BROADCASTER and journalist Andrew Neil is the former editor of the Sunday Times and currently has his own show on Channel 4.
But how old is the veteran political commentator, and what's his reported net worth?
How old is Andrew Neil?
Andrew Neil was born on May 21, 1949, making him 73 years old as of July 2022.
Neil was appointed editor of The Sunday Times by Rupert Murdoch, and served in this position from 1983 to 1994.
He then worked for the BBC for 25 years until 2020, fronting various programmes, including Sunday Politics and This Week on BBC One and Daily Politics, Politics Live and The Andrew Neil Show on BBC Two.
What's Andrew Neil net worth?
Andrew Neil's current net worth is not known.
According to BBC records, Neil earned more than £550,000 in 2016. His company, Glenburn Enterprises, had revenues of £7.27 million ($9.45 million) in 2015.
At the time, Neil said on Twitter that non-BBC work accounted for 75 per cent of his professional portfolio.
In 1988 he became founding chairman of Sky TV.
Neil was appointed editor of The Sunday Times by Rupert Murdoch, and served in this position from 1983 to 1994, after which he wrote for the Daily Mail.
He presented live political programmes This Week on BBC One and Politics Live on BBC Two.
He is the current chairman of Press Holdings Media Group, whose titles include The Spectator, and the ITP Media Group.
Why did Andrew Neil quit the BBC?
The broadcaster left the BBC where he has been one of the most respected political interviewers, to be the face and chairman of 24-hour TV channel, GB News.
Announcing the news, he wrote on Twitter: “With heavy heart I announce I will be leaving the BBC.
“Despite sterling efforts by new DG (director general) to come up with other programming opportunities, it could not quite repair damage done when Andrew Neil Show cancelled early summer + Politics Live taken off air.”
He added: “But I leave with no animosity or desire to settle scores.
“I look back on my 25 years doing live political programmes for the BBC with affection.”
Neil resigned as chairman and lead presenter in September 2021, just three months after its launch.
He's currently the host of his own political discussion programme on Channel 4, The Andrew Neil show.
What were Andrew Neil's best interviews?
Jeremy Corbyn was grilled by Neil in November 2019.
The then Labour boss was pressed by the BBC rottweiler on his record on dealing with alleged antisemitism in the party.
He refused at least four times to say sorry in the 30-minute interview, and repeatedly tried to dodge questions on whether he'd done enough to tackle it.
"Wouldn’t you like to take this opportunity tonight to apologise to the British Jewish community for what’s happened?" the BBC interviewer asked.
Brillo also raked Nicola Sturgeon over the coals in the election run-up, confronting the First Minister over her record on the NHS north of the border.
Taking his fellow Scot to task, the Neil told the SNP leader: "You haven’t hit the A&E targets since 2017.
"Children are dying in a new Glasgow hospital because the water is contaminated.
"That’s by pigeon droppings. A new multi-million pound Edinburgh hospital, that should have opened in 2012, is still unfit to open; you can’t even get the ventilation system to work.
"You have got the worst drug addiction problem in Europe, but you cut drug treatment budget by £15m.
"You have called for legislation to protect the NHS from Donald Trump. Maybe the NHS needs legislation to protect it from Nicola Sturgeon…"
Sturgeon responded by saying that she disagreed but Neil had raised some "legitimate issues".
In October 2018, Neil interviewed Alistair Campbell on BBC's This Week.
Campbell claimed the government could not ignore the thousands of people who had marched for a second Brexit referendum, but Neil told the former Labour enforcer that his government ignored the thousands who marched against the Iraq war.
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Neil is set to interview Conservative leadership hopeful Rishi Sunak on Friday, July 29, 2022.
It's scheduled to take place at 7.30pm on Channel 4, as Sunak and rival Liz Truss near the final stages of the contest.
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