Matt Drudge Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career and Relationship
Matt Drudge Net Worth 2020 – “The King” of conservative media universe is not an easy title to get. Matt Drudge who is often termed as “The Country’s reigning Mischief-Maker,” is the founder of Drudge Report.
Taking odd jobs, he slowly builds his links and now holds an enormous power and substantial effect in the mind of American.
Matt Drudge was born as Matthew Nathan ‘’Matt’’ Drudge on 27 October 1966. He is 51 years of age and is the resident of Takoma Park, Maryland, the United States.
Matt is the only child to his parents, who have both been the Democrats working for the federal government.
His father, Robert Drudge, is a former social worker, who also owns the reference site, refdesk.com. Besides Matt’s mother formerly served as a staff attorney for U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy.
For his academics, Drudge graduated from Northwood High School in 1984. Subsequently, he began to polish his professional career.
He is best known as the creator and editor of the Drudge Report. For many years, Drudge took odd jobs such as night counterman at a 7-Eleven convenience store, telemarketer for Time-Life books, McDonald’s manager and sales assistant at a New York City grocery store.
In 1989, he moved to Los Angeles, where he took up residence in a small Hollywood apartment. He took a job in the gift shop of CBS studios, eventually working his way up to manager.
Here, he was apparently privy to inside gossip, part of the inspiration for founding the Drudge Report. Worried about his son’s aimlessness, Drudge’s father insisted on buying him a Packard Bell computer in 1994.
The Drudge Report began as an e-mail sent out to a few friends. The original issues were part gossip and part opinion. They were distributed as an e-mail newsletter and posted to alt.showbiz.gossip Usenet forum.
In 1996, the newsletter transitioned from entertainment gossip to political gossip and moved from e-mail to the Internet as its primary distribution vehicle. By March 1995, the Drudge Report had 1,000 e-mail subscribers and by 1997 Drudge had 85,000 subscribers.
Drudge met Andrew Breitbart in Los Angeles during the ’90s and became his mentor, with Breitbart later helping to run the Drudge Report. From June 1998 to November 1999, Drudge hosted a Saturday night television show called Drudge on the Fox News Channel.
At one point, Drudge refused to go on air, charging Fox News with censorship when the network prevented him from showing graphic surgery photos. Drudge and Fox parted ways.
With the Medias publishing news on the basis of ‘rumors’, it is quite an arduous tasks to cover out the reality of a certain topic. Same was the case when Matt Drudge was listed on Out Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America in the year 2009.
The rumor surfaced on media when Washington D.C. landscaper David Cohen allegedly claimed that he had a long-term relationship with Matt Drudge while speaking to the New York Daily News.
However, Drudge snapped the rumors away by responding to the Out Magazine’ article and claiming that he was not gay.
Though Matt has opened about his sexual orientation, it is still an enigma whether Drudge is married or in a relationship. Above all these, he seems entirely occupied with his professional career.
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Drudge hosted a Sunday night talk radio show, also called the Drudge Report, which was syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks. He also guest-hosted for conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
Drudge left his position as radio host with Premiere effective September 30, 2007. Matt Drudge has been called everything from “The Walter Cronkite of his era” to “the country’s reigning mischief-maker”.