Matt Taibbi Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth Substack

Matt Taibbi
Matt Taibbi

Matt Taibbi Biography

Matt Taibbi is an American journalist, author, and podcaster with the full name Matthew C. Taibbi. He has covered a variety of topics, including those in politics, the media, finance, and sports. With Rolling Stone, he worked as a contributing editor. He no longer has a relationship with Rolling Stone; instead, he has his Substack newsletter. In addition, he co-hosts the podcast Useful Idiots and publishes a newsletter on Substack.

The journalist began his career by working in the former Soviet Union as a freelance reporter. Matt served in Uzbekistan for a while. He was expelled, though, for opposing President Islam Karimov. Afterward, he started working as a sports writer for The Moscow Times, an English-language publication.

In addition, he played professional basketball in Mongolia and baseball in Uzbekistan and Russia. The journalist briefly worked as an investigator for a private investigation firm in Boston. In 1997, Matt returned to Russia to edit the newspaper Living Here. He soon departed, though, to co-edit the competing tabloid The eXile.

Matt Taibbi Age

Matt Taibbi was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA on 2, March 1970. He is 52 years old.

Matt Taibbi Height

Matt stands at an average height of 6 ft 3 in/1.91m tall.

Matt Taibbi Family

Mtt’s parents Mike Taibbi, and Siobhan Walsh, welcomed Matt into the world on March 2, 1970, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the United States of America. As his father was adopted, Matt claims that his last name is of Sicilian and Lebanese origin. Nevertheless, Matt is neither of Sicilian nor Lebanese lineage. Matt’s mother is an Irish immigrant.

His father, veteran American television journalist Mike Taibbi, was born in Hawaii, USA, in about 1949. Mike was adopted by an Italian-American couple and is of mixed Filipino and Native Hawaiian ancestry. For his work at NBC News, Mike is most well-known. After covering the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, among other things, he decided to leave journalism in 2014. Over his career, he also worked for CBS News.

Matt Taibbi Wife

Matt married his wife, Jeanne Taibbi, a family physician. Matt and Jeanne have three kids. In an interview with Hemant Mehta for Patheos in 2008, he identified himself as an “atheist/agnostic.” In 2014, Matt and his family lived in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Matt Taibbi Education

Matt attended Concord Academy in Concord, Massachusetts before enrolling at New York University. He transferred to Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, after his freshman year and graduated in 1992. In addition, the journalist spent a year abroad while studying at the Leningrad State Polytechnic Institute in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Matt Taibbi Salary

Matt receives an annual salary of $66,493.

Matt Taibbi’s Net Worth

Matt’s approximate net worth is $2 million.

Matt Taibbi Career

Matt has covered a variety of topics, including money, journalism, politics, and sports. Matt was a Rolling Stone contributing editor. He is no longer associated with Rolling Stone, but rather with his Substack newsletter. He is also the author of several books, the publisher of a Substack newsletter, and the co-host of Useful Idiots.

He published The Great Derangement in 2009, followed by Griftopia in 2010. The Divide came out in 2014, and Insane Clown President came out in 2017. Matt released another book, I Can’t Breathe, the following year, and Hatred Inc in 2019. The journalist is widely known for his outspoken personality.

He reported for Real Time with Bill Maher throughout the 2008 presidential campaign. He was invited to appear as a guest on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show and other MSNBC shows. In addition, the journalist appeared on Democracy Now! and Chapo Trap House. He was also a contributor on Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Aside from that, Matt has been on Thom Hartmann’s radio and television broadcasts. He appeared on the Fox Business network’s Imus in the Morning Program.

He called Goldman Sachs a “vampire squid” in a 2009 piece. His work has frequently been compared to Hunter S. Thompson’s gonzo journalism. The latter also covered politics for Rolling Stone. He returned to the United States in 2002 to launch The Beast, a Buffalo-based newspaper. 

He departed the paper in 2003 to work as a columnist for the New York Press. He began covering politics for Rolling Stone in 2004. He won a National Magazine Award in 2008 for three Rolling Stone essays. In 2019, the journalsit started the podcast, Helpful Idiots.

 Katie Halper co-hosted the podcast. Matt began self-publishing his internet writing the following year, while also contributing to the Useful Idiots podcast and the print edition of Rolling Stone.

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