Bill Maher is an American Comedian, Television host, Political Commentator, and an actor. He is well known for his HBO show named “Real Time” with Bill Maher. He started a podcast “Club Random” in 2022. He targets many topics such as religion, political correctness, and the mass media. His views on religion were the basis of the 2008 documentary “Religious.” He supports animal rights, he ranked 38th on Comedy Central’s 100 greatest stand-up comedians. In September he received a Hollywood Walk of Fame star and in 2014, he won Primetime Emmy Award for Vice as an executive producer.
Bill Maher Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $140 M|
|Full Name William Maher|
|Birth Date 20 January 1956|
|Age 66 years|
|Birthplace New York City, U.S.|
|Profession American Comedian, Television host, Political Commentator, Actor|
Bill Maher’s Early life:
Mather’s father William Aloysius Maher Jr. was a news editor and radio announcer, and his mother Julie Maher was a nurse. He was raised according to his father’s Catholic religion.
Maher was raised in River Vale, New Jersey where he graduated from Pascack Hills High School in Montvale. After high school, he went to Cornell University and double-majored in English and history. He graduated in 1978.
Bill Maher’s Career:
He started his career as a comedian and actor. He was a host in New York City in a comedy club named “Catch a Rising Star”. He appeared in a show in 1982. His appearance on TV was limited. He later appeared in many other shows such as Ratboy, House II: Second Story, etc. He hosted the show known as “Midnight Hour” on CBS.
Bill Maher’s Television Career:
He took the role of the host of the show “Politically Incorrect” with Bill Maher which was a talk show. It began with Maher introducing the four guests, a diverse group such as authors, new figures, political figures, and business. Maher and the guests would discuss topical issues. Politically Incorrect won many awards such as Emmy Award, and Genesis Award for Best Television Talk Show, and Maher made his way to many nominations and awards. Maher ended up in a controversy when he commented on the 9/11 terrorist attack. He later received a complaint and he expressed his regrets. He apologized for this as well. The show was canceled on June 22, 2002.
Real Time with Bill Maher
He started to work as a host, co-producer, and co-writer of the show named “Real Time with Bill Maher”. He did one-to-one interviews with the guests. He was nominated for the Emmy Awards and Writer’s Guild Awards. He has the record for most Emmy nominations but without a win. Maher was fired from HBO when he said “I’m a house nigger” on Real Time. He was removed from HBO and was not allowed to make any future airings of the show. He later apologized for this.
He has been a commentator on many news networks such as CNN, Fox News, HLN, and MSNBC. He mostly appears on CNN and has been a guest on MSNBC. He has appeared as a guest on HLN’s “The Joy Behar Show”. He hosted “Larry King Live” and was a special guest when Larry King announced his retirement.
Bill Maher’s Religion:
He has been highly critical of all religions. He was defined as an agnostic, atheist, and apatheist. He has been objected to the view of being described with one label. He said, “I’m not an atheist and there is a difference between an atheist and someone who doesn’t even believe in any religion”. He is not religious and believes there is no God because we have never seen him.
Bill Maher’s Cannabis Advocacy:
He has a California medical card for the usage of marijuana, and he has been seen openly using Cannabis. He supports cannabis law reform. He used to sell cannabis while he was in college and made his college and career life as comic as possible. Maher has been on the advisory board for the Marijuana Policy Project.
Bill Maher’s Awards and Nominations:
He has received 41 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and 2 Grammy Award nominations. He won “Top Pot Comic” in 2006 by High Times and Stony Award in 2006.
Bill Maher’s Personal Life:
He never got married and was the last guy who is single in his friends’ group. He dated former Playboy Cyber Girl Coco Johnsen and the relationship ended up when Johnsen sued him for insult, humiliation, and because of racial comments. In 2005 he dated Karrine Steffans who is a former hip hop model. He dated Cara Santa Maria (2009-2011) and singer Anjulie Persaud in 2014.
Bill Maher’s Influences:
He was influenced by Lenny Bruce, Woody Allen, Steve Allen, Johnny Carson, George Carlin, and Robert Klein.
He has also been a great influencer. Some of them are Chris Rock and Seth MacFarlane.
Bill Maher’s Features:
|Height 1.73 M|
|Weight 75 kg|
|Eye Color Dark Brown|
|Hair Color Blonde|