American TV show host and political commentator Gregory John Gutfeld, widely known as Greg Gutfeld, is renowned for being one of the co-hosts of the political discussion show titled “The Five”.
As a public commentator, Greg is no stranger to making unpopular and unconventional speeches in political conversations on television. Apart from being a TV show host, Greg is a comedian and an author. He has written and published nine books, four of which are New York Time bestsellers.
Greg is popularly known for being the host of the “Gutfeld!” TV show aired on Fox News channel. He previously hosted the Red Eye talk show (which aired over 1,800 episodes between 2007 and 2017) and a Saturday night edition of “Gutfeld!” known as “The Greg Gutfeld Show” between May 2015 and March 2021.
Greg Gutfeld has a net worth of around $14 million. His annual salary is $7 million. In this article, we will look into the biography, net worth, career, and personal life of Gregory Gutfeld.
Greg Gutfeld Biography
|Full Name||Gregory John Gutfeld|
|Popular Name||Greg Gutfeld|
|Place of Birth||San Mateo, California, United States|
|Date of Birth||September 12, 1964|
|Education||Junipero Serra High School University of California, Berkeley|
|Religion||Christianity (Roman Catholic)|
|Profession/Occupation||Television Show Host, Journalist, Author, Comedian, Humorist, Political Commentator|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)|
|Father’s Name||Alfred Jack Gutfeld|
|Mother’s Name||Jacqueline Bernice|
|Net Worth||$14 million|
Gregory John Gutfeld was born in San Mateo, California, United States, on September 11, 1964. His father’s name is Alfred Jack, while his mother is Jacqueline Bernice. Greg Gutfeld grew up in a Christian home as they attended the Roman Catholic church. His name of his siblings are Leslie, Christine, and Jeanne, and they are all girls.
He had his high school education at Junipero Serra High School. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at the University of California in Berkeley, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English in 1987.
After graduating from college, Greg interned at The American Spectator, where he worked as an assistant for R. Emmett Tyrrell, the writer of the conservative section. Later, he became a staff writer for Prevention magazine. Greg moved to Emmaus, Pennsylvania, and served as the editor for many Rodale Press magazines.
In 1995, Gutfeld joined the biggest men’s magazine brand, Men’s Health, and was promoted to editor-in-chief in 1999, but in 2000, he was replaced by David Zinczenko. Later, he was made editor-in-chief at Stuff magazine, which was owned and managed by Dennis Publishing as at the time.
While working for the electronic magazine, Stuff, the publication’s circulation grew from 750,000 to 1.2 million. However, he was sacked in 2003 following a controversial stunt where he recruited and mobilized dwarves to attend a conference organized by the Magazine Publishers of America conference, instructing them to be as loud and irritating as they could. Although the stunt went viral, it cost it his job.
After being dismissed from Stuff magazine, Gutfeld was appointed as the head of “brain development” at Dennis Publishing. He remained with Dennis Publishing and was appointed to edit their Maxim U.K magazine in the London office from 2004 to 2006. Greg met and married Russian fashionista and model Elena Moussa while working in London. However, the company didn’t renew its contract with Dennis Publishing as it had a decline in readership during that period.
From 2005 to 2008, he became a contributor to The Huffington Post. His posts were usually sarcastic, and he used sarcasm as a tool to target his colleagues, such as Arianna Huffington and Deepak Chopra, as well as politicians and well-known personalities. Greg remained with The Huffington Post until 2008, but on February 5, 2007, Greg became the host of the late-night talk show “Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld”, showing on Fox News Channel.
This late-night program allowed him to air his often controversial opinions and views. He left the show in February 2015 and was replaced by Tom Shilue. His comments against the Canadian military and statements against the country, calling them “a ridiculous country” will never be forgotten in a while. Greg’s statement caused an uproar, and he was obliged to tender an apology.
Shortly after leaving the Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld program, Greg started hosting a new show called “The Greg Gutfeld Show”, also showing on Fox News. The announcement for the new weeknight show (which airs on weeknights by 11:00 P.M. ET) was made on March 10, 2021, with the show scheduled to premiere on Monday, April 5, 2021.
Impressively, Greg Gutfeld’s show pulled in a large number of viewers, and it got around 2.862 million in four episodes. With this gigantic number, Greg had beaten the likes of Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Fallon even though his show aired once a week while the other host had their airing for four weeks each week. Greg got a shout-out from Donald Trump due to the high number of viewers tuning into his show.
Apart from hosting talk shows and programs, Greg Gutfeld has authored many books. Below is the list of books written by Greg Gutfeld:
- “The Scorecard: The Official Point System for Keeping Score in the Relationship Game”, released in 1997.
- “The Scorecard at Work: The Official Point System for Keeping Score on the Job”, released in 1999.
- “Lessons from the Land of Pork Scratchings”, released in 2008.
- “The Bible of Unspeakable Truths”, released in 2010.
- “The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage”, released in 2012.
- “Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You”, released in 2014.
- “How To Be Right: The Art of Being Persuasively Correct”, released in 2015.
- “The Gutfeld Monologues: Classic Rants from the Five”, released in 2018.
- “The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help”, published on July 28, 2020.
Altogether, Greg has written and published nine books.
After five years of dating, Greg Gutfeld married Elena Moussa, a model, and fashionista, in December 2004. They met in London when Greg was working for Maxim U.K, and Elena was the photo editor for the Maxim Russia magazine. The couple lives in New York and is happily married.
Although Greg was born and raised in a Roman Catholic show, he reportedly calls himself an “agnostic atheist”. He was conservative while in college, but afterward, he became a libertarian. During the US.S Presidential Elections in 2019, Greg was in support of Donald Trump, who accused Joe Biden of receiving a high number of votes fraudulently.
Greg’s annual salary at Fox News is seven million dollars, which is all we know but he is secretive about his private life.
In 2020, Greg started his weight loss journey. His strategy centered around dieting and fitness plans, which caused him to lose a lot of weight. At the time, the gyms and fitness centers were closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so he opted for cycling to stay fit.
He also incorporated a dietary program into his lifestyle, and managed to lose over 15 pounds. After sharing a photo of his weight loss transformation, his followers were surprised to see his new lean, fit shape.
Greg Gutfeld Net Worth
Greg has achieved fame and made his name as an author, outspoken political commentator, humorous personality, and eloquent television show host. He doesn’t only make political statements but also comments on virtually every aspect of the American society, and this has caused him to win the attention and hearts of millions of people worldwide.
His creative writing and reporting skills, professionalism, and approach to journalism have given him a place in the American media. Over the course of his professional career, Greg has made a massive fortune.
His net worth is estimated at $14 million, and he pockets $7 million every year from his job at Fox News. That is not his only source of income, as he makes money from the sale of his books, some of which are New York Times bestsellers.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How old is Greg Gutfeld?
Greg was born on September 12, 1964, and is 58 years old as of 2022.
Where is Greg Gutfeld from?
Greg was born in San Mateo, California.
Does Greg Gutfeld have any siblings?
His sisters are Christine, Jeanne, and Leslie.
What school did Greg Gutfeld attend?
Greg was a Junipero Serra High School student and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California.
How much weight did Greg lose?
He lost 15 pounds.
How does Greg Gutfeld make his money?
Greg makes his living from his book sales and his talk show on the Fox News Channel.
Who is Greg Gutfeld’s Wife?
Greg is married to Elena Moussa, a Russian.
Does Greg Gutfeld Have Any Children?
Greg doesn’t have any kids with his wife, Elena.
Is Greg Gutfeld Gay?
Greg is not gay, and his sexual orientation is straight, but he doesn’t discriminate against the LGBT community.