Ben Shapiro has indeed grown over the years, not just in terms of his age, career, and social status, but also in relation to his net worth which is currently about $20 million. The smart fellow has successfully climbed the ladder to the top, a journey he started at a very young age even though he has courted lots of controversy along the line. Still, his nature of work, or works, couldn’t have kept him any farther than he has dabbled from one controversy to the other.
Ben Shapiro’s $20 Million Net Worth Comes From Multiple Sources
Ben Shapiro did not amass his massive net worth through one income source alone. As with other millionaires, he has different paying jobs that have contributed to his wealth. Although he is best known as a conservative political commentator, Shapiro also has other things he does for a living which include being a columnist, media host, author, legal practitioner, and speaker. He equally makes a good sum of money from social media where he has managed to gather a large number of followers, fans, and haters through his controversial political opinions and opinion about important topics.
Shapiro is able to have his hands in many pots because he is naturally very smart and committed to what he does. Due to his level of intelligence, he was able to skip two grades; grade 3 and grade 9 without any challenge while in elementary school. He started his career at the early age of 17 and continued to grow into the famous person that he is now.
His Career as a Columnist
This is one of the major sources of Ben Shapiro’s income, and it also happens to be the job he started with. At the age of 17, before he legally became an adult, he had already started writing columns. He became the youngest syndicated columnist and has since written columns for numerous publications and media outlets. Currently, he still writes for a good number of them, including Ami Magazine, Creators Syndicate, and Newsweek.
Also, Ben has served as an editor in several organizations. He worked at Breibart News as an editor-at-large from 2012 to 2016. His resignation was triggered by the fact that the organization refused to take the side of reporter Michelle Fields who alleged that Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, had assaulted him. Ben saw it as injustice because there was video evidence, so he resigned.
Shapiro Has Authored Books
As an author, the 37 year old man has written about more than a dozen books. He published his first two books at the age of 21 after he graduated with his first college degree – A bachelor of Arts degree in political science. Since then, Ben has written many books that discuss different national issues in America and contribute greatly to his net worth as well. Some of his books include:
- Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth (2004)
- Porn Generation: How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future (2005)
- Project President: Bad Hair and Botox on the Road to the White House (2008)
- Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV (2011)
- Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America (2013)
- The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration (2014)
- A Moral Universe Torn Apart (2014)
- What’s Fair and Other Short Stories (2015)
- True Allegiance (2016)
- Say It’s So: Papa, Dad, Me and 2005 White Sox Championship Season (2017)
- The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great (2019)
- Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings November (2019)
- How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps (2020)
- Catastrophic Thinking (2020)
- Facts (Still) Don’t Care About Your Feelings September (2020)
- (Forthcoming). The Authoritarian Moment: How the Left Weaponized America’s Institutions Against Dissent (July 2021)
Ben Shapiro Also Gets Paid as a Political Commentator
Though the exact amount he makes as a political commentator is not known, it is on record that top political cable commentators make as much as $2 million yearly. Ben’s love for politics, which he started to show publicly at the age of 17, metamorphosed into his first degree in political science from the University of California. He then moved on to host shows and create websites where he airs his views on politics and matters concerning America. Because he is unafraid to speak his mind and be himself, he has won friends and foes to his side over the years.
Ben Shapiro later became famous as a host after he joined KRLA-Am 870 as a host with Brian Whitman and Heidi Haris on their morning radio program. He later became the host of “Morning Answer” on KRLA. On 21st September 2015, he co-founded The Daily Wire with Boreing and became the editor. Shapiro later resigned and now serves as the editor emeritus.
Later on, Ben Shapiro founded the Ben Shapiro Show Podcast which is produced by Daily Wire. It was the second most popular podcast in the US as of 2019 and was broadcasted by over 200 radio stations. In 2018, he started hosting Ben Shapiro Election Special on Fox News. He also discusses intersectionality and Hollywood on PragerU.
As a political commentator, Shapiro supports conservative politics but strongly disagrees with democratic ideologies. He sided with Donald Trump in the 2020 election but was on the side of Ted Cruz in the 2016 election.
His Legal Career
After his first college degree, Ben attended Harvard Law School where he graduated from in 2007 as a lawyer. Upon graduation, he started working with Goodwin Procter. Later, he established his own independent legal consultancy firm, Benjamin Shapiro Legal Consulting, which is based out of Los Angeles, California.
Ben Shapiro Also Makes Some Money From Social Media
The multi-talented young man also makes a fortune out of his social media pages that have gained millions of followers over the years. The number of his followers continues to increase across all social media. As of 2018, he had 1.7 million followers which eventually grew to over 2.4 million. On Facebook, the growth has been from 4.5 million to 5.4 million to 6 million. His Instagram page has over 1.6 million followers and his YouTube channel has over 2.2 million subscribers. He earns money on Facebook through Daily Wire while YouTube adverts have been his main means of earning via YouTube. It is estimated that he earns about $500,000 monthly through his websites and social media accounts.
How Does Ben Shapiro’s Net Worth Compare To That Of Other Political Commentators?
Ben Shapiro is not doing badly for himself with his $20 million net worth when compared to other influential American political commentators. He is one of the most successful in this field. A look into the net worth of some of his colleagues affirms this fact.
Below is a list of a few influential political commentators and their net worths.
|Political Commentators||Estimated Net Worth|
|1||Sean Hannity||$250 million|
|2||Milo Yiannopoulous||$4 million|
|3||Dinesh D’souza||$4 million|
|4||Stephen Crowder||$3 million|
|5||Alex Jones||$5 million|
|6||Rachel Maddow||$25 million|
The Lifestyle His Wealth Affords Him
Ben Shapiro is happily married to Dr. Mor Shapiro (nee Toledano). She is an Israeli medical doctor of Moroccan descent. The duo got married in 2008 and their marriage is blessed with three kids. Shapiro and his family used to live in Los Angeles, California in a house he bought for $1.7 million in 2015. The political commentator has since moved away from the city of Angles, listing his LA home for sale for $2.9 million. The Shapiro family first moved to Nashville, Tennessee but have since resettled in South Florida.
To get around town, Ben uses any one of his cars in his fleet of luxurious vehicles reportedly worth over $590,000. Among them are a Range Rover and Ford.