William Bennett Author, Books, Bio, Age, Wife, Height, Family, Education, FOX News and Net Worth

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William Bennett Biography and Wikipedia

William Bennett is an American conservative politician, Author and TV personality currently serving as a contributor on The FOX News Channel based in New York City, New York. Previously. he worked as the Secretary of Education for The United States Government from 1985 to 1988 when Ronald Reagan was still the president. William even served as the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under former President George H . W . Bush. He is also the co-director of Empower America and a long-time supporter of the United States Republican Party.

William Bennett Education

Bennett graduated from Gonzaga College High School and enrolled at Williams College back in 1965. Later, he received a Ph.D. in Political Philosophy from the University of Texas in Austin back in 1970. Williams then earned a JD degree in Law from Harvard Law School.

William Bennett Age

How old is William? Bennett is 81 years old as of 2024. He was born William John Benett on July 31, 1943, in New York City, New York, United States. His birthday is celebrated on 31st July every year. His zodiac birth sign is Leo. READ: Byron York 

William Bennett Nationality and Ethnicity

Bennett holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. He was born and brought up in New York City, New York, United States. He belongs to the white-American ethnicity/heritage and ancestry.

William Bennett Height

William stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m). He also maintains an average body weight of around 78 kilograms. However, information regarding his other body measurements is currently under review. Bennett’s hair color is grey and his eyes are dark brown

William Bennett Parents

Bennett was born and brought up in an all-American middle-class family based in Brooklyn, New York City. He grew up as the son of Nancy Walsh (mother), a medical secretary and F. Robert Bennett (father), a banker. He also has one younger brother named Robert S. Bennett. Robert is a conservative politician just like his brother and he currently works as a Washington Attorney.

William Bennett Wife

IIs William Married? Bennett is happily married to his wife, Elayne Bennett, the president of the Best Friends Foundation. The couple got hitched in a private wedding ceremony that was held back in early 1982. Before Elayne, Bennett went on his first date as a graduate student back in 1967 with a girl named Janis Joplin. READ: Alice Waters

He revealed in an interview that the date lasted two hours but afterward, he spent around 200 hours talking about it. Eventually, he met Elayne and got married after finding a stable job. Together the couple is blessed with two sons named John and Joseph. William and his family reside in New York City

William Bennett Whitehouse and Secretary Of Education

Bennet served as a Secretary of Education working under President Ronald Reagan’s administration from 1985 to 1988. From there, he worked as a Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President Bush’s administration before kick-starting his Radio and Television career as a political commentator and contributor. He is well-known for focusing on affirmative action, school vouchers, enforcing drug laws and supporting classical education, and religious education while he was maintaining his position as a Secretary of Education.

William Bennett Salary

How much does William Make? Bennett working as a contributor and co-host on the FOX News Channel based in New York City earns an annual salary ranging from $95,000 to $100,000.

William Bennett FOX News

What Happened to William?  Bennet currently serves as a contributor and co-host on The FOX News Channel (FNC). He first began his career as an associate dean who worked in several institutions like Boston University and many more. Later. William served as a Cabinet Secretary of Education for President Reagan back in 1981.

From there, he made his official debut as a TV host of a nationally syndicated program known as Morning in America on Salem Communications based in Dallas, Texas. The show was also carried on to Sirius Satellite Radio back on Channel 144 (the Patriot Channel). In 2008, he joined CNN News as a host of a weekly talk show called Beyond the Politics. READ: Gabrielle Hamilton

The show was short-lived but William remained on CNN News as a contributor. In 2018, he left CNN News and joined The FOX News Channel as a co-host and contributor on The Wise Guys with Byron York, Victor Davis Hanson and Tyrus. Additionally, he holds a membership of the Project of the New American Century (PNAC) after he signed a PNAC letter back in 1998. He is also a neoconservative and a former advocate of the Iraq war.

William Bennett Net Worth

Bennett is an American Politician, Author, Contributor and TV personality who has an estimated net worth of around

William Bennett Book Of Virtues | Books

  • The Moral Compass (1995)
  • The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood (2011)
  • The Educated Child: A Parents Guide From Preschool Through Eighth Grade (1999)
  • Tried by Fire: The Story of Christianity’s First Thousand Years (2016)
  • The American Patriot’s Almanac: Daily Readings on America (2008)
  • America: The Last Best Hope (1998)
  • The death of outrage (1998)
  • A Century Turns: New Hopes, New Fears (2010)
  • The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood (2011)

William Bennett Quotes

  • America’s support for human rights and democracy is our noblest export to the world.
  • Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue
  • All real education is the architecture of the soul.
  • Real fatherhood means love and commitment and sacrifice and a willingness to share responsibility and not walking away from one’s children.
  • A kind and compassionate act is often its reward.