Sean Hannity – Net Worth, Money and More

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NET WORTH: $35 MILLION

CAREER/ PROFESSION: TELEVISION HOST, AUTHOR

“Here you are, you’re a liberal, probably define peace as the absence of conflict. I define peace as the ability to defend yourself and blow your enemies into smithereens.”- Sean Hannity

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Versatile personality

Sean Hannity, a popular host in an American television show, a prolific author, an active commentator on politicians was born on 30 December, 1961 in the beautiful city of New York. He is world widely known for his famous television show “Sean Hannity show” which is hosted by himself. He was the host of two other popular American television shows, namely “Hannity America” and “Hannity and Colmes” To add further to his credit, he is also the author of three bestseller books focused on politics. He is skilled host and had been interviewing famous Politian’s and actors from a long time. He achieved such a promising career both in television and radio. His radio career started back in 1989 in his college days in the city of Santa Barbara in California. He was the receiver of very many awards from his radio career, National Talk Show Host of the Year. He was also ranked 2nd in the list of “100 most important talk show hosts” by the Talkers magazine in the year 2009.

Family Background:

Son of Hugh J. and Lillian F. Hannity, Sean Hannity had two sisters. His grandparents were the immigrants of Ireland. He was born and brought up in New York. He did his schooling from Sacred Heart Seminary in Hempstead, New York and St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary high school, Uniondale in New York. Hannity went to Adelphi University of New York from where he later dropped out.

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Show me the money!

Mr. Sean Hannity is a well-established television host “The Sean Hannity Show” which is aired on America’s prime channel – Fox. Sean Hannity makes around $35 million dollars from his shows on television and radio.

How much does Sean Hannity make?

Radio career:

Being a popular host on radio, Sean Hannity makes millions of dollars from his show on radio. His radio shows air his ideas and notion on the politics of the country. It began in the year2001 and was aired by 500 stations! In year 2004, he was signed for $25 million deal! And in 2008 he signed a deal worth $100 dollars for five year.

Television host:

He joined the television world with the show “Hannity and Colmes” which was based on political grounds; he co-hosted the show with Alan Colmes. The show had a conservative viewpoint on political matters. The show catered a lot of critics, indeed! People like Fr. Thomas had serious issues with Hannity during the show.

Later their came two more shows which were hosted by Hannity- Hannity’s America and The Hannity Show which had similar grounds like Hannity and Colmes.

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His writings:

  • Let freedom ring: winning the war of liberty over liberalism(2002)
  • Conservative’s victory: defeating Obama’s radical idea(2010)
  • Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism(2004)

His books reached the status of best-selling books in just 5 weeks after their launch.

Relationship status: Married

Sean Hannity is married to Jill Rhodes since ‘93. The happily married couple also has two kids from the marriage, Merry and Patrick.

Philanthropy:

Sean Hannity is a great philanthropist. He has been arranging “Freedom Concerts” from 2003. These concerts have been based on country music and the money so generated is given to charity. According to the reports in 2009, around $9 million have been generated from these freedom concerts. The concerts have had great guests like Charlie Daniels, Billy Ray Cyrus, Hank Williams, Jr., Ted Nugent, Martina McBride, Buddy Jewell, LeAnn Rimes, and Lee Greenwood. Also many political speakers like Oliver North, G. Gordon Liddy, Mark Levin, Newt Gingrich, Jon Voight, and Rudy Giuliani have headed these concerts.

Awards and honors

  • He was awarded with an honorary degree in 2005 by Jerry Falwell who is chancellor of the Liberty University.
  • He was also honored with “National talk show host of the year award” for three years, consecutively.
  • Over the years, Sean Hannity has received Marconi Awards twice in the year 2003 and 2007 by the National Association of Broadcasters.

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Controversies:

Sean Hannity was caught up in a serious controversy when his right hand man Bill Cunningham, pointed out at and told a woman guest to shut up. Later apologies were made and the matter was resolved peacefully.

He also had a serious verbal dispute with Michael Savage who is also a popular political commenter. The matter hiked a little and gave a little to chat to the audience of both the speakers.

 

Fun Quotes:

Being a popular and rude speaker, Hannity over years has commented about many politicians and other popular personalities. Some of his quotes are:

  • “Halloween is a liberal holiday because we’re teaching our children to beg for something for free. … We’re teaching kids to knock on other people’s doors and ask for a handout.” —Fox News host Sean Hannity (October 31, 2007)”

 

  • “Now is so over the top, it’s so vicious, it’s so mean, it’s so cruel, and I don’t hear this coming from conservatives about liberals.” —Fox News host Sean Hannity, with a straight face.”

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