There are one thousand and one ways to becoming a political goon. Most politicians who have paved their ways to the top all started from their days of political arguments, reviews and discussions right in their neighborhood and with time, they practically became what they discussed. Oh no! this is not referring Tucker Carlson to as a politician just yet, however, we wouldn’t be surprised if he takes up a political seat someday. Well, his political analysis on Fox TV proves that he would be perfect for the job.
Tucker Carlson started as a commentator for CNN before going ahead to work for Fox News. He has proved his loyalty with them over the years and is most popular for the show; Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News. He is an author and also a journalist.
Tucker Carlson Biography (Age)
Tucker Carlson was born on a Friday, May 16, 1969, in San Francisco, California. He had most of his formative years in La Jolla, California with his dad; Richard Warner Carlson, his stepmom; Patricia Caroline Swanson and his brother; Buckley Swanson Peck Carlson. His biological mom, Lisa McNear Lombardi left their home when he was six.
According to researches, there is a high chance of likelihood for most children to tread their parents’ career path, for Tucker Carlson, he has sure proved this point. His father worked as a news anchor and also served as a U.S. ambassador to Seychelles; the now president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and director of Voice of America. On the other hand, his stepmom is an heiress to the Swanson frozen-food fortune.
Tucker was an alumnus of La Jolla Country Day School and St. George’s School. He later bagged a bachelor’s degree in history from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, graduating in 1992.
Journalism was not a new business for the political analyst who saw his father playing perfectly as an anchor, briefly after he graduated, he started his career working with Policy Review as a fact-checker. He later worked with Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper in Little Rock, Arkansas and The Weekly Standard as a reporter. His career grew at a tremendous rate and he began traveling around the world whilst doing his job perfectly as a journalist and a writer.
In the year 2000, he became the youngest anchor working with CNN with him handling the programs Spin-Off and Crossfire. He later went ahead to man the famous show; Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered. Subsequently, he left CNN in 2005, worked with MSNBC for a while before joining Fox News Channel crew in 2009. With Fox, he made several guest appearance on Fox’s late-night satire show, Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld and on the All-Star Panel segment of Special Report with Bret Baier.
While working as the producer for Fox News Special Fighting for Our Children’s Minds, Tucker Carlson bagged the role as a co-host for the weekend show; Fox & Friends. Later on, he joined the NBC Sports Network and also officiated the Saturday and Sunday Mornings aired on Fox TV. Till date, the political analyst has gone on to man several other famous shows aired on Fox TV.
Salary and Net Worth
With a lot on his sleeves, Tucker Carlson has proven that he is beyond every reasonable doubt a glam in most of his career fields. Carlson has authored at least two books including the memoir Politicians, Partisans and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News released in 2003 and Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution which was published in 2018. He was also one of the outstanding contestants who took part in the Dancing Stars Competition in 2016, however, didn’t get to take the trophy home.
Through his career in the media world, especially with his days at Fox News, it is no doubt that he has topped his earnings with millions of dollars. Sources say that he earns $4 million yearly and also has other work benefits added to his pay. The political commentator and TV personality has a net worth of $16 million.
Family – Wife and Children
Tucker married his high school sweetheart, Sussan Carlson (nee Andrew). The two met when they were fifteen, then, they were still high school students at St George. The couple got bitten by the love bug and later became an item before deciding to make it all official in 1991. Together, they share three daughters, Lillie, Buckley, Hope, and a son, Dorothy Carlson.