Ailes suffered from hemophilia, a medical condition in which the body is impaired in its ability to produce blood clots. He died on May 18, 2017 at the age of 77 after suffering a subdural hematoma that was aggravated by his hemophilia.
Roger Ailes was an American television executive who had a net worth of $200 million and salary of $20 Million at the time of his death in 2017. Ailes began working in the film and television industry just after graduating from college. He was hired as a production assistant for the local talk show, "The Mike Douglas Show". Over the course of the next six years, he worked his way up from production assistant to Producer, to Executive Producer. He was subsequently nominated for a Daytime Emmy. He impressed Richard Nixon during a discussion of the purpose of television, and was tapped to serve as his Executive Producer of TV. This began a long career of serving as a consultant for various Republican political figures during their election bids, including, decades later, future President Donald Trump. He also began producing theater productions with varying degrees of success. In 1993 he was named President of financial news network CNBC.