Cenk Uygur Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 20 Sep, 2021
Facts of Cenk Uygur
Date of Birth: 1970 , March-21
Age: 51 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Cenk Uygur
Birth Name Cenk Kadir Uygur
Nationality Turkish-American
Birth Place/City Istanbul, Turky
Religion Atheist
Ethnicity Turkis-Muslim
Profession Columnist
Net Worth $5 million
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Hair Color Black
Weight in KG N/A
Married Yes
Married to Wendy Lang
Children Joy Helena Uygur, Prometheus Maximus Uygur
Education Columbia Law School, University of Pennsylvania
TV Show The Young Turks, The Dylan Ratigan Show
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Cenk Uygur is a columnist, commentator, and political activist of Turkish- American nationality who is the co-founder of the commentary program The Young Turks and is also the co-founder of the TYT NetworkHis channel The Young Turks has over 4.37 million subscribers which have crossed 4,182,415,13 video views. He worked as a political commentator for the MSNBC network from 2010-11. Later, he worked for Current TV from 2011-13. He was a Republican before 2000 and became an Independent supporter from 2000-16 and became Democratic in 2016.

Early Life, Bio, And Education Of Cenk Uygur

Cenk Uygur was born to a Turkish family in Istanbul, Turkey on 21st March 1970, Istanbul, Turkey. He belongs to Turkish and American nationality and regarding his ethnicity, Uygur has a mixed ethnical background. 

Born in Turkey, Cenk immigrated to New Jersey with his family at the age of eight. He graduated from the East Brunswick High School and despite being raised as a Muslim he became agnostic.

He majored in management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also earned a degree in law from the Columbia Law School and worked as an associate attorney in the Drinker Biddle and Reath and Hayes and Liebman law firms.

Cenk Uygur's Career And Wiki

He appeared as a host of a talk show and started his career, first on the WWRC radio show and then later in WRKO in Boston. He also wrote as a columnist for the WAMI-TV and started the show of The Young Turks on Sirius Satellite Radio.

Cenk also founded the TYT network later and as a young man has conservative views socially. He criticized feminism and abortion but is now progressive.

He appeared as a political commentator for MSNBC in 2010. He ran a weeknight commentary show for the duration of six months but was later replaced by Al Sharpton.

He then joined the Current TV and hosted a show there. The show ran from December 2011 to August 2013 and he also became the chief news officer of Current TV. The Current TV was then acquired by the Al Jazeera Media Network.

Cenk Uygur's Net Worth, Salary, And Income Source 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cenk Uygur’s net worth is $5 million, as of 2019. He has amassed this amount of figure from his two decades over journalism career.

He is the main host and creator of The Young Turks YouTube Channel which has 4.374 million-plus subscribers and 4,182,415,13 as of April 2019. According to YouTube AdSense policy, viewers earn $1 for each 1000 monetized views. And from the channel Cenk makes $97.5 K-$1.6 million a year. 

His actual salary is not known but by the looks of his net worth, it must be in the range of thousands of dollars.

Cenk Uygur's Affair, Wife, Married, Relationship 

As far as his personal life is concerned, Uygur was raised in a Muslim family.  As of now, he describes himself as a fervent agnostic and atheist. He achieved the Humanist Media Award from the American Humanist Association.

He started having an affair with marriage and family therapist Wendy Lang. they eventually got married but the actual date of marriage is not known. He has a daughter and a son with his spouse who was born in 2012 and 2010 respectively.

The couple seems to be getting along pretty well and does not seem to be having any marital issues and do not seem to be moving towards divorce. He is not involved with anybody else and thus there are no infidelity issues between them and certainly seems to be getting along pretty well.

Cenk Uygur's Age And Height

  • Cenk Uygur's age as of 2019 is 49 years. 
  • Height: He stands at 1.74 m (5ft 7 inch). 

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