A controversial TV anchor, a highest paid Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s top salary and net worth

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Bill O’Reilly, one of the most controversial political commentators, has an estimated net worth of 70-85 million dollars. He is among the highest paid Fox News hosts with an annual salary of fifteen million dollars. You heard it right. Fifteen million dollars!

A controversial TV anchor, Bill O'Reilly journey into journalism was forty-one years long

Bill embarked into journalism in 1975. He anchored and reported national news at multiple television stations, including the WNEP-TV. Though his career was flourishing throughout the 80s, the fabulous news anchor finally got his breakthrough after being hired by a news program and tabloid gossip- the Inside Edition.

His job at the Inside Edition marked the starting of his success as a commentator. He reached the heights in his career after landing at his own show “The O’Reilly Factor”. With more than 2.5 million viewers, the show eventually became the highest-rated hour show on any news channel.

Both fame and controversy have not ever left Bill O’Reilly's side

Although Bill is one of the best TV journalists, he is criticized time and again for being a conservative commentator. In addition, Bill has been surrounded by controversies time and again. Not to be taken the wrong way around, controversies have done Bill more good than bad. He has become incredibly popular which has increased viewership of his shows.

In 2004, The O’Reilly Factor’s former producer, Andrea Mackris sued him for sexual harassment. He was accused of being violent with his former wife. Yet his craze never declined. With each passing day, he became more expensive. He is now earning a jaw-dropping amount.

Bill O’Reilly has more income sources than his show - “The O’Reilly Factor”

Co-hosting the “O’Reilly Factor” is not his only source of income. Bill has authored and co-authored several books including “Those Who Trespass”, “The O’Reilly Factor for Kids: A Survival Guide for America’s Families” and “A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity: A Memoir” among others. According to sources, in 2014, he earned the total of $28 million in the name of book royalties.

In addition, he organizes international shows. He also appeared at the primaries of the US Presidential race.

Hailed as the highest paid hosts of Fox News, Bill O’Reilly is charging a huge salary which has boosted his net worth to 70-85 million dollars. His earning can be intimidating to any other media personality. Don’t you agree folks?


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