Roger Ailes Net Worth

April 24, 2023
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Roger Eugene Ailes was born on 15 May 1940 in Warren, Ohio USA, and is best known for his role as the CEO and Chairman of Fox News as well as the entire Fox Television Stations Group. He has also worked as a media consultant for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, Republican US Presidents.

So, how rich is Ailes, what’s his net worth? Roger Ailes is estimated to have a net worth amounting to over $25 million. He has acquired his wealth from his career as a media personality, including working as a consultant for Republican Presidents. In 1989, he also worked as a consultant for the first mayoral campaign of Rudy Giuliani for Mayor of New York. Today, reports indicate that he earns as much as $7 million per year, making him one of the higher paid TV executives in the U.S.


Roger Ailes Net Worth $25 Million


Roger Ailes was born to Robert Eugene Ailes and Donna Marie. As a kid, he was educated at Warren City Schools and Warren High School. He attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1962. His career in TV started in the city of Cleveland, then Philadelphia, working as a Property Assistant in 1962, Producer in 1965 and Executive Producer in 1967 for KYW-TV’s ‘The Mike Douglas Show.’ His role as the executive producer of the show saw him nominated for a 1968 Emmy Award.

Between 1987 and 1988, Roger was credited along with Lee Atwater with guiding President George H. W. Bush in the Republican preliminaries. He scripted and produced the ad ‘Revolving Door,’ for Bush’s general elections campaign. In 1988, he wrote a book ‘You Are the Message: Secrets of the Master Communicators,’ discussing some of the strategies and philosophies for succeeding in the public eye. After his last effort with Richard Thornburgh who was vying for the US Senate failed in November 1991, Ailes announced that he would withdraw from politics, but returned in 1992 to help Bush win his re-election against Bill Clinton.

In TV, Roger Ailes started working as the Chairman of Fox TV Stations Group after Lachlan Murdoch departed from the News Corporation on 15 August 2005. Because of his impressive work with the TV Company, his contract was renewed in October 2012, which would see him work another four years until 2016. Although salary terms were not made public, reports emerged that in the 2012 fiscal year he was paid $21 million, inclusive of the bonuses, increasing his net worth significantly. In addition to chairing and heading the Fox TV Stations, he also chairs Fox Business Network, My Network TV and Twentieth Television.

When it comes to his personal life, Roger Ailes married Elizabeth Tilson, a former TV executive, on 14 February 1998. The couple has one son and they live in Garrison, New York. Ailes has always had a soft heart when it comes to charity. In October 2007, he gave a large donation to Ohio University, which was intended to renovate and extend the student newsroom.

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