The American political commentator William James “Bill” O’Reilly is a famous Journalist, television host, columnist, and author. He is one of the most established media persons of U.S. and best known as the anchor of the political statement program The O’Reilly Factor. The ability to speak freely and diplomatically with the world leaders and personalities has made him a notable figure.
Bill O’Reilly Biography and Family
On September 10, 1949, O’Reilly was born into an Irish family in New York City, USA to Winifred Angela O’Reilly and William James Sr. He is one of the two children of his parents.
Bill went to St. Brigid Parochial School in Westbury for his preliminary education. Later he completed his high school studies from Chaminade High School in Mineola. After receiving the Bachelor’s degree, majoring in History, from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, he moved to Miami and joined the English and History faculty at Monsignor Pace High School.
After two years he enrolled himself in Boston University to pursue his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. While earning his master’s he started working as a columnist and reporter for several newspapers. Afterward, from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, O’Reilly possessed the Master of Public Administration degree.
O’Reilly was in a marital relationship from 1996 with Maureen E. McPhilmy, and the couple divorced in 2011. They together have a son and a daughter.
Bill O’Reilly Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $95 Million US Dollars
The 67-year-old political commentator is one of the richest TV personalities with an estimated net worth of $95 million US dollars as of 2017. Most of his earning come from anchoring in news channels. He also gets a big amount royalties from his book sales. From Fox News, O’Reilly gets $20 million annually.
O’Reilly is also one of the bestselling non-fiction authors having penned 24 books. In 2014, from book royalties, he obtained $28 million. Forbes reported that O’Reilly has made $24 million earning from his Killing Book series.
Bill O’Reilly Assets
Bill owns a 4,631-square-foot estate in Manhasset, New York. He is also an owner of oceanfront property in Montauk worth $7.6 million where he has started to build a new mansion. He is an owner of a couple of luxurious cars.
Career: O’Reilly started his career in Scranton, Pennsylvania with WNEP-TV as a news reporter and anchor where he received the Dallas Press Club Award for excellence in enquiring coverage. Over the years he was an employee in many news channels including KATU, Oregon, WFSB, Connecticut, and WNEV-TV. While working with KMGH-TV in Denver, he won an Emmy award for an outstanding coverage of a aircraft hijacking case.
O’Reilly’s career actually took off when he joined the show Inside Edition in 1989 and the infotainment program got the highest rating in America for the next five years.
In the meantime, he earned his second master’s degree and was contracted by the Fox News Channel and started anchoring in their flagship show titled, The O’Reilly Report which later became famous by the name The O’Reilly Factor. The show became the most viewed program of the major U.S. news television channels. Ever since the show is regularly broadcasted on the Fox News. He also hosts a very popular radio show, The Radio Factor. Additionally, he wrote articles in the Chicago Sun-Times and New York Post.
He is an author of a number of best-selling books such as Those Who Trespass, Factor Words, Killing Lincoln, Killing Jesus, Killing Kennedy, Killing Patton, Killing the Rising Sun etc, out of which Killing Lincoln topped the bestsellers list of the New York Times.
O’Reilly is dedicated to spending money for various charitable causes includes helping of children, wounded soldiers, veterans, and poor.
Bill supports 24 charitable organizations and some of those are the Independence Fund, Fisher House Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, Tuesday’s Children, NYC Coalition for the Homeless, The Interfaith Nutrition Network, The Haitian Health Foundation etc. He also supports Responsibility foundation to provide education to children. He has donated $25,000 to Sharpton’s charity once.
In 2017 he has published his book Old School: Life in the Sane Lane.
O’Reilly is famous for his controversial statements and sharp commentary style. He is a colorful as well as a controversial character of the media world. Apart from his success, his fame, Bill is a very sensible person and also notable for his dedicated social works.