Cenk Kadir Uygur is a world renowned political commentator, journalist, political activist and a business coluimnist. Currently, he is the main host and the creator of ‘The Young Turks’, which is a progressive political and social commentary program. Before starting his career as a political commentator, he worked as an associate attorney in Washington D.C. Apart from hosting ‘The Young Turks’ on MSNBC, he has hosted weeknight commentary show on this network; he was replaced by Al Sharpton. Keep reading to learn more about the net worth of Cenk Uygur in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Uygur was born in 1970 on 21st March in Istanbul Turkey and he later migrated with his parents when he was eight years old. He grew up in East Brunswick, New Jersey where he also attended East Brunswick High School. He grew up in a Muslim family and he was very religious when he was in High school before he became agnostic.
After completing his high school education, he proceeded to join University of Pennyslavia and he majored in management. Uygur was elected on Student Activties council where he was representing Turkish Students Association. He later received a juris doctor degree from the Columbia Law School and worked as an associate in Washington D.C.
Despite being born in a Muslim family, Uygur has continued to describe himself as an atheist. In 2010, together woth Ayaan Hirsi Ali, he accepted the Humanist Media Award from American Humanist Association. He is a family man with a wife, Wendy Lang, who is a family therapist and the couple has two children.
Career, Awards & Nominations
After he graduated from Columbia Law School with a juris Doctor degree, he got his first job where he was working as an associate attorney in the Drinker Biddle and Reath law firm. He has also worked for the D.C and Hayes & the Liebman before become a radio host for the show that was titled ‘WWRC.’ He has hosted, wrote and produced the WAMI-TV’s ‘The Times.’
After he found success as a radio host, he started the show that was called ‘The Young Turks’ for the Sirius Satelite Radio that was aired in 2002. His show set a record as the first show that was on YouTube that did deal with the news. It grew, and it had over three million subscribers.
The show later got to be televised by the current TV. Also, he started to host a show dubbed ‘MSNBC Live’ from the year 2012 to the year 2013. For one year, he had risen to become Chief news officer in charge of Current TV. Other positions he has served in are writer, producer and a columnist.
Uygur has reiterated that he created the talk show by the name ‘The Young Turks’ with a goal of beginning a liberal learning entertainment and political shows. The show was launched in 2002 and it was a very huge success especially online.
Net Worth & Earnings
Cenk Uygur net worth is estimated to be over $7 million. This wealth has been created from a wide variety of sources. Among the sources that this wealth has come from does include his career as a news host. In addition to this, he has worked as a producer as well as a writer. He has contributed so many articles as a columinist and this has helped to raise his net worth.
Uygur remains among the top political commentators in the world. He is a well-qualified person who has always had the urge to advocate for the right of others. Despite his show no longer being televised on TV, it has remained very popular in YouTube garnering millions of views.