Facts of Bill Simmons
|Full Name||Bill Simmons|
|Birth Name||William John Simmons III|
|Profession||Sportswriter, Sports Analyst, Author, and Podcaster|
|Birth City||Marlborough, Massachusetts,|
|Father Name||William Simmons|
|Father Profession||School Administrator|
|Mother Name||Jan Corbo|
|Spouse||Kari Crichton Simmons|
|No Of Children||2|
|Date of Birth||September 25,1969|
|Married Date||April 1,1999|
Bill Simmons, 51, is an American sportswriter, author, sports analyst, podcaster, and the CEO of the sports and pop culture website The Ringer.
Simmons grabbed media attention from his websites, The Boston Sports Guy, and eventually signed up by ESPN in 2001, where he worked until 2015. In 2016, Simmons founded a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, The Ringer. The podcaster is also popular for his style of writing characterized by mixing sports knowledge and pop culture.
How Rich Is Sports Writer Bill Simmons?
As per Celebrity Net Worth, the writer cum author is estimated at around $30 million as of January 2020. He reportedly makes $7 million per year as his salary.
As per some online tabloids, a sportswriter makes $35,000 per year, and a podcaster reportedly makes $54,321 to $74,000 annually. Likewise, the average salary of a sports analyst ranges around $73,740 per annum.
Bill reportedly resides in his 4,200 square-foot house located in Carbon Beach, also known as Billionaires Beach, along with his family. The house features 3-bedroom, 3-bathrooms with a beautiful ocean view. As per sources, he purchased the house for $7.5 million.
As per some online sources, Simmons also owns a house in Los Angeles’ historic Hancock Park, which he bought in 2007 for $3.1 million.
Born William John Simmons on 25th September 1969 in Marlborough, Massachusetts, the United States of America to William Simmons and Jan Corbo. He is of American nationality and has white ethnic descent.
He went to the Greenwich Country Day School and Brunswick School. He completed his postgraduate from Choate Rosemary Hall in 1988. John also went to the College of the Holy Cross and Boston University from where he received his master’s degree in print journalism.
A Short Career Highlight
Following his graduation, he lived in Charlestown, working odd jobs before landing a job at ESPN. He started working at the Boston Herald as a high school sports reporter and editorial assistant, organizing food runs and answering phone calls on the Sunday football scores section.
He then moved to California on 16th November 2002 and began working in April 2003 as a writer for the show. He gained fame as The Boston Sports Guy, which eventually got him recruited by ESPN.
In April 2003, he began working as a comedy writer for the late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! alongside Jimmy Kimmel and worked for a year and a half until the spring of 2004.
In 2001, he began working in ESPN to write three guest columns. As one of the most popular columnists on the site, he was given his own section of ESPM.com’s Page 2. According to ESPN, his column-averaged 500,000 visitors a month.
In 2002, he began writing a bi-weekly 800-word column for ESPN The Magazine. On 8th May 2015, ESPN announced that Bill’s contract was due to expire in September 2015 would not be renewed.
He then began serving as the editor-in-chief of Grantland, a website owned by ESPEN. Since August 2014, Bill produced an 18 episode primetime show for ESPN leaving NBA Countdown. ESPN shut down the Grantland website on 30th October 2015.
Since October 2015, Bill began working as a weekly talk show host for Any Given Wednesday. The show first premiered on 22nd June 2016 and was canceled in November 2016.
On 17th February 2016, Bill announced the launch of his new website called The Ringer. It includes several podcasts focusing on different aspects of sports, technology, and pop culture featuring writers on The Ringer as hosts of these podcasts.
Simmons serves as the CEO at The Ringer. Likewise, he also hosts The Bill Simmons Podcast, which rotates through conversations and interviews with professional athletes, Hollywood personalities, and other media personalities.
Who Is Bill Simmons’ Wife?
Bill is married to Kari Crichton Simmons. They exchanged their wedding vows on 1st April 1999 and share two children: Zoe Simmons born on 2nd May 2005 and Benjamin Oakley Simmons born on 1st November 2007.
Did You Know? Bill Simmons is a huge fan of Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and New England Patriots.