Bill Maher Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Bill Maher

Biography / Wiki

It is a saying that, achievement of success involves five components: realization, confidence, motivation, action, and perseverance, this line has been very well proved by William Maher popularly known as Bill Maher is a famous American comedian, political commentator, as well as a television host.

Moreover, he gathered huge stardom for the HBO political talk, show Real Time with Bill Maher (2003-present). Recently, on April 16, 2021, Bill hit the headlines by saying media coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic was “panic porn” and added that “When all of our sources for medical data have an agenda to spin us, yeah, you wind up with a badly misinformed population, including on the left”.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 20 January 1956, this handsome comedian has turned 67 years old. He seems enough tall with height which is 173 centimeters and 5’8” in feet & inches. He seems very fit and healthy with a weight of 74 kilograms and 163 lbs in pounds.

Moreover, he is very conscious about his physique and follows a regular and healthy diet in order to keep himself fit as a fiddle. His personality is enhanced by his gray eyes and salt-and-pepper hair.

Net Worth

Bill has gathered a very handsome amount of money through his professional career in the field of entertainment. Through his hard work and dedication toward his dream, he has established himself as one of the richest comedians in the world.

According to the sources, his estimated net worth is $100 million approximately. The major source of his earning includes TV shows, TV series, Movies, various comedy specials, and many more.

Education / Family

Born and grew up in New York City, New York, the USA, Bill belongs to the white ethnicity. He is the loving and caring son of William Aloysius Maher Jr. (Father) and Julie Maher (Mother). Moreover, his father was a network news editor and radio announcer while his mother was a nurse.

He grew up with his sister named Kathy Maher. As of his education, Maher enrolled at Pascack Hills High School in Montvale in 1974. Furthermore, he joined Cornell University, where he double-majored in English and history, and graduated in 1978.


Bill Maher

Nick Name Bill Maher
Birth Place New York, USA
Date of birth 20th January 1956
Age 67 Years
Height In feet & inches: 5’8”

In centimeters: 173 cm

Weight In kilograms: 74 kg

In pounds: 163 lbs

Eye color Gray
Hair color Salt and pepper
Profession Comedian
Sexual orientation Straight
School Pascack Hills High School
College Cornell University
Religion Roman Catholic
Nationality American
Home town New York, USA
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Fathers name William Aloysius Maher Jr.
Mothers name Julie Maher
Brothers Not Known
Sisters Kathy Maher


Bill Maher with his sister
Bill Maher with his sister

Career / Fashion and Style

Moving towards his career, Bill took the first step towards his career as a comedian and actor, and in the year 1979, he served as the host of the New York City comedy club Catch a Rising Star. Later, in the year 1982, he got appeared on Johnny Carson’s and David Letterman’s shows.

Moreover, he also made limited television appearances including on Sara, Max Headroom, She Wrote, Murder, and Charlie Hoover. In fact, in the year 1983, Maher made his feature film debut in D.C. Cab. Other than this, this versatile personality has also got appeared in Ratboy (1986), House II: The Second Story (1987), Newhart (1988), Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1988), and Pizza Man (1991).

Furthermore, he also hosted ‘Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher’, a late-night political talk show that ran on ABC from 1997 to 2002 and on Comedy Central from 1993 to 1997. In fact, he has also achieved numerous award nominations for his producing, writing, and hosting of Politically Incorrect including two TV Guide nominations, ten Emmy nominations, and two Writers Guild nominations.

Other than this, Bill became the host, co-writer, and co-producer of ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’, a weekly hour-long political comedy talk show in the year 2003. Thereafter, he along with his co-producers were awarded the Television Producer of the Year Award in Variety Television by the Producers Guild of America in the year 2007.

Besides this, he has also worked as a frequent commentator on various cable news networks, including MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, and HLN. Later, he was teamed up with director Larry Charles to make the movie Religulous which was released on 3rd October 2008.

After that, Maher worked as one of the executive producers for the HBO newsmagazine series Vice in the year 2013. Additionally, on 5th February 2016, he initially endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Then, he announced his support for Hillary Clinton after Sanders had lost the Democratic Party primary elections.

Later, Bill also criticized Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks for publishing leaks from the DNC’s emails, saying: “I really feel like he’s lost his way a little, and he hates Hillary” in October 2016.

In addition to this, he also said that if Donald Trump doesn’t get re-elected in 2020, the economic recession would be ‘worth it’. In fact, he further stated that we have survived many recessions and we can’t survive another Donald Trump term.

In November 2018 and January 2019, Bill stated in an interview with Larry King, in a blog post and during a “New Rules” segment of Real Time with Bill Maher that he questions on Stan Lee’s legacy that comic books are not literature and that adult fans of comic books “need to grow up”.

Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More

As for his relationship status, Bill is an unmarried man. However, he has dated former Playboy Cyber Girl Coco Johnsen in the year 2003. But their relation couldn’t last long and ended in 2004.

Later, he began to date Karrine Steffans, best-selling author and former hip hop model in the year 2005. In fact, Maher was also romantically linked with Ontario-born singer Anjulie Persaud in 2014. As of now, he is living a single and happy life.

Girlfriend Coco Johnsen,


Bill Maher with his ex-girlfriend Coco
Bill Maher with his ex-girlfriend Coco

Karrine Steffans,

Bill Maher with his ex-girlfriend Karrine
Bill Maher with his ex-girlfriend Karrine

Anjulie Persaud

Bill Maher with his ex-girlfriend Anjulie
Bill Maher with his ex-girlfriend Anjulie

Marital status Unmarried
Wife None
Children None

Favorite Things

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Favorite Actor Not Known
Favorite Actress Not Known
Favorite Destination Not Known

Bill Maher

Some Interesting Facts About Bill Maher

  • His Zodiac sign is Aquarius.
  • On 14th September 2010, Bill earned a Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • He also supports the establishment of a Medicare-for-All universal single-payer health care system and has consistently agreed with the proposal since 2011.
  • He has been a critic of 9/11 conspiracy theories.
  • Maher tested positive for COVID-19 on May 13, 2021.
  • This eminent personality ranked at number 38 on Comedy Central’s 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time in the year 2005.
  • He also holds the record for having been nominated on 22 occasions and not winning once and the most Emmy nominations without a win.
  • He is also very active on Instagram has more than 645K followers.
  • Bill is also an advisory board member of Project Reason.
  • He is an avid animal lover and owns two dogs.
  • Bill has also earned the LA Press Club’s highest honor in the year 2002.
  • Since 1997, he is a supporter of animal rights, having served on the board of PETA.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @billmaher
  2. Twitter@billmaher
  3. Facebook @Maher 
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