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Who is Jon Stewart’s wife, Tracey McShane?
Tracey McShane was born in 6 August 1967, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, and is a veterinarian, graphic designer, and animal activist, but perhaps best known for being the wife of comedian John Stewart. The couple have worked together on numerous projects, especially on supporting their animal advocacies.
The Net Worth of Tracey McShane?
How rich is Tracey McShane? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a personal net worth that is over $1 million, earned through success in her various endeavors. Her net worth has also been elevated by her husband Jon Stewart, who has a net worth estimated at $80 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career
Tracey grew up in Philadelphia but little is known about her early life or her family, until she attended the California College of Arts and Crafts located in San Francisco during the mid-1990s. She later went to take a graphic designing class at Drexel University, leading to her career as a graphic designer. She went on to work various jobs as she wasn’t really decided to the career path she would pursue.
She then went on to work as a part of the Bronx Zoo, having liked animals since she was young, and working with the zoo further developed her support for various animals. Wanting to have a career that could help animals further, she went back to school to study to become a veterinarian. She also began writing in support of animals, leading to her starting her own magazine entitled “Moomah the Magazine”, initially called “Tribeca’s Moomah Café”.
Relationship with Jon Stewart
According to reports, Tracey had an undisclosed seven year long relationship before she met Jon – she was living with a roommate at the time, and told her that she wanted to have a boyfriend who was funny as Jon Stewart. Little did she know that the roommate actually knew Jon, and would go on to set them up for a blind date. They met in 1995 at a Mexican restaurant, at a time when Jon was also struggling, as his own television show was cancelled. They would go on to have a relationship that would last for four years, initially at long distance due to the nature of Stewart’s work.
In 1999, Stewart proposed to McShane through a crossword puzzle in The New York Times in which Stewart asked for the help of crossword editor Will Shortz to set up the proposal. The couple would marry in 2000, and they would go on to have two children in the next six years. Having both shared a love of animals, the couple bought their own farm located in New Jersey, and started adopting various animals – their household now includes three rabbits, four dogs, four pigs, a parrot, hamster, two fish and two guinea pigs.
Animal Advocacies and Controversy
Tracey and Jon decided to plan opening their own animal sanctuary to rescue various farm animals, and would go into partnership with the national animal rescue group called Far Sanctuary. She also wrote a book entitled “Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better”. The book was promoted by Jon Stewart, although he mentions that Tracey is a better writer than him.
She also became a part of a minor controversy when she was arrested for driving with a suspended license. According to reports, she was not aware that her license was suspended as she was not even aware of the charges she brought against her the previous week. Due to that, the police had to properly process her and her car. The controversy about her arrest quickly died down.
Is Tracey McShane on Social Media?
There is a lot of coverage of the couple due partly to Jon’s popularity in the entertainment industry. It is widely known that the couple support each other through their various endeavors, and have stayed married supporting their family. In 2017, the couple sold their 6,000-square foot duplex penthouse worth $20 million. Similar to many wives of people in the entertainment industry, Tracey doesn’t have any presence with on major social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This allows her to maintain her privacy and keep her life and her children’s lives away from the spotlight.
After leaving the “Daily Show”, Jon has reduced his work in order to spend more time with his family, even rejecting a multi-million dollar offer from Netflix, but it’s known that he partnered with HBO to create a new television project.