Sean Hannity is an American television host, author and also conservative political commentator. He is well-known for hosting the talk radio show “The Sean Hannity Show” and also his program “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
Moreover, Sean is popular for his lengthy tenure on Fox News as a high-profile conservative political commentator. In fact, he has a passionate fan base of supporters who believe that he’s a shining star of the Republican Party and the far-right in general.
As his popularity, sure, the public are wondering how much money does Sean Hannity make? Sure, to know the facts about it, let’s see our post below!
What Is Sean Hannity Net Worth?
As of 2021, Sean Hannity has net worth which is estimated to be roughly $250 million. However, it’s very likely that his worth is even more than that, considering he does not have any minor children, so he shouldn’t have to pay child support. In 2008, he signed a five-year, $100 milluon contract after ABC Radio was sold to Citadel Communications.
Sean earns $40 million per year between his radio and TV show gigs alone. He also earns $25 million per year from Fox News. The remaining salary mostly comes from a radio syndication deal with Premiere Networks which was signed in 2019.
Moreover, he earned $45 million from his various endeavors between June 2018 and June 2019. He also earned $43 million between June 2019 and June 2020.
Sean Hannity’s Career
Sean Hannity made his first career in 1989 hosting a radio talk show on the volunteer college station KCSB-FM. However, her weekly event was canceled after less than a year. In 1996, he got a big chance when he was hired by Roger Ailes, co-founder of Fox News to host the show with Alan Colmes. The show premiered in October 1996 under the name ‘Hannity & Colmes’.
In 1997, WABC gave the late night slot and he was also allotted the afternoon slot next year which has been appearing on that slot since then. Finally, he hosted the hugely radio talk show named ‘The Sean Hannity Show’ which was syndicated nationally in September 2001 on more than 500 stations.
In 2007, Sean began hosting a weekly talk show on the Fox News Channel named ‘Hannity’s America’. Then, he gave his commentary on political issues which have taken place over the past week. Well, his show ran until 2009. Once his departure, his show was renamed simply ‘Hannity’ which has been hosted by Sean Hannity alone since January 2009. In this show, he interviews the guests and gives his own commentary.
‘Hannity’ shows air live at 9 P.M every Monday through Thursday, on Friday, the show is usually pre-recorded. This is the number one cable news broadcast in its time slot. This show commonly features a run-down of the day’s events with long monologues, legal analysis of various topics, political and issues.
Aside from being host on TV and radio shows, Sean is also a published author. His first book is ‘Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism’ which was published in 2002. His second book is ‘Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism’ which was published in 2004 through ReganBooks.
Both entered the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list which is the latter remaining three for five weeks. His third book is ‘Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama’s Radical Agenda’ which was released by HarperCollins in March 2010. This book also led to only the New York Times bestseller list.
Moreover, Sean was the executive producer of the 2017 Christian drama film, that’s ‘Let There Be Light’ starring Kevin Sorbo.
Sean Hannity’s Life
Sean Patrick Hannity was born in New York City on December 30, 1961. He grew up in Franklin Square, New York. He is of Irish heritage where all four of his grandparents immigrated to the United States from Ireland. He is a devout Christian, however he has left the Catholic Church as too much institutionalized corruption.
His father is Hugh who was a family-court officer and his mother is Lillian who worked as a stenographer and corrections officer at a county jail. Sean is the youngest of four siblings. He went to St. Pius x Preparatory Seminary high school in Uniondale, New York. He then continued his study at New York University, Adelphi University and UC Santa Barbara. Unfortunately, he did not graduate from college.
When he was young, Sean has worked in various odd jobs, making him in and out of college and was able to pay the college’s bills by painting the houses and working as a building contractor.
Sean Hannity’s Marriage
His personal life has mostly remained under the radar, though his professional life may be continuously controversial. Sean married Jill Rhodes in 1993. According to Sean Hannity, it was Rhodes’ influence which has enabled him to become successful today.
They have two children, both of whom have remained relatively private people. The family splits their time between Naples, Florida and Long Island, New York.
In June 2020, Sean and Jill divorced a year earlier after 26 years of marriage. He announced that they legally divorced last year that they had actually been separated from many years prior to divorce.
Even though the news was shocking to the public, the sources stated that the two really keep a close relationship as parents to their children. For the sake of their children, the two asked that their privacy be respected and would not comment further about the divorce.
There was not either cheating or any real scandal played a role in their divorce. Otherwise, Sean Hannity’s workaholic status has contributed to the fact that they grew apart for a long time.
Hannity and Rhodes’ divorce announcement does not feature any information either on financial arrangements or the prenuptial agreement. However, there’s a fact that Hannity and Rhodes were married before he became the celebrity commentator as can be seen now. There never seems to be any formal agreement between them. Sure, it’s likely that fans will not find out the extent of Hannity’s divorce costs until his net worth is updated next year.