Bret Baier Net Worth 2022 – Salary, Income, Wife

Bret Baier Net Worth 

Bret Baier is an American TV host, writer, and producer who has an estimated net worth of $20 million. He is the chief political anchor of Fox News Channel and the Anchor and Executive Editor of Special Report with Bret Baier, which airs five days a week on Fox News Channel. Prior to assuming the anchor role, Bret Baier was Fox News Channel’s chief White House correspondent between 2006 and 2009. His current salary at Fox News is $7 million per year. 

Before being named Fox News Channel’s chief White House correspondent, Baier served as the Pentagon’s National Security Correspondent from 2001 to 2006, covering military and national security affairs as well as defense, military policy, and the intelligence community. He reported twelve times from Iraq and thirteen times from Afghanistan.

In his career, Bret has traveled the world with various government and military dignitaries and reported from seventy-four countries.

His first book, Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love, became a New York Times top ten bestsellers upon its release in 2014. 

To calculate the net worth of Bret Baier, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Bret Baier
Net Worth: $20 Million
Monthly Income: $500 Thousand
Annual Salary: $7 Million
Source of Wealth: TV anchor, Author, News correspondent

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Early Life

Baier grew up in Rumson, New Jersey, as part of an Irish-German family. Being raised Catholic, he graduated in 1988 from Marist School, a private Roman Catholic high school in Atlanta, Georgia.

In 1992, Baier graduated with a degree in political science and English from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, with a BA. While at DePauw University, he became a member of the Xi chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity.


Before joining WRAL-TV, then a CBS affiliate in Raleigh, North Carolina, Baier began his television career at a local station in Rockford, Illinois. Fox News hired him as its Atlanta bureau chief after he submitted an audition video in 1998.

On Sept. 11, 2001, he drove from Georgia to Arlington, Virginia, to cover the attack on the Pentagon. Instead of returning to Atlanta, he was named the station’s Pentagon correspondent, where he remained for five years, making 11 trips to Afghanistan and 13 to Iraq.

In 2007, he was named Fox News’ White House correspondent, covering the George W. Bush administration. Starting in the fall of 2007, he filled in for Brit Hume, anchor of Special Report.

When he announced on December 23, 2008, that he would be replaced by Baier as anchor of Special Report, Brit Hume hosted his last show. On January 5, 2009, he took over as host for good.

The White House Deputy Communications Director Jen Psaki wrote an internal email dated October 23, 2009, in which she called Fox News anchor Bret Baier a “lunatic” and promised to “put some dead fish in the foxhole” according to a Freedom of Information request filed to investigate bias against Fox News in the Obama administration..”

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Bret is the author of 4 New York Times bestsellers, including 3 history books as part of his “Three Days” series, all of which are available in a “Young Reader Edition” for children ages 13-17.

Below is a list of his books:

To Rescue the Republic

In this sequel to his acclaimed “Three Days” trilogy, Bret Baier’s “To Rescue the Republic” dramatically illuminates the life of one of America’s most consequential but misunderstood leaders, Ulysses S. Grant, whose actions as both general and president played an unprecedented role in preserving the United States.

Three Days at the Brink

A riveting history of the secret meeting that set the course for victory in World War II – the now-forgotten Tehran Conference of 1943, at which Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin planned the endgame of the war, including the D-Day invasion. 

Three Days in Moscow

In his acclaimed national bestseller Three Days in January, Bret Baier illuminated the extraordinary leadership of President Dwight Eisenhower at the beginning of the Cold War. In his highly anticipated new story, Three Days in Moscow, Baier explores the Cold War endgame and President Ronald Reagan’s dramatic role in breaking up the Soviet Union and creating the world order we live in today.

Three Days in January

In January 1961, two men prepared for the most significant transfer of power in a generation. Over the course of three days, both Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy made speeches that still resonate today. Three Days in January captures the dramatic ticking of that pivotal week and what it means for us today as we approach a transition of power in January 2017 with much at stake.

Special Heart

In his book Special Heart, Bret describes his son Paul’s journey and the remarkable medical advances that have helped him overcome the congenital heart defect he has struggled with since birth: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage, and Love. 

Personal Life & Wife

Baier is a practicing Catholic and attended Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown as an altar boy in his youth.

He and his wife, Amy, have two sons, Daniel and Paul.

Baier’s son Paul was born with heart problems, and before his open-heart surgery in 2008, President Bush invited Baier, his wife, and their son to visit the Oval Office and be updated on Paul’s progress by a White House physician. The Sigma Chi fraternity named Baier a “Significant Sig” in 2009.

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Bret Baier Quotes

“In my opinion, the root of these problems lies right here—in Washington, D.C.,” he said. “Our nation’s capital has become the seat of a ‘buddy’ system that functions for its own benefit—increasingly insensitive to the needs of the American worker who supports it with his taxes.”


“He was mocked by his critics for being an empty suit, yet he was a careful, studious chief executive—a voracious reader and talented writer who often left his speechwriters in awe.”


“is for a member of the Senate or Congress to say, ‘Gee, I can’t accept your appointment this afternoon. I have to play a round of golf at Burning Tree with the President of the United States.”


“Truman was surly in his leave-taking, unable to forgive Ike for his campaign critiques and move on. Although Eisenhower was invited to the White House to confer with Truman after the election, the meeting was chilly. Looking ahead to the inauguration, Eisenhower grumbled, “I wonder if I can stand sitting next to him.” By inauguration day, things deteriorated to the degree that Truman even took umbrage at Ike’s choice of a homburg over a”


“He also pointed out to Reagan that the United States was engaged in a debate about building a fence between the United States and Mexico, although the analogy didn’t fly with Reagan. He informed Gorbachev that a fence might be necessary because so many people wanted to come into the United States, not because they wanted to leave!”


“The accords had placed them on an equal playing field, no longer allowing the United States to negotiate from a position of strength. It was a kumbaya moment, an embrace made without good faith by the Soviets.”


“It is better to have one person working with you than three people working for you.”


“would echo down through the decades: “Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness. Have you no sense of decency, sir?”

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