Benjamin Aaron Shapiro is a Harvard trained lawyer and a devout Jew by religion. He is largely known as a conservative political commentator, media consultant and a radio talk show. He is New York’s number one bestselling author. Ben wrote books like Prime time Propaganda, the People vs. Barack Obama, Brainwashed, Porn Generation, The right side of history, Bullies and a host of others. He has over 40 books to his credit.
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Early life and Nationality
He was enrolled in Yeshiva University High School of Los Angeles. He was skipped twice thereby making him miss third and ninth grade respectively which contributed to him graduating at an early stage. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) at the age of 16 years.
Young Shapiro had passion for music at a tender age. It was of no surprise when he performed the ‘’Israel Bonds Banquet’’ because of the skill he acquired learning how to play the violin and piano. Though American, he has a Russian and Lithuanian Jewish heritage. The young lad had interest in politics too.
He won prestigious awards like the ‘Phi Beta Kappa’ which means “Love of learning is the guide to life’’ in 2007, he proceeded Harvard Law School to obtain a degree.
Ben Shapiro’s Date of birth and age
Born January 15, 1984 in Burbank, California, Ben Shapiro is 38 years old.
After graduating from Harvard law, he commenced his career as a lawyer. He practiced the law at Goodwin Procter law firm. His passion for politics grew and at age 17, he had become a columnist while in college.
‘Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth’ was his first book published and in the year 2004. Shapiro believes that the environment in universities is in control of liberal instructors who brainwash students who do not have a definite view. His second book preceded the subsequent year entitled ‘Porn Generation: How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future.’
HarperCollins published Shapiro’s fourth book in 2011, Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV, Shapiro asserts that Hollywood has a left-wing agenda that vigorously push through peak hour entertainment programming. In the Primetime Propaganda, the producers of Happy Days and MASH say they pursued a pro-pacifist, anti-Vietnam-War agenda in those series. David Horowitz Freedom Center made Ben Shapiro a fellow.
Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans was published by Threshold Editions, Shapiro’s fifth book in 2013. True Allegiance was fiction novel he published and in the year 2017.
Shapiro released the book The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great in 2019, which centres on the relevance of Judeo-Christian values and bemoans on the fall of those principles in contemporary America. In May 2019, BBC held a discussion with Shapiro to promote his book, interviewer Andrew Neil argued that Shapiro’s history of assertion were contradictory with the ideology of the book. The controversial speaker took offence to the questioning, accused Neil (a notable British conservative journalist) of taking a left-leaning turn, Ben later twitted that he was inadequately prepared for the interview and that he has been ‘’destroyed’’ by the eminent British conservative journalist.
The book The Authoritarian Moment was published by Ben in 2021, which claims that there is not a pressing tyrannical threat U.S. politics from the right-wing. Rather, he debates that the authoritarian peril comes from the left’s dominion of academia, Hollywood, journalism, and corporate America.
Shapiro embarked hosting ‘The Ben Shapiro Election Special’ on ‘Fox News in 2018 September. It reported on the midterm elections in the United States the year 2018. Ben Shapiro is also a public speaker. He delivers talks at manifold institutions and often articulates his conservative opinions on controversial topics. He is a contributor to the ‘Creators Syndicate’ and ‘Newsweek,’ among other publications. In 2019 during the “March for life” in Washington DC Shapiro spoke against abortion this action made lose several sponsorships from his show ‘The Ben Shapiro Show’ after his provocative speech at the march. Shapiro’s viewpoints on same-sex union have also trigger controversy. Transgender persons, he asserts, are going through mental illness. Shapiro has also been castigated for his talks against Muslims.
Ben Shapiro’s Net worth
His work as a political analyst, author, and lawyer has earned him a net worth of $25 million according to biography villa.
Ben Shapiro married Mor Toledano in the year 2008. Mor is an Israeli medical doctor of Moroccan descent. They are blessed with three children, a son and two lovely daughters. The married duo practice Orthodox Judaism in the aspect of religion. Reports indicate that he and his family reside in Los Angeles. The outspoken speaker is the son of David Shapiro, a Russian and Lithuania Jewish Migrant. His father, David is a novelist and a composer and his mother was an executive of a television station.
Ben Shapiro’s Height and weight
Ben’s height is 5 feet 7 inches and he weighs 72 kilograms.
Social Media Accounts
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Shapiro is related to writer and actress Mara Wilson, though the two are cousins, they are not on speaking terms due to their difference in political views.