Chris Matthews Net Worth


Chris Matthews is a former American political commentator and talk show host who has a net worth of $20 million dollars. From 1994 to 202, Chris hosted his own weeknight talk show, ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews,’ which ran on the now-defunct America’s Talking network before moving to CNBC and then to MSNBC.

Key facts:

  • Chris Matthews hosted his own weeknight talk show, 'Hardball with Chris Matthews,' from 1994 to 202, which aired on America's Talking, CNBC, and MSNBC.
  • He worked as a trade development adviser in the United States Peace Corps from 1968 to 197.
  • Matthews was the Washington, DC bureau chief for the San Francisco Examiner from 1987 to 200.
  • He launched his own talk show, 'Politics with Chris Matthews,' in 1994 on the short-lived America's Talking cable channel.
  • Chris Matthews has authored bestselling books such as 'Hardball: How Politics is Played, Told by One Who Knows the Game' and 'Kennedy & Nixon: The Rivalry That Shaped Postwar America'.

Basic Information About Chris Matthews

Full NameChris Matthews
ProfessionsWriter, Journalist, Talk show host, Commentator, Author, Actor
Net worth$20,000,000
Date of birth1945-12-17 (78 years old)
Place of birthSomerton
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksHis loud, on-air exuberance, and interrupting his guests
Forever being "wired" (longtime Comcast description of his show)
Frequently compares political situations to movies and television shows.
His post script, editorial segment, sometimes very personal, "Let Me Finish"
Asking his on air guests - "Tell me something I don't know?"
FatherHerb Matthews
MotherMary Teresa Matthews
SiblingsJim Matthews, Bruce Matthews, Herb Matthews, Charlie Matthews
SpouseKathleen Matthews - (21 JuneΒ 1980 - present)Β (3 children)
KidsThomas Matthews, Caroline Matthews, Michael Matthews
Height6 ft 2 in (1.9 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ Twitter β†—οΈŽ Imdb

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Chris Matthews roles

Movie / Series Role
State of PlayMSNBC Reporter
The Ides of MarchChris Matthews
The CampaignChris Matthews
Swing VoteChris Matthews
Morning GlorySelf
DaveChris Matthews (as Christopher Matthews)
Fair GameSelf (archive footage) (uncredited)
Man of the YearNews Anchor #1
The West WingChris Matthews 1 episode, 2005
Family GuySelf 1 episode, 2009
30 RockChris Matthews 1 episode, 2007
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowSelf / ... 2 episodes, 2008
House of CardsChris Matthews 1 episode, 2014
Las VegasSelf 1 episode, 2008
The EventChris Matthews (uncredited) unknown episodes
The Late Show with Stephen ColbertSelf 4 episodes, 2017-2019
Alpha HouseChris Matthews 2 episodes, 2013-2014
The Daily ShowSelf 4 episodes, 2003-2019
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf / ... 29 episodes, 2000-2013
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf / ... 3 episodes, 1994-2006

Chris Matthews's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
Hardball with Chris MatthewsΒ (1997)$3,000,000 /year (2009)

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Interesting Facts about Chris Matthews

  1. Former speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter.
  2. Wife Kathleen Matthews was a news anchor with WJLA-TV, the Washington (DC) ABC affiliate. The couple has three children: Michael, Caroline, and Thomas Matthews . Thomas is a regular cast member of The Newsroom (2012), a TV series about a national news show, and Matthews himself serves as a consultant on the show.
  3. After working for President Jimmy Carter he was was a senior aide for then Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill for six years during the administration of President Ronald Reagan.
  4. Matthews worked in print media for 15 years, spending 13 years as Washington, D.C. bureau chief for the San Francisco Examiner (1987-2000) and two years as a nationally syndicated columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle.
  5. His brothers are Herb, Jim, Charlie and Bruce.
  6. In 2012, Matthews announced on Hardball with Chris Matthews (1997) the birth of his first grandchild, Julia Ravenell Matthews, by his son, Michael Kerry Matthews, and daughter-in-law, Sarah Staveley-O'Carroll. The couple's second child, Brendan, was born in 2014.
  7. Brother James R. "Jim" Matthews is a Republican politician from Pennsylvania. He was formerly an elected member of the Montgomery County (PA) Board of Commissioners. He was the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania in 2006, as Lynn Swann's running mate, losing to the incumbent, Gov. Edward Rendell.
  8. Son Thomas Matthews is a regular cast member of The Newsroom (2012), a TV series about a national news show, and Matthews himself serves as a consultant on the show.
  9. Has at various times referred to himself on air as both a liberal and a conservative, including having voted for Republicans George W. Bush in the 2000 US Presidential election and Michael Steele (later Chairman of the Republican National Committee and MSNBC analyst) in the 2006 Maryland US Senatorial election, and for Democrats Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 US Presidential elections and Chris Van Hollen, the US Representative for the 8th District of Maryland.
  10. Attended La Salle College High School, an independent Roman Catholic college preparatory boys' school, which is located in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia.
  11. In 1974 ran unsuccessfully for US House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 4th Congressional District.
  12. He has lived in Montgomery County (PA) during his childhood and Montgomery County (MD), where he lives with his wife (and as of 2015 has lived for about 20+ years), in the town of Chevy Chase, which he frequently mentions on air.
  13. Attended college at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, graduating in 1967.
  14. Attended graduate school for economics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and from 1968-70 was a "trade development advisor" with the United States Peace Corps in Swaziland, which he frequently mentions on air.
  15. With a lifelong interest in politics, especially national politics, his first job in the political universe, after serving in the Peace Corps, was as a US Capitol Police Officer.
  16. After his sting with the US Capitol Police, he served on the staffs of various members of Congress, including US Sen. Frank Moss of Utah (the last Democrat to represent Utah in the US Senate) and US Sen. Edmund Muskie, Democrat of Maine.
  17. In 2008 and 2009 he flirted with a run for the 2010 Democratic nomination for the US Senate from Pennsylvania held Arlen Specter, before extending his contract and commitment with MSNBC.
  18. Was hospitalized with malaria in 2002, apparently contracted on one of his frequent visits to Africa. Has referenced having diabetes on several occasions on-air, including the Hardball with Chris Matthews (1997) episode broadcast on December 7, 2009. The two times he has mentioned his diabetes in 2013 he has specifically stated that it is "Type 2 Diabetes.".
  19. Frequently refers to wife Kathleen Matthews on-air as his (or as the) "Queen", especially annually in late December, when she comes on his show to do a turnabout segment where she interviews him about political happenings and trends for the preceding year or about his books. In 2014, for the first time in many years, she did not make an appearance on his show.
  20. Stated on air that due to his most recent contract extension with MSNBC, he will still be "sitting in this chair," doing Hardball with Chris Matthews (1997) through at least the 2016 election cycle, which includes the next presidential election, at which time he will be 71 years old. [2013]

Additional information of Chris Matthews

Lucky Number3
Lucky StoneTurquoise
Lucky ColorOrange
Best Match for MarriageLeo, Aquarius
Eye ColorBrown
Hair Colorgrey
EthnicityIrish, English, Scottish, Northern Irish

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