The increasing divide in philosophy and direction in the American public, combined with the rise of social media and other media platforms has made political commentary one of the most lucrative gigs in today’s world. One of the leading names in American political commentary, Ben Shapiro, has been able to amass a significant net worth at a young age through a career in the profession.
Although his name might evoke controversy and scorn in certain quarters, the Los Angeles-born conservative political commentator has an expansive media reach that has helped him accumulate his enviable net worth. And in this article, we take a deeper look at some of the contributing factors to his net worth. Check it out below.
Ben Shapiro’s Net Worth
Ben Shapiro has an enviable net worth of $8 million, earned through his career as a political commentator, an author, and a public speaker. He has seen a growth in his asset and bank account through a long career that began as early as the age of 17, when he began to write as a columnist, becoming a nationally syndicated columnist at the same age.
With a net worth of $8 million, Ben Shapiro has become one of the richer younger faces of the conservative movement, and with his influence growing by the day, could be worth a lot more in the near future.
How Did He Make His Money?
As mentioned earlier, back when his peers were focused on high school drama and games, Ben Shapiro was already honing his skills as a writer by becoming a columnist at the age of 17. Driven by his interest in politics and an impeccable talent for writing, he became a nationally syndicated columnist at 17, making it the first major contributor to his net worth. Since then, he has nurtured his career to work as an editor-at-large for Breitbart News, he also had a media website, TruthRevolt, which he co-founded and ran between 2013 and 2018.
Before he clocked 21 years, Ben Shapiro achieved a milestone that further increased the accumulation of his $8 million net worth – he published two books, Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth and Porn Generation: How Social Liberalism is Corrupting Our Future. So far, he has gone on to publish a total of ten books, selling hundreds and thousands of copies, as one of the largest contributors to his net worth.
Radio and TV Host
Another way Ben Shapiro has made his net worth is his career as a radio and TV host. He began his hosting career on the radio for KRLA-AM 870. For the media outlet, he was one of the hosts of The Morning Answer. He also began hosting the political podcast series, The Ben Shapiro Show. The podcast is published every weekday and is considered one of the most popular shows in America. The show has since been syndicated nationally.
Other hosting gigs include hosting The Ben Shapiro Election Special on Fox News in September 2018 and appearances on PragerU.
Another contributor to Ben Shapiro’s net worth is his career as a public speaker and as one of the most popular conservative political commentators, has spoken at several colleges across the United States.
In between the early parts of 2016 and the latter parts of 2017 alone, Ben Shapiro spoke at a total of 37 colleges. He has continued to remain a regular fixture for speeches across colleges in America and with the California-born commentator earning an estimated five to six figures per gig, one can see why he has a net worth of $8 million.
In total, Ben Shapiro, through his various ventures, is believed to be earning an estimated average of $1 million per year. As for how he spends and enjoys his net worth, Ben has four luxury cars that are valued at a total of $580,000 and lives in a mansion worth $970,000.
Other Interesting Facts About Ben Shapiro
1. Ben Shapiro was born in Los Angeles, California on the 15th of January 1984 to a Jewish family. A regular critic of Hollywood, his parents are members of Hollywood. His mother is an executive in a TV company while his father is a composer.
2. He attended Yeshiva University High School and attended the University of California, graduating in 2004 with a degree in political science. He also attended Harvard Law School, graduating cum laude in 2007 and worked as a lawyer for Goodwin Procter.
3. Before committing to a career as a political commentator, he owned a law firm of his own, Benjamin Shapiro Legal Consulting.
4. He is married to Mor Toledano, an Israeli medical doctor. They have been married since 2008, have two children and live in Los Angeles.