Bill Maher is a well-known television host from America who is also a political commentator and comedian. He is best known for hosting the television show ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ on HBO. He has also hosted the show ‘Politically Incorrect.’ Maher is supportive of animal rights and serves on the board of PETA.
William Maher was born on January 20, 1956, in New York City, New York, to his parents Julie Maher and William Aloysius Maher Jr. He grew up in River Vale, New Jersey.
He completed his schooling in 1974 from Montvale’s Pascack Hills High School. In 1978, he majored in history and English from Cornell University.
Bill Maher is still single and has never been married. In 2003, he was in a relationship with Coco Johnsen. He was also in a relationship with Karrine Steffans in 2005. From 2009 to 2011, he dated Cara Santa Maria. In 2014, he was in a relationship with Anjulie Persaud.
He is critical of all religions. He is known to be an apatheist and atheist. He is a member of the Marijuana Policy Project and NORML.
Bill Maher started his career by performing stand-up comedy. In 1979, he became the host of ‘Catch a Rising Star.’ He then went on to appear as a guest in several television shows. In 1985, he appeared as Gary Conroy in the television series ‘Alice.’ This was followed by appearing in ‘Sara.’
In 1987, he saw in the television series ‘Rags to Riches,’ ‘Hard Knocks’, and ‘Max Headroom.’ In 1989, Maher became a cast of ‘Murder, She Wrote.’ From 1993 to 2002, he hosted ‘Politically Incorrect.’ Some of his other television credits include ‘Family Guy,’ ‘House of Cards,’ ‘True Blood,’ ‘Say What?’, and ‘The Midnight Hour.’
He has been hosting ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ since 2003. He has also appeared in many HBO specials like ‘I’m Swiss,’ ‘The Decider,’ ‘But I’m Not Wrong,’ and ‘Live from D.C..’ In 2012, Maher was seen in Yahoo!’s ‘Crazy Stupid Politics.’ He had also appeared in #WhinyLittleBitch on Facebook Live in 2016.
Maher made his movie debut by appearing in the 1983 film ‘D.C. Cab’. This was followed by appearing in ‘Out of Time’ and ‘Ratboy.’ His other film credits include ‘Tomcats,’ ‘Pizza Man,’ ‘Sex, Drugs & Religion,’ ‘Ted 2’, and ‘The Interview.’
In 2014, Bill Maher won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series or Special. He was nominated for the 2007 Grammy Awards in the category of Best Spoken Word Album. He is also the winner of three CableACE Awards out of six nominations. He has received four nominations from the Gay and Lesbians Entertainment Critics Association (Dorian Award). In 2007, he won the PGA Award and was the winner of the 2016 Writers Guild of America Award. In 2010, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Net Worth & Salary of Bill Maher
Bill Maher has an estimated net worth of more than $120 million. He made this fortune by appearing in a number of television shows and films. Maher is known to make $10 million in a year. He has successfully hosted many popular television shows. He has also performed stand-up comedy and has appeared on various cable networks like HLN, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. In 2013, he became the executive producer of ‘Vice.’ He has also released several books, including ‘True Story: A Novel.’
Bill Maher is considered one of the most popular TV hosts in the world. His popularity made him appear on many TV shows and films. He is known for his sarcastic behavior and political satire. He supports same-sex marriage and cannabis legalization. His popularity made him appear on the list of “100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time” by Comedy Central.