Ben Shapiro is an American columnist, author and conservative political commentator.
He writes columns for Creators Syndicate, Newsweek and Ami Magazine, and serves as editor emeritus for The Daily Wire, which he co-founded.
Ben is also the host of The Ben Shapiro Show, a daily political podcast and live radio show.
He is a renowned conservative political pundit, syndicated columnist, lawyer, and NYT bestselling author.
Ben was editor-at-large of Breitbart News from 2012 until his resignation in 2016.
He is a proud Torah-observant Jew and rising star in America’s conservative movement.
Ben Shapiro career
Ben attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, and Harvard University, where he earned a Juris Doctor degree.
He is a fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a conservative platform for political debates.
Ben’s career has been marked by controversy, and he has been described as a “provocative ‘gladiator'” who battles to win young conservatives.
He has written several books, including Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth and Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans.
Ben has also worked in radio, podcasts, and film and television, and his radio projects have aired regularly on NPR and American Public Radio.
His views are often conservative and libertarian, and he has been criticized for his controversial statements on a variety of topics, including race, religion, and politics.
Ben has been accused of being intellectually vapid and of manipulating historic facts to promote his idea of Western exceptionalism.
Despite the controversy surrounding him, he has a large following and is considered a prominent figure in conservative media.
What is Ben Shapiro’s net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ben has an estimated net worth of $50 million.
How does Ben Shapiro make his money?
Ben has made his money through a combination of talents, hard work and excellent timing.
He initially made money from his writing by syndicating his column nationwide at age seventeen and publishing two books by the time he was 21.
Ben has since published several books, including bestsellers like The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great.
He has also made money through his work as a media personality, including hosting his own radio show and podcast, and founding The Daily Wire.
The Daily Wire grossed $65 million in revenue in 2020, according to Money Made.
Additionally, Ben charges upwards of $20,000 per appearance for speaking engagements, which can add up to a sizable sum given that he does multiple engagements each year.
He also sells a variety of branded merchandise, from t-shirts to coffee mugs to hoodies and notebooks, which have generated millions of dollars in sales.
Ben Shapiro parents
Ben’s parents are both of Jewish descent and were born and raised in the United States.
His father, David Shapiro, is a composer and musician who worked in Hollywood, while his mother, Beverly Shapiro, worked as an executive of a TV company.
David was born in New York City in 1944 and attended the Juilliard School of Music.
He has composed music for films such as The Return of the Living Dead and The Burning, as well as for TV shows like Matlock and Picket Fences.
Beverly was born in 1944 in California and worked as an executive at TV Guide before becoming the CEO of a TV production company.
She has also served on the board of directors for the American Film Institute and the National Association of Television Program Executives.
Ben has often spoken about his parents’ influence on his life and career, particularly their emphasis on education and Jewish values.