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Kara Swisher Net Worth $3 Million

What Is Kara Swisher’s Net Worth?

Kara Swisher is an American journalist and author writing about information technology who has a net worth of $3 million. She was dubbed “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well-liked journalist” by the New York magazine.

She co-founded the technology news site Recode and hosts the podcast Sway.

She was born on December 11, 1962.

In 1984, Swisher earned her BS degree from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Kara told MSN that she started her career in journalism: ”At my college paper, The Hoya, at Georgetown University.” Swisher added: ”I soon was writing for The Washington Post, though, by junior year.”

In 1985, she received an M.S. from the Columbia School of Journalism.

In 1997, Kara joined The Wall Street Journal, where she wrote the column BoomTown. She left her position in August 2001.

In July 1998, Swisher released the book – ” How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads and Made Millions in the War for the Web.” The book details how AOL became the world’s biggest online company.

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Walt Mossberg and Kara founded the D: All Things Digital Conference in 2003.

Also in 2003, Kara published the book – ”There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere: The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for a Digital Future.” wrote that the book is an ”entertaining and sharply written analysis of the fateful AOL Time Warner merger.”

In 2007, Swisher and Walt Mossberg founded the website It was a member of The Wall Street Journal’s Digital Network.

In 2010, Kara was the recipient of the Gerald Loeb Award for Blogging for “Liveblogging Yahoo Earnings Calls.”


In 2011, Kara suffered a “mini-stroke” while on a flight to Hong Kong.

”I was only 49 years old, I was healthy and had none of the conditions like high blood pressure that might predict a stroke,” she wrote in March 2019.


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In January 2014, Swisher founded the tech site Recode with journalist Walt Mossberg. The total investment was estimated between $10-15 million.

In 2015, Recode was acquired by Vox Media. At the time, the site received about 1.5 million regular monthly visitors. Also, ReCode had 44 full-time employees and three contract employees. 

The details of the transaction were not released. 

In 2016, Swisher served as a consultant on the TV series ”Silicon Valley.”

In August 2018, Kara became a contributing writer to the New York Times’ Opinion section.

In September 2020, The New York Times announced that Kara is starting to host “Sway,” a new interview podcast.

”I wanted to bring my interview podcast to The Times because, in this twitchy and tense world, it is time for really substantive discussions about our future,” Swisher said.

Kara Swisher – Wife

In 2018, Kara Swisher divorced her wife Megan Smith, an American technologist and engineer who has served as the CEO of shift7 since March 2018. Megan was the third Chief Technology Officer of the US.

Kara Swisher and wife Megan Smith

Kara Swisher & Megan Smith – @Getty

Kara and Megan have two sons, Alexander and Louis.

In 2020, Swisher married Amanda Katz, a senior editor at CNN Investigates. Katz has written for the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the Boston Globe, the New York Times, Slate, and NPR.

”I love my wife, but I also adore what a gifted writer she is,” Swisher tweeted in March 2021.

The two have a daughter (b. in 2019), who Katz carried and delivered.

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”I was never scared of tearing walls down.”

”Dumb and dumber, and then there is dumbest.”

“My grandmother used to say the graveyards are full of indispensable people.”

”I don’t like journalists that celebrate success before it happens.”

”I like independent people. I like people with a point of view. I like people who disagree with me.”

”In the world of toddlers, there is no such thing as a lazy Sunday when summer is here.”


Kara Swisher Net Worth


She is known for wearing dark aviator sunglasses even while indoors. Kara explained on Twitter in April 2020: ”They are prescription for my really bad eyes and I also have a light sensitivity.”

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Net Worth

So, how much is Kara Swisher worth? Swisher earned most of her wealth from co-founding and Recode. Recode was acquired by Vox in 2015. Therefore, American journalist Kara Swisher has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

She is the co-host of the podcast Pivot and the host of the podcast Sway.

Kara has a weekly column for The New York Times. In addition, she has been a contributing Opinion writer since 2018.

She previously wrote for New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

Swisher has interviewed hundreds of leaders in politics and tech, including Anna Wintour, President Barack Obama, Stacey Abrams, Rupert Murdoch, Mark Zuckerburg, and Elon Musk.

She’s the author of There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere and On Amazon, Kara Swisher’s books sold an estimated 6,000 copies.

Swisher appeared on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News, The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton, Morning Joe, Real Time with Bill Maher, The Ezra Klein Show, The Beat with Ari Melber, Meet the Press, Steve Jobs: One Last Thing, and 60 Minutes.

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