Ben Shapiro. You might have heard his name, heard his voice, or heard his very well-known and controversial comment, “Facts don’t care about your feelings.” This lawyer, political commentator, author and conservative, has made his opinions known. Shapiro has openly stated what he believes on all matters, sometimes at the cost of close friendships. Here are some facts you might want to know about Ben Shapiro.
Third and ninth grade were both a walk in the park for young Ben Shapiro. Honestly, it seems his whole school career was a piece of cake. Shapiro graduated high school at the young age of 16.
Ben was all of 17 years old when he started writing his first book, “Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth”. He completed writing two books by the time he was just 21 years old. His fifth and probably most popular book is called, “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans”.
Shapiro attended the University of California in 2004, and then later graduated from Harvard Law School in 2007. He graduated the former with summa cum laude with a B.A. degree in political science. He completed the latter with cum laude.
As a young boy, Ben Shapiro mastered the art of playing the piano and violin. His talents were presented to the world when he was invited to perform at the Israeli Bonds Banquet in 1996. He was just 12 years old at the time.
Ben is an Orthodox Jew, and he is proud of that fact. Despite having met criticism on numerous occasions, Shapiro continues to wear his yarmulke (skullcap) during all of his meetings and lectures.
Tying The Knot
At the age of 24, Ben Shapiro married his wife, Mor Toledano. His wife is an Israeli citizen, as well as a successful doctor. Together they have two children – a boy and a girl.
Ben Shapiro has 3 sisters, but one of them is more famous than the rest. His sister, Abigail Shapiro, is a soprano singer who has gotten a lot of attention on the web. She has also been harassed by anti-Semitic internet ‘trollers’ for her sizable bosom.
Working His Way Up
Aside from the 10 books that Shapiro has written, he has also created an impressive empire in the world of politics and social media. Shapiro served as the editor-at-large of Breitbart News. He founded The Daily Wire, a conservative news and opinion website. Ben also created The Ben Shapiro Show, a podcast with daily pieces.
With his powerful presence on social media and in person, Ben Shapiro has accumulated quite a following on different social media platforms. His estimated fan following on Facebook is 4,090,000 fans; on Instagram: 700,000+; YouTube: 253,000+; Twitter: 1,514,000+ followers; and 837,200 on The Daily Wire channel.
His Net Worth
It seems that Ben Shapiro has his wits about him when it comes to his finances. His estimated net worth is $5 million. He has spoken on a variety of controversial subjects at different universities, but not without the protection of local police. In one case when speaking at the University of Berkeley, $600,000 was dedicated solely to his security.
The Alt-Right Movement
Ben Shapiro has outwardly slammed the Alt-Right Movement. In an interview with Nightline, Shapiro stated, “It is a garbage movement composed of garbage ideas. It has nothing to do with Constitutional Conservatism.”
Shapiro’s fiery speech didn’t stop at the Alt-Right, he shared his views of feminism and received a lot of backlash for it. He brazenly said, “feminism murdered chivalry.”
Controversial Ben Shapiro Quotes
Other than criticizing feminists and the Alt-Right, Shapiro has made some controversial comments that have had many up in arms. One such notable case was when he said, “Women should expect men to be better. But they should not expect men not to be men.”
Ted Cruz VS. Trump
During the presidential race in 2016, Ben Shapiro openly spoke out against Donald Trump. He also expressed his support for Senator Ted Cruz. When the elections eventually came, Shapiro decided not to vote for either of the two candidates.
Running For President
Fans of Ben Shapiro have tried to coerce the political commentator into pursuing a presidency of his own. He has flirted with the idea, and has spoken about changes he would make. Although followers have encouraged him to run in 2020 or 2024, he hasn’t confirmed that he would be interested in the position.