America’s youngest nationally syndicated columnist Benjamin Aaron Shapiro, also known as Ben Shapiro is a popular conservative commentator, columnist, lawyer, author, and podcast host. Ben is best known for his use of the phrase “Facts don’t care about your feelings” which many think he rarely upholds.
Ben is one of such people who are outspoken when it comes to airing their views about virtually every issue be it political, social or economic, you name it. His totally outspoken nature, as well as his “inaccurate” criticisms, has earned him a good number of fans as well as critics from different parts of the world. He is not just one of the most talked-about people in the world, Ben Shapiro is one of the biggest names amidst the American political commentators and journalists. Let’s enjoy more facts about the U.S. conservative media darling and the editor-in-chief of Daily Wire.
Who is Ben Shapiro?
Ben Sapiro is the son of a Jewish couple who emigrated from Russia and Lithuania. He was born in the city of Los Angeles, California, on January 15, 1984. During his young age, he was known for his violin and piano skills. When he was 12 years of age, he performed at the Israeli Bonds Banquet. He probably learnt his skills from his father who is a composer. His mother, on the other hand, worked in Hollywood as a TV company executive.
Shapiro was a student at Walter Reed Middle School before moving to Yeshiva University High School of Los Angeles and he graduated in 2000 at age 16. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles before proceeding to Harvard Law School in 2007 to obtain his cum laude.
Shapiro began his career first as a writer. He began writing a column for a national syndicate at the age of 17 and by 21 years of age, he has already written two books, one of which is titled Brainwashed. Published in 2004, Shapiro’s book talks about how University students are not allowed to express their own viewpoint on a subject matter rather, they are unconsciously dominated by liberal instructors even when discussions are encouraged in classrooms.
The book, Primetime Propaganda The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV has Shapiro arguing that the prime-time entertainment programming is a medium through which Hollywood promotes its left-wing agenda. The book was published in 2011, the same year Shapiro joined the David Horowitz Freedom Center- a conservative foundation founded by political activist David Horowitz and his friend Peter Collier, in 1988.
In 2012, Ben Shapiro was made the editor-at-large of Breitbart News- an American syndicated and conservative news and opinion website. He, however, left the website in 2016, accusing the website of not supporting reporter Michelle Fields who spoke about being assaulted by Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager.
Shapiro is one of the strong critics of transgenderism and transitioning. He argues that those who transgender or transition are mentally deranged. On the Issue of gun ownership in America, Ben Shapiro argues that it is immoral to ban all gun use. His argument also cuts across other issues like the Israeli and Palestine issue, Climate change and the Legacy of slavery, among many others. During the 2016 American presidential election, Shapiro was a strong supporter of Ted Cruz while he openly rejected Donald Trump‘s candidacy, claiming that a vote for Trump was a vote against liberals.
What is Ben Shapiro’s Net Worth?
The LA-based political commentator, author, lawyer and syndicated columnist has an estimated net worth of $4 million much of which he earned from his widely published books and TV podcasts such as The Ben Shapiro Show, which was reportedly downloaded 10 million times every month. Ben is the co-founder of TruthRevolt, a media watchdog and activism website in the U.S. He also founded The Daily Wire on September 21, 2015, and he earns about $500,000 as the annual salary as the editor in chief of the news and opinion website.
In September 2018, the conservative writer started hosting a program on Fox News titled The Ben Shapiro Election Special. The series covers news and topics relating to the 2018 midterm elections. His car collections include Range Rover and a Ford worth around $580,000. He is also assumed to live with his family in a house worth $970,000.
His Family Life
Shapiro is married to Mor Toledano, a medical doctor who is an Israeli citizen of Moroccan descent. The two has been married since 2008 and they share two children together. Their daughter Leeya Eliana Shapiro was born in 2014 while their son was born in 2016.
Toledano practices Orthodox Judaism, she is a candidate in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of California, Los Angeles. The Shapiro’s lives in San Diego, California.
Ben also has three sisters one of which is Abigail Shapiro who is popular on the internet. His father’s name is David Shapiro.