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Meghan McCain Net Worth - How Rich is the Columnist?

Heisenberg Published On Fri Oct 23 2020   Modified On Fri Oct 23 2020
Meghan McCain Net Worth - How Rich is the Columnist?

Grab all the details on the net worth of American columnist, author, and television personality Meghan McCain.

Columnist, author, and television personality Meghan McCain is well known for working on news channels such as ABC News, Fox News, and MSNBC. For her political commentary on television, she has earned three Daytime Emmy Award nominations so far.

Meghan McCain is widely recognized as the daughter of the late politician John McCain and businesswoman Cindy McCain. She's been a public figure for most of her life, and she's an accomplished political analyst and columnist now. One thing people seem to be willing to know is how much wealth Meghan has accumulated over her career so far, given her prestigious reputation in the media. So, what is Meghan McCain's current net worth? Let's find out.

What is Meghan McCain's Net Worth?

According to an article by Celebrity Net Worth, Meghan McCain holds an estimated net worth of $10 million as of October 2020. The article also mentions that her average annual salary is around $3 million. That amount is quite a lot for a person working as a columnist and political analyst on television. It's because a portion of the wealth of Meghan McCain also comes from her family fortune.

Meghan McCain holds an estimated net worth of $10 million.

Meghan McCain holds an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Source: Today Show

Meghan McCain's father, the late John McCain, was an Arizona senator from 1987 until his death in August 2018. Meghan gained recognition from her blog 'McCain Blogette' in 2007, which focused on her father's 2008 presidential election. After the end of John's campaign, she wrote a book titled 'Dirty Sexy Politics,' which became a New York Times best-seller.

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To date, Meghan McCain has worked as a political analyst on news channels such as ABC News, Fox News, and MSNBC. In 2013, she appeared on a docuseries named 'Raising McCain.' She then joined a news show called 'TakePart Live,' which aired on the now-defunct Pivot TV. After that, Meghan went on to host 'Outnumbered' on Fox News. Similarly, she also joined ABC's 'The View' in 2017.

Meghan McCain Also Has Some Share of McCain Family's Fortune

Meghan McCain's father John McCain and mother Cindy McCain shared a tremendous wealth of over $200 million. Most of that fortune came from Cindy's stake in Hensley & Co., one of the largest Anheuser-Busch distributors. Cindy McCain inherited a major stake in Hensley & Co. and became its chairman after the passing of the father, the company's founder. 

Meghan McCain's father John McCain and mother Cindy McCain shared a tremendous wealth of over $200 million.

Meghan McCain's father John McCain and mother Cindy McCain shared a tremendous wealth of over $200 million.
Source: Business Insider

Senator McCain himself was worth $16 million before his death, which is quite a huge sum of money for a politician. A significant sum of his money comes from his government salary and pension. John McCain is also a Vietnam war veteran and received more than $73,000 from his Navy pension in 2015. He also earned the standard salary of a US Senator during his lifetime, which is $174,000.

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Meghan McCain also earned $1.7 million from the sale of his 2007 book 'Hard Call: The Art of Great Decisions,' the entire amount of which he donated to charity. Meghan McCain and her siblings also have a stake in Cindy McCain's company.

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