Matt Taibbi Biography and Wiki
Matt Taibbi is a well-known American news journalist, Author, and podcaster who has reported on finance, media, politics, and sports. He is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone, author of several books, co-host of Useful Idiots, and publisher of a newsletter on Substack.
Taibbi began as a freelance reporter working in the former Soviet Union, including a period in Uzbekistan, from where he was deported for criticizing President Islam Karimov. Taibbi later worked as a sports journalist for the English-language newspaper The Moscow Times.
He also played professional baseball in Uzbekistan and Russia as well as professional basketball in Mongolia. Taibbi worked for a short time as an investigator at a Boston-based private detective agency. In 1997, he moved back to Russia to edit the tabloid Living Here but eventually left to co-edit rival tabloid The eXile.
Taibbi returned to the United States in 2002 and founded the Buffalo-based newspaper The Beast. He left in 2003 to work as a columnist for the New York Press. In 2004, Taibbi began covering politics for Rolling Stone.
In 2008, Taibbi won a National Magazine Award for three columns he wrote for Rolling Stone. In 2019, he launched the podcast, Useful Idiots, co-hosted by Katie Halper. In 2020, he began self-publishing his online writing, while still contributing to the Useful Idiots podcast and the print edition of Rolling Stone.
Matt Taibbi Age
Matt Taibbi is 52 years old as of 2022, He was born on March 2, 1970, in New Jersey.
Matt Taibbi Height
Matt stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches with moderate weight.
Matt Taibbi Family and Parents
Matt was born in the city of New Brunswick, New Jersey. Mike Taibbi, Taibbi’s father, is an NBC television reporter of mixed Filipino and Native Hawaiian ancestry who was raised by an Italian-American couple. According to Matt, the surname Taibbi is of Sicilian and Lebanese origin; however, Taibbi is neither Sicilian nor Lebanese because his father was adopted. Taibbi’s mother is also of Irish ancestry.
He grew up in Boston’s outskirts and went to Concord Academy in Concord, Massachusetts. He attended New York University for his freshman year before transferring to Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, where he graduated in 1992. He also studied for a year at the Leningrad State Polytechnic Institute in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Matt Taibbi’s Wife | Married
Matt Taibbi is married to Jeanne Taibbi who is a family physician. The lovely couple has been blessed with three wonderful children.
Matt Taibbi’s Net Worth
Matt Taibbi has an estimated net worth of $17 million as of 2022 from his successful career. Through his various sources of income, Matt has been able to accumulate good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.