Ben Shapiro Net Worth
Depending on which website you look Ben Shapiro’s net worth is somewhere between 7 and 10 million USD. He has a wife and two kids, a beautiful house, has published 7 books and is famous for his political views. He is only 34yrs old. His first book was published when he was only 17 and he skipped through school therefore gaining a degree at only 20yrs old. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 2007 he practices Law at Goodwin Proctor. From March 2012 he ran an independent legal consultancy firm, Benjamin Shapiro Legal Consulting. His first book “Brainwashed, How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth” gives you an inkling into his views. He is often asked to speak at university campus’ events.
Ben Shapiro’s Views
Some students and faculty members at Californian State University, Los Angeles objected to speech that Shapiro was scheduled to hold on Feb 25 2016 entitled “When Diversity becomes a problem”. The University President cancelled the speech three days before it was due to take place. The intention of rescheduling it so that the event could feature various viewpoints on the subject. However he reversed his decision and allowed the speech to go ahead.
On the day of the speech hundreds of student protesters formed a human chain blocking the doors to the event and staging a sit in. When Shapiro started his speech a protester pulled the fire alarm and after the speech ended Shapiro was escorted off the premises by police. Three months later the group who had organised the speech (Young America’s Foundation) announced they were filing a lawsuit against the university. They claimed that the first and fourteenth amendment rights of students had been violated by the attempted cancellation of the event. As well as the physical barricading of students from entering or leaving the event.
How has Ben Shapiro made his money?
How has he made his money? He is a man with strong views. He’s not afraid to use them, his background in Law probably gives him the edge in an argument. He knows what he believes in and he’s not afraid to be controversial. In addition to being an author he is a radio talk show host, a columnist, political commentator and attorney.
Shapiro founded The Daily Wire on Sept 21 2015 where he is editor in chief as well as host of his online political podcast The Ben Shapiro Show broadcast every weekday. In July 2015 Shapiro and the transgender rights activist Zoey Tur were discussing Caitlyn Jenner’s receipt of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. After Shapiro repeatedly referred to Tur with male pronouns. Tur grabbed his neck and threatened to “send him home in an ambulance”. Shapiro later filed a police report.
As of Nov 2017 the podcast was downloaded 10 million times each.
Analysts estimate that Shapiro’s net worth has been steadily increasing in the last few years. He’s reported to own a collection of four luxury cars with a total value of $580,000. He also owns a single home that is valued at $970,000. And his annual income is $1 million.