Bill O'Reilly net worth and salary: Bill O'Reilly is an American author, radio host, syndicated columnist, political commentator and former television host who has a net worth of $85 million. He is best-known for his work on Fox News, where he hosted "The O'Reilly Factor" in various forms from 1996 to 2017. At the peak of his career with Fox News, Bill earned an annual salary of $25 million.
Bill O'Reilly was born in Washington Heights section of Manhattan, New York on September 10, 1949. He started his broadcasting career at reporting and anchoring positions at WNEP-TV in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining Fox, Bill worked at several well-known US news stations as CBS News and ABC News. He was also the anchor of the entertainment news program Inside Edition from 1989 to 1995.
Outside of television and radio, Bill is a prolific author. Since 1998, Bill has written more than 15 books, many of which have risen to the top of the New York Times best sellers list. His 2006 book "Culture Warrior" sold one million print copies in its first three months alone.
Personal Life: Bill was married to PR executive Maureen McPhilmy from 1996 until their separation in 2010. Their divorce was finalized in 2011. They have a daughter and a son together and each still resides in the upscale neighborhood of Manhasset, New York on Long Island.
In May 2016, O'Reilly sued McPhilmy for $10 million claiming she "made false representations and material omissions of existing fact … for the sole purpose of inducing Plaintiff to agree to a consensual divorce and to obtain money and real property to finance an existing extra-marital relationship." McPhilmy is now married to a police officer named Jeffrey Gross. She reportedly bragged to have been cheating on Bill with Jeffrey throughout their marriage.
Firing: In April 2017, the New York Times released a report that detailed how Bill O'Reilly and Fox paid $50 million to settle various sexual harassment lawsuits brought against the anchor. One settlement alone was for $9 million. The controversy caused a firestorm of criticism which eventually led to his firing from the network. A few months after his dismissal, an additional report revealed yet another settlement in the amount of $32 million, allegedly paid to one woman. That's a total of $82 million in alleged payoffs. This final allegation also caused Bill to be dropped by his agents at the United Talent Agency.
He was subsequently replaced by Tucker Carlson who over the next year slowly grew to a point where his average viewership consistently meets or beats O'Reilly's former best numbers. Tucker is paid a fraction of Bill's former salary.
Bill O'Reilly Salary: How much did Bill O'Reilly make per year hosting The O'Reilly Factor? $25 million. He reportedly received a $25 million settlement from Fox when he was fired, the equivalent of one year's salary.