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Jesse Watters Net Worth

jesse watters net worth
Net Worth$1,000,000
Full NameJesse Watters
Date of Birth/AgeJuly 9, 1978 (age 40)
Source of wealthPolitical commentator
Country of originU.S.
State/City of originPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Last Updated2019

Net Worth

Jesse Watters net worth is 1 million dollars.

As an American political commentator, Jesse is famous for offering conservative counterpoints and rebuttals to guests and interview subjects.

Although he originally became famous for appearing on The O’Reilly Factor, he has since moved on to his own show, Watters’s World.


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On his own show, Jesse’s unique interviewing style is put to use doing “man-on-the-street interviews.”

His critics call this style of interviewing “ambush reporting,” but his show has gained enough followers that Fox has gone on to pay him well for his success.

As a successful journalist, Jesse earns a salary of approximately $300,000 each year. He also rakes in bonuses and incentives that add to his net worth.


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This conservative talk show host has made his fortune at the Fox News network. Like many of his coworkers, Jesse has attracted a degree of controversy over his comments about women, racism and politics.

He’s also faced scrutiny for his personal life. But these controversies have only helped him build a following of devoted fans on his way to becoming a millionaire.

Early Life

Jesse was born on July 9, 1978 to Stephen and Anne Waters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has one sister. With Jesse’s strong political leanings, you might expect him to be from a conservative family.

But in an interview with Fox News in February of 2019, Jesse revealed that his parents and sister were liberal. He also has an uncle who is a Democratic senator in New Hampshire. In fact, his mother often calls into his show to argue with his political commentary.


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Jesse’s childhood included a musical education. He became an accomplished flute player and would later recall performing for his family members.

But sports played a valuable role in his upbringing, as he was active in football, basketball, wrestling, swimming, and lacrosse.

With a professor as a father, the family did put an emphasis on education. Jesse went to Trinity College in Connecticut and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history.

Personal Life

Jesse is six feet tall. Both his eyes and his hair are brown. He became the proud owner of dog named Rookie in 2019, which he claims converted him into becoming an animal lover. Prior to having Rookie, Jesse claims he never had any pets.

In 2009, Jesse married Noelle Inguagiato. Noelle Watters was a brief host on Fox News, where she led the fashion show iMag. Jesse and Noelle have twin daughters named Ellie and Sophie. Noelle and Jesse seemed to be quite the happy couple.

But in 2018, Noelle Watters filed for divorce after learning that her husband had been having an affair with Emma DiGiovine, a 25-year-old producer for Watters’ World.

Emma was later moved to The Ingraham Angle after Fox News became aware of the relationship. The two of them continue to date.

Jesse’s personal friendships also demand attention. He has been known to eat dinner with President Trump, who appears on Jesse’s show and follows Jesse on Twitter.


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Jesse began working at Fox News immediately after finishing college. His first job was as a production assistant. He went on to become part of The O’Reilly Factor‘s production staff.

After only a year working in the production department, Jesse began to do on air segments as part of O’Reilly’s show. He has gone on to call Bill O’Reilly his mentor.

It was while working with O’Reilly that Jesse began to develop a reputation for doing “ambush” reporting.


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As he enjoyed a comfortable career doing segments on The O’Reilly Factor, he also began doing guest appearances on the Fox News show, Outnumbered in 2014.

At present, Jesse Watters net worth reached $1,000,000.

Beginning in November 2015, Jesse began to host Watters’s World. Although the show continues to be successful, Jesse continued to be a part of other shows on the network.

He appeared as a guest with O’Reilly and Dennis Miller on The Spin Stops Here in January 2017 and as part of The Fivein April 2017.


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Interesting Facts

In October 2016 when Watters asked Chinese Americans in Chinatown a series of questions that some considered racist.

The segment featured Watters asking Chinese Americans if they knew karate, if their watches had been stolen, or if he was required to bow before them in greeting.

The segment also featured references to martial arts, nunchucks, and the song “Kung Fu Fighting.” Watters was criticized by the mayor of New York, the Asian American Journalists Association, and several Asian lawmakers.

As a reply, Watters took to Twitter to announce that he was a political humorist, and his work was intended to be tongue-in-cheek.


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As a Fox News show host, Watters has never shied away from controversy. He has faced public criticism about his on-air segments and his personal life.

But these controversies have only strengthened his endearing qualities to the public.

Given his popularity on the network and their willingness to pay him a significant amount of money, it looks as though Watters will only grow more wealthy due to his courting of controversial subjects.


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Favorite Quotes from Jesse Watters

“Rookie is a mini poodle. I love him and he’s a genius – he’s already trained!”

“I think political correctness has taken over this country.”

“I say this to everybody: ‘Watters World’ makes you laugh, and then ‘Watters World’ makes you cry, because it is shocking, and even I myself am still shocked at some of the answers when I go out.”

“It was never my intention to hurt people’s feelings.”


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Tips for success from Jesse Watters

Sometimes you will make a mistake in front of others. Jesse has made a few, but he has continued to take pride in his work after acknowledging his mistakes. 

Starting at the bottom of a company doesn’t mean you will stay there. Jesse started as a lowly production assistant, but through hard work, he was able to turn that into a long-lasting career as a host.