What is Andy Ngo's net worth? Controversial author fled US after becoming Antifa target for best-selling book

Andy Ngo, well-known among the conservatives for his coverage of left-wing protests, claims he left the US earlier this year as there was “an escalation of safety concerns.”

                            What is Andy Ngo's net worth? Controversial author fled US after becoming Antifa target for best-selling book
Andy Ngo, Editor-at-Large of The Post Millennial, testifies virtually during a House Judiciary subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security hearing on February 24, 2021 (Getty Images)

Right-wing commentator and author Andy Ngo claimed he has received threats of physical harm from left-wing activists. He has stated that he left the US earlier this year as there was “an escalation of safety concerns.”

Ngo is well-known among the conservatives for his coverage of left-wing protests, especially those linked to Antifa. However, critics say that Ngo has a history of spreading false information and manipulating the media. He is now also the New York Times bestselling author after his recently published "Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy" has become popular. 


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The second-generation Vietnamese American spoke to Fox about how his safety concerns arose. He recalled that when his book was about to be published, there were quite a few who opposed its publication. In fact, at the time of the book's release, he had shared "Following failed efforts to get my book banned or pulled from release, 'Unmasked: Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy' is out now."


What is Ngo's net worth?

According to reports, Andy Ngo's net worth is valued at $5 million. Andy Ngo's book, despite facing opposition at the time of its release in February 2021, has had robust sales. To be on the New York Times bestseller list, a book has to sell between 5000 to 10,000 copies a week or more. Besides getting book sales-related royalties in addition to any signing amount he might have received, Ngo also gets paid for his role as the Chief Editor-at-large of 'The Post Millennial', a Canadian conservative news website, though he has never disclosed how much publically. Ngo has a following thanks to his podcast 'Things You Should Ngo,' which includes followers who support him with donations. According to Graphtreon, Ngo can earn up to $6000 a month through his Patreon account.

Has Ngo's book landed him in trouble?

Reports have also surfaced about a popular shop in Portland called Powell's Books choosing not to sell the work following union employees' protests opposing Ngo "and everything he represents,"

In his book, Ngo revealed that he has faced physical attacks when he had covered Antifa protests and unknown persons had also visited his and his parents’ homes. He told Fox News, "It was just not safe anymore for me. I had already been on borrowed time."

He said that his interest in Antifa began after the 2016 Democratic Election results were announced. He said, "Absolutely nobody was expecting it," and added "And the response to that democratic outcome was for people to take to the streets in masses to reject that outcome, and in Portland, many people chose to manifest their frustration through violence and destruction."

He then claimed, "the groundwork being laid for something much worse to come. There was just this overall, not just a shift in the attitudes in the public toward left-wing political violence, but also the hollowing out and weakening of law enforcement institutions."

Andy Ngo, a Portland-based journalist, is seen covered in unknown substance after unidentified Rose City Antifa members attacked him on June 29, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. Several groups from the left and right clashed after competing demonstrations at Pioneer Square, Chapman Square, and Waterfront Park spilled into the streets. (Getty Images)

He also described his experience of having watched the protests unfold in front of his eyes and said, "That was shocking then, and I say that now and it’s kind of, that’s just another, any day in Portland today." He added, "The response from the public at that time was to excuse it. They thought that it was [a] completely legitimate response because of fear and anger over what they thought was not a legitimate election," and further described hearing at the time that Trump’s election "was the first step toward ascendant fascism and the rise of a totalitarian regime in the US."

Ngo then stated, "These extremist, radical, unfounded ideas were given space to propagate in our papers of legacy, in our homes and... through broadcast and radio, and of course to online news sites. That helped to really radicalize the left, in my opinion." He continued to report on Antifa for eight years and this resulted in him becoming popular. He claims that this was also the reason he became a target. 

He explained, "I was challenging the narrative that they had, the dominant narrative that they had within both the local press and therefore in the national press, as well. An attack in 2019 led to Ngo getting admitted to the hospital and learning that he had a brain hemorrhage. He had revealed that it was "hard not to be treated as a colleague by people who work in this industry."

He also spoke about reports that accused him of making errors while reporting. He defended himself, saying errors could creep in while live-streaming protests while providing his interpretation of events. He added that if he later learns what he said was wrong, he issues updates or corrections as required. He said, "That type of stuff I don’t think is unique to me as a journalist, but to my detractors, they think it defines me. It’s very unfair, but I don’t think it’s operating out of good faith."

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