Sean Hannity is an American talk show host and conservative political commentator who is currently hosting a popular radio show and a news show on ‘Fox News.’ He is also a well-known author. Let’s find out more about how much is Sean Hannity’s net worth in 2018.
Sean Patrick Hannity was born on December 30, 1961, in New York City, New York. His father, Hugh Hannity was a family-court officer and his mother, Lillian Hannity worked as a stenographer and a correction officer at a county jail. His family is believed to be of Irish descent, and his grandparents immigrated from Ireland to the United States a long ago.
For his middle school, Sean attended Sacred Heart Seminary in New York. Then for his high school, he went to St. Plus X Preparatory High School in Uniondale, New York. In high school, Hannity was an average student and didn’t focus enough on studies.
For further studies, Hannity enrolled himself New York University but dropped out of the college soon. He also went to Adelphi University and left the college before graduation.
There is no record of Hannity’s high school or college dating life. He married his longtime girlfriend, Jill Rhodes who is an American journalist. The couple is married for almost twenty-four years and is blessed with two kids. Their relationship is going very, and they reside in Long Island, New York.
Sean Hannity, once confessed that he has been carrying a weapon for more than his half of adult life for his protection.
Sean Hannity’s first chance to host a radio talk show came when he volunteered for college station ‘KCSB-FM.’ He was a regular on the weekly show, but the show was canceled within a year. He realized that he was good at being a radio jockey and decided to pursue a career in the same.
Soon, Hannity found work at a close by radio station ‘WVNN,’ where he hosted the afternoon shows. For better opportunities, he soon moved to ‘WGST.’ He was there at ‘WGST’ for almost four years and gained very good experience. He got better at his job and received some recognition among the local audience.
Hannity’s performance at the radio station landed him a big opportunity when he was hired by Roger Allies, the co-founder of ‘Fox News.’ There he co-hosted a live television show called ‘Hannity and Colmes’ with Alan Colmes. The show presented the conservative and liberal perspective on current issues.
Also, ‘WABC’ gave Hannity a late night slot and after a year, he was allotted the afternoon slot and has been appearing on the show since. One of his biggest and hugely popular show would be his radio talk show called ‘The Sean Hannity Show.’ The show is all about the political talks which also includes talks about terrorism, warfare, illegal immigration, etc.
After his successful show, Sean Hannity wrote a book on the same. His book ‘Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism’ gained a lot of popularity among the readers and was New York’s bestseller. His second was very controversial, and he correlated Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein, and Osama Bin Laden.
Hannity then started hosting ‘Hannity’s America’ on the ‘Fox News’ channel. The show received great success, and after two years it was shut down. The same year, Colmes left ‘Hannity and Colmes’, so he has been hosting the show alone since then. Currently, he is the employee of ‘Premium Networks’ and ‘Fox News Channel.’
Awards & Achievements
Sean Hannity is one of the most controversial figures in the world of news. He has been nominated on numerous occasions, and the list of his achievement is big. His biggest achievement would be receiving the ‘Marconi Award for the Network Syndicated Personality of the Year.’ He is also the winner of ‘National Talk Show Host of the Year.’
Net Worth of Sean Hannity
The estimated net worth of Sean Hannity is approximately $80 million. His main source of income has been his earnings from his contribution to the world of news and political issues. According to the reports, he earns a salary of almost $29 million annually.
Sean Hannity is one of the talented talk show hosts, who has worked hard to achieve the success he is enjoying today. He is very much appreciated for his strong political views and his hosting skills. Currently, he and his wife are enjoying their life in New York with their two kids.