Billy Bush Net Worth
Billy Bush Net Worth and salary: Billy Bush is an American radio and television host who has a net worth of $9 million. Billy Bush was born October 13, 1971 in Los Angeles, California. He is probably best known for being the former host of Access Hollywood, a syndicated entertainment-news show. Billy Bush could have pursued politics like his uncle George H. W. Bush or his cousin George W. Bush, but he instead opted for the world of entertainment. In 1997, he made a splash on his relatives' turf as the host of the Washington, D.C. morning show Billy Bush and the Bush League, but it was his 2001 appearance on the entertainment-news program Extra that led to Bush's small-screen career. He was a natural on camera and was soon invited to contribute segments to NBC's Today Show. By the end of that year he was working as an Access Hollywood correspondent and in 2004 he was promoted to full-fledged co-anchor. Bush made his mark by being unafraid to pose outrageous questions or poke fun at celebrities' images. For example, he once served pizza to Victoria's Secret models and asked Penélope Cruz if she could spell then-boyfriend Matthew McConaughey's surname. After emceeing numerous specials, including beauty pageants and award-show countdowns, Bush landed a gig as the co-host of the Broadway reality series Grease: You're the One That I Want in 2007. In 2008, he went back to his radio roots and launched The Billy Bush (radio) Show. Meanwhile, he continued to expand his presence on TV and became a co-host on daytime's Access Hollywood Live in 2010. Billy left Access Hollywood in 2016 after being named the co-host of the third hour of NBC's The Today Show.
Donald Trump Controversy
In October 2016, a video surfaced that showed Billy Bush and Presidential candidate Donald Trump making extremely lewd comments about women. Some of the comments were about Nancy O'Dell who was Billy's Access Hollywood co-host at the time. Other comments were directed at a soap star. In the fallout of the video Billy was indefinitely suspended by The Today Show, a job he only had for three months. At the time his salary was $3 million. He was reportedly paid $10 million by NBC to exit quietly and end his contract early.
Billy Bush Real Estate: In April 2019 Billy listed his longtime primary residence in Encino, California for $5.395 million. He bought the 5,400 square foot house in 2004 for $3.05 million.