Thom Hartmann, an American radio personality is hosting nationally syndicated radio show The Thom Hartmann Program since 2003. Formerly, the host of The Big Picture (2010- 2017), Hartman is the author of the book ADD: A Different Perception, released in 1992.

Also, a businessman, Thom co-founded The Woodley Herber Company (ran until 1978) and later founded International Wholesale Travel in 1983 & retired in 1986, selling his shares.

According to online sources, Thom Hartmann has a net worth of $3 million as of January 2020.

How Much Thom Hartmann Earns From His Radio Career & As An Author?

The 4-time Project Censored Award-winning radio personality began a radio career in 1968, working as a DJ and news director at Lansing radio station until 1978.

Since 2003, the Michigan-born hosts The Thom Hartmann Program syndicated by the DGital Media with over 7 million listeners, which indeed is the main source of his income. He allegedly makes the salary in the 6-digit figure.

On average, a radio host in the United States earns $40,000- $59,000 per year, based on the location & experience.

Thom Hartmann, an American radio host & author of 20-best selling books owns $3 million net worth
Thom Hartmann, an American radio host & author of 20-best selling books owns $3 million net worth

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Apart from his radio career, 68-year-old Hartmann makes a considerable sum as an author of over 22 books on diverse topics, including the best-selling & debut book ADD: A Different Perception (in 1992).

Is A Retired Businessman: Ventures & Philanthropic Works

By the time Thomm was in late teenage, he tried hands-on entrepreneurship. The Michigan State University graduate in Electrical Engineering, in 1968, opened a repair shop The Electronics Joint.

Thereafter, in his 20s, in around 1971, Hartmann co-founded The Woodley Herber Company, a company specializing in the sales of herbal products that ran until 1978.

Then, in 1983, Hartmann founded International Wholesale Travel and later sold his shares in 1986- the company generated billions of dollars during those years.

Moreover, he was formerly the founder of Atlanta advertising agency Chandler, MacDonald, Stout, Schneiderman & Poe, Inc. (1987- 1996) & later sold his shares of the company.

Worked As Former Executive Director Of ‘New England Salem Children’s Village’

In 1979, Thom Hartmann along with his wife Louise founded The New England Salem Children’s Village in New Hampshire, a non-profit organization that aims to provide a sound environment to children in need.

Reportedly, for 5 years until 1984, Harmann served as executive director for the New Hampshire-base non-profit corporation.

Moreover, he also worked with Germany-based Salem International, an international relief organization for over many years in the 80s & 90s.

Wide Fame Through Radio & TV Show

In March 2003, Thom began hosting his radio show The Thom Hartmann Program based in Vermont & syndicated through I.E. America Radio Network and on Sirius Satellite Radio.

In 2005, the radio program moved to Air America Network, following his move to Oregon and later in 2007, was broadcasted from Jones Radio Network.

Thom Hartmann, a retired businessman gained wide fame through radio career, hosts nationally syndicated The Thom Hartmann Program since 2003
Thom Hartmann, a retired businessman gained wide fame through radio career, hosts nationally syndicated The Thom Hartmann Program since 2003

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Reportedly, his show took on 80 radio stations in 37 states as well as on Sirius and XM satellite radio by 2016.

Currently, Thom’s radio show is syndicated from Noon to 3:PM (ET) in LA through DGital Media along with simulcast through TV Dish Network/Free Speech TV in 40 million homes.

Brief Stint In TV Show

In 2010, Thom began hosting a one-hour daily TV show The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann and worked there until September 29, 2017.

As for a fact, his wife Louise was in the editorial section of the show.

Author Of Best-Selling Books: Published Over 20 Books

Most often, the American radio host cum author focuses his books discussing on Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Adult Attention-Deficit Disorder (AADD).

Some of his famous books include:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception (1993)
  • The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Revised and Updated: The Fate of the World and What We Can Do Before It’s Too Late (1997)
  • The Edison Gene: ADHD and the Gift of the Hunter Child (2003)
  • Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights (2004)
  • Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class – And What We Can Do About It (BK Currents)

Where Does Thomas Hartmann Live?

Considered the 9th Most Important Talk Show Host in America by Talkers Magazine, Thomas lives with his wife Louise Hartmann in Washington D.C.

The duo met in the late 1960s and later married in 1972. Together, they share 3 children, though, has maintained privacy over children’s details over the years.

Thom Hartmann and his wife Louise Hartmann
Thom Hartmann and his wife Louise Hartmann

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Moreover, they divide their time in their another residence in Portland, Oregon, where the median house price is $454,628.

An avid user of Twitter, Thom has over 114K followers as of January 2020.


Thomas Hartmann was born Thomas Carl Hartmann on May 7, 1951, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the USA. He was Carl Thomas Hartmann and Jean Hartmann’s child, one of the 4.

By the age of 2, his family moved to Detroit & then to Lansing, Michigan. He attended Lansing Community College and then transferred to Michigan State University- he graduated with Majors in Electrical Engineering.

An American by nationality, Harmann hails from the mixed ethnic background; has Welsh, English & Norweigan ancestry.