Bill O’Reilly Net Worth

Bill O’Reilly Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

William James O'Reilly, Jr. net worth is
$100 Million

William James O'Reilly, Jr. salary is
$20 Million

William James O'Reilly, Jr. Wiki Biography

William James O’Reilly, Jr. was born on 10th September 1949, in New York City, USA of Irish descent. He is known as a political commentator, syndicated columnist, television host and author of books. The television program “The O’Reilly Factor”, which is hosted by Bill himself, is a popular show in which he might be seen every weekday. In the USA, it is the most watched program broadcast on cable TV. Bill O’Reilly has been active in the industry since 1975.

Is this well known political commentator rich? It has been estimated that his net worth is as much as $100 million. His annual salary from “The O’Reilly Factor” has increased from $10 million to $20 million. More, he received $28 million from the sales of his books in 2014 alone.

Bill O’Reilly Net Worth $100 Million

Concerning his education, after leaving high school he enrolled into the Queen Mary University of London. Later, Bill graduated with his Bachelor of Arts at Marist College, Master of Arts at Boston University and finally, Master of Public Administration at Harvard University.

Who would have said that the television news reporter who worked at WNEP-TV in Scranton would become such a well known political commentator? Later, Bill worked for WFAA-TV in Dallas, and while working there he received the Dallas Press Club Award. This was followed by the Emmy Award while working for KMGH-Tv in Denver. An investigation of corrupt city leaders was worth his second Emmy which was won while working at WCBS News. Afterwards, he worked in ABC News. From 1989 to 1995, Bill O’Reilly worked as a presenter of a syndicated news magazine program entitled “Inside Edition”. Since 1996, he has worked on “The O’Reilly Factor” as a creator and presenter of the show, which is popular for its controversial political issues and is loved by audiences. The program holds top position according to the ratings and averages two million people a month watching the show.

In addition to this, Bill O’Reilly is the author of books which is also a very important source of his net worth. As a writer he debuted with the novel published by Broadway Books “Those Who Trespass: A Novel of Television and Murder” (1998). The other publishings Broadway Books has presented are the following works by Bill O’Reilly, including “The O’Reilly Factor: The Good, the Bad, and the Completely Ridiculous in American Life” (2000), “The No Spin Zone” (2001), “Who’s Looking Out For You?” (2003), “Culture Warrior” (2006), “A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity: A Memoir” (2008).

Since 2011, the author has been signed to the publisher Henry Holt and Co. His latest works printed by the above mentioned publisher were “Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot” (2012), “Kennedy’s Last Days: The Assassination That Defined a Generation” (2013), “The Last Days of Jesus: His Life and Times” (2014), “Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General” (2014) and “Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies: Into the West” (2015).

In his personal life, in 1996 Bill O’Reilly married public relations executive Maureen E. McPhilmy. Together they have two children: a son and daughter, but divorced in 2011. Currently, Bill resides in the suburb of Manhasset, New York, USA.

