American journalist Matthew “Matt” Drudge is known for creating the Drudge Report, a website that publishes conservative news.
|celebrated name:||Matt Drudge|
|Real name/Full name:||Matthew Nathan “Matt” Drudge|
|Age:||55 years old|
|Date of birth:||October 27, 1966|
|Birthplace:||Takoma Park, Maryland, United States|
|Sexual orientation:||Straight ahead|
|Profession:||Journalist and political commentator|
|Net worth in 2022:||$160 million|
Matt Drudge Biography
According to reports, Drudge grew up in Tahoma Park in Washington State, DC. He is said to have moved to Los Angeles after graduating from high school, where he eventually found work at the CBS TV Studio gift shop. This is an intriguing fact: In 1994, shortly after his father gave him a computer, he started sending an email newsletter with news about the entertainment industry, most of which were rumors or rumours.
Most of the information in this newsletter came from what he would actually hear and/or notice on the CBS studio lot. Finally, in the first few months of 1995, he started working on the Drudge Report from his home. After a year, he was observed to end his day.
Matt Drudge Age, Height and Weight
Matt Drudge was born on October 27, 1966, he is 55 years old as of 2022. He weighs 78 kg and is 1.74 m tall.
After starting the now famous Drudge Report, he gained fame in many political and media circles. Being the first to publicize Senator Bob Dole’s choice of running mate for the 1996 presidential campaign was one of the highlights of his early career with the Drudge Report. Another significant event was when he briefed then-President Bill Clinton about the sexual harassment allegations made by Kathleen Willey.
Based on an unpublished piece from Newsweek magazine that happened in the year 1997. Drudge was not without problems, especially when he was accused of publishing a report based on dubious sources. A White House official named Sidney Blumenthal was involved in this $30 million lawsuit.
In the early months of 1998, Drudge’s name gained international recognition. Newsweek had a story ready about President Bill Clinton’s relationship with a former intern named Monica Lewinsky, but they withheld it because they were hesitant to publish it. As a result, Drudge decided to use the circumstance and spread the word about this once-in-a-lifetime event on January 17th.
He reportedly responded to questions at the National Press Club by referring to himself as a “citizen journalist” and defending himself in the same way. He was known for denouncing politicians and generally controversial articles that made other journalists hesitate or think twice before reporting. Even a few Drudge supporters and activists who regularly followed his coverage believed that he was changing the way news was spread. It should come as no surprise that the Drudge Report website had a tenfold spike in visitors from just $1 million to $10 million.
Matt Drudge’s net worth
Matt Drudge has an estimated net worth of $160 million as of 2022, The Drudge Manifesto, which has been successfully marketed, is a summary of Matt’s life. Anyone who wants to pursue a career in journalism can use Matt’s drive and ambitions as an example and source of inspiration.