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Kirsten Powers Net Worth $10 Million

What is Kirsten Powers’ net worth?

Kirsten Powers is an American political analyst and author who has a net worth of $10 million. She is an on-air political analyst at CNN. She was born on December 14, 1967, in the USA, as Kirsten Anne Powers.

At age 3, she and her family moved to Fairbanks, Alaska.

Her parents were archaeologists. Her father passed away in 2004. When Kristen was nine years old, her mom was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease, a neurodegenerative disease that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain.

In 1986, Kirsten graduated from Monroe Catholic High School in Fairbanks.

Powers graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Journalism.

From 1993 to 1998, Powers served in the Clinton administration.

From 1998 to 2002, Kirsten was Vice President for International Communications at America Online, Inc. 

In 2002, she served as press secretary for Andrew Cuomo’s governor’s race.

In 2003, Powers joined Fox News, where she appeared regularly on The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News Watch, The Kelly File, Fox News Sunday, and Special Report with Bret Baier.

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In 2008, Kirsten provided election coverage from the primaries to the inauguration of President Obama.

In May 2015, Powers published the book – ”The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech.” In the same year, Kirsten appeared in one episode of ”Justice w/Judge Jeanine.”

In August 2016, she joined CNN as a political analyst. Her first appearance was on “Anderson Cooper 360” Monday night.

In 2021, Kirsten published her second book, titled “Saving Grace.”


On January 7, 2010, Kirsten Powers married Marty Makary, a Professor of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Makary is the recipient of the Nobility in Science Award from the National Pancreas Foundation.

They divorced in 2013.

In November 2016, Kirsten got engaged to Robert Draper, a contributor to The New York Times Magazine and author of ”Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives.”

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”I get to marry my best friend and love of my life,” Powers wrote on her Instagram at the time.


Kirsten Powers is 6 feet (183 cm) tall.


”Prophets aren’t meant to make you feel good. They are meant to make you uncomfortable and to challenge you to change yourself and the world.”

”Any religion that I learn about seems to have these principles in them about humility, forgiveness, loving other people.”

”Debate and persuasion should be the default response when someone encounters a person who does not share their view.”

”While God’s grace is unlimited, here on earth more is required to get back into a right relationship when you have caused harm.”

”For many Americans, the term “speech code” sends shivers up the spine.”

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Becoming a Christian

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Powers converted to Christianity while attending Tim Keller’s church in New York City. During a 2006 trip to Taiwan, Powers said that ”Jesus came to me and said, ‘Here I am.’ It felt so real.”

She was received into the Catholic Church in October 2015.

”From my early 20s on, I would waver between atheism and agnosticism, never coming close to considering that God could be real,” Kirsten once said.

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Net Worth

So, how much is Kirsten Powers worth? Powers earned most of her wealth from working for CNN and Fox News. Kirsten appears regularly on The Lead with Jake Tapper, CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, At This Hour, CNN Newsroom, The Situation Room, and Anderson Cooper 360. Therefore, American political analyst Kirsten Powers has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

Her writing has been published in American Prospect online, The Wall Street Journal, Elle magazine, USA Today,, The New York Observer, and New York Post.

Powers also served as the Vice-President for International Communications at America Online and as the Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Public Affairs in Bill Clinton’s administration.

She is the author of “The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech” and “Saving Grace.” On Amazon, Kirsten’s books have over 1,500 ratings — an estimated 75,000 to 150,000 copies sold.

Her book, Saving Grace: Speak Your Truth, Stay Centered, and Learn to Coexist with People Who Drive You Nuts, will be released in November 2021.

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