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How Fox News Commentator Dan Bongino Made His Millions

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May. 17 2021, Published 1:55 p.m. ET

Fox News correspondent Dan Bongino will host a new weekend primetime show at 10 p.m. ET, the network announced on May 12.

Bongino will step into the new role and serve as a host while continuing his weekday radio show The Dan Bongino Show, in which the commentator "tackles the hottest political issues, debunking both liberal and Republican establishment rhetoric."

With several popular shows, book deals, and more, how much is Bongino's net worth? Keep reading to find out more about the Fox News political correspondent. 

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Dan Bongino's career path

Before stepping into the role as a broadcaster, Bongino worked as a New York City police officer. Then, he went on to serve as a U.S. Secret Service agent. 

In 2011, Bongino decided to run for the U.S. Senate before joining Fox as a contributor to the network in 2019. 

The 46-year-old is also a published author and has released several books.

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In his most popular book, Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away from It All, Bongino opens up about working as a Secret Service agent for 12 years before ultimately deciding to resign from the job and run for office. 

"Follow his experiences inside the Washington DC 'Bubble' and uncover why a government that includes the incredibly dedicated people he encountered while within it continues to make tragic mistakes," the book's summary states.

Dan Bongino's net worth

According to reports, the former secret service agent is estimated to be worth $8 million.  

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Dan Bongino is married.

The conservative political figure has been married to Paula Andrea for more than 20 years. The couple has two daughters, Isabel and Amelia.

According to the Severna Park Voice, the pair met on a blind date at Sullivan's in New York City just two weeks before the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. 

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“I kept calling her at her office over and over,” he told the outlet. “Paula literally worked at Ground Zero at the Securities Industry Association. So I was worried, really panicked.”

The two eventually tied the knot, and though winning Paula's heart proved easier, getting his wife's Colombian mother's approval was a much harder task.

“The first time Paula’s mom met me she didn’t like me,” he said. “It was like standing in court before a very strict judge. It was only years later when I caught her saying something nice about me when I walked in from another room that I finally knew she liked me.”

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Dan Bongino was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma.

In 2020, Bongino discovered a large tumor on his neck, which he thought wasn't cancerous. However, after a series of MRIs and medical tests, the father-of-two was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma.

In October 2020, Bongino underwent surgery to remove the tumor from his neck. He updated his Instagram followers about his recovery process and said, “I’m out of surgery & I feel good. They removed the whole tumor from my neck. The bad news is, it looks like lymphoma. The good news is, there are treatment options. Either way, we’ll be okay.” 

On February 5, 2021, Bongino updated fans that he had completed treatment for Hodgkin Lymphoma. “It was a tough road. It’s all over. I hope," he posted alongside a video of himself ringing a bell, signaling he was done with his round of treatments.

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