Ben Shapiro is an American conservative political commentator, media host, public speaker, author, and lawyer. He is a firm supporter of conservatism or “right-wing” politics. Besides all of that Ben Shapiro is a well-known columnist and is famous as Ben Sharpio Twitter. Shapiro became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the United States at the age of 17. He was born on January 15, 1984, and born into a family of Jewish origins. In his early days in academics, Shapiro excelled in academics. Ben Shapiro won several academic honors, such as the ‘Phi Beta Kappa.’ He graduated in Political science and law. American political commentator ran an independent legal consultancy firm, too. Shapiro has interest in politics from a tender age. He has written columns for several websites such as ‘ABCNews.com’ and ‘WorldNet Daily.com.’ Ben Shapiro writes columns for Creators Syndicate, Newsweek, and Ami Magazine.
Moreover, he is an author and has written several popular books. When he was 20 years old, he published his first book, ‘Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth’. Shapiro serves as editor emeritus for The Daily Wire, which he founded, and hosts The Ben Shapiro Show, a daily political podcast and live radio show. He has written eleven books, in all his books and articles, Shapiro has strongly supported conservatism and opposed leftist views. Shapiro was the editor-at-large of the American news website ‘Breitbart News.’ Additionally, he founded the conservative news and opinion website ‘The Daily Wire’ and serves as its editor-in-chief. He was editor-at-large of Breitbart News between 2012 and 2016. Shapiro has invited criticism for voicing his against the Muslim population of the world. Presently, Shapiro hosts a daily political podcast named ‘The Ben Shapiro Show.’
Ben Shapiro Early Life
Ben Shapiro was born in Los Angeles, California. His family is a Russian Jewish family and Lithuanian Jewish ancestry. Shapiro follows Judaism. Shapiro both parents worked in Hollywood. His father, David Shapiro, is a composer, and his mother is an executive with a television company. His family transitioned to Orthodox Judaism when he was 9 years old. Ben Shapiro was inclined toward music in his childhood. He learned the piano and the violin. At 12, he played violin and performed at the Israel Bon Banquet in 1996. He initially attended the ‘Walter Reed Middle School.’
Furthermore, Ben skipped two grades (third and ninth), and he graduated from the ‘Yeshiva University High School of Los Angeles’ at the age of 16 in 2000. As a youngster, he was interested in politics. In 2004, Shapiro graduated from the ‘University of California, Los Angeles,’ with a degree in political science. He won laurels such as the ‘Phi Beta Kappa.’ In 2007, he procured a degree in law from ‘Harvard Law School. Ben Shapiro worked at the law offices of Goodwin Procter. As of March 2012, Shapiro ran an independent legal consultancy firm, Benjamin Shapiro Legal Consulting, in Los Angeles.
Ben Shapiro Career
Ben Shapiro started his career as a lawyer, after graduating from ‘Harvard Law School.’ Shapiro worked for the law firm ‘Goodwin Procter.’ Shapiro has been highly interested in politics since his college days. He became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist at the age of 17.
The American columnist became a fellow at the ‘David Horowitz Freedom Center,’ which aimed at promoting conservative ideology in 2011. He resigned from the post, following an altercation with the management in 2016. Moreover, in September 2015, Ben Shapiro founded the American conservative news and opinion website ‘The Daily Wire.’ He acts as the editor-in-chief of the site. In addition to posting its written content, the site produces shows such as ‘The Ben Shapiro Show’ and ‘The Michael Knowles Show.’
In addition, Ben Shapiro’s political podcast, ‘The Ben Shapiro Show,’ is one of the most famous podcasts that deal with politics. As of November 2017, the podcast had been downloaded 10 million times every month. Later, the mass media company ‘Westwood One’ began syndicating the show to the radio. In 2019, following some controversial statements made by Shapiro, several companies withdrew their sponsorships from the show.
Ben Shapiro Books
In 2004, Ben Shapiro published his first book, ‘Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth.’ In the book, Shapiro argues that the atmosphere in universities is dominated by liberal instructors who brainwash students who do not have strong opinions. He published his second book, ‘Porn Generation: How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future’ in 2005. In all his books, Shapiro displays a solid affinity for conservatism. In his book ‘Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV,’ Shapiro speaks at length about the secret agenda of Hollywood producers to support left-wing ideas.
Furthermore, Ben Shapiro has dealt with several controversial topics in his books. In 2008, he published the book ‘Project President: Bad Hair and Botox on the Road to the White House.’ He speaks about how personal appearances affect the winning chances of Presidential candidates in that book. In another book, ‘The People vs Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration,’ Shapiro speaks about the misuse of power by former President Barack Obama.
Moreover, in 2018, Shapiro started hosting ‘The Ben Shapiro Election Special’ on ‘Fox News.’ It covered news related to the US midterm elections in 2018. Ben Shapiro is a public speaker as well. He delivers lectures at several colleges and often presents his conservative views on controversial topics. Shapiro writes columns for the ‘Creators Syndicate’ and ‘Newsweek.’
Facts about Ben Shapiro
Things you did not know about Ben Shapiro:
- He calls himself “an opinion journalist.”
- Shapiro recently conducted an interview with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
- He is a die-hard baseball fan.
- Ben is often a target of anti-Semitic attacks.
- Politically, he actually leans very strongly towards being a Libertarian.
- He will never run for political office.
- In 2012 he had started his own law firm.
- Ben Shapiro has been the target of serious death threats that have warranted the direct intervention of the FBI.
- The primary focus of his political message is directed at the Millennial and younger generations.
- He ends virtually every speaking invitation with an extensive Q&A session.