Rachel Maddow Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career

Rachel Maddow Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.

Rachel Maddow Net Worth 2020 – Rachel Maddow is an American television host, political commentator, and author. He hosts a nightly television show, The Rachel Maddow Show, on MSNBC, and serves as the cable network’s special event co-anchor alongside Brian Williams.

Rachel Maddow Net Worth 2020

Her syndicated talk radio program of the same name aired on Air America Radio. Rachel became the first openly gay anchor to host a major prime-time news program in the United States.

Rachel Maddow Net Worth

Rachel Maddow’s net worth in 2020 is estimated to be $20 million. She accumulated this amount from her show, but also from the roles in projects such as House of Cards, 30 Rock, The Ideas of March and Ugly Betty.


Rachel Maddow was born on April 1, 1973, in Castro Valley, California. Her nationality is American and ethnicity is mixed(Lithuanian, Ukrainian, English, Irish).

Her birth name is Rachel Anne Maddow. Her father, Robert B. “Bob” Maddow, is a former the United States Air Force captain who resigned his commission the year before her birth and then worked as a lawyer for the East Bay Municipal Utility District. Her mother, Elaine (nee Gosse), was a school program administrator.

She has one older brother named David. Her paternal grandfather was from a family of Eastern Europe Jews( the original family surname being “Medwedof”) who self-identified as Polish and Russian at the time of their arrival in the United States; however, by today’s borders, they would be considered Lithuanian and Ukrainian.

Her paternal grandmother was of Dutch (Protestant) descent; her Canadian mother originally from Newfoundland and Labrador has English and Irish ancestry.


Rachel Maddow is a graduate of “Castro Valley High School” and she attended  “Stanford University”. While a freshman, she was outed by the college newspaper when an interview with her was published before she could tell her parents.

Maddow earned a degree in public policy at Stanford in 1994. At graduation, she was awarded the John Gardner Fellowship. She was also the recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship.

In 2001, she earned a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in politics at the “University of Oxford”. Her thesis is titled HIV/AIDS and Health Care Reform in British and American Prisons, and her supervisor was Lucia Zedner.


Rachel Maddow first started her career in radio and then in televisions. In 1999, Maddow landed a job as co-host on WRNX Radio’s The Dave in the Morning Show.

Her next job was a two-year stint as host of WRSI’s morning show Big Breakfast. In 2004 she auditioned for Air America, a newly founded liberal radio network, and held a co-host position until the show was canceled in 2005.

The cancellation turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Maddow when Air America offered her own liberal political radio show, The Rachel Maddow Show.

Although the radio show has changed time several times, dedicated listeners have continued to tune in, making the nationally syndicated show one of Air America’s highest-rated programs.

On Television, In 2006 Maddow managed to parlay her radio career into television when she became a regular on the MSNBC show The Situation with Tucker Carlson.

She was also a recurring guest on CNN’s Paula Zahn Now show during the 2006 midterm elections.

In January 2008, Maddow signed an exclusive contract with MSNBC as the broadcasting station’s political analyst.

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