Bill Maher Net Worth and Salary

Bill Maher net worth and salary 2019: How did comedian Bill Maher become wealthy? Read on as we outline his net worth and investments…

Bill Maher Net Worth

Best known for being the host of the show ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ also a known name in the area of political comments, Bill Maher is a comedian, television host and political analyst based in the United States. He also has been named in the list of top all-time comedians.

As of 2019, Bill Maher currently has a net worth $100 million USD.

Net Worth $100 million
ProfessionComedian, television personality
Date of Birth January 20, 1956
CitizenshipUnited States
Residence Beverly Hills, California

Early Life

William Maher which is his birth name was born on the 20th of January 1956 in New York City to William Aloysius Maher Jr. and Julie Maher.

His family had a mixture of Irish and Jewish descent. Maher’s father worked in the media while his mother was a nurse by profession.

He grew in Riverdale, New Jersey as a devoted Catholic but stopped going to church when he became a teenager due to certain disagreements in doctrines.

Maher had a sound educational background as he attended Pascack Hills High School. Upon graduation from high school, he furthered his education by obtaining his bachelor of arts degree in English and history from Cornell University in 1978.

While he was at the University, he had to engage in trading activities to survive.


In 1979, he started out in comedy when he was given the opportunity to host a comedy club Catch a Rising Star. With his success at the comedy club, he got an opportunity to feature in some television sitcom and series which includes Max Headroom (1987), Ratboy (1986) and also in Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1988).

In the early 90s, Maher got into political commentary when he began the show Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher in 1993.

The show ran on central comedy for three years before ABC took over and aired it for a period of five years but would have been longer if not for Maher controversial speech about the 9/11 bombing.

The show received an Emmy award and also a Genesis awards.

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With the termination of the politically incorrect with Bill Maher show, Maher kick-started another in 2003 titled ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ this time under cable network HBO. However, the show still runs to date.

Maher also serves as a guest political analyst on CNN, Fox News, etc. He was a one-time actor who played roles in minor dramas.

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Personal life

Maher does not believe in any religion. You can describe him as an atheist or an agnostic. He has never been married and according to him, he doesn’t see himself getting married any time soon.

He dated Coco Johnsen in 2003 but they parted ways the next year. After the end of the relationship, he began dating Karrine Steffans in 2005. However, the relationship lasted for about four years but things soon went sour and they both parted ways.

In 2009, he began dating an academian Cara Santa Maria but their relationship lasted for two years. Currently, he is dating singer Anjulie Persaud.

Bill Maher Net Worth: How did he amass such wealth?

Bill Maher has a net worth of $100 million which place him among the richest comedians in the world alongside Kevin Hart and Steve Harvey just to name a few.

A breakdown shows that Maher earns $10 million as his annual salary. He also has a share in New York Mets.

He also makes money from the sale of books.

Bill Maher owns a Ferrari which he bought at a cost of $231,000. He also owns a house in Beverly Hills of which the price wasn’t made public.


-2002: Los Angeles Press Club president’s award
-2009: Richard Dawkins Award from Atheist Alliance International
-2009: The Richard Dawkins Award in 2009

Major quotes

“The problem is that the people with the most ridiculous ideas are always the people who are most certain of them.”

Bill Maher

“We need more people speaking out. This country is not overrun with rebels & free thinkers. It’s overrun with sheep & conformists.” – Bill Maher

“I think capital punishment works great. Every killer you kill never kills again.”

Bill Maher

“Religion is dangerous because it allows human beings who don’t have all the answers to think that they do.’

Bill Maher

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