Full NameBill O'Reilly
Net Worth$100 Million
Salary$20 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 10, 1949
Place Of BirthNew York City, NY
Height6′ 4″
ProfessionAmerican journalist, television host, political commentator, syndicated columnist
EducationBoston University, Chaminade High School, Harvard University, Queen Mary University of London, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Marist College
SpouseMaureen E. McPhilmy (m. 1996–2011)
ChildrenMadeline O'Reilly, Spencer O'Reilly
ParentsWilliam James O´Reilly Sr.,Winifred Angela Drake O'Reilly
SiblingsJanet O´Reilly
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)
1Towering height
2His aggressive interview style
3The "No Spin Zone" segment
4Known for speaking freely and critically of world leaders and figures
5Intense emotional News commentary
6Often interrupts guests or tells them to shut up
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)$10,000,000 /year(2004-2009)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)$10,000,000 /year (2009)
1[His advice to the youth of America] Young pinheads: work hard, be honest, get off the internet, travel as much as you can, find your passion, find out what your good at: make money doing it.
2[on the inspiration for the book "Killing Jesus"]I'm not the chosen one, I'm just one of many who've been given gifts. I can write and I can bloviate on TV. So I'm trying to use the gifts in a positive way. And I believe that's all directed and that's why I'm here on the planet.
3All of the ideas come to me in the middle of the night, and one night I just woke up and I went "Killing Jesus". And I believe, because I'm a Catholic, that comes from the Holy Spirit. My inspiration comes from that and so I wrote "Killing Jesus" because I think I was directed to write that.
4I knew Howard [Stern], because he was the only guy in [Boston University] taller than me. And he has a big 'fro. He was always stoned. When I was walking around, I would go, "Oh, there is Howard," you know? We, of course, didn't know he was going to be a big media star, we just hoped he could get to the bathroom. I know what it took for Howard Stern to become successful, because he is like me. No uncle in the business, had to work his way up, cut through a whole bunch of BS. And I admire that. Would I do what he does? No. Do I object to what he does? No.
5(On the on-going feud with his Fox News competitor, Keith Olbermann, on MSNBC) There is no feud! I've never mentioned the man's name in my life and I will never mention it! There is no feud! There is no nemesis!
6I've said 'shut up' six times in 12 years and they all deserved it. They were either bloviating, filibustering or lying.
7[His impression of Harvard University] Well, the faculty at the Kennedy School of Government was pretty good when I was there. The most interesting class I had was 'Persuasion', and I use a lot of the points I learned there on the air to try to get people to listen to you so they understand it.
8What's the difference between the KKK and Arianna Huffington? What's the difference? I don't see any difference between Huffington and the Nazis.
9The Soros-Lewis mob despises Fox News because we have their number and we report on them accurately. They use the MoveOn web site to smear this network and others with whom they disagree. These people use techniques perfected by Dr. Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi minister of information. They lie, distort, defame, all the time. So it's not surprising that MoveOn objected to a debate sponsored by Fox News and the Nevada Democratic Party.
10Joseph Goebbels was the Minister of Propaganda for the Nazi regime and whose very famous quote was, "If you tell a lie long enough, it becomes the truth." All right? "If you tell a lie long enough, it becomes the truth." And that's what Stuart Smalley and Michael Moore and all of these guys do. They just run around.
11When I am dead, my tombstone will read, 'He finally stopped talking.'
12Because look ... when 2 percent of the population feels that you're doing them a favor, just forget it, you're not going to win. You're not going to win. And I don't have any respect by and large for the Iraqi people at all. I have no respect for them. I think that they're a prehistoric group that is -- yeah, there's excuses.
13If you get to be as smart and as talented as me, you'll have a show. That won't happen.
14My thesis, you may know, is that nobody should ever talk about their sexuality in any - in any regard ever. You should not define yourself that way. It just makes life a lot rougher. So, therefore, I would probably say, if you're a gay celebrity, shut up about it.
15My father didn't tell me anything. My father just said: 'Shut up. Eat your food. There are people starving in Korea,' but he didn't - he didn't offer a lot of career counseling, but he never discouraged me.
16Does anyone know where the Best Men are? I hope they're not in the parking lot stealing our hubcaps.
17We'd save lives because Mexicans, "wetbacks"- whatever you want to call them-, the coyotes - they're not going to do what they're doing now, so people aren't going to die in the desert. So we save lives, all right, and we seal it down and make it one hundred times harder to come across.
