Bill Maher Biography
Bill Maher is a well-known American comedian, media personality, and political pundit. He is the host of HBO’s political talk show “Real Time with Bill Maher,” in which he offers sociopolitical commentary and political satires on a variety of themes, including the media, religion, and, of course, political correctness. From 1993 to 2002, Maher was the host of the Comedy Central and then ABC shows Politically Incorrect.
Bill has served on the PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) board of directors since 1997 as an animal rights activist. Bill’s critical views on religion were the subject of the 2008 documentary Religulous. He also serves on the board of NORML as an advising member, as he is a supporter of cannabis legalization. Bill was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 14, 2010.
How old is Bill Maher? – Age
The comedian, whose real name is William Maher, is 66 years old as of January 20, 2022. He was born in New York City, New York, in the United States, in 1956.
Where did Bill Maher go to school? – Education
He graduated from Montvale’s Pascack Hills High School in 1974. He subsequently went to Cornell University and graduated in 1978 with a double major in English and History.
Bill Maher – Family
Maher was raised up in River Vale, New Jersey. His mother, Julie Maher, was a nurse, and his father, William Aloysius Maher Jr., was a network news editor and radio presenter. He was raised in the Roman Catholic faith of his Irish-American father. He had no idea that his mother’s family was Jewish until he was in his early teens. When Maher was thirteen, his father stopped taking him and his sister to Catholic church services because he disagreed with the Catholic Church’s teaching on birth control.
Maher’s Marriage – Wife and children
Bill is the only person in his family who has never married. According to him, “My wives don’t want their husbands to play with me since I’m the last of my man pals who hasn’t married. I’m like an escaped slave who brings good news.” He has, however, had relationships with women. In 2003, he began dating Coco Johnsen, a former Playboy Cyber Girl, and this was his first public romance.
The two split up after around 17 months of dating, and Johnsen sued Maher for US$9 million for allegedly making “insulting, humiliating, and degrading racial insults” as well as causing “pain and suffering” on her. On May 2, 2005, the charges were dropped due to a lack of evidence, and the case was dismissed.
In 2005, he began a new relationship, this time with Karrine Steffans, a former hip hop model, and best-selling novelist. From 2009 to 2011, Bill dated Cara Santa Maria, a science educator and co-host of Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe. In 2014, he started dating Canadian singer Anjulie Persaud for the second time.
Maher Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter
His youtube account is (Real Time with Bill Maher) and has 2.23M subscribers.
Bill Maher’s Instagram and Twitter account have a name (@billmaher).
What is Maher Salary?
His earnings are estimated to be $10 million per year.
Maher Net Worth
With a net worth of $100 million, the “Real-Time” host is a millionaire. His fortune comes from his work as a host, writer, author, and producer.
Bill Maher Career
Real-Time with Bill Maher Episodes
Maher was a political pundit who presented the late-night political show “Politically Incorrect” on Comedy Central from 1993 to 1997 and then on ABC from 1997 to 2002. Maher opened the broadcast with a monologue before presenting four guests from various areas. They’d then move on to discussing current events chosen by Maher, who was also a participant in the talks. For creating, producing, and hosting his show, “Politically Incorrect,” he received multiple honors, including an Emmy Award, a Genesis Award, two CableACE awards, and award nominations. In 2002, the show came to an end.
In 2003, he started hosting Real Time with Bill Maher, a political comedy show. Bill is a co-writer and co-producer on the weekly hour-long conversation show in addition to hosting. Bill starts the show with a current events monologue, just like he does on Politically Incorrect, before moving on to an interview with a guest. He also invites panelists into the studio, where they engage in debates about events from the previous week. Real-Time, like his previous program, has gotten Maher a lot of attention, with nominations for Writers Guild Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards. He has also received accolades from the Producers Guild of America, including the Television Producer of the Year Award in Variety Television.
Bill Maher Books
Bill is also an author with several publications to his name. They are:
- True Story: A Novel (1994)
- Does Anybody Have a Problem With That? Politically Incorrect’s Greatest Hits (1996)
- Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? The Best of Politically Incorrect (1997)
- When You Ride Alone You Ride With Bin Laden: What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism (2003)
- Keep the Statue of Liberty Closed: The New Rules (2004)
- New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer (2005)
- The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody but Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass (2011)
Bill Maher – Is Bill Maher the owner of a sports team?
Maher is a minority owner of the New York Mets, a Major League Baseball franchise. In 2012, he bought a stake in the company.
Mock/Fake Trump Eulogy by Bill Maher
On his show “Real Time” on Friday, August 7, 2020, Maher gave a satirical eulogy for President Trump. Bill began his monologue by pointing out that President Trump has failed to attend the funerals of important Americans who have died. Former Senator John McCain, former First Lady Barbara Bush, and former Representatives Elijah Cummings, John Dingle, and John Lewis are among those who have passed away. “What kind of spectacular prick do you have to be that everyone’s last desire is ‘Make sure that guy isn’t at my funeral,'” he went on to say. He went on to give a sarcastic eulogy following that.
Bill Maher’s Honors and Awards
- He received a Primetime Emmy Award for his work as an executive producer of Vice, a documentary television series in 2014.
- He was gifted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.
He was named number 38 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 best stand-up comedians of all time in 2005.
- On Politically Incorrect, he earned an Emmy for Outstanding Technical Direction.
- He also took home two CableACE awards for Best Talk Show Series and Best Comedy Series (Politically incorrect)
- He was named the winner of the Genesis Award for Best Television Talk Show (Politically incorrect)