Ben Shapiro is described as an American conservative political commentator, columnist, author, lawyer, and radio host. Currently, he has a net worth of over $20 million. He earned his fame and fortune as the founder of The Daily Wire and commands a massive social media audience across many platforms.
Born on January 15, 1984, in Los Angeles, California, Shapiro was raised in a Conservative Jewish family. Both parents worked in Hollywood with his father being a composer and his mother a television executive. As a child, he played the violin and did well in school skipping the third and ninth grades.
At 16, he graduated from Yeshiva University High School, Los Angeles, and enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles. At 20, he got his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and transitioned to Harvard Law School. After graduation, he worked at the Goodwin Procter law firm and later launched his Benjamin Shapiro Legal Consulting firm.
Shapiro started his public career as a writer and author who had his first nationally syndicated column at 17 years old, By 21, he had managed to publish two books. His first was “Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth,” where he said that American universities were not tolerant to the non-left opinions and ideologies.
The next book was “Porn Generation: How Social Liberalism is Corrupting Our Future,” and was published in 2005. The third book by the title “Project President: Bad Hair and Botox on the Road to the White House,” hit stores in 2008.
“Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV” was unleased in 2011. It is written perfectly discussing that Hollywood has promoted the left-wing agenda via film and television. His fifth book came out in 2015 and it was another critique of leftist culture, and “True Allegiance” was published in 2017 becoming Shapiro’s first work of fiction.
The sixth book focuses on Judeo-Christian values and the drop of these values in the US and it is titled “The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great.” His most recent book that was published in 2021 is titled “The Authoritarian Moment.”
Shapiro was also working in several other roles as he wrote these books. He became the editor-at-large of Breitbart News in 2012. The publication is highly conservative launched by Andrew Breitbart. He resigned in 2016 after the site failed to support Michelle Fields, a reporter allegedly assaulted by Donald Trump’s ex-campaign manager.
Since then, Shapiro has been targeted often by the alt-right movement that attacks with antisemitic remarks and rhetoric. He has also been in the radio space as a host in 2012 when he became a co-host of the morning show at KRLA-AM 870. Later in 2016, he was promoted to KRLA’s “The Morning Answer,” a conservative show. He was criticized for his role in the show for not supporting Donald Trump in 2016 during the Presidential Election period.
The Daily Wire was launched in 2015 where he is the editor emeritus. His online podcast “The Ben Shapiro Show” broadcasts every day of the week and ranked the second most popular in the US in 2019.
The podcast became syndicated in 2018 and is now carried by more than 200 different markets. Going into the 2018 mid-term elections, Shapiro started hosting “The Ben Shapiro Election Special” on Fox News. He has also visited PragerU to discuss the influence of Hollywood and intersectionality.
Ben Shapiro Opinions
Through all of the available platforms, Shapiro has become famous for several radical views on social and political issues. He believes abortion should be banned completely except for when the mother’s life is in danger. He has also sparked controversy from his views on transgender rights, the Israel-Palestine conflict, Islam, and homosexuality.
He does not comment on the impact of climate change and is critical of the Black Lives Matter movement. He believes that massive systemic injustice towards African Americans does not exist in 2021.
Ben Shapiro paid $1.7 million for a 6,500 square-foot home located in Valley Village, California. Late last year, he said that he was leaving California for Tennessee and listed the home for sale for about $2.9 million.