In early April of 2017, it was revealed that over the course of the years, it was revealed that five women were paid a collective $13 million for agreeing not to file lawsuits or speak publicly about allegations that Bill O’Reilly had sexually harassed them.
According to The New York Times report, the women who made the allegations against O’Reilly were either employed by him or appeared on his show. The complaints detail wide range of inappropriate behavior, including verbal abuse, lewd comments, unwanted advances and phone calls in which it sounded as though O’Reilly was masturbating.
So with Bill O’Reilly doling out $13 million dollars in sexual harassment settlements, how much is the guy actually worth?
Bill O’Reilly Net Worth as of 2017: $90 Million
1985 – 2000
In 1986, O’Reilly joined ABC News as a correspondent. At ABC, O’Reilly hosted daytime news briefs that previewed stories to be reported on the day’s World News Tonight and worked as a general assignment reporter for ABC News programs, including Good Morning America, Nightline, and World News Tonight.
In 1989, O’Reilly joined the nationally syndicated King World (now CBS Television Distribution)-produced Inside Edition, a tabloid-gossip television program in competition with A Current Affair.
In 1995, O’Reilly was accepted t oHarvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he received a mid-career master of public administration degree in 1996.
1996 – 2010
After Harvard, he was hired by Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of the then startup Fox News Channel, to anchor The O’Reilly Report in October 1996.
The O’Reilly Factor is consistently the highest-rated show of the three major U.S. 24-hour cable news television channels and began the trend toward more opinion-oriented prime-time cable news programming.
Until early 2009, O’Reilly hosted a radio program that had more than 3.26 million listeners and was carried by more than 400 radio stations.
O’Reilly was the main inspiration for comedian Stephen Colbert’s satirical character on the Comedy Central show The Colbert Report, which featured Colbert in a “full-dress parody” of The O’Reilly Factor.
2010 – 2017
O’Reilly and his wifeMaureen E. McPhilmy, a public relations executive, separated on April 2, 2010, and were divorced on September 1, 2011.
In August 2016, former Fox host Andrea Tantaros filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News, claiming that O’Reilly made sexually suggestive comments to her
In April 2017, The New York Times reported that O’Reilly and Fox News had settled five lawsuits against O’Reilly dating back to 2002.
According to Page Six, O’Reilly makes anywhere between $15 million and $17 million a year.