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How Brian Kilmeade Achieved a Net Worth of $10 Million

Brian Kilmeade is one of the TV personalities who work for Fox News. He isn't as famous as some of the other TV personalities who work for the same TV channel. However, Kilmeade is notable in his own right, as shown by how he hosts his own TV program as well as his own radio program. As such, he seems to have managed to make a fair amount of money through his career.

What Is Brian Kilmeade's Net Worth?

Kilmeade's exact net worth isn't known to the public. After all, that kind of information is private, meaning that it isn't revealed to the public unless there is a very good reason for it. Still, there is enough interest in what Kilmeade has made that there are estimates of said figure that can be found out there. For instance, Celebrity Net Worth estimates that his net worth is $10 million. This is bound to be off the mark. Still, it is useful for giving interested individuals a general sense of what Kilmeade is believed to have made.

How Did Brian Kilmeade Reach His Net Worth?

It is interesting to note that Kilmeade was born a New Yorker. Specifically, he was born in Massapequa, which can be found in Nassau County. Massapequa is considered to be a hamlet. However, it isn't as small as what interested individuals might expect, seeing as how it is home to more than 21,000 people while Greater Massapequa is home to more than 75,000 people. As such, it is no exaggeration to say that Massapequa is more populous than some of the cities that can be found out there, though to be fair, that says more about those cities than anything else. Having said this, Kilmeade was born in 1964, so his hometown was presumably a very different place then from what it is now. Family-wise, Kilmeade isn't particularly notable. He is the son of a woman named Marie Rose D'Andrea, who was born in a Queens neighborhood but raised in another Queens neighborhood. Likewise, he is the son of a man named James Kilmeade Junior. Some people might be interested to know that Kilmeade's grandfather was an Irishman from the Irish town of Longford who moved to New York in 1925 and then became a U.S. citizen in 1930.

Unsurprisingly, Kilmeade went to high school in Massapequa. Subsequently, he went to a school named LIU Post. The name can sound strange. However, it will make more sense when one learns that LIU Post is situated on land that once belonged to Marjorie Merriweather Post. She was the daughter of Charles William Post, who isn't necessarily very recognizable on his own but should nonetheless be very recognizable to a lot of interested individuals because of the company that still bears his name. After all, Post Consumer Brands still produces some of the best-known breakfast cereals in the United States, with examples including but not limited to Bran Flakes, Grape-Nuts, and Honeycomb. As for Kilmeade, he graduated from LIU Post with a bachelor's degree in the arts in 1986. Kilmeade seems to have become interested in TV when he was still in school. This can be seen in how he was a correspondent for Channel One News, which was a high school news program aimed at high school students. Later, Kilmeade went on to work with a wide range of programs, which include some rather unexpected names. To name an example, he was a member of the announcing team for the very first Ultimate Fighting Championship event back in the early 1990s, which was a much less well-funded and much less well-organized thing than its modern day counterparts. As part of that role, he conducted post-fight interviews as well. Amusingly, his time with the UFC wasn't a one-time thing. Instead, Kilmeade went on to work on both the second and the third Ultimate Fighting Championship events, both of which happened in 1994. For those, he handled the play-by-play, which was a notable move upwards.

Curiously, Kilmeade actually spent quite a lot of time working as a sports reporter. It wasn't until 1998 that he became a co-host of Fox News's Fox and Friends, which is the role that he tends to be known for. However, while Kilmeade has never reached the same heights as some of his co-workers, it is clear that he has managed to make himself more and more important at the TV channel over time. For example, he is a regular on The Five. Similarly, he has his own weekend show called One Nation with Brian Kilmeade. On top of this, Kilmeade has done and continues to do a fair amount of radio work, which makes a lot of sense considering his target audience. In any case, the rest of Kilmeade's career has been very similar to other personalities working for Fox News. He has either written or co-written both fiction and non-fiction books. The first two were focused on sports. However, the second one was already moving towards a discussion of how important sports moments impacted certain individuals, so it is perhaps unsurprising to learn that his subsequent books have taken more of an interest in American history. Similarly, Kilmeade has made his fair share of controversial comments. For example, there was his support for the English Defence League, which tends to be seen as an extremist organization. Similarly, there was the time when he complained about Americans marrying "other species and other ethnics," which was particularly memorable because of a bit about Americans marrying "Italians and Irish."

Further Considerations

Kilmeade's lower profile means that he makes less than better-known personalities. Even so, it is known that he has a multi-million-dollar contract with Fox News. Combined with the royalties from his books, it seems reasonable to speculate that Kilmeade's net worth will continue to increase, particularly since he isn't known to splurge.

Allen Lee

Written by Allen Lee

Allen Lee is a Toronto-based freelance writer who studied business in school but has since turned to other pursuits. He spends more time than is perhaps wise with his eyes fixed on a screen either reading history books, keeping up with international news, or playing the latest releases on the Steam platform, which serve as the subject matter for much of his writing output. Currently, Lee is practicing the smidgen of Chinese that he picked up while visiting the Chinese mainland in hopes of someday being able to read certain historical texts in their original language.

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