Chris Matthews Net Worth

Chris Matthews Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Christopher John Matthew net worth is
$20 Million

Christopher John Matthew salary is
$5 Million

Christopher John Matthew Wiki Biography

Christopher John Matthews also known as Chris Matthews is famous political commentator and newsreader. How rich is this famous person? Chris Matthews’s net worth is about $20 million dollars and his salary is equal to $5 million dollars per year. Most of his money comes from his career as a political commentator, Chris knows politics well, as he himself was a part of Democratic Party, this experience allows him to be one of the most famous political commentators in America. Matthews had such a great success while being a part of politics that he was suggested to run for the Senate, but he chose other path.

Chris Matthews Net Worth $20 Million

Chris Matthews was born in 1945, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and also had an opportunity to be a visiting fellow at Harvard University. Chris Matthew is a very intelligent person, the proof of this fact is that he holds 28 honorary degrees from such universities as Washington University, Temple University, Villanova University, Howard University and other educational institutions. Matthews is also acclaimed by different awards: the Abraham Lincoln Award, The Pennsylvania’s Society’s Gold Medal and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Award.

Chris Matthews’s career in politics started when he came to Washington, D.C. At first he became a police officer there, later Chris step by step involved himself into politics. Matthews had an opportunity to work with such politicians as Frank Moss, Tip O’Neill and Edmund Muskie. He was popular among many people and even thought about running for the United States Senate, as it was one of his childhood dreams. Despite his desire to be a senator he decided not to run for the Senate and chose the career as a journalist, writer and news anchor.

Chris net worth started to grow when he involved himself in politics but his later career decisions made it even bigger. One of the things that adds up to Chris Matthews’s net worth is his bestselling books, such as Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero, American: Beyond Our Grandest Notion, Now, Let Me Tell You What I Really Think, , Kennedy & Nixon, Hardball. Matthews had a great talent in writing and made an impact not only to politics but also to the literature. As he plans to publish more books, it is a fact that Matthews’s net worth will grow again.

Despite Chris’s success as a journalist and a writer, one of the biggest sources of his net worth growth is his talk show Hardball with Chris Matthews which is aired on MSNBC, what is more, in 2002 there appeared another talk show: The Chris Matthews Show, but in 2013 it aired it’s last episode as Chris Matthews wanted to focus on his career as a writer and journalist.

Although it is stated that now Chris Matthews’s net worth is $20 million dollars, it is clear that this number will grow eventually, as Matthew is great political commentator, writer, journalist and news anchor. His intelligence and skills captivates the attention of many people and will still do the same in the future.

