Fox News host Chris Wallace is the host of the third and final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. This is his first time moderating a presidential debate, and he is the first Fox News host to ever do so.
The 69-year-old journalist has been with Fox News since 2003, and he got his start in the industry back in 1975 not long after graduating from Yale Law School. Since then, he has served at a variety of networks including NBC and ABC, eventually settling at Fox.
Here’s what you need to know about Chris Wallace’s net worth and his salary with Fox.
1. His Net Worth is $6 Million
The Richest estimates that Chris Wallace’s net worth is $6 million.
If this figure is accurate, it’s actually somewhat low compared to some of his Fox colleagues. Megyn Kelly, who hosts The Kelly File at 9:00, has a net worth of $15 million. Meanwhile, Bill O’Reilly’s net worth is $85 million, Sean Hannity’s is $80 million, and Shepard Smith’s is $25 million,
2. His Salary is $1 Million Per Year
The Richest also estimates that Chris Wallace makes about $1 million per year with Fox News.
Again in comparison to Wallace’s colleagues, Megyn Kelly makes $9 million per year, Bill O’Reilly makes between $15 million and $17 million, Sean Hannity makes $29 million, and Shepard Smith makes $10 million.
3. He Started His Career With NBC
Though these days Chris Wallace earns his wealth from Fox, he started off on one of the network’s biggest competitors, NBC.
In 1975, Wallace was hired as a reporter for WNBC-TV in New York. Not long after, he joined Today as the show’s Washington correspondent, with Wallace moving from New York City down to Washington, D.C, where he resides today, according to his biography on Fox News’ website.
He stayed on with NBC throughout the 1980s, eventually becoming the moderator of Meet the Press for one year. After Bill Monroe left Meet the Press in 1984, the show went through a variety of temporary hosts including Wallace before it eventually hired Tim Russert.
4. He Spent 14 Years at ABC
Chris Wallace worked with NBC from 1975 to 1989, when he left to accept a job with NBC’s competitor, ABC News. He was hired as a correspondent for Primetime Thursday, a news program which launched the same year that Wallace joined the network.
While working on ABC, Wallace focused heavily on coverage of the Gulf War, often reporting from Israel.
Aside from being a correspondent, he also was occasionally a fill-in host on Nightline.
5. He Has Been with Fox News Since 2003
Chris Wallace worked for ABC from 1989 until 2003, when he left to go work with Fox News, the network he has been with ever since.
Clearly Fox News was impressed with Wallace, as they immediately had him begin hosting his own program, Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. He continues to host this Sunday news program to this day.
Wallace is often tough on those he interviews, although he has said that he will not fact check during the upcoming presidential debate, saying he does not believe this should be his role as moderator and that the candidates should fact check each other.