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Matt Drudge’s story is a fascinating one, for his earlier life was spent aimlessly wondering from one non-descript job to another until the winds of change blew his way in a chance encounter.
Since then, the author, television/radio host and editor/creator of The Drudge Report, an online part-gossip, part-news website has amassed a net worth of $157,272,900 that his daddy can now be proud of.
The 45-year-old native of Tacoma, Washington, now lives in Miami. When he started out in Los Angeles, things didn’t work out the way he had hoped and even his father was worried about his seemingly adrift lifestyle. He was even arrested once and considered for psychiatric help. So dad bought him a computer in 1994 and the rest as they say, is Internet history.
A short stint at a CBS gift shop opened up the media world to him and after receiving the computer, his restlessness turned into an online venture. First sent out as emails, the part gossip/part news mail was parlayed into the existing Drudge Report.
The Conservative website started out with a modest 1,000 email subscribers in 1995 and in 2 years increased to 85,000. With some help from the late Andrew Breitbart, the drudgereport.com counts upwards of a billion page views per month. The Drudgereport gained national notoriety when it broke the 1998 Monica Lewinsky/President Clinton oral transgression scandal.
Mathew Nathan Drudge has hosted radio and television shows, plus penned a book called the Drudge Manifesto.