Peter Hartcher Net Worth 2023, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Salary

Peter Hartcher net worth

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Peter Hartcher is an Australian journalist and the Political and International Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald. He is also a visiting fellow at the Lowy Institute, a Sydney-based foreign policy think tank.

Early life

NamePeter Hartcher
Net Worth$5 million
Age59 years
Peter Hartcher net worth

Peter Hartcher was born on August 9, 1963 (age 59 years) in Sydney, Australia. He is the son of Australian parents. In 1981, while a student at Chevalier College in Burradoo, New South Wales, Hartcher was the national winner of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Plain English Speaking competition and won a trip to England, where he won the international final the following year.


Peter Hartcher’s career in journalism started the following year with a cadetship at the Sydney Morning Herald. In 1986, he took up his first overseas posting as the newspaper’s Tokyo correspondent.

Hartcher was made chief political correspondent on his return to Australia in 1988, a position he held until 1991 when he accepted a job with the Australian Financial Review as a Tokyo correspondent. Between 1995 and 2000 he was the Australian Financial Review’s Asia-Pacific editor.

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His 1996 investigative series uncovering the secret negotiation of a security treaty between Australia and Indonesia won the Australian journalism award, the Gold Walkley. He then went to the US for three years, where he was the Washington DC correspondent. In 1998, he was the recipient of the Citibank Award for Excellence in Journalism.

In 2004, Hartcher rejoined the Sydney Morning Herald in his current capacity. In late 2012 and early 2013, Hartcher wrote several columns covering Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s ailing leadership and the potential return to the leadership of the former prime minister, Kevin Rudd.

Other works

In 1998 Peter Hartcher published his first book, The Ministry, an exposé of the role played by Japan’s Ministry of Finance in that country’s economic collapse and subsequent stagnation.

Bubble Man: Alan Greenspan and the Missing 7 Trillion Dollars, Hartcher’s critique of Greenspan’s and the Federal Reserve Board’s management of the US economy through the years of irrational exuberance, was published in 2004 to a mixed reception in the US but was met with greater critical enthusiasm internationally.

In 2007, Hartcher wrote Bipolar Nation: How to Win the 2007 Election in Black Inc’s Quarterly Essay, an analysis of the Australian electorate’s collective psyche and what he argues is its peculiar susceptibility to manipulation. In 2009, Hartcher published To The Bitter End: The Dramatic Story of the Fall of John Howard and the Rise of Kevin Rudd (Crows Nest, NSW:Allen & Unwin.

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In 2011, Peter Hartcher published The Sweet Spot: How Australia Made Its Own Luck – And Could Now Throw It All Away, for which in 2013 he was awarded the 2013 Ashurst Business Literature Prize. Hartcher’s second Quarterly Essay, “Red Flag: Waking Up to China’s Challenge”, was published in 2019.


Peter Hartcher is currently a married man. His wife is a private person and they have children together. His 2021 book, Red Zone: China’s Challenge and Australia’s Future, was longlisted for that year’s Walkley Book Award.

Peter Hartcher net worth

How much is Peter Hartcher worth? Peter Hartcher net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is his primary work as a journalist. Peter Hartcher’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $400,000 dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential journalists in Australia. He stands at an appealing height of 1.78m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.