Bill O’Reilly Net Worth

Raquel Davies | October 1, 2013






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Bill O’Reilly has an estimated net worth of $75 million dollars

Bill O’Reilly is an American television host and political commentator with an estimated net worth of $75 million. O’Reilly is most known for his Fox news channel show, The O’Reilly Factor. O’Reilly id 6’4 and his weight is 220. William James O’Reilly, Jr. was born on September 10, 1949 in New York City, New York. O’Reilly grew up mostly on Long Island and played sports as a child. He would cross paths in high school with future singer Billy Joel. He would go on to attend Marist College and played punter on its football team, while also writing for the school newspaper. He spent a year abroad at the University of London and received his degree in history in 1971. After school, he moved to Miami taught for a couple of years and went back to his studies, receiving his masters in broadcast journalism from Boston University, where he was a classmate of Howard Stern.

After getting his broadcast degree, O’Reilly would embark on a varied career, working in small markets like Scranton, Pennsylvania and larger ones like Dallas and Denver, winning a local Emmy at the latter. In 1980 he anchored a local news-feature program in New York and won his second local Emmy for a story on corrupt city marshals. He was promoted to the network at CBS News in 1982 and covered wars in El Salvador and Argentina. He would move over to ABC in 1986, working on Good Morning America, Nightline and World News Tonight. In 1989, O’Reilly’s celebrity, if not stature,  would increase significantly when he joined Inside Edition, a tabloid show. Despite the nature of the show, O’Reilly lent it credibility and reported on significant news stories of the day, including the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, the L.A. riots and other big stories. O’Reilly left television in 1995 and enrolled in the JFK School of Government at Harvard, eventually earning his master’s degree in public administration.

After going back to school, O’Reilly would join upstart Fox News Channel and anchored The O’Reilly Report, later named the The O’Reilly Factor starting in 1996. The show has been one of the most popular news shows in the country since then, routinely topping the ratings for any news show on cable. His aggressive tone and conservative principals have resonated well across the country as he has become an important political figure. O’Reilly’s media empire continued to grow with books – he has published 10, with several Best Sellers – and had a popular radio show until 2009. He was married in 1992 but divorced in 2011 and has one child.

Bill O’Reilly’s Net Worth Could Buy:

  1. 1,137,225.2 USA Strong Men’s Fleece Jacket ($65.95 each)
  2. 3,828,483.9 Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly ($19.59 each)
  3. 3,751,875.9 Fox News Sucks Green T-Shirt ($19.99 each)

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Written by Raquel Davies

Raquel is a staff writer for She received her Bachelor's of Arts in Public Relations from Barry University. Raquel enjoys reading Sci-Fi/ Fantasy novels and watching films of that same genre. Raquel is also enjoys the theater arts and fine dining. She was raised in Maryland but currently resides in Miami. Check her out on !

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