Rachel Maddow


Rachel Maddow is an eminent American television host, political commentator, and author. Maddow is known best for her own television show, The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. Rachel Maddow’s net worth is not only accumulated from her exceptional work as a television host but also as a remarkable author who has written many books on political issues. The details of the very talented and renowned, Rachel Maddow can be found on various social media sites that are constantly viewed by her fans all around the world.


Rachel Anne Maddow was born on April 1, 1973, in Castro Valley, California, U.S to Robert B. “Bob” Maddow, and Elaine Maddow. Her father is a former United States Air Force captain while her mother was a school program administrator. She spent most of her childhood days with her older brother, David Maddow. Rachel is of Eastern European Jewish, Dutch, English and Irish ancestry. She was raised in a catholic family. As a child, Rachel was very interested in volleyball, basketball, and swimming.


Maddow received her education from Castro Valley High School. After graduation, she joined Stanford University. She went on to get a degree in public policy in 1994. Being academically prolific, Maddow earned a Rhodes Scholarship and then began studying at Lincoln College, Oxford. Maddow wanted to hone her talents and gain some more knowledge about politics. Thus she went on to study at the University of Oxford. Soon, Maddow earned a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in politics.

Career and path

After graduation, Maddow’s first job was with WRNX (100.9 FM) in Holyoke, Massachusetts in 1999 as a radio host. Soon she began working as a host on WRSI’s Big breakfast. Maddow soon went on to join the new Air America. She is known to have hosted Unfiltered. In 2005, Maddow went on to become the host of her show, The Rachel Maddow show. The Rachel Maddow show soon gained wide recognition and began airing for not an hour but two full hours. Soon, Maddow was seen on MSNBC’s Tucker as a regular panelist. Maddow is also noted for being a correspondent for The Advocate Newsmagazine, a regular panelist on MSNBC’s Race for the White House, and a regular contributor on Countdown with Keith Olbermann. The Rachel Maddow Show had been replaced for a while but it came back with a hit and a swarming lot of audiences. Soon, Maddow had been recognized as the first openly gay or lesbian host of a prime-time news program in the United States.

Maddow is hugely respected for her exceptional work as a political commentator and a TV host. Rachel Maddow’s blog is also a hit among the real-time audience. Rachel is also an author of the internationally proclaimed book titled Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power which was released in 2012.

Personal life

Maddow is openly gay. She is currently in a relationship with her partner Susan Mikula. The couple met in 1999 while Maddow was pursuing her doctorate. The couple has been together since. They have not married till date and do not have any children. The couple is living happily in Manhattan and sometimes in western Massachusetts.


For her exceptional career as a television host, Maddow has won awards. She has been honored with Emmy Award in the Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis category, Gracie Award by the American Women in Radio and Television, Television Critics Association award for the Outstanding Achievement in News and Information category, 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding TV Journalism- Newsmagazine, Maggie Award, Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award, John Steinbeck Award, and a 2012 Gracie Allen Awards for Outstanding Host category.  She has also received nominations for GLAAD’s 20th Annual Media Awards, Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album, and more. Furthermore, she has also been voted Lesbian/Bi Woman of the Year (American) in AfterEllen’s 2008 Visibility Awards, placed no. 4 in Out magazine’s Annual Power 50 List, and more.

Net worth and social involvements

Rachel Maddow stands tall at the height of 5 feet 11 inches. Her shoe size is 9. Rachel has a boyish look and she fully accepts that she is manly. Rachel has a short hair which is dark brown colored. Her eye color is light brown. Rachel weighs 68 kg. Rachel Maddow’s net worth of $ 20 million. Rachel Maddow’s net worth is known to have accumulated from her annual salary of $ 7 million coming out of her TV series, The Rachel Madden Show and other endeavors. Rachel also has her own blog called The Maddow Blog. Rachel Maddow’s blog revolves on various political issues. Rachel Maddow’s twitter account shows details of her personal and professional life. The biography of the very talented and respected, Rachel Maddow can be found on various social media sites like Wikipedia, twitter (@MaddowBlog), Facebook, and more.


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