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Sean Patrick Hannity is a famous American writer, radio personality and presenter, best known as the host of the radio talk show called “The Sean Hannity Show”. Hannity was born on 30 December 1961, in New York City of Irish descent on both sides of his family.
So just how rich is Sean Hannity, as of early 2017? Authoritative sources estimate that Sean’s net worth is over $90 million, accumulated partly from his 2008 signing to a five year contract with the broadcasting company called “Citadel Communications”, the worth of which was $100 million. Subsequently Hannity’s annual salary has topped $30 million, mostly from his radio and TV talk shows, as well as his commercially profitable publications.
Sean Hannity Net Worth $90 Million
Sean studied at the Sacred Heart Seminary and later enrolled in the Adelphi University and New York University, but didn’t graduate. He subsequently started work on radio in Santa Barbara, California, and then in Athens, Alabama, followed by a stint in Atlanta, Georgia, before moving to New York in 1996.
Even though Sean Hannity is best known as a radio show host, he has also been appearing in many television projects. Hannity debuted on Fox Channel with a live television show called “Hannity & Colmes”, which featured many political debates and various celebrity guests. The show premiered on television screens in 1996 and aired until 2009 when it was replaced by “Hannity’s America”. The latter show only aired for two years, but in 2009 was yet again replaced, by “Hannity”, a political program which followed the idea of its predecessor “Hannity & Colmes”. Hannity’s major contributions to both radio and television have been acknowledged with a National Talk Show Host of the Year award, as well as a Marconi Award.
In one form or another, “The Sean Hannity Show” has aired on radio stations since 1990, and since 1997 has been featured on WABC station based in New York City. The show usually focuses on current issues, and encourages the listeners to express their opinions in a segment called the “Hate-Hannity Hotline”, where listeners who disagree with him can freely contribute to the discussion. Over the years, featured guests have included as John McCain, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson and others, and it managed to maintain a high average of listeners. Currently, Hannity’s radio show is considered to be the second most listened-to radio show in the US after “The Rush Limbaugh Show”, ensuring his net worth rises.
In addition to having his own radio show, Sean Hannity has proven to be a rather commercially successful writer, debuting in 2002 with the release of “Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism”, focused on American politics, which became Hannity’s best-selling book and was even featured on The New York Times best-sellers list. Hannity followed this with two more books on the same subject, both of which topped the best-sellers list.
In his personal life, Sean Hannity has been married to Jill Rhodes since 1993; they have a son and a daughter, and reside in Centre Island, New York City.