Benjamin Aaron Shapiro known as Ben Shapiro is an American political commentator, nationally syndicated columnist, author, radio talk show host, and lawyer. He has written several books in his career. Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth is one of his popular books, which he wrote when he was just 17. He is also the editor-in-chief at The Daily Wire and writes a column for Creators Syndicate. Most recently, in 2020, he published the book titled How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps. Besides his career, he also frequently makes headlines for his controversial statements whether for his support for a ban on abortion, thoughts on Alt-right, calling h 0sexuality a sin.
Early Life And Education Of Ben Shapiro
Shapiro was born on January 15, 1984, in Los Angeles, California, the U.S. His family is Jewish, having immigrated in part from Russia. He enrolled at Walter Reed Middle School and transferred to Yeshiva University High School of Los Angeles where he graduated in 2000.
After completing his high school diploma, at the age of sixteen, he enrolled at UCLA and graduated summa c u m laude and Phi Beta Kappa in June 2004 with a Political Science.
In 2007, he graduated c u m laude from Harvard Law School. By the age of 17, Shapiro was hired by the Creators Syndicate and became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the U.S.
Ben Shapiro's Career
Ben’s first book was Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth which published in 2004. His next book Porn Generation published in 2005. His third project president published in 2008. His other books are Bullies (2013) and The People vs. Barack Obama and (2014). He published his ninth book True Allegiance in 2016.
Shapiro has appeared on numerous television shows and radio around the nation including "The O'Reilly Factor", "Fox and Friends", ”Scarborough Country", "The Lars Larson Show", "The Dennis Prager Show," and others.
Shapiro hosted the talk radio program in Seattle with a Bonneville Communications station from January 2014 to August 2015. In the a s sociation with David Horowitz Freedom Center, Shapiro co-founded the TruthRevolt media on October 7, 2013. He resigned it in April 2015; the site was intended to be conservative for Media Matters for America.
In September 2015, he founded The Daily Wire. He is also the editor-in-chief and a host of his online podcast The Ben Shapiro Show, broadcast every weekday. His podcast was downloaded 10 million-plus times each month as of June 2018.
In 2016, he remained highly critical of Trump throughout the election phase. In 2018, his show, The Ben Shapiro Show began syndicating on Westwood One Radio. In August 2018, Shapiro challenged political activist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. He also offered $10k to her if she took him up on his offer. Shapiro said a congressional candidate accused Republicans to hara s s him and his allies.
But, she rejected his offer and Twitted,
I don't owe a response to unsolicited requests from men with bad intentions/ and also like catcalling for some reason they filled entitled to one.
After that, Shapiro did not reply to anything in her comments.
Shapiro regularly speaks at numerous colleges across the country. He spoke at 37 colleges between 2016-17. In September 2017, he gave a speech at the invitation of the University of California, Berkeley. While there, he spoke about identity politics with those who use violence to suppress contrary views, whom he characterized as fascistic.
Ben Shapiro's Net Worth, House, And Salary
Shapiro's film Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters (2012) was nominated for SXSW Film Festival. Shapiro taught at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism as well as at the Center for Doc u mentary Studies at Duke University. Shapiro's salary as an American conservative political commentator is estimated to be $165k annually.
Given his multiple professional involvements and good salary. Shapiro's net worth is $20 million, most likely or even more! Shapiro lives in a lavish house with his wife in New York. The couple bought a 6,500 square-foot home in Valley Village, California for $1.7 million. In 2020, they listed the home for sale for $2.9 million. He also owns two cars; Ford and Range Rover.
Ben Shapiro has millions of fans who follow him on social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. He has a huge fan following on his official accounts. His YouTube channel The Daily Wire has 2.15 million subscribers as of March 2021.
Personal Life: Married, Wife, Children
Shapiro and his wife gave birth to their first child, a baby girl in 2014, and welcomed their second child, a son in 2016. Their daughter, Leeya suffered from a heart condition as a child and had to undergo open-heart surgery.
Ben Shapiro is a cousin of Mara Wilson, a former child actress turned stage actress. There is no news related to his external affairs, he is happily living with his beautiful wife, Mor Toledano. Both of them are happy with each other and seem like they are made for each other.
His wife Mor Toledano is also a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles. He met her during his college days. She completed her MD and MS in medicine from David Geffen College at UCLA. She is an Israeli of Morrocan descent and practices Orthodox Judaism as her husband.
She worked as a clinical skills instructor. She loved bioethics so much that it led her to talk at the DGSOM UCLA Ethics Symposium’s annual event.
She was also a part of a Capella group in her medical school. She still sings in her leisure time. She spends her free time with her family; husband and children.
Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts
- Age: As of 2021, Ben Shapiro is 37 years old.
- Birth sign: Capricorn
- Body Measurements: He has a physically fit body with measurements of 38-30-35 inches.
- Height: He has a tall height of 5 feet 7 inches.
- Weight: His body weight is 72kg.
- Hair Color: He has a dark brown hair color.
- Eyes Color: His eyes are blue in color.
by Bchrome, 12 Jun, 2016