Matt Drudge, who was previously a political commentator, is currently the internet news editor in his news aggregation site, the Drudge Report. His site received over $3,500 a day only from the advertising revenues in 2003. Talking about his net worth, he has total assets of $90 million as per the reports in 2017.
The former Fox News host gained popularity after he started the Drudge Report which got the public attention when it posted the news about Jack Kemp being the running mate of Bob Dole in the 1996 presidential election when Bill Clinton defeated Bob Doyle.
Drudge has also been on the radio where he hosted a Sunday night talk show and also was on the conservative radio talk show. Besides, Drudge has also written the book, Drudge Manifesto with Julia Phillips, which was the New YorkTimes bestseller in 2000.
Matt Drudge Net Worth: Income, Salary and the Drudge Report
The editor of Drudge Report has been in different jobs in the past. He was the manager in the McDonalds and sales assistant at the grocery store. He also worked as the manager in the gift shop of CBS studios for a short while.
Later, he started his own news site, Drudge Report which is currently run by Charles Hurt and Matt himself. The current net worth of Matt is around $90 million as mentioned earlier, which is over $10 million more than his net worth a year ago.
Source: Business Insider
In the 1990s, Drudge met the American entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart, who later worked together with Matt in the Drudge Report. The Drudge Report flourished over the years as the 51 years old political commentator had an income of around $1 million a year only from the advertising revenues of Drudge Report as estimated by Business 2.0 magazine in 2003.
Source: Rolling Stone
Druge started his website by posting email newsletter to alt.showbiz.gossip in Usenet forum after he bought a Packard Bell computer in 1994. After a year, Matt's site The Drudge Report gained a thousand subscribers and reached over 85,000 in 1997.
Drudge mentioned to The Miami Herald that he made $1.2 million a year from his radio show and his website had a net income of $800,000 a year in 2003. Later in 2005, Matt's mentor Andrew officially left the Drudge Report as he worked on his own website Breitbrat.com and also assisted the Drudge's website.