Bill Maher is a renowned name in the entertainment world of America. He is a comedian, television host, and political commentator. He is mostly known for hosting a late-night show called Politically Incorrect from 1993 to 2002. Similarly, Bill has been hosting another popular political talk show Real Time with Bill Maher since 2003.
Early Life And Education Of Bill Maher
Bill Maher was born in New York City on January 20, 1956, to father William Aloysius Maher Jr and mother Julie Maher. He was raised in his Irish-American father's Roman Catholic religion. An American nationality holder Maher belongs to the white Ethnicity. When Maher was a child he was unknown about his mother's family background, they belong to Hungarian Jewish.
During his college time, He attended Pascack Hills High School in Montvale and after graduation in 1974, he enrolled at Cornell University. Maher used to sell pot and collected well that was enough to complete his college and start a career as a comedian.
Bill Maher's Career
Maher stepped into the field of journalism as a host of New York City, Comedian club Catch a Ring Star in 1979. Further, he appeared in the Johnny Carson and David Letterman's shows in 1982. He appeared on television shows such as Sara, Max Headroom, She wrote, and Charlie Hoover.
Apart from TV, Bill also appeared on the big screen, his popular movies are Ratboy, House 2 The Second Story, Cannibal women in Avacado Jungle of Death, and Pizza Man.
Bill as a host ran the show, "Politically Incorrect" along with Bill Maher; a late-night Political talk show that comes on Comedy Central and ABC Channel.
The show later continued on the regular basis focusing on the political situation, by Maher which led him to fame. Following that Bill became the winner of an "Emmy Awards for outstanding technical direction", "CableACE awards for best television series" and Genesis Awards for the best television show. Besides that, he was nominated for ten Emmy Awards, two TV Guide, and two Writer Guild Attacks Awards.
Maher worked as the Commentator for different cable news like CNN, MSNBC, FOX news channels, and HLN. He also appeared as a guest in a number of TV shows. Maher is the present board member of "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal".
Bill Maher's Net Worth (Income Sources And Assets )
64 years of age, (2022) Bill's current estimated net worth is $140 Million. His annual salary is $10 million. His main source of income is his hosting career, besides, he also earns from advertisements, sponsorships, and public appearances.
Taking about his assets, he has a lavish house in Beverly Hills, California which was prior owned by Drew Barrymore and Ben Affleck. He owns Ferrari California priced around $231,000. Further, he purchased a minority ownership interest in the New York Mets which is valued at $20 million.
Bill Maher's Personal Life
Maher has never been married. He once shared his thoughts on marriage stating "I'm the last of my guy friends to have never gotten married, and their wives—they don't want them playing with me. I'm like the escaped slave—I bring news of freedom."
Talking about Bill's love affairs, in 2003 he was dating former Playboy cybergirl Coco Johnson. The former couple ended their 17-month relationship in November 2004 and Johnsen sued Maher for US$9 million for "pain and suffering". As per the lawsuit, Maher promised to marry her and father her children, and not to forget, to buy a house in Beverly Hills. The court, however, did not agree with the lawsuit and the case was dismissed on May 2, 2005.
Later Bill dated numerous girlfriends such as Karrine Steffens in 2005; a hip hop model, Cara Santa Maria in 2009; who is a science professor, and Anjulie Persuade in 2014; who is a singer. However, Maher has a long list of girlfriends, he is not married and neither has any children from any of his past relationships to date.