Getting pushed out of FOX News might turn out to be the greatest blessing for Tucker Carlson.
It’s widely known that Tucker is working on establishing his own media company, but the latest exciting development is that he’s drawing the interest of some very wealthy conservatives who want to invest in the company.
Sooner or later, the folks managing FOX News will likely deeply regret their decision to part ways with the network’s biggest star.
As reported by CNBC:
Tucker Carlson could see Rebekah Mercer, Peter Thiel invest in his media company
Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson could see two of the wealthiest GOP business megadonors, Rebekah Mercer and Peter Thiel, invest in his new media company, according to people familiar with the matter.
Mercer has spoken with Carlson since his April departure from Fox News about possibly investing in his as-yet-unnamed media company, sources told CNBC.
Thiel has hinted to allies that he could invest in the venture after hearing from Carlson’s side, these people added.
It was unclear Monday whether Thiel or Mercer had officially moved ahead with a financing plan, and their spokespeople did not respond to multiple requests for comment over several weeks, including outreach on Monday.
A spokesman for Carlson did not return a request for comment.
But both of them have privately expressed interest in helping Carlson, said numerous sources, who were granted anonymity to discuss private conversations.
The move by Carlson and his team to cultivate potential investors like Mercer and Thiel signals that the former Fox News host’s new project could be on the brink of gaining financial support from some of the nation’s most recognized conservative megadonors.