Bill O’Reilly is a recognized American television personality, journalist, author, conservative commentator and show host.
Bill O’Reilly Biography
William James O’Reilly Jr was born on September 10, 1949, in New York, New York, United States. He was born to Winifred Angela Drake O’Reilly and William James O´Reilly, Sr, at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan.
Bill O’Reilly’s father William James Sr hails from Brooklyn while his mother Angela is from Teaneck, New Jersey. He is of Irish ancestry.
Bill O’Reilly and his family relocated to Levittown on Long Island in 1951. He was brought up with a sister named Janet. Talking about his education, O’Reilly schooled at St. Brigid parochial school in Westbury.
Bill O’Reilly also attended Chaminade High School in Mineola where he graduated from Chaminade in 1967. He then attended Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York where he was a punter in the National Club Football Association.
Bill O’Reilly spent his junior year of college at Queen Mary College at the University of London. He later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1971.
Bill O’Reilly proceeded to enrol at Boston University in 1973. There he received a Master of Arts degree in broadcast journalism. In 1995, he also enrolled at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he received a master of public administration degree in 1996.
Bill O’Reilly started his broadcasting career between the late 1970s and 1980s. During that period, he reported for local television stations before CBS News and ABC News. He became a part of Fox News Channel in 1996 and was the host of The O’Reilly Factor until 2017.
Bill O’Reilly Net Worth
Bill O’Reilly has a net worth of $85 million and receives a peak salary of $25 million every year. He earns his income from working as a journalist, author, and television personality.
Bill O’Reilly Wife
Bill O’Reilly is no longer married and as such, he does not have a wife. He was formerly married to Maureen E. McPhilmy, a public relations executive.
The couple exchanged vows in St. Brigid Parish of Westbury, New York, on November 2, 1996. Unfortunately, they separated on April 2, 2010, and were divorced on September 1, 2011. Bill O’Reilly and McPhilmy are the parents of a daughter named Madeline (born 1998) as well as son Spencer (born 2003).