• Biography

Ben Shapiro is known as an American Jewish political commentator and online personality. He is most famous for hosting his own talk show and gained mainstream attention when lost a debate to a BBC journalist in 2019.



Ben Shapiro was born as Benjamin Aaron Shapiro on January 15, 1984 in Los Angeles, California. Ben's father's name is David Shapiro. He was raised alongside three sisters. One of his sisters is also an online personality.

He entered the highly respected college, UCLA at 16 years old and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in June 2004 with a degree in Political Science. He graduated Harvard Law School cum laude in June 2007.


Ben Shapiro started his media career by writing segments for various daily papers and websites like-FrontPageMag.com, FamilySecurityMatters.com, Human Events, and ABCNews.com.

He also wrote some books like Project President: Bad Hair and Botox on the Road to the White House, Brainwashed, and Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV.

Ben has appeared on various TV shows, and radio shows around the nation like "The Dennis Prager Show", "The O'Reilly Factor", The Lars Larson Show", Fox and Friends " and "Scarborough Country". In 2015, he became the coordinator of "The Daily Wire", an American talk news website.

Shapiro has won Emma Awards, two Peabody Awards, and two Dupont Awards through his commentary work.

Shapiro made national headlines in May 2019 when he appeared in a debate with a BBC journalist. The BBC journalist accused Shapiro of being a factor behind the divisive political scene in the United States. Shapiro denied that he was to blame and even lied during the debate to protect his reputation. The BBC journalist provided evidence that Shapiro drummed up hateful feelings on the Conservative media end while trying to play innocent. Shapiro stormed off the debate after displaying his anger.

Personal Life


Shapiro is married and running Benjamin Shapiro Legal Consulting while living in Los Angeles. He is Shillman Fellow at the Freedom Center.

He is married to Mor Toledano. They had a Jewish themed wedding in 2008. They couple has given birth to two children. They had a girl in 2014 and another child in 2016. His daughter, Leeya Eliana Shapiro experienced atrial septal deformity when she was in her early stages. His wife, Mor is studying to become a doctor, a profession that Shapiro often rants about in his commentary.

Date modified: Aug 9, 2020
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