Bill Maher Net Worth-2021, Career, Early life and Facts

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Bill Maher Net Worth

Who is Bill Maher? Where did he come from? How much does he earn in a year? What is Bill Maher Net Worth? How did he make this entire amount in his career? Well, not to worry because this article encompasses the answers to all your queries related to this celebrity personality, Bill Maher.

SALARY$10 Million
DATE OF BIRTHJanuary 20, 1956
HEIGHT5 ft 8 in (1. 73 m)
COUNTRY OF ORIGINUnited States of America
SOURCE OF WEALTH Professional Talk Show Host
PROFESSIONActor, Comedian, Film producer, Television producer, Presenter, Screenwriter, Author, Commentator
NET WORTH$140 Million


Bill Maher is a very famous American professional talk show host, a comedian, and an investor. He has worked on numerous television programs over the past years as a commentator including on CNN and FOX News. He is well-known for his comments on the popular talk show titled ‘Politically Incorrect. Bill is also the host of the popular show known as ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’. 

This professional talk show host has made quite the name in the media show industry, as he is most often the first one to start a controversy or speculation. 

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As of the year 2021, Bill Maher Net Worth is estimated to be around $140 million. 

Early Life: 

Bill Maher was born in New York City on the 20th of January in the year 1956. He is the son of Julie Berman and William Maher. Bill’s father was a network news editor and also a radio announcer while his mother worked as a nurse. 

He is primarily raised as a Catholic child; however, when he reached teenage he got to know that his mother is from a Jewish background. 

Despite being born in New York City, he was predominately raised in New Jersey at River Vale. Bill was enrolled in Pascack High School and he, later on, went to the Cornell University. He graduated from that university with a bachelor’s degree in English in the year 1978. 


In the year 1979, Bill Maher began his career as a host for a stand-up comedic show in New York City. After this, he started to make regular appearances for televised comedians like David Letterman and Johnny Carson. He debuted in his first feature film back in 1983, in the movie titled ‘D.C. Cab’. However, his role in this did not lead to his career leaping. 

Around this time, Bill made some smaller appearances in various television shows including ‘Sara’, ‘Ratboy’, and ‘Max Headroom’. He continued to play other minor characters on television but that was only until 1993 when he began to host his political talk show on Comedy Central named ‘Politically Incorrect. 

Bill Maher also continued with his acting career where he played himself in a film called ‘EDtv’ in 1998, for ‘Be More Cynical’ in 2000’ and the hit documentary ‘The Party’s Over’. 

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In 2003, he became the co-producer, co-writer, and most importantly the host of the new HBO show titled ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’. This show started its 18th season on the 19th of January in 2020. It follows almost the same format as his previous show ‘Politically Incorrect’ but this show features lesser celebrities and more experts that talk about professional subjects, such as journalists, professors, and politicians. ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ so far has been very widely successful because it has been nominated for over 10 Primetime Emmy Awards and six Writers Guide Awards. 

Bill appeared in the film documentaries called ‘Religious’ and ‘The Aristocrats’, and also made an appearance on the hit HBO show ‘True Blood’. His comedic special called ‘Bill Maher: I’m not wrong’ was released in 2010 and he played a role in the film ‘Iron Man 3’ in 2013 as himself. He was also seen in the television series named ‘Houses of Cards’. 

Throughout Bill Maher’s efficacious career, he has been nominated 22 times for an Emmy Award but he has not won one yet. He even holds the record of having the most Emmy nominations without winning one. In 2005, he was ranked on the 3rd number on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand- up Comedians of All Time. 

He received a prestigious star in September 2010 on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

Bill Maher Net Worth

Best Highlights of Bill Maher career: 

Bill Maher Net Worth, as of 2021, is over an estimated figure of $140 million. To get to this point, it took him years and years of hard work. Down below are some of the best highlights we have rounded up from the career of the American TV Talk show host, Bill Maher: 

  • Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations, Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy series nominee- (1995, 1997, 1998- 2002, 2005 – 2011) 
  • Writers Guild of America for the Comedy/Variety (Including Talk)- Series (2001, 2002, 2004- 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018) 
  • Primetime Emmy Award Nominee, Outstanding Variety Talk Series (2016 and 2017) 
  • Primetime Emmy Awards Nominee for the Outstanding Informational Series or Special ( from 2014 to 2017) 

Bill Maher Net Worth:

William Maher, Commonly known as Bill Maher. He is a  actor, political commentator, comedian and TV Host. The basis for Bill Maher’s success goes back a long way, 64 years old has steadily built a successful career that started decades ago. The estimated net worth of Bill Maher in 2020 was $100 million. According to 2021, Bill Maher Net Worth net worth is $140 million. He gets his success by appearing in a number of television shows and films and make $10 million in a year.

Real Estate: 

Back in January 2020, Bill Maher paid around $1 million for a condo on Catalina Island which is located off the coast of Los Angeles. He owns a 3.2-acre property in the mountains which is above Beverly Hills, back on the mainland. He bought this property from Benn Affleck in the year 2003 and it is likely to be worth $20 million. 

NY Met Investments: 

Maher bought a minority stake in the New York Mets in the year 2012 and his stake was as high as 4%. This would’ve cost $20 million back in 2012 but now; the Mets are worth $2 billion. This means that a full four percent stake would be worth $80 million. 

Personal Life: 

Bill Maher has been seen on the dating line over the past years but he has never been married. In 2003, he started going out with the former Playboy Cyber Girl ‘Coco Johnson’ but that only lasted for around 17 months. After their relationship of almost 1.5 years ended, she sued Bill for $9 million, citing ‘pain and suffering’. Johnson even alleged that Maher promised to marry her but never did. This lawsuit got dismissed in the year 2005. 

Maher has romantically linked with a couple of other ladies as well which include the best-selling author and the former model ‘Karrine Steffans’ singer ‘Anjulie Persuade and the science educator and journalist named ‘Cara Santa Maria’. 

Some Interesting facts about Bill Maher: 

Here are some quick facts of the American Professional political TV talk show host, Bill Maher: 

  • He was born in New York City but was raised in New Jersey. 
  • Bill began to do comedy in the year 1979 and continued to perform for more than 50 dates a year. 
  • He has written around four best-sellers and taped eight stand-up shows for the channel HBO. 
  • From the year 1993 to 2002, Bill Maher hosted the hit political talk show titled ‘Politically Incorrect’, first for Comedy Central and later on for ABC. However, this show got canceled when Bill made some statements about the 9/11 incident. 
  • In 2003, he became the host of his TV talk show ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ on HBO which is now airing its 18th season. 
  • In the year 2008, Maher starred and co-created a film based on a critique organized religion, ‘Religious’. 


Bill Maher initially didn’t start as a political comedian, but today he stands alongside George Carlin and Chris Rock as one of the country’s premiere comedic voices on political shows. He is a provoker that talks about sometime inappropriate but honest truths about the political world. 

This millionaire has spent over 30 years in the spotlight and very few people like him can make such a fortune out of speaking their minds. Now, as of 2021, Bill Maher Net Worth is a whopping figure of $140 million. This figure is much likely to rise as HBO has renewed Bill’s show ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ up to 2022 and they are probably going to renew it over and over again as it is such a massive success.



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