Net Worth$20 Million
Salary$5 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 17, 1945
Place Of BirthNicetown-Tioga, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height6 ft 2 in (1.9 m)
Weight103 kg
ProfessionNews anchor, Political commentator, Journalist, Talk show host, Author, Actor
EducationUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, La Salle College High School, College of the Holy Cross, Washington University, Temple University, Villanova University, Howard University
SpouseKathleen Matthews (m. 1980)
ChildrenThomas Matthews, Caroline Matthews, Michael Matthews
ParentsMary Teresa Matthews, Herb Matthews, Mary Teresa Matthews, Herb Matthews
SiblingsJim Matthews, Bruce Matthews, Herb Matthews, Charlie Matthews, Jim Matthews, Bruce Matthews, Herb Matthews, Charlie Matthews
NicknamesChristopher John Matthews , Christopher Matthews , Chris Mathews , Christopher J. Matthews , Christopher John "Chris" Matthews
AwardsAbraham Lincoln Award, John F. Kennedy Memorial Award, Pennsylvania Society's Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement (2005), Honorary Doctor of Letters (2014, University of Rochester)
Music GroupsHeadless Chickens
MoviesState of Play, Man of the Year, State of Play, Man of the Year
TV ShowsHardball with Chris Matthews (1997), The Chris Matthews Show (2002-2013), Morning Glory (2010), Morning Joe (2007)
1Frequently compares political situations to movies and television shows.
2Forever being "wired" (longtime Comcast description of his show)
3His loud, on-air exuberance, and interrupting his guests
Hardball with Chris Matthews (1997)$3,000,000 /year (2009)
1(December 1, 2014) Announced (with picture shown on screen) on his television show, Hardball with Chris Matthews (1997), the birth of his first grandson, and second grandchild overall, by his son Michael Matthews, and daughter-in-law Sara. The baby's name is Brendan (middle name not given) Matthews.
2Longtime good friend of Joe McGinniss.
3Re-visited Sub-Saharan Africa over the New Years 2013/2014 period with his wife Kathleen Matthews, his son Thomas Matthews, and his daughter Caroline Matthews, and discussed and showed various pictures from the trip on various broadcasts of Hardball with Chris Matthews (1997) in January and February 2014.
4He announced on the February 5, 2014 broadcast of Hardball with Chris Matthews (1997) that the Hardball program will be supporting a new charity, Bornfree Africa, an AIDS charity dedicated to the eradication, in Africa, of mother to child transmission of HIV during the period from pregnancy to delivery to breast feeding, through use of a new drug which prevents transmission from mother to child during this period as long as the mother takes the medication once daily. The support of this charity and their mission was discussed with John Megrue, the Chairman and CEO of Bornfree, as well as the charity's affiliation with the United Nations, and support from Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton.
5New York City, NY, USA: A book signing party for "Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked" on October 16 at the Club Room at P.J. Clarke's Restaurant/Lincoln Square in Manhattan, with Mort Zuckerman, TheGrio.com Editor Joy-Ann Reid, the New Yorker's Hendrik Hertzberg, Dan Rather, former Pennsylvania Governor 'Ed Rendell', MSNBC's 'Thomas Roberts', new MSNBC host Ronan Farrow, MSNBC.com President Richard Wolffe, MSNBC President Phil Griffin, and NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke in attendance. [October 2013]
6Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York, NY, USA; Boston, MA, USA and other cities: book signings and readings of his new book, "Jack Kennedy, Elusive Hero." [November 2011]
7October 3, 2013: Boston, Massachusetts, USA to speak and to promote his book: "Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked." [October 2013]
8San Francisco, CA, USA: October 7 and 8 for the promotion and signings of his new book, "Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked" and also doing his show, _Hardball with Chris Matthews (1997)_ remotely, from the studios of the local NBC affiliate. [October 2013]
9Los Angeles, CA, USA: October 9 through October 11 for the promotion and signings of his new book, "Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked" while doing his show, _Hardball with Chris Matthews (1997)_ remotely, from the studios of KNBC, the Los Angeles NBC affiliate, and also appearing on _The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1993)_ on October 10 and _Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)_ on October 11. [October 2013]
10Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA: Announced on the September 30, 2013 edition of his television show, _Hardball with Chris Matthews (1996)_ that he will be speaking at Cooper Union, Cooper Square & Astor Place, East Village, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. [October 2013]
11(2007-2015) Living with his wife, Kathleen Matthews, in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA.
12Appeared with his wife Kathleen Matthews on his show, Hardball with Chris Matthews (1997) on October 1, 2013, "turning the tables," as has in previous years during the Christmas-New Years period, allowing her to interview him, not as in the past about the previous year in politics, but this time for her to interview him about his new book, "Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked," and comparing relations between the President (Reagan) and the Speaker (Tip O'Neill) to the present situation and government shut down. As he has many times, Matthews managed to refer to his wife as "The Queen" in the last sentence before the end of the segment.
13Has stated on air, that due to his most recent (2013) 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 seventy-one years young. [2013]
14Frequently refers to his wife, Kathleen Matthews, on-air, as his (or as the) 'Queen,' especially for many years, annually in late December, when Kathleen 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. For the first time in many years, Kathleen did not make an appearance on his show at the end of 2014.
15Was hospitalized with malaria in 2002, evidently contracted on one of his frequent visits to Africa. Has referenced having diabetes on air on several occasions, 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.".
16In 2008 and 2009, flirted with a run for the 2010 Democratic nomination for the US Senate, to the seat then held by Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter, before extending his contract and commitment with MSNBC.
17After the Capitol Police, served on the staffs of various members of Congress, including firstly, US Senator Frank Moss of Utah (the last Democrat to represent Utah in the US Senate), and later, US Senator Edmund Muskie, Democrat of Maine.
18With 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.
19Attended graduate school for economics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and thereafter, from 1968-1970, was a 'trade development advisor' with the United States Peace Corps in Swaziland, which he frequently mentions on air.
20Attended college at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, graduating in 1967.
21He has lived in both Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (during his childhood), and in Montgomery County, Maryland, 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.
22In 1974, ran unsuccessfully for the 4th congressional district seat of Pennsylvania, losing in the primary.
23Attended La Salle College High School, an independent, predominantly lay Catholic staffed, college prep school for boys located in Wyndmoor, a suburb of Philadelphia in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
24Has at various times referred to himself on air as both a liberal and a conservative, including votes for Republicans George W. Bush in the 2000 US Presidential election and Michael Steele (later Chairman of the Republican National Committee, and present 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.
25Life imitates art: son Thomas Matthews is a regular cast member of The Newsroom (2012), a television show about a national news show, and where Chris Matthews serves as a consultant to the producers and writers.
26(May 29, 2012) Announced (with multiple pictures shown on screen) on his television show, Hardball with Chris Matthews (1997), the birth of his first grandchild, a girl, by his son Michael Matthews, and daughter-in-law Sara. Her name is Julia Ravenell Matthews.
27Brother, James R. "Jim" Matthews is a Republican politician from Pennsylvania. He was formerly an elected member of 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 Governor Edward Rendell.
28Father of Michael Kerry Matthews (born 1983) and father-in-law of Sarah Staveley-O'Carroll (born 1981).
29His brothers are Herb, Jim, Charlie and Bruce.
30Formerly a print journalist who was a columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle.
31After working for President Carter, was a senior aide for then Speaker of the House Thomas P. 'Tip' O'Neill, for six years during the administration of President Ronald Reagan.
32His wife, Kathleen Matthews, was a news anchor with WJLA-TV, the Washington, DC ABC affiliate. They have three children: Michael, Thomas Matthews, and Caroline.
33Former speech writer for President Jimmy Carter.


