One of the most popular political commentators of late is Ben Shapiro. He is an expert, lawyer, media host and columnist who leans more on the conservative side of political issues. He is best known for “The Ben Shapiro Show,” a live radio show and podcast. As of 2022, 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 her parents worked in the entertainment industry.
He graduated from Yeshiva University High School in Los Angeles in 2000. Shapiro finished when he was 16 because he had to skip third and ninth grades.
Later, young Benjamin studied political science at the University of California, graduating summa cum laude in 2004. Then he went to Harvard Law School and graduated in 2007.
Shapiro started his career while still a student. He began writing a national column at age 17, becoming the youngest to do so. After Harvard, he was employed in the law offices of Goodwin Procter.
He had already published two books at the age of 21. He writes his opinions on current political and social issues. Shapiro held various jobs while writing his books. He was named editor of Breitbart News, a conservative outlet, in 2012.
In 2016, he left this position. The young writer has been a popular target of the alt-right organization ever since. He was frequently criticized with anti-Semitic slurs and rhetoric.
Ben started working as a morning radio host for KRLA-AM 870 in 2012. Three years later, he co-founded “The Daily Wire”, a conservative media company and worked as the editor and podcast host of ” The Ben Shapiro Show”.
He debuted on the conservative radio show “The Morning Answer” in 2016. While working there, he was convicted for failing to support former President Donald Trump. Nonetheless, his podcast was a hit.
In 2019, radio company Westwood One helped Shapiro’s show become a radio show. Then the political program was broadcast by 200 stations. He started speaking in public and running a YouTube channel, which now has 4.47 million subscribers.
Net worth and earnings
The famous commentator’s YouTube channel generates between $184,000 and $3 million a year from advertising revenue alone. However, he also gets endorsement deals on his videos. Revenue from his podcast and radio show is also expected to bring in a sizable figure.
Not to mention that he operates a famous media and sells more than 15 books. In 2020, he listed a California property worth $2.9 million on the market. When sold, it will increase Ben’s fortune by $20 million.
Shapiro is married to a doctor named Mor Toledano. They married in 2008. Together, the couple are raising three young children. They lived in Los Angeles but later moved to South Florida.