Bill Maher is one of the most famous political commentators in the United States, a comedian and a television host. Today he works at HBO talk show Real Time with Bill Maher where he has been since 2003, and also has a gig at ABC where he hosts a late-night show called Politically Incorrect. He concentrates more on mass media, religion, bureaucracy, politics, topics during his shows.
Considering he is ranked at no.38 on Comedy Central top 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time one would be curious what’s Bill Maher net worth in 2018? Well, we are here to reveal how rich is Bill Maher and a few things probably you don’t know about Bill Maher.
William Maher who goes to today by his professional name Bill Maher is the son of Julie Maher, his mother who was a medic and William Aloysius Maher, his dad who worked as a broadcaster. He was born in 1956 in New York where he was brought up in River Vale, New Jersey. Bill attended Pascack Hills High School in 1974 and later went to Cornell University where he graduated with a degree in history and English.
About his personal life, it is reported that Bill has never married but has been in many relationships. They include; from 2003-2005 with Coco Johnsen, from 2005-2009 with Karrine Steffans, from 2009-2011 with Cara Santa Maria, and finally, from 2014 he has been courting Anjulie Persaud.
Bill Maher started his career as an actor and a jokester. He later went on to TV hosting where he featured in programs like Max Headroom in 1987, Charlie Hoover 1986, and Pizza Man in 1991. Between 1993 and1997, Bill hosted a night buzz program, ‘Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher’ on the comedy central channel and from 1997-2002, he hosted the same show at ABC. After his breakthrough with the show, it won many accolades along with the Genesis and Emmy Awards. However, due to many controversies in his program, it was cancelled in 2002.
In 2003, Bill moved to HBO where he broadcasted his show, ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ which was both a comedy and a political talk show. The show debuted and made him to be nominated in the Writers Guild and Primetime Emmy Prize. On his show, he interviewed notable names like Christine O’Donnell and Milo Yiannopoulos. It was reported that he always made bad remarks in most of his episodes and after being severally warned he offered an apology. As a political analyst, Bill has been featured in Fox News, CNN and MSNBC channels.
On his acting and filmmaking career, Bill together with his colleague, Larry Charles, produced a film, ‘Religious’ which debuted in 2008. He has also featured in movies like Tomcats 2001, Heckler 2007, Iron Man 3, Ted 2 and many more. His recent film which he produced in collaboration with Michael Moore was ‘The Kings of Atheism’ which debuted in mid-2016.
On Awards and Achievements: Bill Maher has been ranked at position 38 on Comedy Central top 100 stand-up comedians that have ever lived, received a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, and his political talk shows have won in the category of the Best Television Talk Show and Best Talk Show Series. His other awards, in summary, include the Newman’s Own First Amendment Award and the Los Angeles Press Club President’s Award among other 22 Emmy Awards nominations.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
Bill Maher net worth is at $120 million, and his annual earning is $10-$15 million. Bill Maher net worth figures have largely been boosted by his numerous TV shows and his acting career. He is listed among top 50 richest on Comedy Central. What makes Bill Maher net worth hit a hundred million is his investment at New York Mets investment where he purchased a minority stake of 4 % which was then $20 million, but today the company is worth $2 billion making his 4% stake worth $80 million.
5. Facts You Need To Know About Bill Maher.
Other than Bill Maher net worth here are the few things you probably don’t know about Bill Maher.
1. Maher is atheist even though he was raised on a Catholic foundation. The reason he left the church is that he could not agree on the church stand on the issue of birth control.
2. For your information, he graduated in 1978 from Cornell with a degree in history and English.
3. If you thought Ann Coulter isn’t her friend your wrong the two are very good friends.
4. He is half Jewish even though he no longer believes in any religion.
5. He is a strong supporter of LGBT and legalization of cannabis.
Bill Maher net worth fortune is just a stamp to the fact that he is good at what he does and a good investor as well. In 2018-2019 we are looking forward to having an excellent year considering Trump is the president and how if a critic he is to his administration.