Jesse Watters is a television personality best known for his work on Fox News as a conservative political analyst. He initially gained fame on The O’Reilly Factor and was known for his interview portion Watters’ World, which later became its own program. Through hosting many political shows over the years, Jesse Watters now has a net worth of $8 million.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jesse was born on July 9, 1978. His father, Stephen, is a teacher, and his mother, Anne, is a child psychologist. He is of Irish descent.
Growing up, Watters split his time between the East Falls and Germantown communities. The young man enrolled at the William Penn Charter School for his studies.
He moved to a new residence with his parents in Long Island, New York, after finishing his junior year. Jesse then went to Trinity College, where he received a degree in history in 2001.
Jesse would obtain a position as a production assistant for Fox News shortly after finishing college. His first employment with the network was as a production assistant on The O’Reilly Factor, which he started in 2003.
His first appearances on the show’s Watters’ World section catapulted him to popularity. In 2014, he got to take part in the daytime talk show Outnumbered. The following year, Watters’ World became its own show.
It started out as a monthly program, but as its ratings rose, Jesse’s program began airing weekly in 2017. It premiered every Saturday at 8:00 PM Eastern Time.
In the same year that Watters’ World became a weekly program, Jesse joined the cast of the panel talk show The Five. The topics of discussion usually revolve around pop culture and political concerns.
Jesse wrote How I Saved the World, a book he released in July 2021. The memoir landed at the top of the nonfiction bestseller list in the New York Times. However, Jesse Watters’ work life wasn’t always successful.
He was involved in a lot of controversies. He made questionable comments about several topics, including 9/11, Ivanka Trump, QAnon conspiracy theory, Asian Americans, and Anthony Fauci.
Net Worth and Salary
Watters is being paid $2 million per year as a Fox News Channel correspondent. Apart from his media appearances, he also earns from selling his nonfiction book.
Furthermore, Jesse possesses a beach property in New Jersey and co-hosted The Five from there in the midst of the COVID 19 outbreak. From all his income sources, Jesse Watters gets an estimated net worth of $8 million.
Jesse has had two marriages in his life. The first was in 2009 with Noelle K. Inguagiato. Although they have twin girls together, the pair split in 2018. Noelle filed a divorce after finding out her husband was having an affair.
Emma DiGiovine, Jesse’s executive producer, was involved in an extramarital relationship with him. In 2019, Jesse decided to propose to DiGiovine and married her the same year. The two later had a baby boy in 2021.