Ann Hart Coulter is renowned American conservative political commentator who is also known for her work as a best-selling author, lawyer and a syndicated columnist. She is a prominent radio and television personality. Coulter is a self proclaimed controversial figure who is known for her abrasive style of commentary and ‘telling it as it is’. She does not shy away from giving her opinions and has maintained that unlike other broadcasters, she does not have the skill, nor tries to have a diplomatic approach.
Coulter described herself as a polemicist. She says she likes “stirring up the pot”. A strong conservative, Coulter has often drawn criticism from both the Left and the Right wing of politics.
Early Life and Education
Coulter was born in New York City on 8 December 1961 to Nell Husbands Martin and FBI Agent John Vincent Coulter. She has two older brothers named James and John, with whom she was raised in New Canaan, Connecticut, in a conservative household by Republican parents.
Coulter attended New Canaan High School from where she graduated in 1980. Coulter later attended Cornell University from where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History degree in 1984. She was one of the founding members of the university’s independent newspaper ‘The Cornell Review.’ In 1988, Coulter earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School where she also served as an editor at the Michigan Law Review.
Coulter began her career in the capacity of a a Law Clerk working for senior federal judge Pasco Bowman II. With the Republican party coming to power in 1994, She was appointed at the U.S Senate Judiciary Committee where she served under Senator Spencer Abraham, handling crime and immigration issues. She was hired as a legal correspondent by MSNBC in 1996 but was fired twice over insensitive and controversial comments.
In 1998, she released her first best-seller titled ‘High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case against Bill Clinton’. Since the 1990’s Coulter has had a career writing syndicated columns, especially for Universal Press Syndicate. Her works have been featured in various conservative publications as well as websites. In 1999, she was hired by George Magazine as a regular columnist and wrote exclusively for ‘Human Events’, a conservative magazine from 1998-2003.
Coulter has had a successful career as an author, having sold millions of copies of her best-selling books. Coulter has made several television and radio appearances on the CNN and Fox News Network, appearing on shows like ‘FOX and Friends’, ‘The View’, ‘American Morning’, ‘The O’Reilly Factor’, ‘The Fifth Estate, etc.
Although several of Coulter’s relationships culminated in engagements, she remains unmarried till date. Some of her most prolific relationships have been with Bob Guccione, Jr, the founder and publisher of Spin Magazine, Dinesh D’Souza, a conservative writer and Andrew Stein, New York City Council’s former President, who is a liberal Democrat and sitcom star, Jimmie Walker.
Although Coulter has properties in Manhattan, New York, Los Angeles, California and Palm Beach, Florida, she casts her vote in Florida as she isn’t registered to vote in California or New York.
Ann Coulter – Net Worth
Coulter’s annual salary is not disclosed but she has an estimated net worth of approximately $8.5 Million.
She has authored 12 books, out of which many have made it to The New York Times Best Seller list including 1998’s ‘High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton’, 2002’s ‘Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right’, 2006’s ‘Godless: The Church of Liberalism’, and most recently 2015’s ‘Adios America’ and 2016’s ‘In Trump We Trust’