Roger Ebert net worth: Roger Ebert was and American film critic who had a net worth of $9 million. Roger Ebert was born on June 18, 1942 in Urbana Illinois. A very respected film critic, Roger Ebert was also an author, journalist, screenwriter, and film historian. His film review column, which appeared in the Chicago Sun Times starting in 1967, also appeared online and was syndicated to over 200 other news outlets. He co-hosted three popular film review shows with Gene Siskel until Siskel's death from a brain tumor in 1999. He then presented a new series, "Ebert Presents at the Movies", while continuing his reviewing and film history work. Roger Ebert died on April 4, 2013 after a prolonged battle with cancer.