62 years old Williams ‘Bill’ Maher has an estimated net worth of $100million .He is surely a strong force to reckon in the political scene as he has been on your screens for quite some time.
Who is Bill Maher?
Bill Maher is an American comedian, political commentator and television host who has never been married and publicly declares himself a confirmed bachelor.
Bill Maher was born on the 20th of January 1956 in New York, and graduated from Cornell University in the United States of America.
Bill’s career path is no wonder as his father was a network news editor and radio announcer. His mother on the other hand was a nurse. The confirmed bachelor revealed that he had to sell pot through college in order to get him enough money to start off a career in comedy. Maher is also in support of same s*x marriage.
As a political commentator, Bill Maher features on cable networks like ABC news, CNN, Fox News, and many others. No particular religion can be affiliated with Bill Maher as he is not in support of any religion and hates being referred to as an atheist. He says there is a big difference between an atheist and someone who just does not believe in religion.
People who have heavily influenced Bill Maher as a person and in his career path include American standup comedian Robert Klein, American on-air personality & musician Steve Allen, American standup comedian, author, actor & social critic George Carlin, American standup comedian Lenny Bruce, American television host, comedian, writer & producer Johnny Carson and American standup comedian & actor Mort Sahl. Channeling the successes and wisdom of these people and adding to his, Bill has succeeded in becoming established and creating a renowned name for himself, equating the net worth of Bill Maher to $100 million. He has gathered wealth from many sources asides TV and comedy, He staked bet in the New york Mets back in 2002 and since the investment boomed his shared in the Mets has rose to $80million
Bill Maher has built his brand on sarcasm. His big break came in 1993 with his own TV show ‘Politically Incorrect’ which airs on ABS news. The show was a late night half hour talk show in English. Amidst controversies, the show was cancelled in 2002. As the popularity of Bill Maher increased, so did the controversies surrounding him go higher. Bill is also the co-writer of Real Time with Bill Maher. Real Time with Bill Maher is an hour long talk show that airs weekly. The show discusses current events in politics and the media. On an annual basis, Bill’s salary is $100 million.
Bill Maher also featured in some movies such as ‘Religious’, ‘I’m Swiss’, Pizza Man, Out of Time, A Million Ways to Die in the South and many others. The movie ‘I’m Swiss’ is a comic where Bill discusses politics and American social issues in a humorous manner.
How Did Bill Mahr build his wealth?
- Bill Maher is a very good investor. He has minority stake in the New York Mets which also augments his income.
- He makes money for hosting “Real time with Bill Maher” on HBO which avaerages about 4.4million viewers
- He has starred in HBO specials like, The decider, But I’m not wrong, Bill Maher Live from D.C in 2014
- Maher’s best selling books includes, “True STory”, New Rules, Does anybody have a problem with that?
- Other movies he has starred in includes D.C Cab (1963), Avocado Jungle of Dealth and Cannibal women which were all shot in the 80s
- His net worth went up by 150% from $30million in 2017 to 100million in 2018
Bill is a man of many surprises and his net worth of $100 million is no wonder. At 62, Bill still puts in conscious and effective effort not withstanding his age. His net worth is sure to go way past $100 million if he keeps up with this rate.