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Avid readers of sports news cannot deny knowing Bill Simmons, the renowned American author, sports Columnist and podcaster whose fame came from his website The Boston Sports Guy. Hosting his own podcast, The B.S Report on ESPN.com gained him more popularity. The fun and humour he embeds in his writing have distinguished him as one of the household names in sports journalism today.
The witty sportswriter gives a lot of credit to the author David Halberstam, whose book The Breaks of the Game tremendously helped to give him focus during the early years of his career. In addition to sports writing, Bill is also an author, his first book, Now I Can Die in Peace made it to the bestseller list of The New York Times and stayed there for five weeks. The book is a compilation of all his columns with some alterations.
Bill Simmons: Biography And Age
William John Simmons III was born in Marlborough, Massachusetts on the 25th of September 1969. He initially attended Greenwich Country Day School but later transferred to Brunswick School, Connecticut for the rest of his high school education.
He also attended Choate Rosemary Hall (a prep school in Wallingford, Connecticut) in 1988 before going on to get his Bachelor’s degree from College of the Holy Cross.
The budding sports writer’s days at the College of the Holy Cross can be described as eventful because he spent part of it writing for the school paper, The Crusader, as a columnist; his column was known as Ramblings. He later became The Crusader’s sports editor. In 1992, he graduated with a degree in political science. A few years later, he received his Master’s degree in print journalism from Boston University.
Bill Simmons is reputed to have a unique style when it comes to writing, many factors are embedded into his writing to make it interesting and different; factors like pop culture references, his personal life and avid knowledge of sports and the fact that the story comes from the point of view of a raving sports fan, all contribute to his rare style of writing that never fails to catch the attention of sports lovers.
Since graduation, Bill Simmons has gained attention through his creation of several internet memes like Manning Face and Ewing Theory. He currently works for ESPN.com and his podcast titled The B.S. Report is hosted on their platform.
The media celebrity was born as the only child of William Simmons, his father, who works in a school and Jan Corbo, his mother. William was popularly known as The Sports Dad who dedicated over 15 years of his life to his job in Easton, Massachusetts, working as the superintendent of schools.
His family lived in Marlborough and also in Brookline, Massachusetts but the young Bill had to relocate with his mum to Stanford, Connecticut after his parent’s marriage ended in a divorce. After their divorce was made official, his dad got married to his stepmother Molly Clark who works as a physician.
Family: Wife (Kari), Dad, Son, Daughter
Bill Simmons’ dad is William Simmons who is known to be dedicated to his job as superintendent of schools in Easton, Massachusetts. Bill is currently married to Kari Simmons. The two have been happily married since 1999 when they tied the knot. Barely six years after their nuptials, they welcomed their first child, a daughter, Zoe Simmons, on the 2nd of May 2005. On the 1st of November 2007, their son Benjamin Oakley Simmons was born.
Kari, Bill’s wife, is often mentioned in her husband’s column as The Sports Gal. She was born to Sandra and James Crichton, she has two male siblings – Joseph Crichton and Jim Crichton. Jim sadly passed away in 2011. Kari got her first degree from St. Bonaventure University in New York. She was once employed at Habama Inc where she worked for some time.
Height, Weight and Body Measurement
Bill Simmons stands at an imposing height of 6 feet 2 inches which makes him an impressively tall guy. His weight and other body stats are not known. However, the sports journalist is easily identifiable by his salt and pepper hair and blue eyes.
Net Worth Of Bill Simmons
Despite his seemingly humble career beginnings, Bill Simmons currently has an impressive net worth of $20 Million. Bill is a perfect example of why you should make a career out of something you’re passionate about. He is also proof that hard work and persistence pays off.