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Arthur W. Bell III net worth is
$10 Million

Arthur W. Bell III Wiki/Biography

Arthur William Bell, III was born on the 17th June 1945, in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina USA, and is a broadcaster and radio personality, who is probably best known for hosting the radio show “Coast to Coast AM”, a paranormal-themed program. He is also recognized for being an author. His career has been active since the early 1970s.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Art Bell is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Art’s net worth is over $10 million, which has been accumulated through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry not only as a broadcaster, but also as a writer.

Art Bell Net Worth $10 Million

Art Bell is the son of Arthur Bell, Jr., who was a US Marine Corps Captain, and Jane Gumaer Bell, who worked as a Marine drill instructor. During the Vieatnam War, he served in the US Air Force, and parallel with that, in his spare time he worked on a pirate radio station at Amarillo Air Force Base. Upon leaving military service, he lived in Asia, where he worked as a DJ, setting the Guinness World Record by staying on the air for 116 hours and 15 minutes. When he came back to the USA, he enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, to study Engineering, but he quit education, and began pursuing a career in the entertainment industry.

Art’s professional career began during the early 1970s, when he came to work for KIDD 630 AM, in Monterey, California. He was the host of a number radio shows, including the political show “West Coast AM” (1978) which later in 1988 was renamed to “Coast To Coast AM”. The show was focused on various themes, such as gun control, conspiracy theories, paranormal things, the occult, etc. The show became very popular, as it was broadcast on more than 500 radio stations, increasing Art’s image and net worth by a large margin. In his show, he had regular guests, including Terence McKenna, Ed Dames and Robert Bigelow, among others.

Art Bell is also known for his owning the license as an amateur radio operator, which he earned at the age of 13. His first call sign was KN3JOX, and later it became K3JOX. Currently, Art is the owner of an Amateur Extra Class license, which is in the top US Federal Communications Commission license class, and his call sign is W6OBB.

To speak further of his career on the radio, several times he has announced his retirement, but he always returned. Furthermore, he founded his 24/7 online radio network, streaming live from his website, Dark Matter Radio, on which he later created his own show “Midnight In The Desert”, adding a lot to his net worth.

Apart from his career as a radio personality, Art Bell is also a noted author of several books, such as his autobiography “The Quickening: Today’s Trends, Tomorrow’s World; The Art of Talk”, “The Coming Global Superstorm”, etc; all of which have contributed to his fortune.

Thanks to his accomplishments in the entertainment industry, Art Bell was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2006, and into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2007, he won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the publication Radio & Records.

Speaking about his personal life, Art Bell has been married to Airyn Ruiz since April of 2006; the couple has one child. Previously, he was married three times, firstly to Sachiko Toguchi Bell Pontius (1965-1968), with whom he has a child, then Vickie L. Baker (1981-1991), with whom he also has a child. His third wife was Ramona Lee Hayes (1991-2006).


Full NameArt Bell
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthJune 17, 1945
Place Of BirthMarine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, United States
ProfessionBroadcaster
EducationHarvard University
NationalityAmerican
SpouseAiryn Ruiz Bell (m. 2006), Ramona Bell (m. 1991–2006), Vickie L. Baker (m. 1981–1991), Sachiko Toguchi Bell Pontius (m. 1965–1968)
ChildrenLisa Minei Bell, Arthur William Bell, Vincent Pontius Bell, Asia Rayne Bell
ParentsArthur William Bell, Jr., Jane Lee Gumaer Bell
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/ArtBell51
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0068039/
#Fact
1Retired again (for the fourth time) from hosting the weekend editions of Coast to Coast AM, because he wanted to spend more time with his wife and new daughter. Fans are currently awaiting his next return to the airwaves. [June 2007]
2Less than a year after retiring, he is returning as the weekend host of "Coast To Coast AM". [September 2003]
3Became a father to a little girl, Asia Rayne Bell, May 20, 2007.
4On April 16, 2006, announced on his radio show, Coast to Coast AM, he had traveled to the Philippines and married a girl in her twenties, Airyn Ruiz. He met her after an e-mail she sent to him after his wife died in January. On the same program, he announced he would be moving to the Philippines. He said he would still continue doing the radio show from there.
5Mr. Bell's beloved wife Ramona died January 5, 2006 in Laughlin, Nevada while on vacation. She had an asthma attack. The couple reportedly never spent one day apart during their fifteen year marriage.
6Licensed amateur (ham) radio operator with the call sign W6OBB.
7One of his all-time favorite songs, and one he frequently uses as bumper music on his radio show, is "Some Velvet Morning" by Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra.
8December 31, 2002: Retired for the third (and supposedly final time) from his nationally syndicated radio show "Coast To Coast AM", citing back problems which kept him off the air for most of the year preceding his 3rd retirement. He once again came out of retirement on September 20, 2003 and has Returned to "Coast-To-Coast AM" as the current weekend host of that radio talk show ever since.
9By the age of 13, Art was an FCC licensed radio technician. A few years later, as a young airman, Bell and an equally foolhardy buddy built their own pirate radio station right on Amarillo Air Force base, secretly broadcasing Rock 'n' Roll to appreciative locals. These kind of antics were not limited to bootleg military radio. As a civilian DJ., Art Bell landed in the Guinness Book of Records for a 116 hour (and 15 minutes) solo broadcast marathon "playing the hits" on KENI in Anchorage Alaska. The money raised there allowed Art to charter a DC 8, fly to Vietnam and rescue 130 Vietnamese Orphans stranded in Saigon at the war's end. They were eventually all brought to America and adopted by American families. Art's no-nonsense demeanor doesn't fool his listerners who sense he's more complex underneath.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dark Skies1996TV SeriesWilliam Paley
Dark Skies1996TV SeriesWilliam Paley

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Day After Tomorrow2004source material: book The Coming Global Superstorm
The Day After Tomorrow2004source material: book The Coming Global Superstorm

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Convergence1999special thanks
Convergence1999special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Syndicate2016Documentary completed
Hostage to the Devil2016DocumentaryHimself
Abduct2016Himself
Conspiritus: The Satanic Illuminati Conspiracy2009Video documentaryHimself
I Know Who Killed Me2007Himself
Prey2006Video GameHimself (voice)
Millennium1999TV SeriesHimself
RODS: The Smoking Gun Evidence!1998Himself
Area 51: The Alien Interview1997Video documentaryHimself (voice)
Syndicate2016Documentary completed
Hostage to the Devil2016DocumentaryHimself
Abduct2016Himself
Conspiritus: The Satanic Illuminati Conspiracy2009Video documentaryHimself
I Know Who Killed Me2007Himself
Prey2006Video GameHimself (voice)
Millennium1999TV SeriesHimself
RODS: The Smoking Gun Evidence!1998Himself
Area 51: The Alien Interview1997Video documentaryHimself (voice)

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