Bill Maher, comedian and actor, was born on January 20, 1956 in New York City and has a net worth of $23 million. He began his career as a stand up comedian in the late 70s, and began to appear on the Johnny Carson and David Letterman show in 1982. Maher then hosted the show Politically Incorrect, which aired on Comedy Central and later ABC, but was cancelled in 2002 after a controversial remark in relation to September 11th in 2001. Maher appeared on several radio and television talk shows to discuss his remark. He became the host of Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO in 2003. In May of 2005 he began contributing as a blogger for the Huffington Post to talk about his opinions on politics and social problems. He also hosted Larry King Live on CNN in 2006, a show that he also appeared on as a frequent guest. That same year he released an audio CD for a previous talk show of his, Real Time.
Bill Maher holds the records for most Emmy losses at 22, 11 of which were for Politically Incorrect. He is also known for his relationship with Playboy Cyber Girl Coco Johnsen, who sued him in 2004 for $9 million as a result of "pain and suffering." He then dated New York Times best-selling author Karrine Steffans, and is currently linked to Cara Santa Maria.