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Who is Rachel Maddow Partner? Her Age and Net Worth in 2023; Education | Podcast

Who is Rachel Maddow Partner? Her Age and Net Worth in 2023; Education | Podcast

Facts of Rachel Maddow

Full Name: Rachel Maddow
Birth Date: April 1, 1973
Age: 50 years
Gender: Female
Profession: TV personality
Country: United States
Horoscope: Aries
Height: 5 feet 11 inches (1.80m)
DatingSusan Mikula
Net Worth$35 Million
Salary$30 Million
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBrown
Body Size34-25-35 inches
Birth PlaceCastro Valley, California
GrandparentsBernard Bernie Maddow and Geertruide Trudy MariaSmits while  Daniel Joseph Gosse and Ann F. McGrath
EthnicityAshkenazi Jewish, Dutch, and a mix of Irish and English
EducationCastro Valley High School, Stanford University, Oxford's Lincoln College, Oxford University
FatherRobert B. Maddow
MotherElaine Maddow
SiblingsDavid Maddow
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An American television news program host and liberal political commentator, Rachel Maddow received stardom after working on MSNBC weekly. Her book, Blowout made her receive Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album in 2021. She worked as a substitute host for Countdown with Keith Olbermann in 2008. Rachel is the author of the book, Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power.

Early Life of Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow was born Rachel Anne Maddow on April 1, 1973, in Castro Valley, California, United States. Rachel is 50 years old as of 2023. Her sun sign is Aries. Maddow celebrates her birthday on the 1st of April every year. She is the daughter of Robert B. Maddow (father) and Elaine Maddow (mother). Her father is a former United States Air Force captain while her mother was a school program administrator.

Rachel with her mother
Caption: Rachel with her mother (Photo: Gh Gossip)

She has an older brother whose name is David Maddow, an artist who specializes in two-dimensional mixed-media artwork. Her paternal grandparents were Bernard Bernie Maddow and Geertruide Trudy MariaSmits while Daniel Joseph Gosse and Ann F. McGrath are her maternal grandparents.

Rachel is American by nationality and belongs to Ashkenazi Jewish, Dutch, and a mix of Irish and English ethnic backgrounds. She follows Catholicism as a religion.

Rachel Maddow’s Education

She joined Castro Valley High School. Rachel graduated with a degree in public policy from Stanford University. In 1995, she received her postgraduate degree from Oxford’s Lincoln College. Rachel earned her Doctor of Philosophy in politics in 2001 from Oxford University. She did her thesis on HIV/AIDS and Health Care Reform in British and American Prisons. She received a Doctor of Laws (LL.D) from Smith College in May 2010.

Her Sexuality and Relationship

She came out by posting a letter in every bathroom in her dorm that she was gay while studying at Stanford. She is in a relationship with Susan Mikula. Rachel met Susan when Rachel was working on her doctoral dissertation in 1999. In November 2020, she revealed her relationship with Susan and they even quarantined together as Susan suffered from Covid.

Rachel with her partner
Caption: Rachel with her partner (Photo: The Today Show)

She calls herself a satellite and refers to her parent as a planet. She and Susan said that they are not interested in marriage and won’t do it anytime soon in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in 2010. Though they are not married, they live like a married couple.

Rachel Maddow’s Net Worth & Salary

Maddow has an estimated net worth of around $35 million as of 2023 which she earned through her professional career. Maddow earns $30 million per year. She received $7 million from MSNBC as an annual salary and after signing a new contract $30 million per year. She is endorsed by Xfinity’s brand.

Rachel posing on the car
Caption: Rachel posing in the car (Photo: MSNBC News)

Rachel Maddow’s Feud With Keith Olbermann

She had a feud with Keith Olbermann when MSNBC first approached him to come back to the network in September 2011, just 8 months after he’d departed. Due to this Rachel had to shift her show to a weekly show from a night show. Keith denied the approach to hosting the 10 pm show and said:

“Incidentally I probably started the disharmony [with Maddow] with some dumb strategic moves when I took ‘Countdown’ to Current TV. But I never did anything like this s***,”

Professional Career of Rachel Maddow

  • She started her career at WRNX as a radio host in 1999.
  • Then, she worked at The Dave in the Morning Show.
  • She hosted the show, Big Breakfast on WRSI until 2004.
  • She worked with Chuck D in the news, Unfiltered until March 2005.
  • Maddow appeared as a regular panelist on the MSNBC show Tucker.
Rachel posing on the frame
Caption: Rachel posing on the frame (Photo: Deadline)
  • She appeared on CNN’s Paula Zahn Now as a guest and has also worked at The Advocate Newsmagazine as a correspondent.
  • Rachel started working as an MSNBC political analyst and became associated with MSNBC’s Race for the White House with David Gregory as a regular panelist.
  • She started her own show, The Rachel Maddow Show in August 2008.

Books & TV Shows

She wrote books like Bag Man: The Wild Crimes, Audacious Cover-Up, Spectacular Downfall of a Brazen Crook in the White House, and Blowout, Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power. Her hit tv shows are The Rachel Maddow Show, Deadline: White House, 30 Rock, The Daily Show, House of Cards, Batwoman, The 11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle, and The Dylan Ratigan Show.

Honours & Awards

  • In 2023, she received Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism for her podcast, Ultra.
  • She became enlisted as the sixth in the 2009 Hot 100.
  • She won Best Spoken Word Album Award for Blowout in 2021.
  • She became honored by receiving an Honorable Mention in the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Prize in Ethics in 1994.

FAQs of Rachel Maddow

How tall is Rachel Maddow?

Rachel is 5 feet 11 inches tall and she has a body weight of around 66kg. 34-25-35 inches is her body measurement. She has an alluring pair of brown eyes and beautiful brown hair.

Does Rachel Maddow have a podcast?

Yes, Rachel has her own podcast. She runs the channel Bag Man in association with MSNBC which aired since October 2018. Rachel also runs another podcast named Ultra in October 2022.

Why did Rachel Maddow cut her hair?

Maddow cut her hair short because long hair doesn’t give her face the right shape. Rachel had long hair in her childhood and she it doesn’t suit her facial feature.

Did Rachel Maddow suffer from cyclical depression?

Yes, she suffered from cyclical depression. She had just stepped into her puberty and suffered from depression. She still exercises regularly to sustain her mental health.

Does Rachel Maddow have a Daughter?

No, Rachel doesn’t have a daughter. She lives happily with her partner and is yet to plan for their family.

Did Rachel Maddow have surgery?

Yes, she had surgery on her neck. She removed a cancerous mole from her neck via surgery in 2021. Rachel found out about her mole with the help of her partner, Susan, and suggested removing it if you have one.

Is Rachel Maddow the highest-paid anchor on MSNBC?

Yes, Rachel is the highest-paid anchor on MSNBC. She received an annual earnings of $24 million.