|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
|Born:||January 15, 1984|
|Country of Origin:||American|
|Source of Wealth:||Political commentator, media host|
Ben Shapiro is an American conservative political commentator, author, columnist, lawyer, and media host who has a net worth of $20 million. He is followed by millions of people online and on social media, Ben Shapiro is one of the biggest names in American conservatism.
He earned his fame and fortune as the founder of The Daily Wire an American conservative news website and media company. Shapiro provides an honest take on the issues of the day, and he believes that Americans have a hunger for different ideas because the traditional media in the united states have evident terms of its politics.
Benjamin Aaron Shapiro was born on January 15, 1984, in Los Angeles, California, to a Conservative Jewish family of Russian-Jewish and Lithuanian-Jewish ancestry. His father worked as a composer, and his mother as an executive of a TV company. At the age of 9, he moved with his family to Orthodox Judaism. Where he started playing violin at a young age, 1996 at twelve years of age Shapiro performed at the Israel Bonds Banquet.
Shapiro skipped two grades (third and ninth) and went from Walter Reed Middle School in The Valley to Yeshiva University High School of Los Angeles in Westside, Los Angeles, where he graduated in 2000 at age 16.
Shapiro becomes interested in politics at a young age. At the age of 17, he started a nationally syndicated column and wrote two books by the age of 21.
In his first book “Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth“, which he published in 2004. Shapiro argues that the American Left has ideological dominance over universities, and professors don’t tolerate non-left opinions and the education continues to sink lower and lower into the depths of liberal madness as close-minded professors turn their students into socialists, atheists, race-baiters, and sex-crazed narcissists.
In 2011 Shapiro published his fourth book “Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV“, in which he explains the left-wing radical agenda of Hollywood, that it actively promotes through prime-time entertainment programming. Shapiro exposes corruption media bias, pulling back the curtain on widespread and unrepentant abuses of the Hollywood entertainment industry.
Two years later he published his fifth book “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans“. Shapiro exposed the simple strategy liberals and their allies used in the media to bully the living hell out of conservatives, and how they use the race card, class cards, sexism card, and any and every means at their disposal to make the conservatives shut their mouth up.
Shapiro released his first and to date only fiction novel, “True Allegiance”. In 2017. After Two years he published another book “The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great”, which highlights the importance of Judeo-Christian values and laments the decline of those values in modern America. Later that year Shapiro get interviewed by Andrew Neil on BBC, the interviewer said that “Shapiro’s history of remarks were inconsistent with the message of the book”.
Shapiro took offense to the questioning, accused Neil (a prominent British conservative journalist) of having a left-leaning bias. Later on, Shapiro admitted that he had been “destroyed” by Neil, commenting on Twitter that he “had broken his own rule, and wasn’t properly prepared”.
In 2021, Shapiro published “The Authoritarian Moment“, which argues that the greatest threat to American freedom lies in right-wing authoritarianism. We’ve heard that some 75 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump represent the rise of American fascism; that conservatives have allowed authoritarianism to bloom in their midst, creating a grave danger for the republic.
Shapiro became the editor-at-large of Breitbart News in 2016, in March 2016 he resigned from his position because of what he characterized as the website’s lack of support for reporter Michelle Fields in response to her alleged assault by Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager despite video and eyewitness evidence of the assault. After this incident, Shapiro was targeted by the antisemitic rhetoric from the alt-right. According to an analysis made in 2016 by the Anti-Defamation League, Shapiro was the most frequent target of antisemitic tweets against journalists.
In 2013, Shapiro published an article citing unspecified Senate sources who said that a group named “Friends of Hamas” was among foreign contributors to the political campaign of Chuck Hagel, but weeks later Slate reporter David Weigel reported there was no evidence such a group existed. Shapiro then told Weigel that the story he published was “the entirety of the information he had.
In 2021, Shapiro was featured as a guest writer for Politico’s Playbook newsletter, where he defended House Republicans who opposed the second impeachment of Donald Trump. Some people argued that Shapiro should not have been allowed to write the article. But Matthew Kaminski, editor in chief of Politico, refused to apologize and defended the decision to allow Shapiro to write the article, stating that, “We’re not going to back away from having published something because some people think it was a mistake to do so.”
