Benjamin Aaron Shapiro, also known as, Ben Shapiro is an American lawyer, public speaker, author, podcast host, and conservative political commentator. At the age of 17, he wrote his first book and successfully became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the U.S.
The podcast host was born on January 15, 1984, in Los Angeles, U.S. He was born in Jewish family to father David Shapiro and as for his mother's identity, it is currently unknown. As for his siblings, he has three sisters and a cousin.
Both of the parents worked in Hollywood. His father David was a composer while his mother worked as a TV company executive.
Ben belongs to American nationality and his birth sign is Capricorn. Similarly, he is white by ethnicity.
Talking about his academic qualification, he completed his high school from Yeshiva University High School in Los Angeles. Following that, he studied Summa cum laude from the University of California at Los Los Angeles in 2004 and Bachelor of Arts and majored in political science from Harvard Law School in 2007 and
Shapiro studied law at Goodwin Proctor and by March 2012, he began working as a legal consultant by opening an independent legal consultancy firm.
Shapiro is married to his long-term girlfriend, Mor Toledano. She is a descendant of Morrocon and an Israeli medical doctor. She studied medicine at UCLA when the couple met. They dated each other and engaged in 2007. The marriage was held a year after.
Ben and Mor gave birth to their first child Leeya Eliana in 2014. The baby suffered from a congenital heart condition and underwent heart surgery successfully. To add the happiness, the family welcomed a new member, a boy, born in 2016.
Currently, Mor is working as a physician at her Alma mater. The family lives in San Diego, California and having a blissful life.
As of 2019, he has accumulated the estimated amount of $8 million by working as an editor, author, podcast host. Well, he has earned a huge amount of money from his career.
Ben is a successful author having 19 books under his belt. Some of his successful books are Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans(2013), Project President: Bad Hair and Botox on the Road to the White House(2008), Porn Generation: How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future(2005) and The People Vs. Barack Obama(2014).
The lawyer debuted his career when he wrote the book Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth at the age of 17 but published in 2004. He started the legal work when he opened ‘Benjamin Shapiro Legal Consulting’ in Los Angeles and worked for media clients
Moreover, his columns are published in various publications such as Townhall, the Orlando Sentinel, FrontPage Magazine and the Conservative Chronical.
Furthermore, he also gave a lecture at various colleges and universities including Cal State LA, University of Missouri and DePaul University.
As an editor, he worked at Breitbart News in 2012. He served for four years until he resigned. During this period of time, he founded his own conservative news and opinion website The Daily Wire and worked as a chief editor.
Similarly, Ben co-founded the activism online site TruthRevolt with fellow founder David Horowitz. Moreover, his podcast show, ‘The Ben Shapiro Show’ ranked second on iTunes.
Recently on March 19, 2019, he released a new book “The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West”.
Ben came into limelight during the BBC TV debate where he got into argue with veteran TV host Andrew Neil.
Ben Shapiro is an American lawyer, public speaker, author, podcast host, and conservative political commentator.
He stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches.
He follows the Christian religion.
He has an estimated amount of $8 million, as of July 2019.