Bill O’Reilly is an American journalist who is probably famous as he was the reporter for the local television stations and also for ‘CBS News’ and ‘ABC News’. He is also an author and television host. Now let’s have a close look on Bill O’Reilly’s net worth in 2018.
Bill O’Reilly Early Life
Williams James O’Reilly, popularly known as “Bill O’Reilly” was born on September 10, 1949, in New York City, New York. He was born to his father, Williams James Sr. and his mother, Winifred Angela O’Reilly. His family is believed to be of Irish descent.
Bill went to St. Brigid parochial school in Westbury and later changed his school to Chaminade High School in Mineola. Bill was a very good student and loved sports. He was part of the Little League Baseball and played as a goalie for his High School hockey team.
After finishing his high school, Bill went to Marist College. There he was involved in numerous extra circular activities including, writing college newspaper. He was also on the college football team and played semi-professional baseball as a pitcher for Ney York Monarchs. He graduated Marist College with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in history. For further studies, he went to Boston University to get his Master’s degree in broadcast journalism.
There is no record of Bill’s old dating life. He was married to his longtime girlfriend, Maureen E. McPhilmy, a public relation executive. Bill and Maureen got married in New York and have two kids together. After fourteen years of their marriage, due to their personal difference, the couple got divorced.
Bill O’Reilly Career, Awards & Achievement
Soon after graduation, Bill started his career as a reporter and anchor for a local network. Bill worked in various departments. Bill was a very hard working and a man of dedication. Over the years, he has worked with different networks, gaining a much-needed experience to his professional growth.
After Bill’s success at the different networks, he soon got the job as an anchor and correspondent at another local television network. One of the breakthroughs of his career was his investigation report which exposed the corrupt city Marshals. Bill received a lot of publicity for his extraordinary work and his brilliant performance earned him a promotion.
Bill then was offered to join the ‘ABC Network’ as a correspondent. He then became the anchor of the show, ‘Inside Edition’. He earned a tremendous success for the show and Bill started getting a lot of attention from the audiences all over the country. After quitting ‘Inside Edition’, Bill enrolled himself at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. There he did Masters in Public Administration.
Bill had already made a lot of name in the world of journalism and reporting. He then became CEO of the ‘Fox News Channel’ and started his own show ‘The O’Reilly Factor’. Bill also hosted a radio show called ‘The Radio Factor’, which was a very popular show among the public. Bill is also an author and has written numerous books. Many of his books became very popular and were best-selling of the time.
Awards & Achievements
Bill O’Reilly is one of the talented television personality of his generation. He has been nominated twice for the ‘Primetime Emmy Awards’ and has two local ‘Emmy Awards’ to his name. He is the proud recipient of the ‘National Academy of Television Arts and Science Governors’.
Net Worth of Bill O’Reilly
The estimated net worth of Bill O’Reilly is approximately $80 million. His main source of income has been his earnings from his contribution to the various television networks. Being an author has also added a very hefty income to his net worth.
Bill O’Reilly is one of the sensational television personality of his time. While on his road to success, Billy has overcome a lot of obstruction, he was involved in various controversies, but even after all that he stands tall. Even at 68, he is working and on the road to expanding his empire even more.