One of the most popular political commentators in recent times is Ben Shapiro. He is a pundit, lawyer, media host, and columnist who leans more on the conservative side of political issues. He is most known for ‘The Ben Shapiro Show’, a live radio program and podcast. As of 2023, Ben Shapiro has a net worth of $20 million.
Benjamin Shapiro was born on January 15, 1984, in Los Angeles, California. He and his sister, Abigail, were raised by a family of Russian and Lithuanian descent. Both of his parents worked in the entertainment industry.
He graduated from Yeshiva University High School of Los Angeles in 2000. Shapiro finished at the age of 16 because he got to skip the third and ninth grades.
Later on, young Benjamin studied political science at the University of California, graduating with the highest distinction in 2004. Then, he went to Harvard Law School and completed his education in 2007.
Shapiro started his career while still a student. He began writing a nationally syndicated column when he turned 17, becoming the youngest to do so. After Harvard, he worked for a law firm called Goodwin Procter.
By the age of 21, he had already released two books. He writes about his opinions on trending political and social topics. Shapiro held a variety of jobs while writing his books and was the editor-at-large of Breitbart News in 2012, a conservative media outlet.
In 2016, he left this position. The young writer has been a popular target of the alt-right organization since then. He was frequently criticized with anti-Semitic insults and rhetoric.
Ben began working as a morning radio broadcaster for KRLA-AM 870 in 2012. Three years later, he co-founded ‘The Daily Wire’, a conservative media company and worked as its editor and podcast host of ‘The Ben Shapiro Show’.
He debuted on the conservative radio talk show ‘The Morning Answer’ in 2016. While working there, he was condemned for not supporting former President Donald Trump. Nevertheless, his podcast was a hit.
In 2019, the radio company Westwood One helped Shapiro’s show become a radio program. Then, the political show was broadcasted by 200 stations. He started public speaking and running a YouTube channel, which now has a subscriber count of 5.26 million.
Net Worth and Earnings
The renowned commentator’s YouTube channel makes between $1 million to $3 million per year in ad revenue alone. However, he also gets sponsorship deals on his videos. His earnings from his podcast and radio show are also expected to bring in a considerable figure.
Not to mention that he operates a famous media outlet and sells over 15 books. In 2020, he listed a California property worth $2.9 million on the market. When it gets sold, it will boost Ben’s $20 million fortune.
Shapiro is married to medical doctor Mor Toledano and they tied the knot in 2008. Together, the couple is raising three young children. They used to live in Los Angeles but later moved to South Florida.