Matt Drudge Net Worth
Matt Drudge Net Worth: Matt Drudge is an American political commentator who has a net worth of $90 million. Matt Drudge was born October 27, 1966 in Takoma Park, Maryland. He is best known as the creator and editor of the Drudge Report, a news feed. For many years, Drudge took odd jobs such as night counterman at a 7-Eleven convenience store, telemarketer for Time-Life books, McDonald's manager and sales assistant at a New York City grocery store. In 1989, he moved to Los Angeles, where he took up residence in a small Hollywood apartment. He took a job in the gift shop of CBS studios, eventually working his way up to manager. Here, he was apparently privy to inside gossip, part of the inspiration for founding the Drudge Report. Worried about his son's aimlessness, Drudge's father insisted on buying him a Packard Bell computer in 1994. The Drudge Report began as an e-mail sent out to a few friends. The original issues were part gossip and part opinion. They were distributed as an e-mail newsletter and posted to alt.showbiz.gossip Usenet forum. In 1996, the newsletter transitioned from entertainment gossip to political gossip and moved from e-mail to the Internet as its primary distribution vehicle. By March 1995, the Drudge Report had 1,000 e-mail subscribers and by 1997 Drudge had 85,000 subscribers. Drudge met Andrew Breitbart in Los Angeles during the '90s and became his mentor, with Breitbart later helping to run the Drudge Report. From June 1998 to November 1999, Drudge hosted a Saturday night television show called Drudge on the Fox News Channel. At one point, Drudge refused to go on air, charging Fox News with censorship when the network prevented him from showing graphic surgery photos. Drudge and Fox parted ways. Drudge hosted a Sunday night talk radio show, also called the Drudge Report, which was syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks. He also guest-hosted for conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. Drudge left his position as radio host with Premiere effective September 30, 2007. Matt Drudge has been called everything from "The Walter Cronkite of his era" to "the country's reigning mischief-maker".