William Bennett | Biography

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  • Full Name William John Bennett
  • Nickname William Bennett
  • Birth Date Jul 31, 1943
  • Age 80 Years, 11 Months
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace New York, USA
  • Zodiac Sign Cancer
  • Occupation Professor, Author, Politician, & Political Commentator
  • University Williams College, University Of Texas & Harvard Law School
  • Education B.A. Philosophy, Ph.D. & Juris Doctorate
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Wife Elayne Bennett
  • Net Worth Not Disclosed
  • Ethnicity White
FOX News Contributor & Politician

William Bennett | Biography

Writer of 'Book of Virtue'

William Bennett is an American conservative politician and political commentator. He currently serves as a contributor to Fox News Channel.

Who is William Bennett?

William John Bennett was born on 31 July 1943 in New York, USA. Bennett is still alive and is 79 years as of 2022.

He was the 3rd United States Secretary of Education from 1985 to 1988. He was also the 1st director of the National Drug Control Policy in 1989, appointed by George Bush. Bennet went to study philosophy (B.A) at Williams College. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas. Later, he earned his law degree from Harvard Law School.

Having worked for over 20 years as a writer, speaker, political operative, and government official, Bennett is also a professor. He lectured as a professor at the University of Texas, Boston University, and Harvard University.

He is one of America's most familiar and influential voices on political, cultural, and educational issues. Bennett has thickly appeared on cable news outlets and in the pages of the country's most dominant newspapers. He has spoken and written on subjects as distinct as education, the family, and the paramount importance of the USA on the world stage. 

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The politician was the host of one of the greatest national talk shows in the nation, Morning in America. He currently hosts America Strong: The Bill Bennett Podcast and The Bill Bennett Interview, a nationally syndicated series of exclusive, in-depth interviews aired throughout the country through Salem Radio Network. Similarly, he serves as a senior correspondent, creating the daily Make America Work series.

Bennet currently works as Chairman of Conservative Leaders for Education. Additionally, he serves on the Advisory Board of Udacity, one of the world's prominent online education organizations, and the Advisory Board of Viridis Learning, Inc. 

Similarly, he is a senior advisor to HigherEducation.com, which works to support universities and also markets their degrees. Apart from his political career, Bennet is also a technology entrepreneur. He founded a billion-dollar online education organization, k12.com, in 2000.  

A recipient of more than 30 honorary awards, Bennet joined Fox News Channel as a contributor in 2017.


Bennett has written and co-authored more than two dozen books. His latest book is a single-edition volume of his commendable trilogy, 'America: The Last Best Hope.' The book tells the encouraging narrative of America. 

Similarly, his other books, such as 'Book of Virtue' (1990) and his recent book 'Tried by Fire: The Story of Christianity's First Thousand Years,' became New York Times' number one best-sellers.  

Wife And Family

The politician has been married to Elayne Bennett. The couple shares two sons, John and Joseph Bennett. The family resides in North Carolina and Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Net Worth & Salary

While Bennett's exact net worth has not been disclosed to the public, many sites have published that he has a reported net worth of multi-million dollars. However, reliable sources have not yet published the estimated wealth of the political commentator. His major sources of income come from his career as a political analyst and commentator and author.

Moreover, as per 2022 reports from Glassdoor, the news reporter of Fox News channel receives an average base salary of $54,523 annually, and the total salary reaches just over $54000 per year.

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