Chris Matthews Net Worth

Chris Matthews Net Worth is
$16 Million

Chris Matthews's salary
$5 Million

Chris Matthews Biography

Chris Matthews is usually a politicalcommentator and information anchor at MSNBC. To include some interesting trivia about the person, he is the individual of diabetes. Along with his recognition, he was motivated to perform for the Senate but he by no means did. Though he worked well for a democratic party, Chris Matthews expressed that his sights were more conservative. He’s also a going to fellow atthe Institute of Politicsat Harvard University. At this time, he functions for the cable television Channel MSNBC as a political commentator and information anchor of the night time display titled

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Net Worth$16 Million
Salary$5 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 17, 1945
Height1.9 m, 1.9 m
Weight103 kg
ProfessionJournalist, Author, Talk show host, Commentator, Actor, Journalist, Author, Talk show host, Commentator, Actor
EducationUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, La Salle College High School, College of the Holy Cross, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, La Salle College High School, College of the Holy Cross
NationalityAmerican, American
SpouseKathleen Matthews, Kathleen Matthews
ChildrenThomas Matthews, Caroline Matthews, Michael Matthews, Thomas 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
Music GroupsHeadless Chickens
MoviesState of Play, Man of the Year, State of Play, Man of the Year
TV ShowsThe Chris Matthews Show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, Morning Joe

Interesting Facts

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.
2 Longtime good friend of Joe McGinniss.
3 Re-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.
4 He 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.
5 New 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, 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, President Richard Wolffe, MSNBC President Phil Griffin, and NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke in attendance. [October 2013]
6 Minneapolis, 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]
7 October 3, 2013: Boston, Massachusetts, USA to speak and to promote his book: "Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked." [October 2013]
8 San 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]
9 Los 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]
10 Manhattan, 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.
12 Appeared 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.
13 Has 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.
14 Frequently 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.
15 Was 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.".
16 In 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.
17 After 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.
18 With 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.
19 Attended 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.
20 Attended college at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, graduating in 1967.
21 He 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.
22 In 1974, ran unsuccessfully for the 4th congressional district seat of Pennsylvania, losing in the primary.
23 Attended 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.
24 Has 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.
25 Life 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.
27 Brother, 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.
28 Father of Michael Kerry Matthews (born 1983) and father-in-law of Sarah Staveley-O'Carroll (born 1981).
29 His brothers are Herb, Jim, Charlie and Bruce.
30 Formerly a print journalist who was a columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle.
31 After 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.
32 His wife, Kathleen Matthews, was a news anchor with WJLA-TV, the Washington, DC ABC affiliate. They have three children: Michael, Thomas Matthews, and Caroline.
33 Former speech writer for President Jimmy Carter.

Net Worth & Salary

Hardball with Chris Matthews (1997) $3,000,000 /year (2009)


1 Frequently compares political situations to movies and television shows.
2 Forever being "wired" (longtime Comcast description of his show)
3 His loud, on-air exuberance, and interrupting his guests




House of Cards 2014 TV Series Chris Matthews
The Campaign 2012 Chris Matthews
The Ides of March 2011 Chris Matthews
The Event 2011 TV Series Chris Matthews
Philadelphia: The Great Experiment 2010 Short On Camera expert
State of Play 2009 MSNBC Reporter
Swing Vote 2008 Chris Matthews
30 Rock 2007 TV Series Chris Matthews
Man of the Year 2006 News Anchor #1
The West Wing 2005 TV Series Chris Matthews
Dave 1993 Chris Matthews (as Christopher Matthews)


Beer and Board Games 2011 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
Violet Tendencies 2010 special thanks - as Christopher J. Matthews


Meet the Press 2011-2017 TV Series Himself - Panelist / Himself / Himself - MSNBC / ...
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2017 TV Series Himself
Hardball with Chris Matthews 2001-2017 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself
The Place for Politics 2016: MSNBC Election Night Coverage 2016 TV Movie Himself
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
The Good Wife 2011-2016 TV Series Himself
Citizen Trump 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself (Host)
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Himself
Urban Trinity: The Story of Catholic Philadelphia 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2004-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Global Agenda 2015 TV Series Himself
Vote 2014: MSNBC Election Coverage 2014 TV Movie Himself - Host
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
The View 2007-2014 TV Series Himself
Alpha House 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2001-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The McLaughlin Group 1993-2013 TV Series Himself
Up Late with Alec Baldwin 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Larry King Now 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2000-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Charlie Rose 1994-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Colbert Report 2006-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Morning Joe 2008-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Panelist
The Chris Matthews Show 2005-2013 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2013 TV Series Himself (segment "Watters' World")
Now with Alex Wagner 2011-2013 TV Series Himself
Martin Bashir 2012 TV Series Himself
Katie 2012 TV Series Himself
Weekend Today 2012 TV Series Himself
Today 2008-2012 TV Series Himself
Jeopardy! 2003-2012 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant / Himself - Contestant
Speak 2011/I Documentary as Himself
The Lost Kennedy Home Movies 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presidential Biographer
The Rachel Maddow Show 2011 TV Series Himself
MSNBC Films 2011 TV Series Himself - Narrator
Morning Glory 2010 Himself
Rise of the New Right 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Below the Beltway 2010 Himself
Family Guy 2009 TV Series Himself
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series Himself
'Hick' Town 2009 Documentary Himself
The Kennedy Brothers: A Hardball Documentary 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2008-2009 TV Series Himself
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2009 TV Series Himself
The Audacity of Democracy 2009 Video documentary Himself
MSNBC Live 2006-2009 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself - Anchor
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2008 TV Series Himself
Dean and Me: Roadshow of an American Primary 2008 Documentary Himself
Freaks Like Us 2008 Documentary short Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
Las Vegas 2008 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 2003-2007 TV Series Himself
The 2007 Miss America Pageant 2007 TV Movie Himself - Judge
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994-2006 TV Series Himself / Himself - News Reporter for Conan
Dog Bites Man 2006 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2006 TV Series Himself
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2005 TV Special Himself
Tanner on Tanner 2004 TV Series Himself
Mister Sterling 2003 TV Series Himself
Election 2000 2001 Video documentary Himself
Dennis Miller Live 1999-2000 TV Series Himself
To the Contrary 1996 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
A-T in Depth 1994 TV Series Himself - Host
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Tanner '88 1988 TV Mini-Series Himself
Friday Night, Saturday Morning 1980 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Toonami Pre-Flight 2016 TV Series Himself
Media Buzz 2014-2016 TV Series Himself - Host, Hardball / Herself - Host, Hardball / Himself - Host, The Chris Matthews Show / ...
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 TV Series Himself - Green Bay Town Hall / Himself - Convention Coverage / Himself - MSNBC Green Bay Town Hall
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series Himself - Election Coverage
Mad As Hell 2014 Documentary Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host of 'Hardball' / Himself (segment "Watters' World")
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010-2012 TV Series Himself
Occupy Unmasked 2012 Documentary Himself
Top Priority: The Terror Within 2012 Documentary Himself - News Anchor
The Revisionaries 2012 Documentary Himself - Hardball Host
The Undefeated 2011 Documentary Himself - Hardball host
This Is What Love in Action Looks Like 2011 Documentary Himself
Fair Game 2010/I Himself (uncredited)
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama 2009 Documentary Himself
The Cartel 2009 Documentary Himself
Hype: The Obama Effect 2008 Video documentary Himself
Frontline 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death 2007 Documentary Himself
Larry Flynt: The Right to Be Left Alone 2007 Documentary Himself
Celsius 41.11: The Temperature at Which the Brain... Begins to Die 2004 Documentary Himself

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