Ben Shapiro

Journalist

Ben Shapiro was born in Los Angeles, California, United States on January 15th, 1984 and is the Journalist. At the age of 39, Ben Shapiro biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Other Names / Nick Names
Benjamin Aaron Shapiro, Ben
Date of Birth
January 15, 1984
Nationality
United States
Place of Birth
Los Angeles, California, United States
Age
39 years old
Zodiac Sign
Capricorn
Networth
$20 Million
Profession
Editor, Journalist, Lawyer, Podcaster, Political Pundit, Radio Personality, Writer
Social Media
Ben Shapiro Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 39 years old, Ben Shapiro has this physical status:

Height
170cm
Weight
68kg
Hair Color
Dark Brown
Eye Color
Hazel
Build
Slim
Measurements
Not Available
Ben Shapiro Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Religion
Orthodox Judaism
Hobbies
Not Available
Education
Walter Reed Middle School, Yeshiva University High School of Los Angeles (YULA)
Ben Shapiro Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Spouse(s)
Mor Toledano
Children
3
Dating / Affair
Mor Toledano (2007
Parents
David Shapiro, She is an executive at a TV company.
Siblings
Abigail Shapiro (Younger Sister) (Soprano/Opera Singer, Make-up Artist, Blogger, YouTuber)
Other Family
Nathan Mayer Shapiro (Paternal Grandfather), Eileen Kaplan (Paternal Grandmother), Susan Shapiro Wilson aka Suzie (Paternal Aunt) (Expired due to Breast Cancer), Daniel Ben Wilson (Paternal Cousin) (Former Actor), Jonathan Wilson (Paternal Cousin), Joel Wilson (Paternal Cousin), Mara Wilson (Paternal Cousin) (Actress), Anna Wilson (Paternal Cousin) (Artist)
Ben Shapiro Career

Shapiro became interested in politics at a young age. He started a nationally syndicated column when he was 17 and had written two books by age 21.

In his first book Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth (2004), Shapiro argues that the American Left has ideological dominance over universities, and professors do not tolerate non-left opinions.

In 2011, HarperCollins published Shapiro's fourth book, Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV, in which Shapiro argues that Hollywood has a left-wing agenda that it actively promotes through prime-time entertainment programming. In the book, the producers of Happy Days and M*A*S*H say they pursued a pro-pacifist, anti-Vietnam-War agenda in those series. Shapiro also became a fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

In 2013, Threshold Editions published Shapiro's fifth book, Bullies: How the Left's Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans.

In 2017, he released his first and to date only fiction novel, True Allegiance.

In 2019, Shapiro published the book The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great, which focuses on the importance of Judeo-Christian values and laments the decline of those values in modern America. In a May 2019 interview on BBC where Shapiro was promoting his book, interviewer Andrew Neil suggested that Shapiro's history of remarks were inconsistent with the message of the book. Shapiro took offense to the questioning, accused Neil (a prominent British conservative journalist) of having a left-leaning bias, said Neil was trying to make a "quick buck... off of the fact that I'm popular and no one has ever heard of you", before Shapiro ended the interview. Shapiro later admitted that he had been "destroyed" by Neil, commenting on Twitter that he "[had broken his] own rule, and wasn't properly prepared".

In 2021, Shapiro published the book The Authoritarian Moment, which argues that there is not a pressing authoritarian threat in U.S. politics from the right-wing. Rather, he argues that the authoritarian threat comes from the left's control of academia, Hollywood, journalism, and corporate America.

In 2012, Shapiro became editor-at-large of Breitbart News, a website founded by Andrew Breitbart. In March 2016, Shapiro resigned from his position as editor-at-large of Breitbart News following what he characterized as the website's lack of support for reporter Michelle Fields in response to her alleged assault by Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump's former campaign manager in spite of video and eyewitness evidence of the assault. In his resignation statement, Shapiro stated that "Steve Bannon is a bully", Donald Trump is a bully, and that Bannon had "shaped the company into Trump's personal Pravda". After Shapiro's departure, Breitbart published a piece, falsely attributed to Shapiro's father's pseudonym, saying "Ben Shapiro betrays loyal Breitbart readers in pursuit of Fox News contributorship", which Breitbart later deleted.

After leaving Breitbart News, Shapiro was a frequent target of antisemitic rhetoric from the alt-right. According to a 2016 analysis by the Anti-Defamation League, Shapiro was the most frequent target of antisemitic tweets against journalists.

On February 7, 2013, Shapiro published an article citing unspecified Senate sources who said that a group named "Friends of Hamas" was among foreign contributors to the political campaign of Chuck Hagel, a former U.S. Senator awaiting confirmation as Secretary of Defense as a nominee of President Barack Obama, but weeks later Slate reporter David Weigel reported there was no evidence such a group existed. Shapiro told Weigel that the story he published was "the entirety of the information [he] had."

On October 7, 2013, Shapiro and business partner Jeremy Boreing co-founded TruthRevolt, a U.S. media watchdog and activism website, in association with the David Horowitz Freedom Center. TruthRevolt ceased operations in March 2018.

On January 14, 2021, Shapiro was featured as a guest writer for Politico's Playbook newsletter, where he defended House Republicans who opposed the second impeachment of Donald Trump. The newsletter drew immense backlash from many Politico staffers, some of whom argued that Shapiro should not have been allowed to write the article. Matthew Kaminski, editor in chief of Politico, refused to apologize and defended the decision to allow Shapiro to write the article, stating that, "We're not going to back away from having published something because some people think it was a mistake to do so." According to the Daily Beast, more than 100 Politico staffers signed on to a letter to publisher Robert Allbritton criticizing both Politico's decision to feature Shapiro's article and the response from Kaminski.

