The pioneer of financial and political commentary, Eric Bolling is best known for serving a long time as a co-host of Fox News show The Five. He recently co-hosted Fox News Specialists along with Katherine Timpf and Eboni Williams until he was suspended from the network on August 5 after the news of his sexting scandal circulated.
He is mostly noticed for his roles as a financial commentator on different shows. The commentator is excelling his career as a writer too. He has written two books till date, both of which has been a New York Times‘ bestseller.
Eric Bolling would have been a baseball player if he wasn’t injured
Eric Thomas Bolling was born on March 2, 1963, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He received his primary level education from Queen of All Saints Basicilia’s school and completed her high school studies from Loyola Academy. He graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in economics from Rollins College, Florida.
While at college, he played baseball. He was a baseball fanatic back then and played for Pittsburgh Pirates in 1984, but soon afterward his torn rotator cuff injury ended his baseball career.
Eric worked as a commodities trader, for the New York Mercantile Exchange. After five years service as one of the boards of directors at NYMEX, he was promoted as a strategic adviser of the board of directors. For his excellence in the business, Eric was honored with Maybach Man of the Year Award, 2007 at the Traders Monthly Awards.
Bolling was one of the developers of CNBC’s Fast Money, but he left CNBC and joined Fox Business Network as one of the financial analysts. He also hosted the channel’s show Happy Hour, which coincidentally aired opposite CNBC’s Fast Money’s in the in the 5 p.m. time slot.
Eric Bolling’s controversial political commentary & popularity from Fox News shows
Bolling has been one of the controversial political commentators. In June 2011, Eric Bolling was criticized for throwing sarcasm on Barack Obama, then president’s decision to meet Ali Bongo Ondimba, Gabon’s President in The White House. He gave racist comments for the meeting stating “It’s not the first time he’s had a hoodlum in the hizzhouse”, “Guess who’s coming to the dinner? A dictator.”
Bolling apologized stating “On Friday, we did a story about the President meeting with the president of Gabon. We got a little fast and loose with the language, and we know it’s been interpreted as being disrespectful, and for that, I’m sorry.”
Bolling co-hosted the Fox News’ The Five with Bob Beckel, the show about the detailed discussion on the political and cultural stories in a round-table. The hosts took strong opposing positions on the issues, which even led to intense arguments. He recently was involved with Fox News’ new show The Fox News Specialists, from which he was suspended on August 5 for being accused of sexual harassment.
Eric Bolling is accused of harassing his female colleagues
Eric has a son, Eric Chase with his wife Adrienne Bolling, with whom he has been married for two decades. He has been known to be a family man. Perhaps, it might have affected his blissful married life to some extent. But his wife and son are yet to comment on a recent headline about his sexual harassment controversy.
Eric is accused by 14 sources, for sending lewd text messages and photos. He has also been accused of addressing extremely out of place comments to his female colleagues. A former Fox New Guest, Caroline Heldman has also talked about Eric’s frequent unwanted sexual proceeds towards her.
As a result of all these accusations, Eric Bolling was suspended by Fox News. In response to all these allegations, Eric defended himself by stating he will vigorously pursue his legal remedies. In August 2017 Bolling filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Huffington Post writer Yashar Ali, who was the first to publicize his story.
Eric Bolling’s Books and Net Worth
Eric Bolling is the author of the books, Wake up America: The Nine Virtues That Made Our Nation Great —and Why We Need Them More Than Ever, which was New York Times bestseller. The writer’s recent volume is named The Swamp: Washington’s Murky Pool of Corruption and Cronyism- And How Trump Can Drain It.
Eric Bolling, a versatile personality of Fox News has made his position remarkable through his exceptional proficiency as a commentator on financial and political issues. He has accumulated the net worth of $15 million.