Charles Krauthammer Biography

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Facts of Charles Krauthammer
Date of Birth: 1950 , March-13
Age: 68 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Charles Krauthammer
Father Schlum Krauthammer
Mother Thea Krauthammer
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City
Ethnicity White
Profession Columnist
Net Worth $ 8 Million
Married Yes
Married to Robyn Krauthammer (m. 1974)
Children Daniel Krauthammer
Divorce Not Yet
Education Balliol College, Oxford
Awards Amendment Award
Siblings Marcel Krauthammer
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Charles Krauthammer was an eminent American columnist, an excellent author, physician as well as a political commentator. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for his column in The Washington Post. 

He was married to Robyn Trethewey in 1974 and has a child, Daniel. His son, Marcel, died in 2006.

He died on June 21, 2018, at the age of 68, due to cancer. As he was battling cancer in August 2017, he stopped writing his column and serving as a Fox News Contributor.

Early Life And Education Of Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer was born on March 13, 1950, in New York City to strict Jewish parents. He spent his childhood days with his sibling, Marcel Krauthammer in Montreal.

Charles went on to attend a Hebrew day school. Education was always the primary priority for his family. Charles attended McGill University from where he graduated in 1970 with First Class Honors in political science and economics. 

He then became a Commonwealth Scholar in politics later that year at Balliol College based in Oxford. Charles then returned to the United States and joined Harvard Medical School. Krauthammer finished his medical studies at Harvard earning his M.D. in 1975.

Straight after receiving his M.D. he became a resident and then a chief occupant in psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital and continued to serve till 1978. In the same year, Krauthammer moved to Washington, D.C., where he began working under the Carter administration, direct planning in psychiatric research.

Charles Krauthammer's Awards and Achievements

For his weekly column in The Washington Post in 1985, Charles won a Pulitzer Prize in 1987, which is what he is most noted for. He is also noted for winning the Irving Kristol Award, People for the American Way's First Amendment Award, Bradley Prize, the Champion/Tuck Award which was for Economic Understanding and also the Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism.

Charles Krauthammer's Net Worth And Salary

Charles Krauthammer's net worth was $12 million. He earned a huge amount of salary from her career.  He was named the most influential commentator in America by the Financial Times in 2006, as he has influenced US foreign policy for more than two decades. He was a regular contributor to various Fox News programs towards the end of his career. 

Charles Krauthammer's Career

Later in January 1981, Krauthammer began working as both a writer and editor for The New Republic. In 1983 he commenced writing essays for Time magazine and a year later, became board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

In 1990, he began working for Inside Washington as the weekly panelist and continued his service till 2013. He is currently contributing to Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier as an editor to the Weekly Standard and as a nightly panelist.

Charles Krauthammer's Personal Life

Krauthammer married wife Robyn Trethewey Krauthammer in 1974. Robyn is an Australian artist. The couple has not had any reported signs of split-ups or divorce. They have been together for many decades.

Charles loves children and has a child named Daniel Krauthammer. Overall, Charles has been triumphant in maintaining his stature in the society by being an excellent columnist, husband, and father as well.

Charles is currently 65 years old and has achieved a lot of success in his life. Charles is Jewish by birth but regards himself to be non-religious. He has earned a lot of respect throughout his life from people from his field of work as well as other walks of life. His huge net worth of 8 million US dollars shows the huge salary he might be earning.

Apart from being counted as one of the most ingenious men alive in America, he has been presented with many awards. Krauthammer was named as the most influential commentator in America in 2006 by the Financial Times.

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