Greg Gutfeld: Career, Controversies & Net Worth

Have you ever watched the late-night-talk-show Gutfeld and the political show The Five? If you have, then you must know about its host Greg Gutfeld.

In addition, he also hosted the show called Red Eye, which is also a late-night talk show.

Red Eye aired from 2007 to 2017 on the Fox News Channel. Furthermore, both Gutfeld and The Five air on the Fox News Channel.

Gutfeld is also known for being outspoken and having distinct views on things in contrast to other people.

Greg Gutfeld
Greg Gutfeld posing for a camera

Not only is Gutfeld a television personality but also a producer, political commentator, humorist, and author. In addition, Gutfeld is a multitalented person. 

In this article, everything about Gregory is mentioned, including his personal life and controversy.

Quick Facts

Full Name Gregory John Gutfeld
Nickname Greg Gutfeld
Date of birth September 12, 1964
Place of birth San Mateo, California
Current Residence New York City
Age 57 Years Old
Height 5 feet 5 inches
Weight 198 lbs
Eye color Grey
Hair color Black
Skin color Fair
Political Party Libertarian
Gender Male
Sexual Orientation Straight
Nationality American
Religion Non-religious
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Virgo
Birthstone Sapphire Gemstones
Life Path number Five
Hobbies Unknown
Father’s name Alfred Jack Gutfeld
Mother’s name Jacqueline Bernice “Jackie”
Siblings Christine, Jeanne, and Leslie
Marital Status Married
Spouse Elena Moussa
Children unknown
Education Junipero Serra High School, University of California, Berkeley
Profession Television Host, Author, Producer, Journalist, Editor
Salary $7 million per annum
Net Worth $13 million
Social Media FacebookInstagram, Twitter
Last Update October, 2021

Greg Gutfeld: Early Life and Education

Early Life

Gutfeld was born on 12th September of 1964 in San Mateo, California. 

He was born to Jacqueline Bernice, also known as Jackie, and Alfred Jack Gutfeld.

Gutfeld is one of the four children. He has three older sisters; they are named Christine, Jeanne, and Leslie.

Greg Gutfeld in his Childhood
Greg Gutfeld in his Childhood

Unfortunately, he has not disclosed much about his family and childhood.

Hence, there is only a handful of information surrounding his early life.

Education

He completed high school at Junipero Serra.

Furthermore, he attended the University of California, Berkeley. Later he graduated in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Moreover, Gutfeld started noticing changes in his political thinking while still in college, attending his undergraduate degree.

This, in particular, was explained by Gutfeld in one of his interviews in 2009.

In addition, he belongs to the Libertarian, a political party in America.

Greg Gutfeld: Age, Height, and Weight

Since Gutfeld was born on September 12, 1964, he is currently 57 Years Old. He stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 198 lbs.

However, in 2015, he tweeted that he wanted to lose some fat, especially his face.

Hence, Gutfeld took the opportunity of the Covid-19 pandemic and has lost 15 pounds.

His fans can clearly notice the changes in him through his Instagram pictures and have even complimented him.

Greg Gutfeld: Career

Writing and Editing Career

Right after college, he landed on The American Spectator as his first professional job.

He interned there and worked as an assistant to a conservative writer R.Emmet Tyler.

Later, he went on to work for various other magazines such as Prevention, Rodale Press, Men’s Health, Stuff, and Maxim.

Furthermore, Gutfeld worked as a staff writer in Prevention magazine.

Also, he started working as a staff writer in Men’s Health in 1995 and was promoted to editor-in-chief in 1999. 

After a year later, Gutfeld started working as editor-in-chief in the British magazine Stuff.

While he was working there, the company’s circulation increased from 175k to 1.2m copies.

Moreover, from 2004 to 2006, he edited Dennis Publishing’s Maxim magazine in the UK.

Later, he had to leave the company because of the poor sales of magazines. Also, his contract expired.

From 2005 to 2008, he was one of the first posting contributors to The Huffington Post. 

Popular Shows

The major turning point in his life was when he joined the Fox News Channel.

From 5th February 2007, Gutfeld became the host of the late-night-talk-show Red Eye aired on the Fox News Channel.

In addition, Gutfeld left Red Eye in 2015.

He began serving as a co-host and panelist on the political show The Five in 2011. The Five aired on weekdays on the Fox News Channel.

Soon Gutfeld started hosting his own late-night talk show called The Greg Gutfeld Show beginning from May 31, 2015. 

The Greg Gutfeld Show used to air on Saturday, but since 2021 it has shifted to weeknights.

Also, the show was renamed Gutfeld by the Fox News Channel on 10th March 2021.

