Quick Facts of Chris Matthews

  • Full NameChris Matthews
  • Net Worth$16 Million
  • Date of Birth1945 /12 /17
  • NicknameChris
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, The USA
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionHost, Author, Political Commentator
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Eye colourBlack
  • Hair colourBlonde
  • BuildLarge
  • SpouseKathleen Matthews
  • Height6 feet 3 inches
  • EducationUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Online PresenceTwitter, Facebook
  • Children3

The prominent American political commentator, host, and author, Christopher John Matthews aka Chris Matthews is best known for his nightly hour-long show, Hardball with Chris Matthews. The show is aired on the American cable television channel MSNBC.

Being a multi-professional personality, Matthews earns a hefty sum of money through his career. As per some sources, his net worth was around $10 Million back in 2017. So, how much is Chris’s net worth as of 2019? How much is his salary?

Chris Matthews Bio & Wiki

Christopher John Matthews was born on December 17, 1945, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States of America. Likewise, his mother is Mary Teresa and his father is Herb Matthew, a court reporter. Moreover, he belongs to white ethnicity and holds American nationality.

Chris Matthews
Chris Matthews

Furthermore, Matthew studied at the La Salle College High School. Similarly, he graduated from the College of the Holy Cross situated in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1967. Not only that but he has collected thirty-four degrees in his name from numerous college and university which includes The Ohio State University, Washington University, Howard University, College of Holy Cross, Fordham University, Villanova University, etc.

Chris Matthews’ Body Measurement & Height

Chris Matthews’ age is 74 years as of 2019. Similarly, he has a large body structure. Moreover, his eye color is black and his hair color is blonde. Further, Chris’ height is 6 feet 3 inches (1.91m). Unfortunately, the information about his exact weight and body measurements are still unknown.

Chris Matthews’ Career

Matthews started his career as the U.S Peace Corps in 1968 and posted in Swaziland, Africa, as a trade development advisor. Later, in 1970, he left his career in Peace Corps and began his career in politics in the early 1970s. However, he did not get a successful starting in politics.

So, Matthews moved in media as a print journalist. He served for The San Francisco Examiner as the Washington bureau chief from 1987 to 2000. In 1997, Matthews came to limelight when he premiered his signature talk show on CNBC.

Later, the program was transferred to MSNBC in 1999. Moreover, Matthews also appeared in films like Swing Vote alongside Kevin Costner, the State of Play alongside Russell Crowe, etc. Currently, he hosts the critically acclaimed show, Hardball with Chris Chris Matthews.

Matthew in a press meeting
Matthew in a press meeting
NBC News

Not only a host but Matthews is also an author. To date, he has published more than 10 books. His first book was Hardball: How Politics is Played, Told by One Who Knows the Game published in 1988.

Chris Matthews’ Personal Life

The 74 years old host and author, Chris Matthews is a happy married man as of 2019. Matthews married Kathleen Cunningham, a news anchor. The two tied the knot on 21st June 1980 and their marriage ceremony was held in a private ceremony in front of their close friends and family.

Chris and his wife Kathleen
Chris and his wife Kathleen
New York Post

As of now, the married couple shares three children from their relationship. Among the three children, two of them are sons, Michael Matthews and Thomas Matthews and a daughter, Caroline Matthews. The husband and wife are maintaining a peaceful relationship without any conflicts.

Chris Matthews’ Net Worth & Income

The prominent host, author, as well as a political commentator, Chris worked for different news reporting companies. Moreover, he also wrote many famous books. Through his successful career, he earns an astonishing sum of money.

Chris’s net worth is around $16 Million. Likewise, the American political consultant, John Brabender also has a similar net worth as that of Chris. Likewise, Matthews earns $5 Million per year as the host of Hardball. Not to mention, his income will surely to rise in the coming days as he is still working in the same field.


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