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Art Bell Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality, Married, Kids, Net Worth, Salary

Art Bell Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality, Married, Kids, Net Worth, Salary

Arthur William Bell was an American broadcaster and author mainly known as “The King of Late Night Radio”.

 Bell was the founder and the original host of the paranormal-themed radio program Coast to Coast AM, which is syndicated on hundreds of radio stations in the United States and Canada. Also, he created and hosted its companion show Dreamland.

Art Bell was born on June 17, 1945, as Arthur William Bell in  Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, United States. As of 2019, his age is 74 years old if he was alive. He is the son of Arthur William Bell, Jr. and Jane Lee Gumaer Bell. There was not disclosed any information regarding his siblings, early life, and childhood.

Art holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnic background. Regarding his education, he studied engineering at the ‘University of Maryland’ but dropped out to take up a job as a board operator. He was a good-looking man with an attractive personality who had brown eyes with dark brown hair.

What was the Net Worth and Salary of Art Bell?

Art Bell was very successful in his career and there is no doubt that he even made good earnings from his career. According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Art Bell had around $10 million till his death. He made this entire earning from his career as an author and broadcaster.

When he was alive, it is obvious that he lived a very luxurious and happy life. Though money is not everything, it is something that can give you luxury.

Art Bell married four times in his life. Initially, he married Sachiko Toguchi Pontius in 1965, and they had two children. However, just after three years in 1968, the couple separated. After that, he married Vickie L Baker in March 1981, and they had a son This marriage also could not last long, and finally, the couple divorced in the year 1991.

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Caption: Art Bell with his wife and daughter

Then for the third time, he married Ramona Lee Hayes, in August 1991. He lived with her till she died of acute asthma in January 2006, while the couple was on a vacation. Then after the death of his third wife, in 2006 he surprised everyone by moving Phillippines and marrying Airyn Ruiz, who was just 21 years old at that time.

But he had a health problem so he returned to America where his wife faced difficulty in getting a visa. Till the last day of his life, he was with his last wife Airyn, and children whom they shared together. The name of his kids is Arthur William Bell, Asia Rayne Bell, Lisa Minei Bell, Vincent Pontius Bell.

After his marriage with Airyn Ruiz, he returned to America. At that time he was facing health problems. Also, he suffered from a serious attack of pneumonia in 2016.

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Caption: Art Bell facing health problems

Finally, he passed away due to accidental drug overuse at his home in Pahrump, Nevada on April 13, 2018.

Art Bell’s Career 

Art Bell served as a medic in the ‘US Air Force’ during the Vietnam War. From there he and his buddy operated an illegal pirate radio station that aired anti-war music from ‘Amarillo Air Force Base.’ After the war, he moved to Japan and took up a job as a DJ for ‘KSBK,’ which was the only civil English broadcasting channel at that time. Later he returned to the US and worked for ‘KIDD’ in Monterey, California, in the 1970s.

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Caption: Art Bell Broadcaster

Moreover, he started as a rock music DJ and moved on to conduct radio talk shows. Moreover, from routine political topics, Bell graduated to more controversial topics, such as gunrunning, the occult, UFOs, pseudoscience, conspiracy theories, and so on.

Also, he founded the Pahrump-based radio station ‘KNYE 95.1 FM,’ which had its broadcasting studio and transmitter close to his home in Nye County, Nevada.

Then in 2002, he left the regular show and started hosting only weekend shows due to medical problems. After that, his family used to get threats from time to time due to his straightforward shows. And keeping this in mind, he retired from the studio in December 2015.

Facts of Art Bell Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality, Married, Kids, Net Worth, Salary

Full NameArthur William Bell
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthJune 17, 1945
Age76 years 3 months
HoroscopeGemini
Place Of BirthMarine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, United States
ProfessionBroadcaster
EducationHarvard University
NationalityAmerican
SpouseAiryn Ruiz Bell (m. 2006), Ramona Bell (m. 1991–2006), Vickie L. Baker (m. 1981–1991), Sachiko Toguchi Bell Pontius (m. 1965–1968)
ChildrenLisa Minei Bell, Arthur William Bell, Vincent Pontius Bell, Asia Rayne Bell
ParentsArthur William Bell, Jr., Jane Lee Gumaer Bell

Quick Facts of Art Bell Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality, Married, Kids, Net Worth, Salary

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1Retired again (for the fourth time) from hosting the weekend editions of Coast to Coast AM, because he wanted to spend more time with his wife and new daughter. Fans are currently awaiting his next return to the airwaves. [June 2007]
2Less than a year after retiring, he is returning as the weekend host of "Coast To Coast AM". [September 2003]
3Became a father to a little girl, Asia Rayne Bell, May 20, 2007.
4On April 16, 2006, announced on his radio show, Coast to Coast AM, he had traveled to the Philippines and married a girl in her twenties, Airyn Ruiz. He met her after an e-mail she sent to him after his wife died in January. On the same program, he announced he would be moving to the Philippines. He said he would still continue doing the radio show from there.
5Mr. Bell's beloved wife Ramona died January 5, 2006 in Laughlin, Nevada while on vacation. She had an asthma attack. The couple reportedly never spent one day apart during their fifteen year marriage.
6Licensed amateur (ham) radio operator with the call sign W6OBB.
7One of his all-time favorite songs, and one he frequently uses as bumper music on his radio show, is "Some Velvet Morning" by Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra.
8December 31, 2002: Retired for the third (and supposedly final time) from his nationally syndicated radio show "Coast To Coast AM", citing back problems which kept him off the air for most of the year preceding his 3rd retirement. He once again came out of retirement on September 20, 2003 and has Returned to "Coast-To-Coast AM" as the current weekend host of that radio talk show ever since.
9By the age of 13, Art was an FCC licensed radio technician. A few years later, as a young airman, Bell and an equally foolhardy buddy built their own pirate radio station right on Amarillo Air Force base, secretly broadcasing Rock 'n' Roll to appreciative locals. These kind of antics were not limited to bootleg military radio. As a civilian DJ., Art Bell landed in the Guinness Book of Records for a 116 hour (and 15 minutes) solo broadcast marathon "playing the hits" on KENI in Anchorage Alaska. The money raised there allowed Art to charter a DC 8, fly to Vietnam and rescue 130 Vietnamese Orphans stranded in Saigon at the war's end. They were eventually all brought to America and adopted by American families. Art's no-nonsense demeanor doesn't fool his listerners who sense he's more complex underneath.

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