Personal and Family Life
Charles Krauthammer was born on 13 March 1950 in New York to Ukrainian father, Schlum, and Belgian mother Thea. Marcel, his older brother died in 2006 due to cancer. His family relocated to Montreal when he was 5.
He attended a Hebrew school and in 1970, he graduated from McGill University in Montreal with First Class Honors in economic as well as political science. following his graduation, he enrolled at Balliol College in Oxford as a political Commonwealth Scholar.
He studied at Harvard Medical School after finishing Balliol College. He was paralyzed enduringly after an accident when he was in medical school. He was recovered after 14 months and got back to studies. He became a psychiatrist in 1975 and engaged in the formation of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders III. Krauthammer has mellifluous French and Hebrew.
Krauthammer married to a lawyer, Robyn when he was 24 and has a son named Daniel. Robyn is working as an artist and has quit law. The couple met first in 1972 in Oxford and later turned their love life into marriage. They are together since 1974 and unlikely to get divorced at this age.
Lifestyle and Measurements
Charles Krauthammer is a legendary conservative columnist who is gentle on his words and opinions. He is tall with the height of 5 feet 9 inches followed by average body weight.
He seems physically healthy though after getting in permanent paralyzed in his medical school days. He has earned massive success and high opinion through his glorious work.
He is 67-years-old and still carries vibrant charm in his look and appearance. His hobbies include baseball and chess. He resides in Suburban, Washington with his wife and only son, Daniel.
Charles Krauthammer shifted to Washington D.C. in 1978 to plan directly about psychiatric research under Carter’s government. He started to work as writer and editor at The New Republic in January 1981. After 3 years, he commenced writing essays for Time magazine, where he got national acclamation for his phrase ‘Reagan Doctrine’.
He was certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry in 1984. He then involved with The Washington Post as a writer and joined political roundtable show Inside Washington as a panelist until its end in December 2013. He has served as speech writer of Walter Mondale in 1980.
On 22 October 2013, he published a book Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics which was on top in The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers List until 10 weeks. Currently, he is working as a political analyst on Special Report with Bret Baier since 1998 for Fox News and Fox News Sunday from 1996.
Achievements and Contributions
The Pulitzer Prize winner, Charles Krauthammer has been awarded by various organizations in his life for his contribution to political journalism. He won National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism for his essay for the New Republic in 1984.
He also got the First Amendment Award by People for the American Way, the Champion/Tuck Award for Economic Understanding, the Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism by the Eric Breindel Foundation as well as Bradley Prize.
His speech on ‘Democratic Realism’ to American Enterprise Institute made him the winner of Irving Kristol Award in 2004. The Financial Times announced him as the most influential commentator in America in 2006 and got appreciation from various personalities like Bill Clinton, David Brooks, Joe Scarborough, Ben Smith and Paul Krugman.
Krauthammer is a co-founder of a non-profit organization named Pro Musica Hebraica for preserving classical Jewish music. He is also a member of the Chess Journalists of America as well as the Council on Foreign Relations. He got the William F. Buckley Award for Media Excellence.
Net Worth and Salary 2017
Charles Krauthammer's estimated net worth is around $9 million whereas his annual salary is yet to be revealed. He has gathered all his fortunes through his tenure with various media and as an author.
Seeing his fame status as a political pundit, it is obvious that his net worth will rise very soon.