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Sean Hannity, ‘Hannity’ Show Host’s Net Worth & Salary, Among Richest!

Date: 05 Jul, 2019

Sean Hannity, ‘Hannity’ Show Host’s Net Worth & Salary, Among Richest!

Quick Summary

Date of BirthDecember 30 ,1961
Age57 Years 7 Month(s)
NationalityAmerican
Birth PlaceNew York City
Birth NameSean Patrick Hannity
ProfessionJournalist
Career 1982-present
Relationship StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseJill Rhodes (M. 1993)
Divorce/SplitNot Yet
Wedding DateJanuary 9, 1993
Dating/AffairNo
GayNo
Salary$40 Million Per Year
Net Worth$220 Million (Estimated)
AwardsMarconi Award (2003)
Ethnicity/RaceIrish-American
FatherHugh J. Hanity
MotherLillian F. Hannity
High SchoolSt. Pius X Preparatory Seminary
CollegeNew York University
Height/ How Tall?5' 11" (1.80 m)
Weight N/A
Feet (Shoe) Size8.5 (US)
HairShort
Hair ColorBlack & White
Eye ColorDark Brown
Son/sSean Patrick Hannity
Daughter/sMerri Kelly Hannity

Sean Hannity, a conservative radio and television host, had a tough time facing destructive criticisms, the aftermath of biased interviews. Despite all the objections he encountered, there had been no hindrance to Sean's blissful career as he established himself as one of the wealthiest TV hosts.

The National Radio Hall of fame inductee is a conservative political speaker and one of the original primetime hosts on the Fox News Channel, where he has appeared since 1996.

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The conservative political commentator is also the author of three bestselling books 'Let Freedom Ring: Winning the war of Liberty over Liberalism (2002)', 'Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism (2004)' and 'Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama's Radical Agenda (2010).

Sean Hannity's Short Bio: Education, Radio Break

Born on December 30, 1961, in New York City, the youngest child and only son of first-generation Irish immigrants Hugh and Lillian, attended local Catholic schools for education, followed by chores at Long Island’s Adelphi University, New York University and the University of California-Santa Barbara.

It looked as if it was destined for Hannity to become a radio host as he didn't graduate from college, instead carried on to his Radio career from an early age. And the decision could not have gone any better as he is one of the most prominent radio personality in the world.

Alongside his developing career, he has been blessed with a beautiful wife, Jill Rhodes. The family quickly expanded from two to four after the arrival of a son and daughter. 

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The controversial anchor is a regular in social media and regularly provides updates on his personal life through his official Twitter account @seanhannity.

Sean Hannity's Radio Career

It all began for Sean in Santa Barbara, in 1989 where he worked as an unpaid volunteer host on KCSB, local radio station.

Hannity's quick attempts to establish his conservative credentials led to a series of controversial events early in his career.  Hannity earned much respect in a short period, but also never one to shy away from making controversial comments, voiced anti-LGBT sentiments and later attacked a gay fellow KCSB host which hampered his early career.

Despite his quick fuse temper, Hannity once again received permission to return to the show with the help of the local ACLU chapter. A young, energetic Hannity was always committed to his passion and quickly regained the mark he had made--his afternoon program was one of the highest listened to show, on the local market.

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Early successes, hurdles, trials walked down together with Hannity on his march to getting big fame. After numerous programs on various radio stations, Hannity's radio program, The Sean Hannity Show now airs on more than 500 stations, with 13.5million listeners.

Sean Hannity's Show 'Hannity' Is Big Draw On Fox News

In 1996, Hannity was hired as one of the original primetime hosts on the new Fox News Channel, a conservative cable television channel established by newspaper publisher and media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes.

The timeless commitment and continuous development of skills led Sean all the way to host his own 'Hannity' show which was aired at 9 p.m. in 2009. Despite the significant success of the show in such a short time, the show was moved to 10 p.m. to promote new shows.

Several news outlets presented it as the shifting away of the program because of  Hannity’s more partisan views. However, the show is now back on its original 9 pm slot and has continued to be a rating draw, averaging more than 3.2 million nightly viewers.

Sean-Trump Interview Proved Vital For Trump's Presidency

After a shift to the Obama administration, his generosity toward presidential policies got seemingly increased at a high pace which exampled 'Birthism.' 

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In route to the 2016 election after Obama’s presidential tenure ended, Sean supported the Republican party using his platform of a prominent conservative political commentator. Taking great advantages of his popularity, he dragged media attention by openly criticizing the Democratic party and their policies. 

Acts of digging supreme election candidates from The Democratic Party and his biased opinions earned him criticisms. Despite all the criticisms, Hannity effectively took help of his show to support Donald Trump by often calling him for interviews.

However, the local democratic followers didn't really like watching their own insults in their favorite show and overly criticized him for being biased and excessively favoring the candidacy of Donald Trump and granting Trump more airtime and interviewing him time and again.

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Hannity developed a close relationship with Trump during the election playing a pivotal part for his mass approach.

What Is Sean Hannity Net Worth, Salary?

Sean Hannity earns $40 million in salary between his radio and TV show gigs alone annually, making him the highest-paid television news anchor.

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Hannity was believed to have had invested millions in a series of shell companies for buying houses to enhance his net worth.

Despite presenting himself as one of the most vocal critics to President Obama's actions during the recession-era housing crisis, Hannity redeemed himself as a real estate investor and took advantages of the economic downturn to add to his portfolio of properties and net worth.

With his three best bookselling and his astounding work in media, he possesses a healthy net worth of $220 million, making him one of the richest media person today!