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Ben Shapiro Net Worth

Ben Shapiro Net Worth
Net Worth$8,000,000
Full NameBenjamin Aaron Shapiro
Date of Birth/AgeJanuary 15, 1984 (age 35)
Source of wealthPolitical Commentator, Columnist, Author
Country of originU.S.
State/City of originLos Angeles, California
Last Updated2019

Net Worth

Ben Shapiro’s net worth is 8 million dollars.

How Much Does Ben Shapiro Make a Year?

Since Ben Shapiro has multiple ways of making money as a radio host, podcast host, columnist, political commentator and author, he seems to always be raking in the cash.

His books, like Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth, Porn Generation: How Social Liberalism is Corrupting our Future and Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV are wildly popular (and controversial) and have made him over $1 million since their publication.


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Experts estimate that Ben’s work doing political commentary earns him between $65,000 to $100,000 each year.

Ben also makes a significant amount of money from his social media pages. He is wildly popular on Facebook, Youtube and Twitter. His posts are shared millions of times each month, making his pages some of the most viewed of all social media accounts. With advertising, this means Ben is making thousands of dollars each month.

Ben’s talks at local colleges provide him with a good amount of cash as well, even if sometimes they get canceled because of how controversial he is.

That being said, the cost of security for Ben at these events borders on outrageous. In fact, the University of California at Berkeley reported that they had to spend $600,000 on security alone to get Ben to agree to speak at their campus!

However, in a recent appearance at the Universit,y of Tennessee those costs were just $25,000 so it depends on the event. However, Ben himself typically makes between $25,000 to $100,000 as a fee when he speaks at college campuses.

How Does Ben Shapiro Make His Money?

While Ben is an attorney, he makes the large majority of his money from his speaking engagements and his wildly popular podcast, “The Ben Shapiro Show.


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He is also a political commentator for major networks and a columnist, both of which supplement his income.


Ben Shapiro is not your typical conservative, but he’s certainly grown to be one of the most trusted conservative voices for the millennial generation.

Raised in the Orthodox Jewish culture by parents who worked as executives in Hollywood, it seems likely Ben would have strong liberal views, but Ben is deeply rooted in his conservative beliefs and he has the education to back them up.

Ben is a Harvard-educated lawyer who is so intelligent he graduated early from college and even published his first book at age 20.

He anchors his belief on research, not emotion and has a goal to educate others about conservatism without being argumentative, unlike many others.

Early Life

Benjamin Aaron Shapiro was born on January 15th, 1984 in Los Angeles, California. Today, Ben is 35 years old. Ben was raised in the Ashkenazi Jewish religion which is an Orthodox form of Judaism.

He and his wife continue to practice this religion today. His parents emigrated from Russia and Lithuania and both worked in Hollywood.

His mother was a television executive and his father was a well-respected composer. His cousin is actress Mara Wilson.

While Ben is very quiet about his personal life, including his upbringing, it is obvious that he came from a very loving and stable home. In a recent Instagram post, Ben introduced his fans to his father David, calling him his role model and biggest supporter.

When Ben was very young, his parents realized he was a musical prodigy. Ben excelled at playing both the piano and violin. In fact, he was so good, at age 12 he performed at the Israel Bonds Banquet.


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As a young child, Ben went to Walter Reed Primary School. It was there that his teachers realized how incredibly intelligent and talented Ben was, and he ended up skipping 3rd grade. Later, when he was at Yeshiva University High School, he also skipped 9th grade.

Ben graduated from high school in 2000 at just 16 years of age. He then went on to the University of California at Los Angeles, graduating with honors.

When he was just 23, he graduated from Harvard Law School and started practicing law at Goodwin Procter before running his own legal consultancy firm.

Personal life

Ben Shapiro practices Orthodox Judaism. In 2008, when he was 24 years old, he married 20-year-old Mor Toledano, who now goes by Mor Shapiro.

She is Moroccan. During the course of their engagement and early years of their marriage, Mor went to medical school and is now a physician.

Ben and Mor have two children, Leeya Eliana and a son who is unnamed. His daughter was born in 2014 and his son was born in 2016.

When Leeya was born, she suffered from atrial septal defect but recovered thanks to treatment.

By all accounts, Ben Shapiro has a very happy marriage. There have never been rumors of infidelity on either side or of any relationship troubles.

Part of this is likely due to the fact that Ben is extremely private and shares very few details about his private life with the public.


Ben started his career at just 17 when he started writing his own nationally syndicated column. He also started writing his first book around this time, which was published just three years later.

Since 2004, Ben has written five books, all which focus on how the “left” or liberals in America are negatively impacting different aspects of our society.

As a columnist, Ben has been pumping out articles with a conservative lean since he was 17. In 2012, he took a position as editor-at-large of the very conservative news publication, Breitbart News.

It was a position that he held for four years. In 2013, he co-founded “TruthRevolt,” a media watchdog and investigative website. Unfortunately for Ben, this website shut down in 2018.

Ben founded the podcast “The Daily Wire” in 2015. He is also the host of his own podcast, “The Ben Shapiro Show” which has become massively popular since its inception.


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A new episode drops every week, and recent statistics show that the podcast gets about 10 million downloads per month. The podcast hasn’t been without controversy though.

After comments made at the 2019 March for Life, many companies dropped their sponsorship, though Ben says his comments were taken out of context.

Besides contributing to Fox News and occasionally hosting his own segments for the network, Ben spends a large majority of his time giving talks to students at universities across the country.

Interesting Facts

  • Ben is the youngest nationally-syndicated columnist in the United States
  • He started writing his first book when he was just 17. It was published when he was 21 years old.
  • Ben’s podcast, called “The Ben Shapiro Show” is downloaded on average more than 10 million times a month.
  • Ben is known for his very conservative views. When he goes out to speak at various locations, he has to have a heavy security presence as his views are sometimes seen as controversial.
  • Some colleges have spent over $500,000 in security detail for Ben!
  • He was an at-large editor for Breitbart news for nearly four years between 2012-2016
  • While Ben identifies as conservative, he supports same-sex marriage and the legalization of marijuana.

Favorite Quotes from Ben Shapiro

“Facts don’t care about feelings.”

“When someone calls you a racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe because you happen to disagree with them about tax policy or same-sex marriage or abortion, that’s bullying.”

“There is no such thing as ‘your truth’. There is the truth and your opinion.”

“Freedom of speech and thought matters, especially when it is speech and thought with which we disagree. The moment the majority decides to destroy people for engaging in thought it dislikes, thought crime becomes a reality.”

“In place of moral absolutes, they promote moral relativism and sometimes even question the very existence of truth and reality. To them truth and reality are what we subjectively perceive them to be.”

Tips for success from Ben Shapiro

Own who you are and what you believe in. Know that you don’t have to explain yourself to anyone because you’ll never talk anyone into believing what you believe.

Bad behavior stems from our liberal society and parents not being involved in their children’s lives. Kids are easy targets for moral subjectivism, which is all the more reason to give them strong role models and a good moral code.

Be extremely cautious in what films you watch that come from Hollywood. There is an agenda behind most films and you can easily fall prey to that agenda.

Know the facts. Know the people you’re talking to and speak their language, especially when you’re looking for a deal to go your way.

Don’t be a bully. Celebrate other’s accomplishments and work hard for your own. You don’t need to label a group of people to further your own cause and mission.