One of the most influential mainstream intellectuals right now is Jordan Peterson. He is a professor of psychology, clinical psychologist, author, and online personality. Peterson attracted the public eye because of his views on social, cultural, and political topics. As of 2022, Jordan Peterson has a net worth of $8 million.
Jordan was born in Alberta, Canada, and grew up in Fairview. His birthday is June 12, 1962. Walter, a school teacher, and Beverley Peterson, a librarian, raised him as the eldest of three children.
He attended Grande Prairie Regional College after leaving Fairview High School in 1979. He studied political science and English literature. Afterward, he transferred to the University of Alberta and obtained a BA in political science in 1982.
In the same institution, he got his psychology degree in 1984. The following year, he went to McGill University. In 1991, he finished his Doctorate in clinical psychology through Robert O. Pihl.
From 1993 until 1998, he began teaching at Harvard University. He was first an assistant professor but was later promoted to associate professor in the prestigious academy’s psychology department.
He received the Levenson Teaching Prize nomination in 1998. In the same year, he went back to Canada and began working as a full-time professor at the University of Toronto.
The professor published his book Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief in 1999. It took him over 13 years to finish the autobiography, which was about reflections on his early days.
Rise to Fame
He set up a YouTube channel called ‘JordanPetersonVideos’ in 2013 and began posting footage of lectures and interviews. With his IQ of around 150, Peterson was noted for his wise use of words and sensible construction of opinions.
In March 2016, he declared a desire to remove previous content and improve future material with a new crowdsourcing experiment through Patreon. Later that year, he launched The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast.
After enhancing his content, his online presence further advanced. Peterson has also been featured on several television shows and online programs. His official YouTube channel is now titled Jordan B Peterson, and it has 4.88 million subscribers.
Net Worth and Earnings
As a clinical psychologist, Jordan Peterson makes around $200,000 every month. As an influential figure, he earns somewhere close to that number. He said that his Patreon account generated him $80,000 every month before it was deleted in 2019.
For his public speaking gigs, Peterson gets $35,000 per speech. He also sells a personality test that costs $10. Lastly, it is reported that Peterson has made about 5 million book sales. All of this gives him an estimated net worth of $8 million.
Peterson is married to Tammy Roberts. They made their vows in 1989. The couple has two children, Mikhaila and Julian. Mikhaila is a nutrition influencer who helped her dad make diet choices when he had a severe autoimmune reaction to food.
Jordan was initially prescribed to take a psychoactive drug but was eventually advised to stop consuming it. He experienced withdrawal symptoms and got pneumonia. He got treated in Russia and was back to normal in 2020.