Glenn Beck is an American TV and radio host and political commentator, who owes his popularity and claim to fame both to the controversy he raises in his shows and to his skills as a speaker and showmanship.
Glenn Beck Net Worth - $250 Million
Birth Name - Glenn Lee Beck
Date of birth - February 10, 1964
Zodiac Sign - Aquarius
Birth Place - Everett, Washington, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 6′ 3″
Profession - Journalist, Screenwriter, Film producer, Author, Talk show host, Commentator, Vlogger, Spokesperson, Media proprietor, Critic, Radio personality
Born in Everett, Washington in 1964, he grew up in a family descending from German immigrants. His parents moved to Mount Vernon, in Washington, where they started operating the local City Bakery franchise. The family raised the two children in the Roman Catholic faith and Glenn attended the Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Mount Vernon.
From Catholic School to Substance Abuse: The two Beck children moved with their mother to Sumner, Washington, but the mother tragically died in May 1979, in what was determined as a suicide by the police investigation. Glenn and his sister went to live with their father and his new wife, but tragedy stroke again – this time, Glenn’s step brother committed suicide.
These two events made young Glenn turn first to alcohol and, later on, to substance abuse. He finished college, took a job at a radio station in Utah, but left it because he did not feel it was the right choice from him. After relocating to Washington D.C. to take up a radio show host for WPGC, Glenn Beck married for the first time, but his marriage was marred by substance abuse, alcoholism and his first daughter’s debilitating illness.
Divorced in 1994, Glenn Beck had reached an all-time low: diagnosed with ADHD and addicted to drugs, he became suicidal and even considered killing himself on the music of Kurt Cobain (who had recently committed suicide).
Spiritual Rebirth and the Building of the Glenn Beck Net Worth: Glenn Beck confessed in an interview that the Alcoholics Antonymous (AA) saved his life and sanity. He took theology classes, remarried, joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and, in 2002, opened the Mercury Radio Arts media platform, which he uses to launch various radio programs, after the success of the Glenn Beck Program.
His radio shows are based on political and social satire, spoofing various public personalities and current events, which leaves Glenn Beck exposed to satire and spoofing by others. Beside his successful radio show, he has authored many books (including children’s books), is a prized guest on many TV shows and, in general, “has managed to monetize virtually everything that comes out of his mouth” as a Forbes columnist observed. Glenn Becks’ current net worth is of $250 million and is expected to increase.