William Hall Bush, better known as Billy Bush, is an American radio and television host, who was apart of NBC’s Access Hollywood from 2001-2016. Bush is a member of the Bush family that includes the two former U.S. presidents.
Bush was a correspondent on Access Hollywood from 2001 to 2004 and Bush the show’s primary anchor in 2004. Bush also hosted The Billy Bush Show, a nationally syndicated talk and music radio show that aired from 2008 to 2014. He departed Access Hollywood in 2016 after being named a co-host in the third hour of Today.
During the 2016 Presidential election, a 2005 hot mic recording surfaced of him and presidential candidate Donald Trump having a lewd conversation. Due to this incident, Bush was fired from Today.
Billy Bush Net Worth 2017: $10 Million
Billy Bush, the 46-year-old television personality who was the former host of Access Hollywood, has a reported approximate net worth of $10 million.
In January 2003, Bush hosted a short-lived NBC prime-time version of Let’s Make a Deal and was also a correspondent for WNBC-TV’s Today in New York morning show.
He joined Access Hollywood as East Coast correspondent in December 2001 and was promoted to co-anchor in June 2004.
During his years hosting Access Hollywood, Bush was present at events including the Golden Globes, Grammys, and Academy Awards, and hosted ABC’s live pre-show for the 2004, 2005 and 2006 Academy Awards and the 2006 Emmy Red Carpet Special.
Bush co-hosted the Miss Universe pageant in 2003 and 2004 with Daisy Fuentes; in 2005 with fellow Access Hollywood co-anchor Nancy O’Dell; and finally in 2009 with Claudia Jordan. Bush also co-hosted the Miss USA pageant four times, with almost the same partners: in 2003 with Fuentes; 2004 and 2005 with O’Dell; and again in 2009, this time with Nadine Velazquez.
From September 13, 2010, to October 2016, Bush co-hosted the syndicated national daily entertainment talk show Access Hollywood Live.
In May 2016, Bush was selected to replace Willie Geist as the co-host of the third hour of NBC’s Today.
In October 2016, video footage was released of Donald Trump having a lewd conversation with Bush, with Trump either unaware or unconcerned that his microphone was active. Bush is heard laughing about Trump’s failed effort to seduce a married woman, and joining in by calling actress Arianne Zucker’s “hot as shit.”
In September 2017, Bush and his wife Sydney Davis, who he married in 1998, filed for divorce.