Tucker Carlson, an American conservative commentator and writer, formerly hosted the nightly political talk show Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News from 2016 to 2023. Following the termination of his contract with Fox News, he now hosts Tucker on X.
Known for his advocacy of former President Donald Trump, Carlson has been recognized as a prominent figure of ‘Trumpism’ and as a highly influential voice in right-wing media.
In May 2009, Carlson joined Fox News as a contributor, frequently appearing on shows like Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld and Special Report with Bret Baier, and occasionally substituting for Sean Hannity on Hannity. He also produced and hosted a special titled Fighting for Our Children’s Minds in September 2010.
On April 24, 2023, Fox News unexpectedly dismissed Carlson and the executive producer of his show. Carlson seemingly did not receive prior notice, as he had indicated on his last show that he would return the following Monday.
Since then, guest hosts have been rotating to fill Carlson’s time slot until a permanent replacement is determined. Carlson responded to his departure with a widely-viewed video tweet on April 26, 2023.
Tucker Carlson Net Worth
American conservative political commentator and writer, Tucker Carlson, boasts an estimated net worth of $370 million, making him the wealthiest television hosts globally. He reportedly earns an annual income exceeding $50 million.
Tucker Carlson Salary
When Tucker Carlson initially joined Fox News, he received a modest salary of $600,000. Over the years, his earnings grew significantly, and at the time of his departure from Fox News on April 24, 2023, he was earning a base salary of $45 million annually, along with an additional $5 million in bonuses.
Tucker Carlson Inheritance
Tucker Carlson’s father married Patricia Caroline Swanson, who was previously married and an heiress to Swanson Enterprises. Patricia is the daughter of Gilbert Carl Swanson, and the Swanson family holds a substantial real estate portfolio comprising over 140 properties in the United States and the United Kingdom.
As a result of this marriage, Tucker Carlson inherited more than $190 million in assets and investments. Wisely, he diversified his inheritance by investing in real estate and government bonds, which contributed to the growth of his wealth.
Taking advantage of his inheritance, Tucker minimized his inheritance tax liability. He also utilized $10 million of his inherited funds to acquire a luxurious residence in the suburbs of New York.