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Ben Shapiro – Education, Net Worth (2020) & Family


Ben Shapiro is an American public speaker, former attorney and a political commentator. His commentary and thoughts primarily resemble the ideologies of conservatism. The Editor-in-chief of Daily Wire, he is also the host of The Ben Shapiro Show, a political podcast and live radio show.

Shapiro is the author of several national best sellers including Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth and Porn Generation: How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future.

In addition to this, Ben is the columnist of Creators Syndicate and Newsweek. With exceptional talent, just at the tender age of 17, he became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the United States.

Ben Shapiro – A Brief Bio on His Early Life

Born on January 15, 1984, Benjamin Aaron Shapiro grew up in a Jewish family in Los Angeles, California. He is 36 years old now. With exceptional talent from early childhood, he mastered the skill of playing the violin brilliantly. In 1996, just at the age of 12, he performed at the Israel Bonds Banquet. 

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Ben’s father was a composer and his mother, the executive of a TV company. Both of them worked in Hollywood. Right from a young age, Shapiro was interested in politics.

With exceptional talent, just at the tender age of 17, he started a nationally syndicated column. He became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the United States at the age of 17.

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Net Worth (in 2020)

Ben Shapiro, the American public speaker and political commentator has a net worth of $25 million (as of 2020). Just at the age of 36, he has made a fortune of about $8 million with an annual income of $1 million.

Analysts have valued Ben’s home to be worth $970,000. He also has a luxurious collection of sports cars that have a total value of around $580,000.

With limitless talent, this man has achieved a fortune and wealth that only a few can think of. He is wealthier than most other political commentators and speakers.


With a plethora of skills, Ben Shapiro has almost undoubtedly reached the peak of fame and success. His education, just as his powerful oratory never fails to impress. He has completed his education from prestigious institutions and reputable boards of education.

Ben Shapiro pursued his education from the following institutions:

  1. Walter Reed Middle School
  2. Yeshiva University High School
  3. University of California (UCLA) (Graduation)
  4. Harvard Law School (Obtained Law Degree)

Middle School 

Ben’s schooling started at Walter Reed Middle School. In addition to this, he skipped two grades there, the third and the ninth. 

High School

Skipping two grades in middle school, Ben went to Yeshiva University High School of Los Angeles. He graduated from there in the year 2000, at the age of 16.


University of California

Shapiro graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Los Angeles.

In the year 2004, at 20 years of age, he graduated from there with the highest honours. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

Harvard Law School

Ben obtained his law degree from Harvard Law School. He graduated cum laude from there in the year 2007.

His Career and Works

In terms of occupation, Shapiro is a political commentator and a successful lawyer. He ran an independent Legal Consulting Firm, Benjamin Shapiro Legal Consulting in Los Angeles.

Moreover, he is an excellent author with several national best-sellers. By age 21, he had already written two books. With a total of 24 books till date by himself, his best-sellers include 

  • Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth  (Buy on Amazon)
  • Porn Generation: How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future (Buy on Amazon) 
  • Project President: Bad Hair and Botox on the Road to the White House (Buy on Amazon) 

His latest books are: 

  • Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings (Aug 2019) (Buy on Amazon)
  • The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great (Mar 2019) (Buy on Amazon)

Ben’s upcoming book, Seven Questions is expected to be published on 3rd November, 2020.

He has also co-authored and contributed to other books such as:

  • New Labor in New York: Precarious Workers and the Future of the Labor Movement by Ruth Milkman (Editor), Ben Becker (Contributor), Ben Shapiro (Contributor) and Jeff Broxmeyer (Contributor) (Buy on Amazon)
  • Say It’s So: Papa, Dad, Me, and 2005 White Sox Championship Season by Ben Shapiro and David Shapiro (Buy on Amazon)
  • Don’t Mainstream the Alt-Right by Ben Shapiro and Mark Ashby (Narrator)

Furthermore, after being the youngest nationally syndicated columnist at 17, he writes for Creators Syndicate and Newsweek. Not only this, but his columns have also appeared in several significant websites like,, Human Events, and many others. 

This man has also been the topic and subject of write-ups in the world-famous New York Times, Wall Street Journal and others.

From 2012 to 2016, Shapiro was the editor-at-large of Breitbart News. He also co-founded TruthRevolt in association with his business partner, Jeremy Boreing. This was a US media and activism website. It operated from October 2013 to March 2018. 

Moreover, he hosted The Morning Answer of KRLA-AM 870. He also founded The Daily Wire along with Boreing which is a conservative news and opinion website.

The Ben Shapiro Show

The Ben Shapiro Show is a live radio show and a daily political podcast produced by The Daily Wire. He is the editor-in-chief and the host of the podcast. 

