James Carville Net Worth

James Carville is a prominent political consultant and media personality who was born on October 25, 1944 in Fort Benning, United States. He is best known for his role as the lead strategist for Bill Clinton's successful 1992 presidential campaign. He is a frequent contributor to CNN and was one of the co-hosts of the political debate program 'Crossfire'. He has a long history of working in politics, having served as a litigator and in the United States Marine Corps prior to entering politics. He is known for his animated debating style and skillful diplomacy which has enabled him to become one of the most successful political consultants in America. He has had many successes in his career, including the gubernatorial victories of Pennsylvania’s Robert Casey and Georgia’s Zell Miller, as well as Wallace Wilkinson’s successful run for the governor’s seat in Kentucky.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Political Consultant
Birth Day October 25, 1944
Birth Place Fort Benning, United States
James Carville age 78 YEARS OLD
Birth Sign Scorpio
Residence New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Alma mater Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (BA, JD)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary Matalin (m. 1993)
Children 2
Website Official website

💰 Net worth: $5 Million

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Carville, the oldest of eight children, was born on October 25, 1944, in Carville, Louisiana, the son of Lucille (née Normand), a former school Teacher who sold World Book Encyclopedia door-to-door, and Chester James Carville, a postmaster as well as owner of a general store. The town of Carville was named after his paternal grandfather, Louis Arthur Carville, the postmaster. Carville attended Ascension Catholic High School in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Louis Arthur's mother, Octavia Dehon was of Belgian parentage and had married John Madison Carville, described in a biography as "Irish-born" and a "carpetbagger", both of whom established the general store operated by the family in Carville in 1882. He was born in Ireland in 1847 and his father, Alexander Carville, in 1810.


Carville was trained in consulting by Gus Weill, who in 1958 had opened the first advertising firm which specialized in political campaigns in the state capital in Baton Rouge.


Carville spent two years serving in the United States Marine Corps, achieving the rank of Corporal, and later worked as a high school Teacher. Before entering politics, Carville worked as a litigator at a Baton Rouge law firm from 1973 to 1979.


Prior to the Clinton campaign, Carville and consulting partner Paul Begala gained other well-known political victories, including the gubernatorial triumphs of Robert Casey of Pennsylvania in 1986, and Zell Miller of Georgia in 1990, and Brereton Jones of Kentucky in 1991. But it was in 1991 when Carville and Begala rose to national attention, leading appointed incumbent Senator Harris Wofford of Pennsylvania back from a 40-point poll deficit over White House hand-picked candidate Dick Thornburgh. It was during Wofford's campaign that the "it's the economy, stupid" strategy used by Bill Clinton in 1992 was first implemented.


Carville is married to Republican-turned-Libertarian political consultant Mary Matalin, who had worked for George H. W. Bush on his 1992 presidential reelection campaign. Carville and Matalin were married in New Orleans in October 1993. They have two daughters: Matalin Mary "Matty" Carville and Emerson Normand "Emma" Carville.


In 2004, he was brought in for last-minute consulting on John Kerry's presidential campaign, but he did not play a major role.


In 2005, Carville taught a semester of the course "Topics in American Politics" at Northern Virginia Community College. Among the guests he had come speak to the class were Al Hunt, Mark Halperin, Senator George Allen, George Stephanopoulos, Karl Strubel, Stan Greenberg, Tony Blankley, representatives from the Motion Picture Association of America, and James Fallows.


Carville is the executive Producer of the 2006 film All the King's Men, starring Sean Penn and Anthony Hopkins, which is loosely based on the life of Louisiana Governor Huey Long.


In 2008, Carville and Matalin relocated their family from Virginia to New Orleans. In January of 2017 he joined the faculty of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication.


Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani hired Carville as a campaign advisor in July 2009. Carville said that the 2009 Afghan presidential election is "probably the most important election held in the world in a long time," and he called his new job "probably the most interesting project I have ever worked in my life." Carville, who works for Ghani pro bono, when asked about similarities between politics in Afghanistan and politics in Louisiana, responded: "Yeah, I felt a little bit at home, to be honest with you."


In 2010, Carville worked as senior advisor for the campaign of Colombian presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos.


In 2014, Carville joined Fox News Channel as a contributor.