Name: Benjamin Aaron Shapiro
Born: January 15, 1984
Occupation: Author, publisher, political commentator and speaker
Ben Shapiro was born in Los Angeles, California on January 15, 1984. He is the son of Jewish parents and has three sisters. His cousin is Mara Wilson, a former child actress and writer.
Ben attended Walter Reed Middle School and later Yeshiva University High School of Los Angeles. He skipped the third and ninth grade and graduated in 2000 at just 16 years of age. Upon graduation, Ben attended the University of California and earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science. In 2007, Ben graduated from Harvard Law School.
Ben has been married to Mor Toledano, an Israeli citizen of Jewish-Moroccan descent, since 2008. They have two children, including Leeya Eliana, who was born in 2014.
His first job after Harvard was at Goodwin Procter LLP, a private practice in Los Angeles. He still practices law by providing independent legal consulting for many major media businesses.
Rather than continue his legal career full-time, Ben decided to embark upon a successful writing career, opining primarily on political issues. He became a nationally syndicated columnist in the United States, even though he was still a student at UCLA. Ben would also go on to published multiple books, including “Brainwashed,” “Project President: Bad Hair and Botox on the Road to the White House” and “Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV.”
In 2012, Ben was tapped to serve as editor-at-large of Breitbart.com, a conservative website started by Andrew Breitbart. Four years later, Ben resigned from his position following his criticisms that the publication failed to support reporter Michelle Fields and her allegations that she was allegedly assaulted by Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager.
Ben would create The Daily Wire, another conservative news and opinion website, where he is the editor-in-chief. He complements the website with an online podcast called “The Ben Shapiro Show.”
He was the co-founder and former editor-in-chief of TruthRevolt, a media watchdog organization.
Although he has been a regular guest on all of the major news talk shows on CNN and FOX, Ben has created a massive fan base because of his lectures on college campuses. Many of these lectures, which often include Ben dropping logic bombs and ripping opposing students to shreds, are posted on YouTube and become viral.
Some of his major political positions include opposing abortion, supporting Israel at all costs, maintaining an interventionist foreign policy, maximizing free speech and being fiscally conservative.
We estimate that Ben Shapiro’s net worth is $4 million (2017).
So how much is $4 million really?
$4 million can help establish a brand new conservative news publication. $4 million can also be contributed to Israel in the form of foreign aid.