Charles Krauthammer | Biography

Charles Krauthammer is an American syndicated columnist, author, political commentator, and non-practicing physician whose weekly column is syndicated to more than 400 publications worldwide.

  • Date of Birth:

    March 13, 1950 (age 66)

  • Net Worth:

    9 Million USD

  • Married To:


On 13th of March 1950, Charles Krauthammer experienced the first verge of life. Native of New York City, New York, United States, he spent his formative years in Montreal after his family moved there when he was only five years old. He spent most part of his life in France and relocated to U.S.A after the war, where he got engaged in real estate.

While on a business trip in Montreal, Charles was fascinated by the idea of residing in a place where French was a commonly spoken, thus decided to start to do business there. Born to Orthodox parents, Charles attended the Hebrew day school as well as took Gomorrah lessons two-times a week.

He graduated with first Class Honors in economics and political science in 1970 through the Mc Gill University. At Balliol College, Oxford, Charles studied politics after becoming Commonwealth Scholar. Returning to the United States, he joined Harvard Medical School. During his first year in the college, he got into a major accident due to which he is still on the wheelchair.  He earned M.D. in 1975. Since 1975 to 1978, he served the Massachusetts General Hospital, initially as a resident & after that a chief-resident in psychiatry.

Talking about the personal life of this multifaceted persona, he is living a joyful married life since 1975. Husband of Robin Krauthammer, he has one child with his wife. The couple met when they were studying at Oxford. They decided to exchange marriage vows just two years later.

His wife is artist by profession. The couple named their only child, Daniel. Though a prominent figure in America, nothing much has been disclosed about his personal life. There is no evidence to supports the rumor of him undergoing the plastic surgery procedures to enhance his exterior. He has been labeled a Conservative. He is against death penalty and supports legalized abortion. He is currently living in a suburban Washington along with his family.

Before he began his journalism career, he used to pen speech for Vice President Walter Mondale. In January 1981, he began working as a writer and editor at The New Republic. After two years, he joined Time magazine where he penned essays. In 1985, he joined The Washington Post and began writing weekly column.

Joining Inside Washington, he served as a panelist for the PBS political roundtable in weekly basis. For the past decade, Charles has been commentator and political analyst for Fox News. Despite the fact that he penned about politics, Charles does not prefers to be involved in it directly. All the way through his career, he has accumulated a net worth of eight million dollars.

Throughout his career, Charles has been honored with a number of awards, including the National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism in 1984, William F. Buckley Award for Media Excellence in 2013 and Pulitzer Prize for syndicate columnist & commentator in 1987 along with the first annual Bradley Prize.

In addition to this, he has penned a number of books, including “Democratic Realism: An American Foreign Policy for a Unipolar World” and “Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics”.

American Pulitzer Prize–winning syndicated columnist, political commentator, and physician,Charles Krauthammer has an estimated net worth of $9 million.

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