Most observers figured that it wouldn’t take long for a media company to pony up big money for outgoing Fox News host Tucker Carlson after the network canned him last week, and they were right.
The star of Fox News just received a massive offer of $100 million from Valuetainment CEO Patrick Bet-David, a right-leaning “new media” network.
And Bet-David candidly posted his offer letter to Carlson online. It read:
I’ll get right to the point.
We want you to partner with us in what we feel is a noble and necessary effort to define the future of media.
Here’s our offer:
- $100M over 5 years.
- An equity stake in Valuetainment
- President of Valuetainment and a board seat to project your strategic vision and voice.
- Your own podcast(s) and other daily/weekly shows.
- Documentaries and movies covering topics you care about.
- What else? We are all ears.
Our convictions about freedom, liberty, and truth run deep and we believe we are the absolute right fit for you and America.
While we may not be the biggest media company, we are a new media leader driving into the future to make truth, fair debate, and commentary more accessible, consumable, and protected.
We are 100% serious about our offer.
Dear @TuckerCarlson, our offer from @ValuetainmentTV 👇🏽 pic.twitter.com/RXDRSDchMi
— Patrick Bet-David (@patrickbetdavid) May 2, 2023
Bet-David reportedly first divulged plans to offer Carlson a mega deal on The Megyn Kelly Show today.
Kelly tweeted out her support for the potential match between Carlson and the conservative start-up.
.@patrickbetdavid just broke this news on the @MegynKellyShow and it’s real: $100m offer over 5 years plus plus plus… He deserves it! https://t.co/2xMil72Ol9
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) May 2, 2023