Art Bell Biography
Art Bell (Arthur William Bell III) was an American broadcaster and author who was better known for being the founder and the original host of the paranormal-themed radio program Coast to Coast AM syndicated of radio stations in Canada and the US.
The talented personality was married to multiple women including, Sachiko Toguchi Bell Pontius, Vickie L.Baker, and Ramona Bell. However, he divorced them after living for several years. In 2006, he married Airyn Ruiz Bell. The husband and wife were enjoying their time together. However, a tragic end came to their relationship, after the death of Bell.
Art Bell Net Worth, Income, Salary, Earning
Allocating information from several sources as of 2019, his net worth was estimated at around $10 million.
The hardworking and talented, Art Bell had accumulated a decent sum of money from his multiple professions. At present, his show has almost 10 million listeners which made him one of the most popular radio hosts in the United States.
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He worked in different Radio and TV station through which he received a good sum of money as salary.
Art Bell Early Life and Career
Arthur William Bell III was born on 17th June 1945, in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, to Vickie L.Baker, father, and Jane Lee Gumaer Bell, mother. As a child, he was interested in radio and having an aim to be one of the best radio personalities, he became an amateur radio operator at the age of 13.
Bell is also one of the American personality to serve in the U.S Air Force as a medic during the Vietnam War. At that time, he also operated a pirate radio station at Amarillo Air Force Base. However, he left military service and went to Asia where he worked as a DJ for KSBK.
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Art Bell set a Guinness World Record by staying in the air for almost 116 hours. Besides, he raised the money in order to rescued Vietnamese orphans. He rescued almost 130 Vietnamese orphans and were brought to the United States to find them proper shelter.
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Art Bell Broadcasting Career
The Coast to Coast AM radio host, Bell began his broadcasting career in the early 1970s in Monterey, California for KIDD 630 AM. While there, he explored an array of topics including gun control, conspiracy theories, and politics thus leading to some controversy.
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He also served as a broadcaster for almost four decades and announced his retirement in 2007. Though he retired, Bell made occasional appearances on various programs including Midnight in the Desert radio show, ABC news special, and also made an appearance in the television series, Millennium.
Art Bell Spouse, Married, Divorce, Children, Relationship
Art Bell was a married man. He first married to Sachiko Toguchi Bell Pontius in 1965 but the couple got divorced after living for three years. The reason for their separation is still unknown. Similarly, the couple had two children from their relationship, Vincent Pontius Bell, and Lisa Minei Bell.
After Sachiko Toguchi, he then married to Vickie L.Baker but eventually separated. He also had a child, Arthur William Bell from the relationship of Vickie L.Baker. In 1991, he tied a knot with Ramona Bell but she died in 2006 due to the acute asthma attack.
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In the same year, Bell married Airyn Ruiz Bell with whom he had a daughter, Asia Rayne Bell born on 30th May 2007.
The couple was spending their time together and everything was going well until the death of Bell.
Art Bell Death
Brilliant radio personality, Art Bell died on 13th April 2018, at the age of 72. Reportedly, he suffered from health problems. Similarly, in 2016 he was hospitalized for pneumonia and at that time, it was revealed that he was the victim of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.