Charles Krauthammer Health, Recent Surgery, Wife, Net Worth

Charles Krauthammer was a recognized American syndicated columnist and political commentator. He was a 1985’s Pulitzer award-winning columnist who writes in the Washington Post and is associated with more than 200 newspapers. Charles was a sailing instructor for four years from the age of 16 before shifting a career in the media.

Charles Krauthammer Health, Recent Surgery, Wife, Net Worth

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth 1950-03-13 - 2018-06-21
  • Nationality American
  • Profession Journalist
  • Marital Status Married
  • Wife/Spouse Robyn Krauthammer(1974-2018)
  • Divorced Not Yet
  • Gay/Lesbian No
  • Net Worth $12 Million
  • Ethnicity Mixed
  • Children/Kids Daniel Krauthammer(Son)
  • Height N/A
  • Education McGill University in Montreal, Canada
  • Parents Schlum Krauthammer(Father), Thea(Mother)
  • Siblings Marcel(Brother)

Charles Krauthammer was a recognized American syndicated columnist and political commentator. He was a 1985’s Pulitzer award-winning columnist, who wrote in the Washington Post and was associated with more than 200 newspapers.

Charles was a sailing instructor for four years from the age of 16 before shifting a career in the media. After a lengthy battle with cancer, he took his last breath at the age of 68.

How Much Was Charles Krauthammer’s Net Worth?

Charles Krauthammer had earned the net worth of $8 million. He summoned his net worth as an author and a political commentator. Charles had added a significant amount of fortunes working with The New York Republic where he worked for three decades joining since 1981.

The broadcaster was also the contributor of New York Times. According to, the average salary for a New York Times employee is around $84,000, and Charles had made good earnings from the newspaper. The writer had also previously worked as a contributing editor for The Weekly Standard in 1983 and Inside Washington for 13 years from 1990.

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The Fight Is Over; Lost Battle To Health Complications

The legendary political commentator passed away at the age of 68 on 21 June 2018 due to cancer. Charles wrote a heartfelt letter to sign off emotionally. In a letter to his colleagues and co-workers, he revealed on 8 June 2018 that he had weeks to live. However, he said that he had no regrets. He wrote, 

"My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months. I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but I’m afraid I must tell you that fate has decided on a different course for me."

He signed off the letter by saying,

"This is the final verdict. My fight is over.”

The media personality revealed that he left his wonderful life with no regrets and was worth living. Although he was sad to go, he made sure that the knowledge about the way he had lived his life will always be cherished, according to him.

Back in 2017, the reporter had to take a back seat from his professional commitments from his deteriorating health. He underwent surgery in August 2017 to remove a cancerous tumor on his abdomen. However, he suffered from setbacks and subsequent complications.

Special Report anchor Bret Baier always used to update his viewers about Charles illness. Bret back in May 2018 had given a sign of relief to Charles followers, a via a message from him which stated,

"The worst now appears to be behind me."

The iconic columnist released a joint statement about his sickness on 14 May 2018.  In a special report in FOX News, he said he is finally getting back on track with the rehab. Matt Mackowiak tweeted the announcement of Charles on 14 May 2018.

(Photo: Matt's Twitter)

However, cancer again returned and was reportedly aggressive. In the letter, he wrote for his co-workers, he mentioned that there were no signs of cancer a month before he was diagnosed again with cancer.

Previously, he was recuperating from the spinal cord injury. He had pre-planned surgery back in October 2017 and had medication and treatment for the illness. 

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Accident Causes Spinal Cord Injury

Charles became permanently paralyzed at the age of 22 due to a diving accident off a springboard at an outdoor swimming pool. He suffered spinal cord damage and was convinced that he was going to die. But he was rescued and spent a year and two months in a hospital. 

During his recovery period, he spent a year as the patient student in Harvard teaching hospitals and completed his second year. He only rejoined the class in his third year and went on to graduate as a psychiatrist. In an interview with Washington Post, he revealed that he studied at night and received a massive boost from his professors and tutors.

From College Sweethearts To Married Couple

Charles and his wife, Robyn Krauthammer were a married couple since 1974. Both the pair knew each other during their college days. His wife was a law student. She practiced the legal subject for a while but quit the faculty in 1978 when Charles backed out from medicals.

Together the couple has a son named Daniel Krauthammer. Daniel was also a student at Harvard who studied economics and political science. In an interview with in October 2013, he mentioned that his son is smarter than him.

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Short Bio

Charles was born on 13 March 1950, in New York as per wiki. He stands a tall stature in height. 

Charles parents’ names are Thea and Schlum Krauthammer. His father is a French Jew, and his mother is a Belgium native, so he possessed a mixed ethnicity. He had a brother named Marcel, who died of cancer in 2006.

He graduated in 1970 with First Class Honors in both economics and political science, attending the McGill University in Montreal.