William James O’Reilly Jr. is an American news personality, author, and television host. Though Bill O’Reilly has reported for CBS News and ABC News in the past, his most noteworthy role was starring in his self-titled talk show The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News Channel. Currently, Bill O’Reilly is hosting a series called No Spin News on O’Reilly’s own website and the video hosting site Youtube. In 2020, it was announced that his latest talk show would eventually air on WABC, one of the conservative radio stations owned by Donald Trump ally John Catsimatidis. Whether he’s hosting the news or making news headlines (for all the wrong reasons), pretty much everyone at this point has heard of Bill O’Reilly. Keep reading for more on his career, his net worth, and a look at the Bill O’Reilly House.
Where Does Bill O’Reilly Live?
Talk show host Bill O’Reilly seems to spend the majority of his time these days at his home in Manhasset, a Hamlet in Long Island, New York. He reportedly purchased the home back in 2000 and it has acted as his main residence ever since. In addition to his Long Island abode, O’Reilly also has a home in Montauk – more on that below!
Bill O’Reilly Montauk house
Located at the top of a bluff that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, O’Reilly purchased what was originally a 600 square foot 1940s cottage on a 1.5-acre plot back in 2013. The cottage was originally listed for $8.5 million, but O’Reilly managed to pick it up for the discounted price of $7.65.
The 2-bedroom cottage was loved by the locals and almost considered a landmark in the area, which is why many were upset with O’Reilly’s decision to tear the whole thing down to build a new home on the site.
While there isn’t much online about O’Reilly’s custom home on the plot, what we can say is that it’s substantially larger than the previous structure.
Additionally, the new 2-story home on the property features a spacious 2-car garage, at least 1 fireplace, a massive balcony on the second floor that overlooks the ocean, a pool & spa, and a smaller, detached structure that looks as though it could potentially be a guest house.
Bill O’Reilly House Manhasset, NY
Purchased in 2000 for $3 million, Bill O’Reilly’s home in Manhasset is a colonial-style, 2-story residence located on a corner lot near Manhasset Bay. According to property records, the home was built in 1928 and boasts 10 rooms total and 5 bathrooms.
Some features of the 4,631 square foot home include a 2-car garage, 2 fireplaces, and lots of windows that allow for ample natural lighting in every room of the house.
Outside, there’s a massive swimming pool and lounge area as well as a gazebo nearby, so whether you’re looking to soak up the sun or stay in the shade – the choice is yours!
Bill O’Reilly House Address
Bill O’Reilly’s home in Montauk is located on Old Montauk Highway. His home in Long Island is on Shore Drive. For more photos and the address, visit his home profile on Velvet Ropes, linked at the top of the article!
Bill O’Reilly Family
Bill O’Reilly’s parents are Winifred Angela (Drake) O’Reilly and William James Sr, both of Irish Descent. Winifred was a homemaker and worked as a physical therapist, while William worked as a currency accountant with the oil company Caltex.
While Bill O’Reilly’s statements about his family’s financial struggles when he was a child weren’t false, it seems as though the O’Reilly children weren’t really deprived of anything either. Both Bill and his sister, Janet, were still able to attend a private school and Bill himself ended up going to the University of London without financial aid.
O’Reilly’s father died in 1986 at the age of 62, and his mother passed away at the age of 92 in 2016. More on Bill O’Reilly’s family below.
Bill O’Reilly Wife
Bill O’Reilly was married to Maureen E. McPhilmy from 1996 to 2011. While some divorces end with a civil agreement between both parties that the marriage is over, O’Reilly and McPhilmy’s separation was anything but amicable. Despite the fact that they divorced in 2011, it seems their legal and domestic battles have withstood the test of time.
An affidavit used during the former couple’s divorce proceedings recounts a time when McPhilmy caught her husband having phone sex at their home one night and, once confronted, O’Reilly physically attacked her. The claim was only made more concrete when the O’Reilly’s daughter, Madeline, told forensic examiners that she had been witness to her father actually choking her mother at one point.
Following the divorce, O’Reilly even attempted to have his ex-wife excommunicated from their church for remarrying. Given that an investigation by The New York Times found O’Reilly has had not 1, but 6 separate sexual harassment claims against him from his former female co-workers at Fox News, which resulted in settlements adding up to $45 million and his contract with Fox News being terminated, it seems that McPhilmy getting remarried should be the least of O’Reilly’s concerns at this point…just saying!
Bill O’Reilly Children
Bill O’Reilly and ex-wife Maureen McPhilmy have two children together – Madeline (age 23) and Spencer O’Reilly (age 18). Little is known about the O’Reilly children, but Madeline did make headlines when she testified against her father in court for domestic abuse claims made by her mother.
How Old Is Bill O’Reilly?
Bill O’Reilly was born September 10, 1949 – making him currently 71 years old.
Bill O’Reilly Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Bill O’Reilly’s net worth is reportedly around $85 million as of 2020, with some speculating that it could actually be even higher than current estimates.
In addition to the money O’Reilly makes from television, he also receives a decent chunk of cash from his books. Some of his titles include Killing Jesus (2013), Hitler’s Last Stand (2015), and most recently Killing Crazy Horse (2020).
Does Bill O’Reilly own O’Reilly Auto Parts
Quick answer: No, former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has absolutely zero connection with the automotive parts store. Strangely, however, the two actually had a weird connection briefly.
Immediately after news broke of Bill O’Reilly’s departure from Fox News, stocks in O’Reilly Auto Parts rose by 3%. This left many stock market experts scratching their heads, but some have speculated that a computer algorithm that trades stocks based on social media buzz may have taken the frequent mention of Bill O’Reilly on media platforms as a signal to purchase stocks in the retailer.