Jake Tapper Net Worth 2018

Who is Jake Tapper and what is his net worth 2018? Jake Tapper is CNN’s anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent, he is a journalist and a cartoonist from the United States. He also wrote and published 3 books, Body slam: the Jesse Ventura story, Down and Dirty and The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor. In 2015, Jake was moderating the republican primary debate, it was the second most watched debate ever and the program was the most watched in CNN’s history.

Early Life

Jacob Paul Tapper was born on March 12, 1969, in New York City, New York. His father, Theodore S. Ted is from Chicago and he served as the president of pediatrics in south Philadelphia, his mother is from Canada, her name is Helen Anne Tapper and she worked as a psychiatric nurse in Philadelphia’s Medical Center but she retired, and Just before they divorced, they raised him in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1991, Jack Tapper got his B.A in History from Dartmouth College.

Jake Tapper Net Worth

In September 3, 2006, Jake married his first and ever wife Jennifer Marie Brown in her town, Kansas City, Missouri. They are the parents of their own 2 children, their only daughter is Alice, she was born in the second half of 2007, and their only son, whom is 2 years younger than his daughter, is now making fun out of his dad at home, saying that he says fake news on the TV. Jake and his lovely small family now are living in Washington, D.C and they seem very happy, the family also has a dog and 2 cats.

Jakes first days were kind of hard, he served for Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky in 1992 when she was running for presidency as the Press Secretary for the campaign. He also worked in a public relations firm called Powell Tate. Around the 1997 year, he started working for the Washington City paper as a freelance articles writer, after a while, the paper promoted him to senior.


In 1999, Jake got a job at the news website Salon as a Washington Correspondent and he stayed there for about 2 years. After that, Jake was hired by the big American Broadcasting Company, “ABC News”, at the start he was covering a wide range of topics for them. He worked in many positions there including their White House Correspondent, he interviewed the United States President Barack Obama a few times when he was in that position.

Jake Tapper also worked as an interim anchor for the Good Morning America show. In 2010, he interviewed the CIA director back then, Leon Panetta. After ABC, at the end of 2012, Jake joined the Cable News Network “CNN” as their chief Washington correspondent, and there, he hosted his own program, “The Lead with Jake Tapper” which won 3 National Headliner Awards. At CNN, Jake got the network a high score, when he moderated the debate between the republican candidates.

Jake Tapper List of Books Authored

• Body slam: the Jesse Ventura story.
• Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency.
• The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor.

Net Worth of Jake Tapper

Alone with his career at broadcasting media companies, Jake earned many awards and honours. When he was the White House Correspondent for ABC, he earned 3 Merriman Smith Memorial Awards. Jake was also ranked as the number 1 journalist influencer in 2010. When he was with CNN hosting his own program, “The Lead with Jake Tapper”, the program was awarded for Best Newscast and Best Coverage of a Major News Event.

In 2017, he received a Walter Cronkite Award from the Norman Lear Center, also he newly received the President’s Awardee for Impact on Media. With Jake Tapper’s salary now, around $300 thousand US dollars, his net worth is around $5 million.

Jake Tapper has a B.A in History, he lives in Washington, D.C. He started as a freelance writer for the Washington City paper. He worked for ABC before and he works now as the Anchor for his own program “The Lead with Jake Tapper” and the Chief Washington Correspondent for CNN. Jake is also the author for 3 books.