Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson is an American journalist born on May 16, 1969. He is also a political commentator who has hosted the nightly political talk show Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News since 2016.
He is best known for his nightly talk show on Fox News Tucker Carlson Tonight. He has been the host of the show since 2016.
Tucker Carlson Bio: Age, Parents, Early Life
Carlson was born in 1969, in San Francisco to parents Richard Boynton and Dorothy Anderson. He currently lives in California with his wife and four children. His career took a start at the beginning of 1990 as a print journalist working for the magazine The Weekly Standard. Then later, he became a commentator on CNN for five years. After his nightly hosted program Tucker, on MSNBC, it was then he began to develop highly controversial views on immigration, the Middle East, and other world affairs.
Tucker Carlson Controversial Views
Carlson’s controversial views at times almost landed him in hot water. A recent protest took place at his home back in November 2018. His family was home minding their business when they heard commotion outside of their home. His wife was getting dinner ready when they heard pounding on the door. It was a group of people on bullhorns, claiming that they were protesting against his commentary on various news agencies. The people were from an organization called Smash Racism in DC a local anti-fascist organization. The members are known for demonstrating against well-known Republican figures. However, this wasn’t a regular protest. It was a threat. They told him that he was promoting hate and that his views lead to thousands of deaths. They stated that they were there to remind him that even though he has a voice, they had a message for him. They said that they know where he sleeps at night and that if he doesn’t stop his hate speech, they will continue to fight.
The protestors made Carlson’s life uneasy that night. They had blocked off both ends of these streets and carried signs with details of his home address. They called him a racist scumbag and threatened that he leaves the town.
Fox news supporters called the protests unjustifiable and intolerant. They agreed that he and his family had a right to their privacy and didn’t deserve the unjust treatment. There were even more dangerous threats of a woman claiming she will set off a pipe bomb at his residence. Since then, Carlson has not opened up any packages sent directly to his home without some security check.
However, he has a balanced viewpoint on the Iran issue. He has openly stated that there has been no record of Iran terrorist attacks on US soil. He has even advised Trump that going to war with Iran was a terrible idea. He told Trump that if he listened to his advisors that he would not win the upcoming re-elections.
Tucker Carlson House
Despite some of the controversy and threats, Carlson and his family are currently doing very well. Back in 2011, journalist Tucker Carlson and his wife, Susan, changed their house. The couple bought a house in Kent which had seven bedrooms, six-bath Colonial, and a two-car garage. They bought the house for almost 2 million dollars after selling their old home, which had six-bedroom, eight-bath Colonial, which was also located in Kent for $4 million.
Tucker Carlson Net Worth
Today Carlson’s net worth is about 21 million dollars.
Tucker Carlson Philosophies
Three major life philosophies he lives by are:
- Learn to Feel through life: by this, he means that despite losses of loved ones, change of environment, and everyday things, one should hold on to the feelings and emotions of those moments. It’s those moments in time that make a big difference.
- Write down everything you love. One should capture these moments, revisit them. There may come a day you are feeling down, and by capturing those precious moments, you can visit them in the future.
- Last but not least: You are the only one who can bring yourself happiness. No girlfriend, lover, or outside person can make you feel happy. Your happiness should be your own responsibility. This was one of the mottos he stood by to overcome a potential alcohol and nicotine addiction.
Where Is Tucker Carlson Now?
He currently supports the political views of Bernie Sanders. He openly admits that the Republicans have made a lot of mistakes. He predicts that he will host his show under the next president that will take office. He recently stated that “The official economic numbers are strong. The Democratic primaries are a freak show — elderly socialists accusing each other of thought crimes. Republicans are starting to think victory is assured. That’s a mistake,” he continued that the United States is “as divided as it was three years ago. No matter what happens, nobody’s going to win this election in a national landslide. Those don’t happen anymore. Trump could lose. Will he? That depends on what he runs on.” He further proved his point by pointing out the leading indicators, such as the economy. He voiced that these indicators should be the primary concern for Trump and re-election.