18Generally speaking, the elite media believe that the majority in this country -- white Christian Americans -- are prone to oppressing the minority. The elites rightfully point to the civil rights struggle as an example of how the majority can hurt a minority until the forces of reason stepped in.
19And the elites firmly believe that not much has changed in 40 years; that white Christian-Americans must be kept in check, or they will violate minority rights.
20You are about to enter a no-spin zone!
1He is of Irish ancestry, except for one of his maternal great-grandmothers, who was of Colonial American descent, including English and some French Huguenot.
2Release of his book, "A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity: A Memoir". [2008]
3Release of his book, "Who's Looking Out For You". [2003]
4Release of his book, "The No Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous in America". [2001]
5Release of his book, "Kids Are Americans Too". [2007]
6Release of his book, "Culture Warrior". [2006]
7Release of his book, "Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama". [2010]
8His first job was, at age 16, at Carvel Ice Cream. Later, had a job as a lifeguard.
9His wife Maureen is reported to have much more politically liberal beliefs than him.
10Considers Boston as his second home. Parents met there, he attended school (Boston University, Harvard University) there, first journalist job there.
11When O'Reilly expressed his staunch opposition to the erection of a mosque near the former site of Manhattan's Twin Towers on The View: Episode dated 14 October 2010 (2010), both Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar walked off the set in protest. Shortly after host Barbara Walters defended O'Reilly's right to his opinion, both co-hosts Goldberg and Behar later returned to their seats.
12His top five favorite films are in descending order Casablanca (1942), Platoon (1986), Midnight Cowboy (1969), Schindler's List (1993) and The Godfather: Part II (1974).
13Favorite songs: "L.A. Woman" by The Doors, "I Love Music" by The O'Jays, "Drive My Car" by The Beatles, "Just Dance" by Lady Gaga, "Kentucky Rain" by Elvis Presley.
14His hometown is Levittown, New York.
15Sued by former The O'Reilly Factor (1996) associate producer Andrea Mackris, who accused him of sexual harassment. An out of court settlement was reached 15 days later, O'Reilly reportedly paying Mackris over $2 million without admitting guilt or issuing an apology. No guilt was ever proven on O'Reilly's part, however. (13 October 2004).
16Wife Maureen was born on May 11, 1966; making her almost 17 years her husband's junior.
17On his website he lists the following as his favorite films: The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part II (1974), The Producers (1967), Casablanca (1942), Apocalypse Now (1979), Dracula (1992), Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Unforgiven (1992), Shampoo (1975), Cool Hand Luke (1967), Viva Las Vegas (1964), Saturday Night Fever (1977), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Dirty Harry (1971), The Wolf Man (1941), Rocky (1976), Young Frankenstein (1974), A Shot in the Dark (1964), The Alamo (1960), The Blob (1958), Easy Rider (1969).
18In 2002, he successfully started "The Radio Factor"... a 2-hour radio version of The O'Reilly Factor (1996).
19Attended Chaminade High School, Mineola, New York.
20He has two young children: a daughter, Madeline (born in 1998) and a son, Spencer (born in 2003).
21While he was a reporter at WNEP-TV in Scranton, Pennsylvania, he also wrote the jokes for "Uncle Ted's Ghoul School," a Saturday night monster movie show.
22He was a high school teacher from 1971-1973 after graduating from Marist. He taught both History and English at Monsignor Edward Pace High School, a school founded by the Marist Order in Opa-Locka, Florida, located in North Miami-Dade. He also assisted with the school's baseball team.
23While at Marist, he claimed to have played quarterback, punter, and kicker on the varsity football team, but Marist did not have a varsity football team until after he graduated. He also was a semi-professional baseball pitcher with the New York Monarchs, and was the goalie on his high school hockey team.
24Names "Rainy Night in Georgia" by Brook Benton as his all-time favorite song. He also enjoys the music of Luther Vandross, Joe Cocker , The Doors, The Rolling Stones and Earth Wind & Fire.
25During his career, he has been a reporter/anchor in: Boston, Miami, Scranton, Dallas, Denver, Portland (Oregon), Hartford, New York City, and Los Angeles. He has also covered wars in the Falkland Islands, El Salvador, Northern Ireland, and Israel.
26Politically, he has always claimed he is a registered independent on The O'Reilly Factor (1996). But, it was later revealed that O'Reilly was actually a registered Republican in Nassau County in 1994. O'Reilly re-registered as an independent soon after.
27The film rights to his novel, Those Who Trespass, were bought by actor/director, Mel Gibson.
28Earned his M.A. in Public Administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1995.
29O'Reilly received his M.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University in 1975.
30Majored in History at Marist College (Poughkeepsie, New York), earning his B.A. in 1971. He was given an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the school in 2000.
31As of 2001, has said he receives about 30,000 e-mails a day for his show The O'Reilly Factor (1996).


