What is Ben Shapiro's net worth? Daily Wire founder says he sleeps on 'bed made of money'
'You know, Malcolm, I… I appreciate that, but I will comfort myself tonight by sleeping on my bed made of money,' Ben Shapiro said
Although conservative political pundit Ben Shapiro and talk show host Bill Maher did get along well during their past encounters, that was not the case on Friday, August 6, when the former appeared on 'The Authoritarian Moment' to promote his new book.
Things turned contentious as Shapiro was pressed about his views on former President Donald Trump's attempts to assert authoritarianism by subverting democracy and how Fox News host Tucker Carlson was hobnobbing with fascist leader Viktor Orban in Hungary. While Shapiro managed to somehow survive those lines of questioning, he was finally thrown off when the topic of discussion entered the critical race theory.
When Shapiro falsely tried to argue that CRT is being taught to children across America, Malcolm Nance, a former Navy officer and current MSNBC contributor, who appeared as a guest on the segment, got frustrated. “Is this what you do on your show? Because it sucks," he told Shapiro. A visibly flustered Shapiro then responded, “You know, Malcolm, I… I appreciate that, but I will comfort myself tonight by sleeping on my bed made of money.”
This begs the question, how much money does Shapiro really have?
What's Ben Shapiro net worth?
Ben Shapiro, an author, columnist, lawyer and radio host is currently best known for being the founder of the right-wing news outlet, The Daily Wire. At the age of 17, he began writing books. In 2004, he published his book, 'Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth.' As a result, he became the country's youngest nationally syndicated columnist.
After graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles, and earning his JD from Harvard University, he wrote books like 'Porn Generation: How Social Liberation Is Corrupting Our Future,' 'Project President: Bad Hair and Botox on the Road to the White House,' 'Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV,' 'Bullies: How the Left's Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America,' and 'The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration.' Apart from being the editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire, he also writes a column for Creators Syndicate. He previously co-founded and previously served as editor-in-chief at the watchdog group TruthRevolt.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Shapiro has a net worth of $20 million. Over the years, he has built up a significant social media presence across multiple platforms. In 2021, his social reach includes 3.5 million Twitter followers, 8.1 million Facebook fans, and 2.8 million Instagram followers. His Facebook posts are consistently some of the most shared on the social media platform in a given month. Some of his tweets also become the top trending topics on any given day on Twitter.
In October 2019, NewsWhip put together a social media report, according to which, Ben Shapiro's The Daily Wire was one of the most popular media outlets on Facebook in September 2019, just behind The New York Times and The Washington Post in terms of engagement. The report concluded that Shapiro's network of websites and social accounts generate a little more than $500,000 per month in revenue.