Rachel Maddow net worth and salary: Rachel Maddow is an MSNBC news anchor who has a net worth of $20 million. Rachel Maddow was born April 1st, 1973 in Castro Valley, California. Her salary per year is $7 million. Her net worth wasn't earned just by being nice – but her pleasant and affable onscreen persona certainly hasn't hurt her, which makes her an unusual figure in the world of 24-hour news. Maddow's career in broadcasting began in radio, when she entered a contest held by WRNX in Massachusetts to find a new on-air host. She won, and was hired as a co-host for their morning drive show. From there, Maddow moved to another station in Massachusetts before leaving to take part in Air America, the left-wing radio network that was on the air between 2004 and 2010. She began as one of three hosts of Unfiltered, along with rap star Chuck D and Daily Show creator Liz Winstead.
After the cancellation of that show, The Rachel Maddow Show was introduced to Air America listeners – it was a daily 2-hour show featuring news, commentary, and interviews with writers and politicians. She first began the transition to TV in 2005, when she became a regular panelist on Tucker, Tucker Carlson's MSNBC news show. She was a fixture on many different TV news shows, such as Countdown and The NBC Nightly News. Eventually, she began filling in for Keith Olbermann on Countdown, which led to her getting her own show on MSNBC which continues to this day.