Killing PattonTV Movie based on the book by announced
Killing Reagan2016TV Movie
Killing Jesus2015TV Movie based on the book by
Killing Kennedy2013TV Movie based on the book by
Killing Lincoln2013TV Movie based on the book by
Bold and Fresh Tour2010TV Movie written by
The O'Reilly Factor1999-2008TV Series 171 episodes


Killing PattonTV Movie executive producer announced
Legends & Lies2015-2016TV Series executive producer - 20 episodes
Killing Reagan2016TV Movie executive producer
Killing Jesus2015TV Movie executive producer
Killing Kennedy2013TV Movie executive producer
Killing Lincoln2013TV Movie executive producer
Killing Kennedy2013Documentary producer
The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium: O'Reilly vs. Stewart 20122012Video executive producer
The O'Reilly Factor2002-2008TV Series executive producer - 140 episodes
Off the Wall: A Creative Journey1997TV Movie documentary producer


Transformers: Dark of the Moon2011Bill O'Reilly
Iron Man 22010Bill O'Reilly


Salmagundi2009Documentary short special thanks
SuperNews!2007TV Series special thanks - 1 episode


Extra2015-2017TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor1996-2017TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself / Himself - Guest Host
Legends & Lies2015-2017TV SeriesHimself - Host
CBS This Morning2013-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Author / Himself - Author, Killing Kennedy / ...
Fox and Friends2008-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Outnumbered2016TV SeriesHimself - Author, Killing of the Rising Sun / Himself - Guest Co-Host
Fox News Sunday2016TV SeriesHimself - Author, Killing the Rising Sun
The Five2012-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2016TV SeriesHimself - Author, Kill the Rising Sun
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Author, Killing of the Rising Sun / Himself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor
Live with Kelly and Michael2004-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Today2004-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Author / Himself - Guest
15 Septembers Later2016Documentary voice
The View2006-2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2010-2016TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Good Morning America2005-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Stossel2010-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Rachael Ray2009-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
This Week2012-2015TV SeriesHimself - Author, Killing Reagan / Himself
The Daily Show2001-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Greg Gutfeld Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor
Live from New York!2015DocumentaryHimself - Featuring
Late Show with David Letterman2001-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Kelly File2015TV SeriesHimself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor
Media Buzz2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor / Himself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself - The O'Reilly Factor
P.O.V.2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Cashin' In2014TV SeriesHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Fox News2013TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2001-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Storage Room Visitor
Inside Edition1989-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson2013TV SeriesHimself
On the Record w/ Brit Hume2008-2013TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2004-2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Fox News Host (segment "Killing Jesus") / Himself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor (segment "O'Reilly")
Killing Lincoln: An Interview with Author Bill O'Reilly2013Video documentary shortHimself
America's Book of Secrets2013TV Series documentaryHimself
America Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Katie2012TV SeriesHimself
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs2012TV MovieHimself
The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium: O'Reilly vs. Stewart 20122012VideoHimself
Last Ounce of Courage2012Himself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Rizzoli & Isles2011TV SeriesHimself
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue2011TV SeriesHimself
Justice w/Judge Jeanine2011TV SeriesHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2005-2010TV SeriesHimself
Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano2010TV SeriesHimself
Bold and Fresh Tour2010TV MovieHimself
Salmagundi2009Documentary shortHimself
2009 CMT Music Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Glenn Beck2009TV SeriesHimself
Books Equal Gifts Commercial2008Short
An American Carol2008Himself
Fox Report2008TV SeriesHimself
The Live Desk2008TV SeriesHimself
Studio B2008TV SeriesHimself
Just In with Laura Ingraham2008TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2007TV SeriesHimself
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank?2006TV MovieHimself
Keeping Up with the Steins2006Himself (uncredited)
Al Franken: God Spoke2006DocumentaryHimself
Howard Stern on Demand2006TV SeriesHimself
Geraldo at Large2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope2005TV SpecialHimself
The First Amendment Project: Fox vs. Franken2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose2000-2004TV SeriesHimself
WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception2004DocumentaryHimself
Judging Amy2004TV SeriesHimself
MADtv2004TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2003TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern2003TV SeriesHimself
Book TV2003TV SeriesHimself
JAG2003TV SeriesHimself
Biography2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The Pulse2002TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
First Monday2002TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The O'Reilly Factor2007-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
Before the Flood2016DocumentaryHimself
Media Buzz2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor / Himself
Entertainment Tonight2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor
The Drunken Peasants2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - ABC News
CBS News Sunday Morning2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor
Live with Kelly and Michael2016TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor / Himself
The Greg Gutfeld Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor
The Insider2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor / Himself
Stossel2015TV SeriesHimself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor
The Kelly File2014TV SeriesHimself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor
The Colbert Report2007-2014TV SeriesHimself
Facebook Debates, Retweets, and My Opinion: Does the Bible Have a Place in the Marketplace of Ideas?2013TV MovieHimself
Me Gusta: Með Gústa2013TV SeriesHimself
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks2013DocumentaryHimself
After Tiller2013DocumentaryHimself
The Great Delusion: America Under Judgement?2013VideoHimself
Moyers & Company2012TV SeriesHimself
The Newsroom2012TV SeriesHimself - On TV Monitor
Jeff Dunham: Birth of a Dummy2011TV SpecialHimself
Sarah Palin: You Betcha!2011DocumentaryHimself
Zapp2011TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV SeriesHimself
Conan2011TV SeriesHimself
Miss Representation2011DocumentaryHimself
The War You Don't See2010DocumentaryHimself
Insiders2010TV SeriesHimself
The Assassination of Dr. Tiller2010DocumentaryHimself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor
Selling God2009DocumentaryHimself
NOW on PBS2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor
A Question of Eligibility2009Video documentaryHimself
Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech2009DocumentaryHimself
Blood and Oil2008Video documentaryHimself
Killer at Large2008DocumentaryHimself
War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death2007DocumentaryHimself
Larry Flynt: The Right to Be Left Alone2007DocumentaryHimself
Manufacturing Dissent2007DocumentaryHimself
60 Minutes2004-2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor (segment "O'Reilly") / Himself - Host, The O'Reilly Factor (segment "Andy Rooney")
Shut Up & Sing2006DocumentaryHimself
TV Junkie2006DocumentaryHimself
Why We Fight2005DocumentaryHimself
Now2004TV Series documentary
Last Laugh '042004TV MovieHimself
Dateline NBC2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Ellen et le terrorisme2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism2004DocumentaryHimself
Feeding the Beast: The 24-Hour News Revolution2004TV Movie documentaryHimself

Nominated Awards

2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Television MovieKilling Jesus (2015)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Television MovieKilling Kennedy (2013)

Known for movies

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