The show consists of a 1-hour podcast and a 2-hour radio show (expanded by Westwood One in January 2019). Aired on the weekdays, through Monday to Friday, the show presents all the latest news. In addition, Ben talks about culture and the present society from a conservative viewpoint.

The Ben Shapiro Show

At the inaugural iHeartRadio Podcast Awards ceremony, The Ben Shapiro Show won the “Best News Podcast” award. The show was ranked as the second most popular podcast in the U.S by Podtrac. According to sources, The Ben Shapiro Show is broadcasted by more than 200 stations (as of March 2019).

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David Shapiro, Ben Shapiro’s father was a composer and worked in Hollywood. He has also co-authored a book with Ben, It’s So: Papa, Dad, Me, and 2005 White Sox Championship Season.

His mother (name yet to be known) was the executive of a TV company. She too, worked in Hollywood.


Ben and his wife Mor Shapiro (formerly Mor Toledano) were married in 2008. Mor is a Moroccan Jew and an Israeli Medical doctor. The couple has three children. One of them is a boy while the two, daughters.

The eldest daughter’s name is Leeya Eliana Shapiro. The names of the other children are yet to be known as Ben likes to keep his family private.

Mor completed her high school in Israel and joined UCLA for her degree in Bachelor of Science. She majored in Behavioral Neuroscience & Medicine. At UCLA, she conducted research on Developmental Neuroscience.

Mor Shapiro - Ben Shapiro's wife

Adding more to it, she is currently a certified physician and her primary fields are Women’s Health and Behavorial Health. A talented and dedicated doctor, Mor has worked at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Fontana California and the Department of Family Medicine.

Ben’s sister Abigail Shapiro introduced him to Mor. They dated for sometime before their engagement in 2007, finally leading to a happy marriage in 2008. The marriage took place in Acre, Israel. Mor was just 20 years old when she married Ben.


Abigail Shapiro, Ben Shapiro’s younger sister is a renowned opera singer and a YouTuber. Abigail was born on November 8, 1992. She married Jacob Roth on May 27, 2018.

A trained opera singer with a beautiful voice, Abigail attended the Manhattan School of Music. She was not much of an internet sensation or a celebrity at first.

However things changed when David, Abigail Shapiro’s father posted videos of her singing the opera arias “Hello! Oh, Margaret, It’s You” (on 31st January, 2014) and “Adieux de l’hôtesse arabe” (on 25th February, 2014) on YouTube.

On October 25, 2017, an anonymous user published a post on 4chan’s thread that highlighting Abigail’s attractive and erotic figure. The thread received a lot of prejudiced, misogynistic and anti-semitic comments related to her attractive physical appearances.

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Her well developed, large breasts were referred to as Khazar Milkers (a slang term for large breasts, particularly of Jewish Women). From then on she became a meme material on online forums such as 4chan, iFunny and other websites.

Finally, Abigail took to the Social Media platforms viz. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube as Classically Abby. She used the platforms to post videos on Lifestyle and makeup.

In a very short time, she created a huge social media fan/follower base.

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Mara Elizabeth Wilson, the maternal cousin of Ben Shapiro is an American actress, screenwriter and writer. She was born on July 24, 1987 in Burbank, California and is now 32 years old.

The 4th among the 5 siblings, Mara lost her mother to breast cancer on April 26, 1996. Diagnosed with OCD at 12 and ADHD, she is no less a fighter. She has revealed that she is bisexual.

Mara Elizabeth Wilson - Ben Shapiro's cousin

Just at the tender age of 6, Mara achieved fame through her role as Natalie Hillard in the movie Mrs. Doubtfire (1993). Then on, she has featured and performed voice-overs in several films, television shows, theaters, and web-series.

Some of her appearances are Miracle on 34th Street (Film), Melrose Place (Television Series), Mouth Time with Reductres (Webseries).

She has been nominated for several awards. Below is a list of her nominations and awards.

1995ShoWest Convention, USAYoung Star of the YearWinner
1997Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Performance by a Younger Actor
Matilda (1996)
1997Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress
Matilda (1996)
1997YoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy Film
Matilda (1996)
1998Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Performance by a Younger Actor/Actress
A Simple Wish (1997)
1998Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress
A Simple Wish (1997)
1998YoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy Film
A Simple Wish (1997)
2000YoungStar AwardsBest Young Actress/Performance in a Motion Picture Comedy
Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)
2001Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress
Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)
2019American Humanist Association (AHA)2019 LGBTQ Humanist AwardWinner

Mara has revealed in an interview in December 2013 that she has decided to end her acting career and wants to focus on writing. She wrote for Publicolor and

She is the author of the book Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame which was published on September 13, 2016.

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