Therefore, Gutfeld’s new show started airing on April 5, 2021, on the Fox News Channel at 11 P.M E.T.

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Greg Gutfeld: Controversies

Mocked the Canadian Military

Back on March 17, 2009, Gutfeld angered Canada in one of his episodes of Red Eye. 

He mocked the Canadian military by making a sarcastic comment to Lieutenant General Andrew Leslie.

Lt-Gen Andrew Leslie stated that the Canadian military might require a “synchronized break” after completing missions in Afghanistan.

To this, Gutfeld stated, “Meaning the Canadian military wants to take a breather to do some yoga, paint landscapes, run on the beach in gorgeous white capri pants.”

In addition, the other panelist on Red Eye supported Gutfeld’s statement.

Nonetheless, they just went on and continued to mock the Canadian military. 

Soon after, Canadian Defence Minister Peter McKay contacted Fox News and demanded an apology.

After that, Gutfeld apologized to Canada, saying it was not his intention to disrespect the Canadian military’s brave men, women, and families.

Ground Zero Mosque

The TV Personality Greg Gutfeld once again caught himself in a controversy regarding Ground Zero Mosque.

This happened after he shared his plan on building an Islamic-friendly gay bar near Islamic Community Center.

Moreover, he says that he decided to do so to reduce the homophobia in the Islamic world.

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Greg Gutfeld: Personal Life

Gutfeld met his wife Elena Moussa in the UK while he was working for Maxim in 2004.

In addition, he was working as an editor for Maxim UK, whereas Elena Moussa was an editor for Maxim Russia.

They fell in love pretty quickly and got married after 4 months of dating.

Even though they got married after dating for only 4 months, their marriage is still going strong.

Also, they have eighteen years of age gap, but that did not stop them from falling for each other.

Despite being such a wonderful family, there is no information about their child.

The public is still in the dark about whether Gutfeld has any child or not, even after 17-18 years of marriage.

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Greg Gutfeld: Books

So far, Greg Gutfeld has written nine books.

The Scorecard: The Official Point System for Keeping Score in the Relationship Game is his first-ever book published in 1997. 

Furthermore, he published his second book, The Scorecard at Work: The Official Point System for Keeping Score on the Job, in 1999.

Moreover, his third book, “Lessons From the Land of Pork Scratchings,” and his fourth book, “The Bible of Unspeakable Truths,” were published in 2008 and 2010, respectively.

Similarly, The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph Over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage was his fifth book, published in 2012.

In 2014, Gutfeld published his sixth book, Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You.

Likewise, his seventh book, How to be Right: The Art of Being Persuasively Correct, was published in 2015.

Besides, The Gutfeld Monologues: Classic Rants From the Five was his eighth book and the most popular book on the list. It was published in 2018.

Last but not least is his ninth book, The Plus: Self-Help For People Who Hate Self-Help, published in 2020.

Greg Gutfeld: Net Worth and Income Source

Gutfeld has indeed worked hard enough to reach where he is right now.

Greg Gutfeld has an estimated net worth of $13 Million  

His salary from the Fox News Channel is $7 million annually.

In addition, the writer earns extra from the royalties of his books.

Greg Gutfeld: Social Media

Greg is an active social media user.

Moreover, the writer has over 373k followers on Instagram.

Gutfeld mostly shares about places he visits or hangout. Also, he constantly posts about his wife.

Greg Gutfeld with his Wife on a Restaurant Celebrating the First Month of Gutfeld
Greg Gutfeld with his Wife on a Restaurant Celebrating the First Month of Gutfeld

Besides, he has a Twitter account where he mostly tweets regarding his shows.

He also has a Facebook page with over 734k followers.

Interesting Facts About Greg Gutfeld

  • Greg Gutfeld was once a New York Times best-seller.
  • Gutfeld was a catholic boy when he was younger but identifies as non-religious now.
  • When he was in high school, he was a liberal because it helped his grades.
  • Currently, he is a libertarian.
  • Once, he paid tribute to Riley Gale of Power Trip by singing two songs from their 2017’s album Nightmare Logic during one of his shows. However, the band didn’t really appreciate Gutfeld’s tribute.
  • Gutfeld has adopted a puppy and named him Jasper.
  • Also, his favorite Christmas movie is March of the Wooden Soldiers, released in 1934.

FAQs

Where can I stream Greg Gutfeld’s show?

Greg Gutfeld’s show airs on the Fox News Channel.

How did Greg Gutfeld lose 15 lbs?

Gutfeld was indeed able to lose 15 lbs in the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Is Gutfeld live or taped?

His previous shows were live, but his latest show Gutfeld will be taped.

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