Rachel Maddow Net Worth: Bio, Early Life and Career

Rachel Maddow Net Worth

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Rachel Maddow Net Worth: How Rich Is the Television Host

Rachel Maddow is one of the most popular television news hosts in America. She has a net worth of $25 million and earns an annual salary of $7 million. Maddow first came to prominence as a liberal political commentator on Air America Radio and then moved to MSNBC in 2008. She currently hosts her show on the network, “The Rachel Maddow Show.” In addition to her work as a journalist, Maddow is also an author; She has written three books which have been New York Times bestsellers.

Full Name Rachel Anne Maddow
Birth Date / Age April 1, 1973 / 48 Years Old
Birth Place Castro Valley, California, USA
Source of Wealth Television
Relationship Status Partners With Susan Mikula
Height 5 ft. 10 in. / 180 cm.
Net Worth $25 Million

Rachel Maddow Early Life:

Rachel Alexandria Maddow was born on April 1, 1973, in Castro Valley, California. Her father was a former Air Force captain and her mother was a school principal. Rachel grew up in a highly religious, conservative family. While attending high school, Rachel became an active sports participant. She was heavily involved with the school’s basketball, volleyball, and swimming teams at this time.

Maddow went to Stanford University after high school and earned a bachelor’s degree in public policy. Her sexual orientation was inadvertently revealed by the student newspaper at Stanford during her years there. Her parents were not aware of her homosexuality until now. Maddow completed her Doctor of Philosophy in politics from Oxford University in 2001.

Personal Life:

Rachel Maddow Net Worth

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Rachel Maddow met Susan Mikula in 1999, and they started dating. Susan Mikula is a photographer who works with obsolete technologies like pinhole cameras and polaroids. The couple dwells part-time in New York City and part-time in West Cummington, Massachusetts.

Rachel Maddow suffers from recurring depression.

Despite her firm decision not to discuss it, she began talking about her problems in interviews. She said that she wanted to assist others who were suffering from depression by offering guidance and showing them how to overcome their adversity. Rachel Maddow gets enough sleep and goes fishing as a recreational pastime to deal with her depression.

Rachel Maddow Career:

In 1999, Maddow was hired as a co-host on WRNX Radio’s The Dave in the Morning Show. For two years afterward, she served as the host of WRSI’s morning show Big Breakfast. In 2004, she auditioned for Air America – a newly formed liberal radio network – and served as a co-host until 2005 when the show got canceled.

In January 2008, she signed an exclusive contract with MSNBC to provide political analysis. The Rachel Maddow Show, her nightly cable TV program, debuted in September of that year and was the network’s most successful show debut to date. She became well-known as MSNBC’s most visible public figure as the partisan divide on cable TV news broadened.

Maddow drew attention in June 2018 when she got too emotional to read a breaking news report about the separation of children from parents who illegally crossed the border between Mexico and the U.S., so she delegated responsibility to MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell.

Maddow later apologized on Twitter for not relaying the report, which described three shelters set up in south Texas to house preschool-age children. She is well-known for her lengthy monologues on The Rachel Maddow Show. Some of her monologues have lasted up to 20 minutes.

Rachel Maddow Instagram and Twitter:

Maddow has 10.5 Million followers on her Twitter account and 538K followers on her Instagram account as of this point.


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Awards and Book:

Maddow has won recognition and awards from Emmy, Gracie, Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award, John Steinbeck Award from San Jose State University, and a GLAAD Outstanding Journalism Award. In 2012 she became the author of Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power which looks at recent military policy in America.

Rachel Maddow Net Worth:

Maddow’s $25 million net worth is from her lucrative career in television, as well as from sales of her published books. According to reports, Maddow earns an impressive $30 million annually from MSNBC alone.


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