Sean Hannity is a top-notch radio and television presenter, multi-talented actor, conservative political commentator, prolific writer, and author. He is famous for his radio show, ‘The Sean Hannity Show’ and his shows on the Fox Network Channel. He has also directed and produced some films including The Siege released in 1998, Who is John Galt in 2014, and The First American, released in 2016.
The super-talented TV host has received various awards and recognition based on his excellent performance and successful career. He has authored three books which are all New York Times Bestsellers. He has amassed so much wealth from his media and journalism career, making his net worth to be $80 million.
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Sean Patrick Hannity was born in New York City, New York in the United States of America on December 30, 1961. He was the youngest child of Lillian Flynn who worked as both a stenographer and corrections officer at a county jail and her husband Hugh Hannity who worked as a family court officer.
He was raised with his other siblings in Franklin Square in New York and holds American nationality. During his early years, Sean attended Sacred Heart Seminary in Hempstead, New York and did his high school at St Pius X Preparatory Seminary High School located in Uniondale, New York. After his High School, he enrolled at New York University where he left after a while to Adelphi University and eventually dropped out.
The talented radio and television host started his career during the 80s, he featured in his first radio show in 1989 and the show was aired for forty hours weekly on KCSB-FM, Santa Barbara. He also worked as a general contractor at the time. After a while, he left his job at the KCSB-FM due to some issues he encountered in the course of his show and was employed by WVNN in Alabama where he worked as an afternoon talk show host. In 1992, he moved to Atlanta where he worked for WGST as a replacement for Neal Boortz.
Career at Fox News
Sean Hannity started his career at Fox Network Channel where he became a co-host of a show titled Hannity & Colmes, an American political television program in 1996. Hannity presents the conservative perspective while Alan Colmes presents from a liberal point of view.
Sean Hannity started a Sunday night TV show titled Hannity America in 2007 and at the beginning of 2009, he left Hannity & Colmes show and also started another show he titled Hannity which is similar to Hannity’s America.
Furthermore, Sean started his radio talk show titled The Sean Hannity Show where he shared his opinions and ideology on current American issues and politics in 2001. The show later became a national show and was aired on more than 500 radio stations in America. He signed a $25 million contract extension deal with ABC radio in 2004 and in 2007, Citadel communications procured ABC radio and later signed a $100 million five year contract with Sean Hannity.
In 2013, the radio talk show recorded more than 13 million listeners every week and this made Hannity to be ranked No 72 on Forbes Celebrity 100 list the same year. The political commentator also signed a long-term contract with Premiere Networks and at the inception of 2014; the famous star signed another set of contracts to air on numerous stations owned by Salem Communications.
Aside from being a radio host and a television presenter, Sean has authored three New York Times Bestsellers including Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism, Deliver Us From Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism, and Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama’s Radical Agenda.
He has also starred in movies including The Siege in 1998, Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt in 2014 and The First American in 2016.
Awards and Recognitions
The multi-talented television personality has received numerous awards for his wonderful contributions and excellent performances in the American Media Industry. He has won Marconi Radio Award as the Network Syndicated Personality of the Year from National Association of Broadcasters in 2003 and 2007.
Additionally, he received Freedom of Speech Award from Talkers Magazine in 2003 and in 2005; he was given an honorary degree from Liberty University. He has also won the National Talk Show Host of the Year Award from Radio and records magazine for three consecutive times.
Personal Life: Wife, Family
The Fox Network Political commentator got married to his sweetheart named Jill Rhodes. Jill is an American journalist and she obtained a degree in journalism from Alabama University.
The couple first met in 1991 at WVNN radio in Huntsville Alabama, Sean worked at WVNN radio while Jill was a political columnist for the Huntsville Times. The duo dated for over one year before they finally decided to tie the knot and in 1993, against the opinion their pastor and co-workers, the couple got married and were blessed with two children – Patrick Hannity and Merri Kelly.
The couple currently lives in their Centre Island mansion in New York; they are living happily together with their two children.
Celebrities are always known for their inability to stick to their partner both young and adults. The media has always been abuzz with the countless number of celebrity breakups. However, in the case of Sean and Jill, the story is quite different. The couple has been married for more than 25 years and their marriage has been filled with love though not without rumours of a breakup.
But the question is what could their reason for breaking up be? Well, undeniably, Sean has admitted that he easily gets attracted to other woman and in 2013; there were rumours that the TV presenter has been romantically linked with many of his co-workers.
Additionally, no matter how hard it seems for the couple to face their relationship, they have always been mellowed by the great love they have for their children. Different allegations of sexual harassment have been levelled against Sean and if this continues, Sean and Jill’s separation will be imminent.
Net Worth, Salary, House
Sean has been a consistent figure in the American media industry; he earns so much from his radio show titled Sean Hannity Show, his Fox Network Shows and his bestseller books.
The famous Sean Hannity earns $36 million as salary every year, making him one of the highest paid News Anchors on Fox News and he currently has an estimated net worth of $80 million. He is very active on social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
The New York-born media personality placed his New York waterfront mansion located in Lloyd Harbor in New York on the open market in 2014. The long island brick mansion was the news anchor’s traditional home; it measures about 4, 824 square feet and was placed at $3.6 million. Sean cited his reason for giving up the house was because of the heavy tax he pays on the property every year; the house is located in Nassau County which is the second highest property taxed county in the US.
Quick Facts about Sean Hannity, Height, Wiki
Birth name: Sean Patrick Hannity
Date of birth: December 30, 1961
Birth City: New York City, New York, United States
Birth sign: Capricorn
Education: St Pius X Preparatory Seminary
Profession: Radio and Television Host, Political Commentator, Author
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Jill Rhodes (m. 1993)
Children: 2 (Patrick and Merri Kelly)
Height: 6 feet (182 cm)
Net Worth: $80 million