Bill O’Reilly’s Net worth: Television Career & Lifestyle

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William James O’Reilly Jr., popularly known to be Bill O’Reilly has a net worth of $85 million.

O’Reilly being an American author, is also a radio host, syndicated columnist, political commentator, and former television host.

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Bill is best known for his work on Fox News and while working with Fox News, he earned an annual salary of $25 million.

He was widely known for his work from The O’Reilly Factor, where he hosted the show from 1996 to 2017.

Bill O’Reilly: Quick Facts

Full nameWilliam James O’Reilly Jr.
NicknamesBill O’Reilly
Net Worth$85 Million
Salary$20 Million
Date of Birth10 September 1949
Age 73  years old
Height6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)
Hair colorLight brown
Eye colorBlue
Place Of BirthNew York City, NY
EducationBoston University, Chaminade High School, Harvard University, Queen Mary University of London, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Marist College
Parents William James O´Reilly Sr., Winifred Angela Drake O’Reilly
SiblingsJanet O´Reilly
Sexual OrientationStraight
Favorite ColorMaroon
Favorite Food Spaghetti
Current OccupationTV show host
Marital StatusDivorced
Does he have tattoos?No
SpouseMaureen E. McPhilmy (m. 1996–2011)
Children2 (Madeline O’Reilly, Spencer O’Reilly)
ProfessionAmerican journalist, television host, political commentator, syndicated columnist
Active Since1975
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Television Movie (2014), Goodreads Choice Awards Best History & Biography
MoviesKilling Kennedy (2013, documentary), Killing Lincoln (2013), Decoding Deepak (2012)
TV Shows “The O’Reilly Factor” (1996-2017)
Social MediaIMDB
Last UpdateAugust, 2023
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Bill O’Reilly’s: Net worth and Income

Forbes positioned O’Reilly as the seventh highest-paid TV have within the U.S, saying he earned $18.5 million as the host of the Fox News show “The O’Reilly Factor.”

That put Bill ahead of personalities such as Kelly Ripa and Alex Trebek.

But he was behind popular personalities like Matt Lauer, Ryan Seacrest, Ellen DeGeneres, and Dr. Phil McGraw, who topped the Forbes list in 2016.

O’Reilly was not recorded among the world’s top-selling authors by Forbes in 2017, but the distributor says he has earned as much as $24 million yearly for his books.

According to Forbes estimate in June 2017, O’Reilly had earned $37 million over the prior 12 months.

The entirety may be a combination of royalties from books, his salary at Fox News, and a severance package he was granted after leaving the channel.

Net Worth of Bill O’Reilly’s in Different Currencies

Let’s have a look into Bill O’Reilly’s net worth in different currencies, including the cryptocurrency BitCoin. 

CurrencyNet Worth
Euro€ 72,060,025  
Pound Sterling£ 61,552,325
Australian DollarA$ 114,361,805
Canadian DollarC$ 106,544,950
Indian Rupee₹ 6,344,829,250
BitCoin฿  2,615

Bill O’Reilly’s: House


Bill reportedly loves purchasing houses.

O’Reilly currently lives in his Manhasset, Long Island, New York home. It’s a 4,631-square foot estate worth $3 million property.

He also has a sweet little bungalow on a bluff with an ocean view in Montauk.

Yes, it’s simple and peaceful – and it’s worth $7.65 million!

Bill O’Reilly’s:  Lifestyle and Vacations


Being a part of the media also come with responsibilities and duties to perform.

He had a thing for adventures.

The O’Reilly Factor former host is the fearless and carefree man with all his books and shows and fearless political comments.

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During his peak career, he traveled a lot for work and study.

Further, O’Reilly grew in Long Island, New York, and attended Marist College, where he also earned a bachelor’s degree in history in 1971.

After teaching high school for two years, he enrolled at Boston University, where he graduated with a master’s degree in broadcast journalism in 1976.

For the next four years, O’Reilly worked as a tv announcer for local stations around the country, including in Dallas, Denver, Scranton (Pennsylvania), and in the other cities in the Northeast.

In 1980 he again traveled to New York City for the work, where he anchored his own show for WCBS.

In 1982 Bill became a CBS network news reporter.

O’Reilly joined Harvard University for a master’s degree in public administration.

Bill O’Reilly’s: Charity

Political commentator Bill O’Reilly advocates for veteran support.

Again, his nonprofit organization, the Independent Fund, is dedicated to helping injured veterans gain back their mobility and start a new life.

In 2012, his foundation raised $614,000 in contributions.

After picking up public attention, the funds skyrocketed to a $19 million threshold.

After allowing $7 million to distinctive beneficiaries from 2003 to 2015, O’Reilly expanded the charities he donated to.

His new beneficiaries incorporate Catholic-related institutions, the Apollo Theater, and helpful programs like Doctors Without Borders.

Bill O’Reilly’s: Book Publications

Book Publications

Аlоng wіth hіѕ tеlеvіѕіоn wоrk, Віll О’ Rеіllу hаѕ wrіttеn numеrоuѕ bооkѕ.

Since 1998, Bill has authored more than 15 books, numerous of which have risen to the top of the New York Times bestsellers list.

His 2006 book Culture Warrior sold one million print copies in its begin with three months alone.

Ніѕ рublіѕhеd bеѕt ѕеllеrѕ іnсluding ‘Тhе О’Rеіllу Fасtоr’ (2000) аnd ‘Тhе Nо Ѕріn Zоnе’ (2001) аѕ wеll аѕ thе nоvеl ‘Тhоѕе Whо Тrеѕраѕѕ’ (1998).

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Also, hе rеlеаѕеd соntrоvеrѕіаl hіѕtоrісаl thrіllеrѕ, ‘Кіng Lіnсоln’ (2011) аnd ‘Кіllіng Кеnnеdу’ (2012).

Bill O’Reilly’s: Career


Bill O’Reilly joined ‘Inside Edition’ the hit show, and his career took a turn.

‘Inside Edition was the most noteworthy evaluated ”infotainment” broadcast in America.

After taking off from the show, he joined Fox News and made his own appearance in  ‘The O’Reilly Factor.’

bill-oreillys-net-worth-2021-updateBill O’Reilly’s: The O’Reilly Factor

Then, with his direct style of commentary, Bill O’Reilly got to be dynamically known for his controversial allegations.

Soon after his firing from Fox News in 2017, O’Reilly too moved into the world of podcasting with his podcast No Spin News premiered in April 2017.

3 Facts About Bill O’Reilly:

  • While he worked for WNEP-TV in Pennsylvania, Bill wrote jokes for a Saturday night monster movie show called Uncle Ted’s Ghoul School.
  • Fox News announced the show’s cancellation following the sexual harassment claims against the show’s host, Bill O’Reilly, which is the reason behind the show put to an end.
  • Bill was in high school with Billy Joel. Where O’Reilly also describes Joel as the one who slicked back his hair and smoked. Bill describes himself as more of a jock.


When was Bill O’Reilly fired?

Fox News terminated its contract in 2017.

What college did Bill O’Reilly go to?

O’Reilly went to Marist College, then Queen Mary the University of London, then Harvard University, and finally to Boston University.

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Manoj Gadtaula is a young Indian man from Mangalore who is constantly on the lookout for new things and loves to explore. Madhuri has a great passion for helping others and motivating people. She researched the careers, biographies, lifestyles, and net worths of celebrities..

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