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Hardball with Chris Matthews2001-2017TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
The Place for Politics 2016: MSNBC Election Night Coverage2016TV MovieHimself
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Good Wife2011-2016TV SeriesHimself
Citizen Trump2015TV Movie documentaryHimself (Host)
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself
Urban Trinity: The Story of Catholic Philadelphia2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2004-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Global Agenda2015TV SeriesHimself
Vote 2014: MSNBC Election Coverage2014TV MovieHimself - Host
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
The View2007-2014TV SeriesHimself
Alpha House2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2001-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The McLaughlin Group1993-2013TV SeriesHimself
Up Late with Alec Baldwin2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2000-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Charlie Rose1994-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Colbert Report2006-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Morning Joe2008-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Panelist
The Chris Matthews Show2005-2013TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
The O'Reilly Factor2013TV SeriesHimself (segment "Watters' World")
Now with Alex Wagner2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
Martin Bashir2012TV SeriesHimself
Katie2012TV SeriesHimself
Weekend Today2012TV SeriesHimself
Today2008-2012TV SeriesHimself
Jeopardy!2003-2012TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant / Himself - Contestant
Speak2011/IDocumentary as Himself
The Lost Kennedy Home Movies2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presidential Biographer
The Rachel Maddow Show2011TV SeriesHimself
MSNBC Films2011TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
Morning Glory2010Himself
Rise of the New Right2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Below the Beltway2010Himself
Family Guy2009TV SeriesHimself
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself
'Hick' Town2009DocumentaryHimself
The Kennedy Brothers: A Hardball Documentary2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHimself
The Audacity of Democracy2009Video documentaryHimself
MSNBC Live2006-2009TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Anchor
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Dean and Me: Roadshow of an American Primary2008DocumentaryHimself
Freaks Like Us2008Documentary shortHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
Las Vegas2008TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2003-2007TV SeriesHimself
The 2007 Miss America Pageant2007TV MovieHimself - Judge
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-2006TV SeriesHimself / Himself - News Reporter for Conan
Dog Bites Man2006TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006TV SeriesHimself
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope2005TV SpecialHimself
Tanner on Tanner2004TV SeriesHimself
Mister Sterling2003TV SeriesHimself
Election 20002001Video documentaryHimself
Dennis Miller Live1999-2000TV SeriesHimself
To the Contrary1996TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
A-T in Depth1994TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Tanner '881988TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Friday Night, Saturday Morning1980TV SeriesHimself

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Media Buzz2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host, Hardball / Herself - Host, Hardball / Himself - Host, The Chris Matthews Show / ...
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHimself - Green Bay Town Hall / Himself - Convention Coverage / Himself - MSNBC Green Bay Town Hall
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself - Election Coverage
Mad As Hell2014DocumentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host of 'Hardball' / Himself (segment "Watters' World")
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2012TV SeriesHimself
Occupy Unmasked2012DocumentaryHimself
Top Priority: The Terror Within2012DocumentaryHimself - News Anchor
The Revisionaries2012DocumentaryHimself - Hardball Host
The Undefeated2011DocumentaryHimself - Hardball host
This Is What Love in Action Looks Like2011DocumentaryHimself
Fair Game2010/IHimself (uncredited)
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama2009DocumentaryHimself
The Cartel2009DocumentaryHimself
Hype: The Obama Effect2008Video documentaryHimself
Frontline2008TV Series documentaryHimself
War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death2007DocumentaryHimself
Larry Flynt: The Right to Be Left Alone2007DocumentaryHimself
Celsius 41.11: The Temperature at Which the Brain... Begins to Die2004DocumentaryHimself

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