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Robert Gilliland Beckel was born on 15 November 1948, in New York City USA, and is a political pundit and analyst, and former political operative, best known for his time on Fox News Channel, where he co-hosted the show called ‘The Five.’ He was dismissed from the show in 2015 following months of recovery from a back surgery. Today, he works with CNN as a commentator and analyst.

Do you want to know how rich Bob Beckel is? Bob is one of the most popular and successful political analysts in the US. He has a net worth estimated by sources to be more than $10 million, as of early 2016. He has earned most of his wealth working as a political commentator on TV shows, most importantly on Fox News Channel’s ‘The Five.’ In the past, he also earned a lot of money working for CNN, where he co-hosted ‘Crossfire Sunday.’

Bob Beckel Net Worth $10 Million

Bob Beckel was raised in Lyme, Connecticut by Ellen Gilliland Beckel and Cambridge Graham Beckel. He attended Wagner College located in Staten Island, from where he graduated with a BA. While in school, he used to play football and was a very active member in debates. In 1968, he had an opportunity to exercise his talent, campaigning for presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy. On completing college, he travelled to the Philippines, where he served as a volunteer in the Peace Corps. He stayed there from 1971-1972 and later joined George Washington University as a politics professor.

In 1977, Bob Beckel was offered an opportunity to become the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations under the US Department of State. He made history, becoming the youngest deputy assistant to have worked in the Carter administration. Due to his impressive work, he received an appointment the following year to work as a Special Assistant to the President, which required him to handle legislative affairs, and in particular he worked on ratification of Middle East treaties and Salt II. His net worth was well established.

Beckel entered politics in 1984 when he was offered a chance to become the presidential camping manager for Walter Mondale. This campaign gave him the popularity he needed thanks to slogan ‘Where’s the beef?’ which centered on Mondale’s opponent, Gary Hart. Towards the end of that year, he formed a consulting firm called Bob Beckel & Associates.

Beckel had tremendous success in politics the following years, and in 2002 he had another opportunity to campaign, although this time not for a presidential nominee but a Senator, Alan Blinken. By 2005, he started contributing as a columnist for the newspaper USA Today. He made a brief appearance on TV in 2010, joining Monica Crowley, his fellow Fox News analyst, in the “24” season eight premier. In 2011, he was invited by Fox News to be one of the hosts of ‘The Five,’ which he co-hosted for 708 episodes before the TV network announced that he he would leave because he had missed many episodes while recovering from back surgery. In 2015, Bob joined CNN after making a full recovery, where he continues to offer expert opinion and commentary on elections. He is paid very well for his contribution on CNN, and is expected to increase his net worth significantly with time.

Bob Beckel has had his share of controversies in his career. In 2002, it was alleged that he hired a woman who he paid $300/hr to visit his home. Days later, an extortionist left a note on his car’s windshield and a voice message, demanding $50,000, failure to which, he would make his illegal activates public. Montgomery police investigated the matter and tracked down the extortionist. Some of hois on-air comments have also caused some controversy, but he continues to broadcast.

In his personal life, Bob Beckel married Leland Ingham in 1992, and had two children with her before she filed for divorce following the above-mentined incident. Bob is also on record admitting that he was a drug addict and an alcoholic, but has worked on the addiction to make a full recovery.


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TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Five 2011-2015 TV Series Himself - Co-Host / Himself
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue 2011-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist / Himself - Guest Panelisti
Fox and Friends 2012-2014 TV Series Himself - Co-Host / Himself
Hannity 2009-2014 TV Series Himself - Panelist / Himself / Himself - Co-Host, The Five
Outnumbered 2014 TV Series Himself - Co-Host, The Five / Himself - Host
Cashin' In 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
Media Buzz 2013-2014 TV Series Himself - Co-Host, The Five / Himself
Stossel 2012-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Co-Host, The Five
On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren 2013 TV Series Himself - Co-Host, The Five
The Kelly File 2013 TV Series Himself
America's Newsroom 2012-2013 TV Series Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Democratic Strategist
Happening Now 2012 TV Series Himself
Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike 2012 Himself (uncredited)
Cavuto on Business 2012 TV Series Himself
24 2010 TV Series Himself
Just In with Laura Ingraham 2008 TV Series Himself - Fox News Contributor
Hannity & Colmes 2005-2006 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest Host
The Big Story 2005 TV Series Himself
American Morning 2002 TV Series Himself

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Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Media Buzz 2014-2015 TV Series Himself - Co-Host, The Five / Himself
Stossel 2014 TV Series Himself - Co-Host, The Five

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#Fact
1 His daughter graduated from college on June 5, 2014.
2 Favorite Christmas movie: Miracle on 34th Street (1947).
3 Release of his book, "Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That is Destroying America" by Bob with Cal Thomas.
4 His first job was as a garbageman.
5 Hometown is Besthesda, Maryland.
6 His son, Alex Beckel, graduated from high school on June 6, 2012 and will attend Eric Bolling's alma mater, Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Will be playing golf.
7 After he started choking on a large shrimp during a Fox party, was given the Heimlich maneuver by Eric Bolling [October 13, 2011].
8 Recovering alcoholic.
9 Has a son, Alex Beckel, (born in 1993) and daughter, McKenzie Beckel, (born in 1996).
10 Favorite songs: "Born in the USA" by Bruce Springsteen, "Angels Flying Too Close to the Ground" by Willie Nelson, "Oh, Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison.
11 He plays golf, as does his son, Alex Beckel.
12 His ex-wife was a professional golfer.
13 When he worked for President Jimmy Carter, he was sent down to Jonestown in Guyana, after the massacre, to assess the situation.
14 Brother of L.A. Confidential (1997) and Pearl Harbor (2001) actor Graham Beckel. Also has a sister.
15 Professor of Advanced Political Studies at George Washington University.
16 Fox News contributor.
17 Former deputy assistant Secretary of State.
18 Managed Walter Mondale's 1984 presidential campaign.
19 Political columnist for USA Today.
20 Democratic strategist.


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