biggest shows on Fox, and would replace Megyn Kelly and then Bill O’Reilly on primetime.
He appeared on the hit ABC reality television series “Dancing with the Stars” in 2006. He and his partner, Elena Grinenko, were the first team eliminated.
Tucker is the author of the autobiography, “Politicians, Partisans and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News.”
Over the years, Tucker has been defined as a conservative with libertarian leanings. He opposes abortion, affirmative action, excessive immigration, nanny state regulations and an interventionist foreign policy. He does support gay marriage. Tucker previously voted for former Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul in 1988 and endorsed Arizona Republican Senator John McCain for president in the year 2000.
We estimate that Tucker Carlson’s net worth is $8 million (2017).
So how much is $8 million really?
$8 million can help establish an online news publication. $8 million can also pay for less than half of Bill O’Reilly’s severance pay he received from Fox News in April 2017.