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Jake Tapper Net Worth 2023

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CNN’s main Washington anchor Jake Tapper is an author, cartoonist,  and journalist from the United States. Currently, he co-hosts the Sunday morning public affairs program ‘State of the Union’ and hosts the weekday tv news show ‘The Lead with Jake Tapper.’

Before entering CNN, Tapper had been Senior White House Correspondent for ABC News, during which he earned three Merriman Smith Memorial Awards.

Jake Tapper net worth is roughly $12 million which is derived from several sources .

Let’s know more about his life.

Early Life, Family, and Education 

Jacob Paul Tapper, known as Jake Tapper was born in New York City on 12th March 1969. Jake spent his childhood in Quееn Vіllаgе, Рhіlаdеlрhіа.

And young Jake relished his summer days in Poconos Jewish summer camp.

His father’s name is Theodore S and his mother’s Helen Anne Tapper was a psychiatric nurse.

Both of his parents were Jewish until his mother altered into Judaism. 

Alina Hebrew Academy was his school. After school, he joined Dаrtmоuth Соllеgе and graduated in 1991. 

Jake’s father was a Harvard Medical School graduate and eventually Jake attended Наrvаrd Меdісаl Ѕсhооl too. At Јеffеrѕоn Меdісаl сlіnіс, Jake worked as pediatrics and after his medical school graduation, he became thе аѕѕосіаtеѕ сlіnісаl рrоfеѕѕоr and рrеѕіdеnt оf Ѕоuth Рhіlаdеlрhіа Реdіаtrісѕ.

He also studied at UЅС Ѕсhооl оf Сіnеmаtіс Аrtѕ for a short time. In 2006, Jake married Jennifer Marie Brown. They are still together and parents of two children, Alice and Jack.

Career, Award, and Recognition 

Jake’s career began in 1992 being a Campaign Press Secretary. He wrote numerous news reports as a freelance reporter and finally, he took journalism as his career in 1998. 

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For his contribution to the Washington City Paper, Jake was awarded the Society of Professional Journalist award.

He also worked in public relations firm, where he worked for Democrat Jody Powell and Sheila Tate.

Between 1999 to 2002, Jake worked as a reporter for Salon.com and made a report about Enron. His report was nominated for Columbia University School of Journalism in 2002.

Jake was the anchor of the news talk show, ‘Take Five’ on CNN. After that, he was hired by ABC news in 2003. He got his breakthrough there.

In ABC News, he worked on a massive range of topics and issues including major works in the ABC News Baghdad bureau to Afghanistan, and New Orleans.

He was awarded the “Merriman Smith Memorial Award” three times in 2010, 2011, and 2012. He got the awards for presidential coverage under deadline pressure.

He bagged the Emmy for the coverage of ex-president Obama’s inauguration.

Asset, House, and Car

Jake Tapper now live in Washington, D.C.with his family.

Income Detail and Net Worth 

Jake Tapper’s annual salary is 4 million USD as per his contract with CNN.

And in 2022, Jake Tapper’s net worth is approximately 12 million USD.

Social Media Popularity

Jake Tapper has 3.3 million followers on his Twitter, 264k on his Instagram, and 204k on his Facebook Page.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaketapper 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaketapper 

Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/JakeTapper 

At a glance

Full NameJacob Paul Tapper
Net Worth by 2022$12 million
Salary$4 Million Yearly
Date Of Birth12 March 1969
Place Of BirthNew York, United States
Height1.85 m
Weight68 kg
ProfessionCEO, Businessman, Entrepreneur
SpouseJennifer Marie Brown (m. 2006)
ChildrenAlice and Jack
AwardsSociety of Professional Journalist award, Merriman Smith Memorial Award, Emmy Award
Worked ForCNN, ABC News
ProfessionJournalist, author, cartoonist


Jake Tapper is one of the highest-paid journalists at this moment. He covered some seriously big news of this time. He is a hard-working man and he reached this place with his work. His way of work is praiseworthy and millions of people love the way he is working.

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