In 2012, Shapiro joined KRLA-AM 870 as a host on their morning radio program alongside Heidi Harris and Brian Whitman. By 2016, he was one of the hosts for KRLA's The Morning Answer, a conservative radio show. Internal emails showed that Shapiro faced pressure from Salem Media executives, the syndicate that owned the show, to be more supportive of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election. Shapiro however remained highly critical of Trump throughout the election.

Shapiro and Boreing founded The Daily Wire on September 21, 2015. He serves as editor emeritus as well as the host of his online political podcast The Ben Shapiro Show, broadcast every weekday. As of March 2019, the podcast was ranked by Podtrac as the second most popular podcast in the U.S. Westwood One began syndicating The Ben Shapiro Show podcast to radio in April 2018. In 2018, Politico described the podcast as "massively popular". In January 2019, Westwood One expanded Shapiro's one-hour podcast-to-radio program, adding a nationally syndicated two-hour live radio show, for three hours of Ben Shapiro programming daily. As of March 2019, according to Westwood One, The Ben Shapiro Show is being carried by more than 200 stations, including in nine of the top ten markets. In June 2020, Shapiro stepped down from his role as editor-in-chief, which he had held since the site's founding, and took on the role of editor emeritus.

In September 2018, Shapiro started hosting The Ben Shapiro Election Special on Fox News. The limited-run series covered news and issues relating to the 2018 midterm elections.

Shapiro has made frequent appearances on PragerU with talks on intersectionality and Hollywood with 4,900,000 to 8,400,000 views as of December 2018.

In 2021, Ben Shapiro's podcast was ranked as the 9th most listened on Apple podcasts.

Shapiro speaks at college campuses across the United States. In his speeches, he often presents a conservative viewpoint on controversial subjects. He spoke at 37 campuses between early 2016 and late 2017.

Some students and faculty members at California State University, Los Angeles objected to a speech that Shapiro, who was then an editor at Breitbart News, was scheduled to hold at the university on February 25, 2016, titled "When Diversity Becomes a Problem". University president William Covino canceled the speech three days before it was to take place, with the intention of rescheduling it so that the event could feature various viewpoints on the subject of campus diversity. Covino ultimately reversed his decision, allowing the speech to go on as planned. The day of the speech, student protesters formed human chains, blocking the doors to the event, and staging sit-in protests. When Shapiro began his speech, a protester pulled the fire alarm. After the speech ended, Shapiro was escorted out by campus police. Young America's Foundation announced it was filing a lawsuit against the university (with Shapiro as one of the plaintiffs), claiming that the First and Fourteenth Amendment rights of the students were violated by Covino's attempted cancellation of the event, as well as the physical barricading of students from entering or leaving the event.

In August 2016, DePaul University revoked an invitation for Shapiro to address students at the school and barred him from entering the campus due to "security concerns."

On September 14, 2017, Shapiro gave a speech at the invitation of the University of California, Berkeley, student organization, Berkeley College Republicans, in which he criticized identity politics. The event involved a large police presence which had been promised by Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ in her August letter that supported free speech. Together, the university and the city of Berkeley spent $600,000 on police and security for the event, which transpired with nine arrests but no major incidents.

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Reparations for slavery-era abuses gets mired in controversy: Biden dodges an unpopular policy

www.dailymail.co.uk, January 19, 2023
DailyMail.com takes a look at the reparations debate, and finds out whether small-scale efforts in liberal enclaves could ever amount to a national effort to tackle racism's legacy once and for all. Advocates of reparations say it's time for America to repay its black residents for the injustices of the historic Transatlantic slave trade, Jim Crow segregation and inequalities that persist to this day. From there, it gets tricky. There is no agreed framework for what a scheme would look like. Ideas range from cash payouts to scholarships, land giveaways, money for special banks and investment funds, bespoke grants for housing, or statues and street names.

Manly Sea Eagles boycotter Josh Aloiai breaks silence on club's NRL rainbow jersey saga

www.dailymail.co.uk, October 26, 2022
Manly star Josh Aloiai (pictured left with wife Taleah and right with son Uriah), who boycotted the club's pride jersey (inset) over religious beliefs, insists he will never wear a pride jersey because he doesn't want to 'endorse' homosexual relationships. The 26-year-old, who is a Christian, was one of seven Sea Eagles players who stood themselves down and refused to wear the club's rainbow jersey - even though he has a gay sister.

DailyWire's Jewish founder Ben Shapiro says he 'radically disagrees' with Kanye West

www.dailymail.co.uk, October 14, 2022
Ben Shapiro made the remarks yesterday after being widely criticized for allowing West to attend the premiere of Owens' documentary, The Greatest Lie Ever Sold. DailyWire produced the documentary with Owens, which accuses the BLM organization of misappropriating millions of dollars. She has blindly defended West since he tweeted that he wanted to go 'death con 3 on Jewish people'. Shapiro, in a live video last night, explained why he hasn't cut ties with Owens and West. 'What he said is anti-Semitic. Pure, rote anti-Semitism. I do not think it is possible to defend it. Candace and I disagree with a wide variety of topics. One of the features not the bugs of DailyWire+ is that we openly disagree about all of this stuff. I share my opinions, she shares hers.  We battle it out.
Ben Shapiro Tweets and Instagram Photos
28 Jul 2022
27 Jul 2022

You see how fast using pronouns moved from faculty lounges to the White House?

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27 Jul 2022

Lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll’s eyes.

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26 Jul 2022

Keep your kids away from these people.

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25 Jul 2022

The weather is hot again which means Al Gore is back out of the woodwork.

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25 Jul 2022

I figured I might as well get the best view on camera while in Jerusalem.

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