Rachel Maddow Net Worth 2019, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement
Rachel Maddow Net Worth – An American television host, political commentator and author Rachel Maddow, who hosts ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ on MSNBC, earns $7 million annually and has a net worth of $20 million. The 40-year-old Rachel Maddow hosts ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ which airs at 9 pm, Mondays through Fridays
We can listen to her syndicated talk radio program by the same name on Air America Radio as well. Rachel Maddow, who is also a political analyst, is a liberal which means she is in agreement with the Eisenhower-era Republican Party platform.
Early Life, Family and Education:
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 has stated that her family is “very, very Catholic” and she grew up in a community that her mother has described as “very conservative”. Rachel was a competitive athlete and participated in high school volleyball basketball and swimming. Referencing John Hughes films, she has described herself as being “ a cross between the jock and the antisocial girl” in high school.
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 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 came out about her homosexuality when she was a 17-year-old freshman at Stamford. She met her partner, artist “Susan Mikula” when Maddow was working odd jobs in Massachusetts while finishing her dissertation. In 1999 the pair moved into an old farmhouse in rural Massachusetts.
In recent years, Maddow has divided her time between her homes in New York and in Massachusetts, where she has continued to reside with her girlfriend Susan and the Couple’s Labrador retriever.
Rachel commenced her career as a co-host of ‘The Dave in The Morning Show’ hosted by Dave Brinnel after she won a contest run by WRNX radio in Holyoke, Massachusetts. After abandoning this show in 2004, she joined Air America where she hosted Unfiltered along with Chuck D and Lizz Winstead which was canceled in 2005.
The program that featured commentary, news and interviews with writers and politicians ended when Air America filed for bankruptcy. Then came Maddow’s weekday two-hour radio program, The Rachael Maddow’s Show which began airing in March 2008.
Since its inception, the show boosted MSNBC’s ratings and received a number of awards, including the Television Critics Association Award for “Outstanding Achievement in News and Television” and a 2010 GLAAD Award. Maddow herself has also been honored numerous times for her excellence in journalism; the Washington Post named her “ Breakout Star of 2008”.
In 2010 she won a Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award for her documentary The Assassination of Dr. Tiller. The documentary also earned her a 2011 “Gracie Award”.
Rachel Maddow has around $7 million Salary and about $20 million Net worth.