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Look Out, Fox News: Tucker Carlson May Have Landed Huge Conservative Investors for His New Media Company: Report

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Tucker Carlson has a prosperous future ahead of him.

According to reports, the former Fox News host has discussed the possibility of two Republican megadonors investing in his new media venture as he seeks new opportunities following his dismissal from the right-leaning network.

CNBC reported on Tuesday, citing “people familiar with the matter,” that Carlson has already discussed a prospective investment with billionaire heiress Rebekah Mercer.

Peter Thiel, a venture capitalist from Silicon Valley, has “hinted to allies that he could invest in the venture after hearing from Carlson’s side,” according to a report.

It is unknown, however, whether Mercer and Thiel intend to move forward or whether a formal agreement has been reached.

The news comes just weeks after The Wall Street Journal reported that Carlson and longtime business partner Neil Patel were seeking to “start a new media company that would potentially use Twitter as its backbone.”

“The new company would be anchored by longer versions of the free videos that Carlson has been posting regularly on Twitter since shortly after his departure from Fox News, but would ultimately be driven by subscriptions, some of the people said,” the Journal reported.

“Carlson and Patel are looking to raise hundreds of millions of dollars to fund the company,” it said.

Reportedly, the media venture will include a website and a mobile application, and may also utilize platforms other than Twitter, which recently changed its name to X.

The investment firm 1789 Capital plans to invest eight figures in the former Fox News host’s media venture, according to CNBC.

Omeed Malik, a Wall Street financier, owns 1789 Capital. Malik has invested millions in other ventures, such as the anti-woke Amazon competitor PublicSq, which was listed on the New York Stock Exchange last month.

In April, Carlson was fired from Fox News after the company settled a defamation lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems for more than $700 million.

No official reason was given for his dismissal, although reports at the time suggested it was the result of a directive from Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of Fox Corporation.

“Fox News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways,” the company said in a statement. “We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor.”

Following his departure from the network, Carlson immediately began conducting a video series on Twitter.

His guests have included the influencer Andrew Tate, the rapper Ice Cube, and the former business associate of Hunter Biden, Devon Archer.

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