What Is Tucker Carlson’s Net Worth and What Did The Fox News Host Say About Immigration?
Once again, Fox News anchor, Tucker Carlson has found himself in hot water. On his show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, the talk show host has gotten even more offensive and racist when discussing immigrants. This time, he’s claimed that the United States needs scientists and skilled engineers instead of people whom he believes makes the country dirty and more divided. Despite the backlash, Carlson continues to sit on his throne at Fox News and add to his massive net worth.
Here’s what Carlson is worth today, and these are the things he had to say about immigration in the United States.
Tucker Carlson is worth $16 million
Though he’s fairly new on Fox — he began hosting hosted Fox & Friends Weekends back in 2009, Carlson’s net worth has grown exponentially since 2016 when he got his own show, Tucker Carlson Tonight. Carlson takes home a $6 million annual salary from Fox, which could change soon since his controversies keep costing the network money.
Carlson is a trained journalist whose work has appeared in publications like Policy Review and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He’s also worked on CNN, MSNBC, and PBS. Recently, he signed a $10 million book deal for his book, Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution.
This is what Tucker Carlson said about immigration
Most folks who know about Carlson are aware how highly offensive and racist he can be, but his latest statements on immigration have take things to a new level. On a Dec. 2018 episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight, the Fox News host said, “We’re getting waves of people with high school educations or less. Nice people, no one doubts that, but as an economic matter this is insane. It’s indefensible, so no one even tries to defend it. Instead, our leaders demand that you shut up and accept this. We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, they tell us, even if it makes our country poorer and dirtier and more divided.”
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Fox News advertisers were highly offended, and at least six of them including fitness equipment maker Nautilus, SmileDirectClub, and Pacific Life Insurance Company have pulled advertising from Carlson’s show. The Fox News host claims he won’t be intimidated.
Of course, Fox News is blaming liberal activism for the advertisement boycotts.
Tucker Carlson’s other controversies
This is not the first time Carlson has gone to war with the public. In Nov. 2018, when the midterm elections rolled around he gave several highly offensive speeches lambasting diversity while blaming Democrats for the migrant caravan. Folks on social media, and on Twitter in particular revolted. A Twitter user posted Carlson’s home address on the social media platform. Though Twitter got wind of the situation and took the address down, the damage was done.
Protestors began showing up to Carlson’s Washington D.C. home shouting, “Racist scumbag, leave town.” Carlson was not pleased. Not only did he boycott Twitter for a while, but he also accused protestors of breaking down his front door and threatening him and his family. Washington, D.C. police confirmed that these allegations had no merit.
Now, it looks like Carlson is ready to tango all over again.
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