Kimberly Guilfoyle, a host on Fox News’ The Five, has earned millions during her decade at the network. She has also often been discussed for a potential role in the Donald Trump administration, but it looks like she’s staying put on the president’s favorite news network.
Guilfoyle also popped up in the news this week because of a Daily Caller report that former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci has the “hots” for her. Scaramucci told the DAily Caller that the rumor is “not true,” adding that they are “just friends.” However, they were together at dinner with Trump, Sean Hannity and former Fox News executive Bill Shine before Scaramucci’s short tenure ended.
The 48-year-old Guilfoyle is the former First Lady of San Francisco, as she was married to former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom from 2001 to 2006. She was also married to Villency Design Group CEO Eric Villency from 2006 to 2009. She and Villency have a son, Ronan Anthony.
Here’s what you need to know about Guilfoyle’s net worth and wealth.
1. Guilfoyle Has an Estimated Net Worth of $5 Million
Guilfoyle has an estimated net worth of $5 million, Celebrity Net Worth estimates.
Guilfoyle was born in San Francisco and earned her B.A. at the University of California, Davis. She received her J.D. from the University of San Francisco.
At first, Guilfoyle practiced law before she transitioned to television in 2004. She first hosted Court TV’s Both Sides and was a legal analyst for Anderson Cooper’s CNN show. She also appeared on ABC News. Two years later, she was hired by Fox News, hosting The Lineup on the weekend. Although the show was cancelled, she remained on the network and has been there ever since.
2. Guilfoyle Signed a New Long-Term Deal With Fox News in June 2017
Despite rumors that she would be joining the White House communications staff, Guilfoyle has chosen to remain at Fox News. In June, the network announced that she signed a new long-term contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.
“I’m excited to remain at Fox News Channel, a place I have called home for many years, and to continue my role as co-host of The Five,” Guilfoyle said in a statement. “I very much look forward to what lies ahead.”
“I’m a patriot, and it would be an honor to serve the country,” Guilfoyle said in May. “I think it’d be a fascinating job, it’s a challenging job, and you need someone really determined and focused, a great communicator in there with deep knowledge to be able to handle that position.”
In the end, Guilfoyle said she had a “long-term” contract at Fox News that she couldn’t walk away from and turned down a White House role.
The Blaze reported in May that Trump was “furious” at Guilfoyle for telling the media that she was being considered for a role.
3. Guilfoyle Bought a $3.4 Million New York Apartment That Once Housed 200 Taxidermied-Animals in 2015
Journalist Gregory Speck previously owned the apartment, the Post reported. He donated the animals to the Virginia Museum of Natural History.
4. ‘The Five’ Gets Over 2 Million Total Viewers Each Night
Guilfoyle has been a co-host on The Five since the show debuted in 2011 to replace Glenn Beck. The show was regularly the most-watched program on cable news when it aired at 5 p.m., but has struggled since moving to the 9 p.m. slot in April.
Since Bill O’Reilly left Fox News, MSNBC has been beating Fox News in total viewers on particular days. As Forbes noted in July, the network even beat Fox News in July when it averaged 2.25 million viewers in a week. For nine days in the month, MSNBC had more total viewers than Fox News in primetime, but the streak ended on July 26 when Fox News retook the lead.
The Five still gets over 2 million viewers regularly, although it hasn’t done so well in the 25 to 54 age demographic. For example, on Friday, July 28, the show had 372,000 viewers in the demo, putting it behind CNN’s Anderson Cooper and MSNBC’s Richard Engel show.
When it was up against MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on July 27, the show had 420,000 viewers in the demo, while Maddow had 737,000. The total viewers race was closer though, with The Five getting 2.203 million and Maddow drawing 3.148 million viewers that night.
Although MSNBC beat Fox News on individual days, Fox News still won the month of July. Nielsen Media Research said the network averaged 1.3 million total viewers for the month and 2.1 million viewers in primetime. The Five averaged 2.3 million total viewers in the month and 443,000 in the 25-54 demographic.
5. She Wrote the Best-Selling Book ‘Making the Case’ in 2015
Guilfoyle also wrote a successful book in 2015, Making The Case: How To Be Your Own Best Advocate. The book landed on Nielsen BookScan’s best-seller list in May 2015. The book, which can be had on Amazon.com for $4 now, features stories from Guilfoyle’s life as she offers advice to readers about how to succeed in their own careers. The book looks at how she was inspired by her father to be the best she could be after her mother’s death from leukemia.
In an interview with American Thinker to promote the book, Guilfoyle said her father taught her to respect the other side of a debate.
Guilfoyle continued, “In the show we have the ability to sit next to each other and debate the issues in an energetic way. I strongly believe that their viewpoint and belief should not be stifled. We would not be helping anyone if viewers only listen to five people agreeing. We are able to cover a wider range of topics and offer more well rounded opinions than anyone of us could alone.”