Shapiro joined KRLA-AM 870 as a host on their morning radio program in 2021, and by 2016, he was one of the hosts for KRLA’s The Morning Answer, a conservative radio show. In his period internal emails showed that Shapiro faced pressure from Salem Media executives, the syndicate that owned the show, to be more supportive of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential election. But he remained highly critical of Trump throughout the election.
In 2015 Shapiro and Boreing founded The Daily Wire, an American conservative news website and media company. Shapiro serves as editor emeritus as well as the host of “The Ben Shapiro Show” his online political podcast broadcast every weekday. The podcast was ranked by Podtrac as the second most popular podcast in the United States. In 2018 Politico described the podcast as “massively popular”.
In 2018 Shapiro started hosting The Ben Shapiro Election Special on Fox News. The limited-run series covered news and issues relating to the 2018 midterm elections. In 2020 Shapiro stepped down from his role as editor-in-chief, which he had held since the site’s founding, and became the editor emeritus.
Shapiro is a talented speaker, he spoke at 37 campuses across the United States between early 2016 and late 2017. He often presents a conservative viewpoint on controversial subjects in his speeches.
On February 25, 2016, Shapiro was scheduled to hold a speech at California State University, Los Angeles with the title “When Diversity Becomes a Problem”. University president William Covino canceled the speech three days before it was to take place, with the intention of rescheduling it so that the event could feature various viewpoints on the subject of campus diversity.
But after some time he reversed his decision, allowing the speech to go on as planned. On the day of the speech, student protesters formed human chains, blocking the doors to the event, and staging sit-in protests. When Shapiro began his speech, a protester pulled the fire alarm. After the speech ended, Shapiro was escorted out by campus police. Then Young America’s Foundation filed a lawsuit against the university.
In 2016 Shapiro has been barred from entering the DePaul University campus that he was invited to hold a speech because of “security concerns.” One year later Shapiro gave a speech at the invitation of the University of California, Berkeley, the university spent $600,000 on police and security for the event, and that lead to nine arrests but there were no major incidents.
Shapiro is married to Mor Toledano, an Israeli medical doctor of Moroccan descent, they have three children two daughters and a son. Shapiro is also a cousin of the writer and actress Mara Wilson, but they do not agree on the same political views.
In 2020, Shapiro announced that he and his family were moving out of California, he relocated the headquarters of his Daily Wire enterprise to Nashville, Tennessee, but later he resettled in South Florida.
BEN SHAPIRO BOOKS
- There is no such thing as ‘your truth’. There is the truth and your opinion.
- Without a clear moral vision, we devolve into moral relativism, and from there, into oblivion.
- A man may be judged by his standard of entertainment as easily as by the standard of his work.
- Never in our country’s history has a generation been so empowered, so wealthy, so privileged—and yet so empty
- Freedom of speech and thought matters, especially when it is speech and thought with which we disagree. The moment the majority decides to destroy people for engaging in thought it dislikes, thought crime becomes a reality.
- Ronald Reagan was not a god. He himself would have said that. Don’t follow people. Follow principle.
- The left no longer makes arguments about policies’ effectiveness. Their only argument is character assassination.
- There will be no conversation in which you call me a racist, and I explain why I’m not a racist. That’s a conversation for idiots.
- is not right that children be dunked headfirst into the vat of garbage we call popular culture.
- a society of essential oils and self-esteem has replaced a society of logic.
Ben Shapiro is a famous conservative political commentator, he is followed by millions online and on social media. at age 17, he became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the United States. Ben Shapiro’s net worth is around $20 Million.
Ben Shapiro was born in a Jewish family of Russian-Jewish and Lithuanian-Jewish, today he is married to Mor Toledano, an Israeli medical doctor of Moroccan descent, the couple has three children two daughters, and a son.
Ben Shapiro was the co-founder of The Daily Wire in 2015 and a speaker who spoke at 37 campuses across the United States.