Tucker Carlson Net Worth: How He Made $35 Million?

Tucker Carlson is a well-known political pundit and paleoconservative television personality in the United States. He is best known as the host of Fox News’s nightly political talk show “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Carlson is a co-founder of “The Daily Caller,” a conservative news website. As of 2022, The net worth of Tucker Carlson is estimated to be $35 million.

Full NameTucker Swanson McNear Carlson
Date of Birth May 16, 1969
Birth signTaurus
BirthplaceSan Francisco, California, U. S.
ProfessionPolitical commentator, Talk show host
Net Worth$35 Million

Early Life

Tucker was born in San Francisco but spent the majority of his childhood in Southern California. His father, Richard Warner Carlson, was a Los Angeles news anchor and ambassador to Seychelles.

Tucker’s mother abandoned the family when he was only six. Richard Tucker married Patricia Caroline Swanson when Tucker was ten years old. Patricia inherited an extraordinary fortune from her grandfather Carl A. Swanson, founder of the Swanson frozen foods corporation.

He attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and graduated in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in history.

Tucker Carlson Net Worth & Career

Tucker Carlson Net Worth & Career

Tucker began his career in journalism as a fact-checker for the conservative publication Policy Review. Following that, he began working as a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper. Tucker joined The Weekly Standard, a news magazine, in 1995.

He was given the opportunity to hone his journalism skills during an interview with then-Governor George W. Bush in 1999.

Carlson then began writing for the New York magazine as a columnist. He also wrote for several magazines at the period, including Slate, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and The Daily Beast.

Carlson joined CNN in 2006 as a co-host of the show “The Spin Room.” He co-hosted the discussion television show “Crossfire” the following year.

CNN decided not to renew his contract in 2005 following a contentious dispute with Jon Stewart about political disclosure in the United States. Though, before CNN announced the show’s cancellation, Carlson revealed that he had actually resigned from Crossfire in April 2004.

Carlson was hired as the anchor of a new show called “Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered” in November 2003. After a year on the show, he announced his departure on June 12, 2005, to begin work on MSNBC’s new show “Tucker.”

On June 13, 2005, MSNBC aired his show, originally titled The Situation With Tucker Carlson. The show was discontinued three years later, on March 10, 2008, due to low ratings.

Carlson began his career as a Fox News Contributor in May 2009. He was also a frequent panellist on Gret Gutfeld’s late-night parody show “Red Eye w/Gret Gutfeld.”

Carlson was named the new co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend in April 2013, succeeding Dave Briggs. On November 14, 2016, he launched his own Fox show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Tucker Carlson Net Worth

Tucker Carlson’s net worth is estimated to be around $35 million as of 2022. He currently earns a salary of $6 million per year as a Fox News contributor.

Carlson sold his Washington, D.C., home in November 2017 for $2.04 million and purchased a Florida home for $2.9 million in early 2020.

Tucker Carlson Net Worth Growth

Net worth in 2022$35 million
Net worth in 2021$32 million
Net worth in 2020$26 million

Personal Life

Since 1991, Tucker has been married to Susan Andrews. They met (and later married) in the chapel of St. George School in Middletown, Rhode Island, a boarding high school. They are the parents of four children.

Tucker and his brother Buckley have been fighting over their divorced mother’s fortune for almost a decade. Lisa Vaughn, their mother, benefited from an oil and gas partnership in rural central California that covered a combined total of 70,000 acres of land.


  • Tucker Carlson is a well-known political pundit and paleoconservative television personality in the United States.
  • Tucker Carlson was born on May 16, 1969 in San Francisco.
  • As of 2022, Tucker Carlson net worth is estimated to be $35 million.

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