Juan William was born in Colón, Panama, to immigrant parents Akin Jules Williams and Sharon Williams. They were both Panamanian. He also has a brother and a sister. He graduated in 1972 from Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie, New York. While in these schools, he was the editor of the student paper, clerk of the student body, captain of the baseball, cross-country, and championship basketball team. The would-be host loved sports and this endeared him to his parents and teachers. This article reveals about Juan William’s net worth and his married life with wife Susan Delise.
Juan later attended Haverford College, where he later graduated with a baccalaureate in philosophy in 1976. He got a scholarship due to his sports prowess. The man is still an active member of the College’s board.
Even though he was born in Panama, he moved to the USA at a young age, becoming an American citizen. He is of the black ethnicity and is a Christian by religion. His father Akin took his family of four to a cargo banana boat for New York and became an immigrant in the USA. There was a lot of poverty and violence around them when growing up, but his mother didn’t let that affect them.
After graduating from Haverford College, he started his career with Washington Post, as an editorial writer and a columnist for more than 20 years.
Juan is a Democrat who joined National Public Radio in 2000 as a host of Talk of The Nation. The show was a daily afternoon talk show that featured Juan. He also served as a senior national correspondent for NPR before being dismissed in October 2010.
His exit was due to his non-conformist views on The O’Reilly Factor show. He is said to have made comments that were against Muslims. He had blamed Muslims on the September 11 attack. The talk show was quite heated up as co-hosts, Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walked off the set.
This resulted in an outcry from the black audience. It became personal, and this prompted the channel to fire him. He later confessed the reason why NPR fired him was due to his guest appearances on Fox News.
Juan had been a contributor to Fox News Channel since 1997. Fox News fronted him a three-year contract worth $2 million after NPR fired him. He has appeared on Special Report with Bret Baier and FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace. He is a co-host of FNC’s The Five. Juan Williams is a regular to this show that discusses current stories, politics and pop culture. He would occasionally get calls to host The O’Reilly Factor as a guest host whenever Bill O’Reilly was unavailable.
Juan Williams has written several books:
- Eyes on the Prize: American’s Civil Rights Year 1954-1965 and
- This Far by Faith, Biography of Thurgood Marshall
- I’ll Find a Way or Make One: A Tribute to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 2004
- Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America – and What We Can Do About It. 2007
Recently in September 2018, he published a book titled ‘What the Hell Do We Have to Lose? The book contains six chapters that cover the history of Civil Rights and President Trump’s Administration.
Awards and Accolades
- Emmy Award (1989)
- Honorary doctorates from Haverford College and State University of New York
- Front Page Award, Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild (1979)
- Education Writers of America (1979)
- Columnist of the Year, Washingtonian (1982)
- Outstanding Memorial Book, Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in the United States
- Best National Book, Time
- Political commentary award, American Association of University Women
Juan Williams Net worth. His Salary Details.
Juan Williams has a current net worth of $2 million. Much of this wealth comes from his large salary at Fox News. His over 20 years of working at Fox have enlarged his take-home package. They handed him a three-year contract worth $2 million.
Juan is an author who earns from his books’ sales. He has 4 books to his name and this could be a big income earner for him. The author also writes for The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, which earn him salaries or pay per article.
The man has won awards such as the Emmy Award and Best National Book winner, which come with a money prize.
Meet Juan William Wife Susan Delise.
Is Juan Williams Married? Yes, he has been married to his wife Susan Delise since July 1978. Juan and wife Susan Delise have been blessed with one daughter, Rae and two sons, Antonio (“Tony”) and Raphael (“Raffi”). They are now grandparents to two twin girls, Wesley and Pepper.
Both Tony and Raffi have taken to serve under political leaders. From 1996- 1997, Tony served as a Senate page and intern for Senator Strom Thurmond. He also served as a speechwriter and legislative correspondent for Republican Senator Norm Coleman from 2004 to 2006. He ran for a seat on the Council of the District of Columbia but lost to Tommy Wells.
The younger Raffi studied Anthropology at Haverford College, his father’s alma mater in Pennsylvania. He has worked for the House Rules Committee as a communications director for Michigan Republican Dan Benishek’s successful 2012 congressional campaign.
He has also served as a deputy press secretary for the Republican National Committee.
Raffi currently serves as press secretary to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson.
The two sons credit their successful careers to their father’s guidance.
Juan Williams Measurements: height and weight
Juan is not a very tall man. He measures 5 feet and 7 inches tall. He has a slim body with low weight.
|Full name||Juan Antonio Williams|
|Date of birth (age)||April 10, 1954 (64 Years)|
|Net worth||$2 Million Dollars|
|Children||3 (Raffi Williams, Antonio Williams (Son), Rae Williams (Daughter)|
|Height||5 feet and 7 inches|