TV host of Fox & Friends Pete Hegseth has ruffled feathers with his controversial comments. However, his career at FOX News has made the controversies worth it, at least financially. Here's a look at Hegseth's net worth and salary.
Hegseth doesn't back down from controversy. Whereas his position at FOX is focused on reporting, he often shares personal comments about former president Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. He's even claimed that the U.S. media feeds into the spread of Russian propaganda, and has called for Trump to be put back on Twitter. How did Hegseth go from the military to political pundit?
Hegseth has been working at FOX News since 2014 and reportedly has a $4-million net worth
Co-host of ‘Fox & Friends Weekend’
Net worth: $4 million (rumored)
Pete Hegseth is a co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend, having joined FOX News in 2014. The former Army National Guard officer was previously CEO of Concerned Veterans for America.
Birthdate: June 6, 1980
Hometown: Forest Lake, Minn.
Education: B.A. in politics from Princeton University, Master of Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government
Spouses: Meredith Schwarz (m. 2004, div. 2009), Samantha Deering (m. 2010, div. 2017), Jennifer Rauchet (m. 2019)
According to his FOX News profile, Hegseth has a bachelor’s degree in politics from Princeton and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Before his television career, he was an infantry captain in the Army National Guard, serving in Afghanistan and Iraq and earning two Bronze Stars and a Combat Infantryman Badge.
Hegseth was the CEO of Concerned Veterans for America. Wealthy Persons estimates his net worth to be $4 million and his salary to be $250,000.
Pete Hegseth wants Trump back on Twitter
Trump was banned from Twitter shortly after the Capitol Building was attacked on Jan. 6, 2021. The move was a precaution by the platform to prevent the spread of political violence and the false claim that the election had been stolen. But now that Elon Musk is running the show at Twitter, people want Trump to be reinstated. Hegseth is one of those people.
Won over by Elon's claim to bring back free speech to the platform, Hegseth said, "Twitter used to be an open field of free thought. Now the blue checkmarks like groupthink leftists police that thought and corporate types at Twitter have been happy to enforce it." He added, "They pushed off Donald Trump. They pushed off a lot of conservatives. If he [Musk] were to open that up, it opens up the conversation in America."