Published Date   06th Feb. 2017, 17:02 pm  Update Date: April 4th, 2017  05:28 am
Quick Info
Birth Name: Roger Eugene Ailes
Date of Birth: 15/05/1940
Age: 84 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: around $21 million
Qualification: Graduated with major in television and radio

Roger Ailes and Roger Ailes wife have both been well-known celebrities in the field of journalism. Roger is also known as Roger Eugene Ailes. Roger has been serving as a Chairman and CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. Roger is also known for being the chairman of Fox Television Stations group and Twentieth Television. Roger was a media consultant for George H. W. Bush, Republican presidents Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan. Roger Ailes wife is the owner and publisher of local New York state newspapers.


Roger Ailes is a multi-talented, brilliant and strategic man. Roger is one of the few TV legendaries in America. Ailes oversees all national operations for FOX News and serves as a senior advisor. Fans and followers can follow him on social media to know of his current affairs. Barbara Walters a journalist and media personality is a longtime friend of Roger. Roger Ailes has been a visionary declared as President and CEO of the Bradley Foundation. Roger has also known as an author. Roger Ailes wife was a homemaker and titular publisher. Roger Ailes Trump has a friendship of 35 years but now Roger Ailes Trump is no longer on speaking terms.


Roger Ailes was born on 15th of May, 1940 in Warren, Ohio, USA. He is 76 years old at this time. Roger is the son of Donna Marie and a factory maintenance foreman named Robert Eugene Ailes. His parents divorced in 1960.

Early Life and Childhood

Roger attended to the Warren High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. Roger graduated in 1962 from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He majored in television and radio and served as the student station manager for WOUB for two years.  Roger was often hospitalized because he had suffered from hemophilia at his young age. His parents divorced in 1960 when he was graduating.

Net Worth and Career

In 1962, as a property assistant on The Mike Douglas Show, Roger began his television career. Roger Ailes career credits starting improving when he started producing and directing in local television and in 1965, he became a producer and executive producer from 1967 to 1968 in KYW-TV. He also produced ‘The Mike Douglas Show’, the talk-variety show. He was an Executive Producer when the show was syndicated nationally. His performance was impressive when he worked in Cleveland and Philadelphia. Because of his great performance on The Mike Douglas Show, he was nominated for an Emmy in 1968. Ailes also worked as the main media consultant for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan to victory in the second presidential debate and George H.W Bush to win over Michael Dukakis and Rudy Giuliani to become a mayor. He was praised for his guide to George H.W Bush. Roger also produced and wrote Bush’s broadcast spots in the primary and general-election campaigns.

Roger has written famous books like “You Are the Message”; “Secrets of the Master Communicators”. Between the year 1987 to 1988, Roger became a renowned political consultant. In the early 1990s, he left political campaigning after Richard Thornburgh failed to get elected for the senate seat in Pennsylvania and served as president of NBC’s cable channel CNBC in 1993 before overseeing the creation and launch of FOX News in 1996. Roger was named Chairman of the Fox Television Stations Group since 15th August 2005.

In October 2005, Roger also hired former CBS executive Dennis Swanson to be president of the Fox Television Stations Group for additional changes in affiliate’s news programs with the standardization of Fox News Channel. In 2014, he published a book called, “Gabriel Sherman”. Until this age, he has been able to be Chairman and CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network and also chairman of Fox Television Stations, Twentieth Television, My Network TV and Fox Business Network. Roger Ailes net worth was estimated to be around $75 million but on the basis of his salary of 2012, Roger Ailes net worth is approximately 21 million dollars.

Girlfriend and Spouse

Roger Ailes wife as of now is Elizabeth Tilson. Roger Ailes wife is the owner and publisher of local New York state newspapers. He had two wives before Elizabeth. Details about previous Roger Ailes wife are not found on any sites.

At present Roger Ailes, wife Elizabeth Tilson gave birth to one child. They are still together till date. Roger Ailes wife and their child are settled in Garrison, New York in the home constructed across the Hudson River. The relationship of the couple seems to be getting along pretty well, with no signs of an imminent split.

Awards, Achievements and Recognition

Roger was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for the show The Mike Douglas Show in the year 1968. Roger was also awarded the Radio and Television News Directors Association First Amendment Leadership Award and as well as The Media Institute’s Freedom of Speech Award.

Roger is recognized as a TV guy before he was a politics guy. Roger is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders.

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