What is Glenn Greenwald's net worth? Here's the Biden story that led him to quit The Intercept

The Intercept was founded in 2013 by Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill, with backing from the eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar


                            What is Glenn Greenwald's net worth? Here's the Biden story that led him to quit The Intercept
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Investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald resigned from the Intercept, the news website he co-founded and alleged that the media outlet was trying to censor him over a planned article which was critical of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The journalist was part of The Guardian US team that broke the Edward Snowden whistleblower story in 2013

In a statement released on Substack, an online platform, Greenwald spoke about his resignation. Greenwald, in the long post, said, “The final, precipitating cause is that The Intercept’s editors, in violation of my contractual right of editorial freedom, censored an article I wrote this week, refusing to publish it unless I remove all sections critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the candidate vehemently supported by all New-York-based Intercept editors involved in this effort at suppression.”



 

 

He also posted a draft of the Biden article in question on Substack, along with a note that read: “I am posting here the most recent draft of my article about Joe and Hunter Biden — the last one seen by Intercept editors before telling me that they refuse to publish it absent major structural changes involving the removal of all sections critical of Joe Biden, leaving only a narrow article critiquing media outlets.” The title read: ‘THE REAL SCANDAL: U.S. MEDIA USES FALSEHOODS TO DEFEND JOE BIDEN FROM HUNTER’S EMAILS’

Editor in Chief Betsy Reed told The Washington Post in an email that “it is absolutely not true that Glenn Greenwald was asked to remove all sections critical of Joe Biden from his article. He was asked to support his claims and innuendo about corrupt actions by Joe Biden with evidence.” The statement also alleged, “While he accuses us of political bias, it was he who was attempting to recycle a political campaign’s — the Trump campaign’s — dubious claims and launder them as journalism.” The Washington Post article states that Greenwald, in recent years, has been a critic of the mainstream media, and has become a regular guest on the Fox News Channel, especially on Tucker Carlson’s show.



 

 

On Thursday, October 29, Greenwald told Carlson that the left supports a CIA set on destroying Donald Trump, as reported by the Daily Mail. He alleged, “So the CIA and the deep state operative became heroes of the liberal left, the people who support the democratic party. They are now in a full union with the neocons and the Bush Cheney operatives, the CIA, silicon valley and Wall Street.” He also accused, “That is the union of power, along with along with mainstream media outlets, that are fully behind the democratic party which is likely to at least take over one branch of government, if not all of them, in the coming election and that's a very alarming proposition because they are authoritarian, they believe in censorship and suppression of information that exposes them in any kind of a critical light.”

In his online statement, he also said, “Prior to the extraordinary experience of being censored this week by my own news outlet, I had already been exploring the possibility of creating a new media outlet.” The Intercept said it had no doubt that Greenwald would “launch a new media venture where he will face no collaboration with editors — such is the era of Substack and Patreon.” Their statement also said, “In that context, it makes good business sense for Glenn to position himself as the last true guardian of investigative journalism and to smear his longtime colleagues and friends as partisan hacks. We get it. But facts are facts and The Intercept record of fearless, rigorous, independent journalism speaks for itself.”

What is Glenn Greenwald's net worth?

The Intercept was founded in 2013 by Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill, with backing from the eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar. A 2013 Forbes report had stated that Omidyar was ready to spend the $250 million on the news outlet. While his personal net worth is not known, Greenwald had slammed a 2017 article by ArticleBio which claimed his net worth to be $8.5 billion dollars. In 2018, Greenwald had tweeted, "Andrew McCabe’s GoFundMe Campaign Was Put Together by K Street PR Firm They've now closed the account - it got too much money - but it's probably possible to ask McCabe for his bank information & he'll let you wire your income directly into it."

A Twitter user replied, "better yet: As per Forbes estimation in 2013, 49-year-old Glenn is standing with a net worth of $8.5 million. And yet you ask for donations for your projects and causes? Hypocrisy my name is Glenn." To which Greenwald had asked if there's a link to that claim. The user wrote: "TBH: it was a quick google search and the sites are kind of suspect. all quote the same 2013 forbes line but no direct forbes link. They all look like this. So sorry if it isn't accurate. I do think the dog shelter run by Brazil homeless is awesome tho." And that's when Greenwald wrote: "LOL - that says my net worth is 8.5 ***billion***, not million. Both are wildly off, but the reason for the error is obvious… Thank you for the nice words about the shelter; it's appreciated."



 



 



 

 

While the exact amount of his annual earnings and net worth has not been made public, a blog — whose credibility is not known — claims it was an estimated $5 million in 2019. Nonetheless, we will not go by that amount unless officially confirmed. 

What's the reaction to his resignation?

Many people on Twitter are discussing his resignation. Reporter Aura Bogado said, “Glenn Greenwald lives in a mansion in South America and has drawn a salary as high as half-a-million dollars a year at The Intercept, which is truly unbelievable wealth in the land of my ancestors, but yes please tell us more about working class detachment.” One user wrote, “Someone should tell Glenn Greenwald that it doesn't matter who he writes for, both of them all the same. After all, that's what he has been telling us since 2016.” Another said, “@ggreenwald i just read your article. Wow!  I'm sharing it with friends. You and i don't share a lot concerning political views but i do read your articles if for anything to be ready with rebuttals to others. Its ridiculous what your own company did in this case. Good luck.” Another commented, “The embarrassing attempt to save face for Glenn Greenwald is just sad and pathetic at this point, like the dude buddies up with Tucker Carlson now and y’all still wanna stan because he did something cool like 5 years ago? Yikes.”



 



 



 



 

 

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