Who is Cenk Uygur and what is his net worth 2018? Cenk Uygur is a Turkish-American political commentator who is the host of TYT (The Young Turks). He is also a political activist, columnist, and businessman. Uygur is also the founder of TYT. He has also appeared as a political commentator on MSNBC. In December 2011, he was the host of a show on Current TV. He has launched Wolf-PAC which is a political action committee. H has been writing since he was in college and has written several articles. He identifies himself as a progressive. He is also an attorney and has worked briefly in New York City and Washington DC.
Cenk Kadir Uygur was born on March 21, 1970, in Istanbul, Turkey. When he was eight, his family emigrated to the United States. He was raised as a Muslim and grew up in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Uygur completed his graduation from the East Brunswick High School. He then attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and earned his degree in management. In college, he used to represent the Turkish Students Association.
Following that, he earned his JD degree from Columbia Law School. For a brief period, he worked as an attorney in the law firms Hayes & Liebman (New York City) and Drinker Biddle & Reath (Washington DC). He then appeared as a radio show host on WWRC. Following that, he became the writer, producer, and host of the show called ‘The Times’ on WAMI-TV. This was followed by starting ‘The Young Turks’.
Cenk Uygur is married to family and marriage therapist Wendy Lang. Together they have a son; Prometheus Maximus Uygur and also a daughter who was born in October of 2012. He is a fan of the soccer team Fenerbahçe S.K.
While in his college, Cenk Uygur used to write columns. In 1991, he wrote about the genocide of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire on ‘The Daily Pennsylvanian’. In 1999, he gains repeated the same views on ‘Salon’. In 2002, he launched the talk show called ‘The Young Turks’. Following its success, it was aired on ‘Sirius Satellite Radio’. TYT became the first video news show on the internet. It has got over a billion YouTube views and has over 3 million subscribers.
In 2011, the show was telecasted on Current TV. In 2011, he became the host of the show ‘MSNBC Live’ on MSNBC. He left the show in June 2013. Later that year, he launched Wolf-PAC, a political action committee. In January 2017, he launched Justice Democrats which is a group for the Democratic Party to seek steer. In July 2017, Uygur debated Ben Shapiro who is the editor of ‘The Daily Wire’.
In 2011, Cenk Uygur won the Online Film & Video Award for ‘Best Web Personality/Host’. He has also received the Shorty Award for News in 2011 for ‘The Young Turks’. Other honours won by him include ‘Humanist Media Award’ by the American Humanist Association and the ‘Emperor Has No Clothes Award’ by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Cenk Uygur Net Worth
Cenk Uygur has ventured into many professions. He has successfully founded the TYT. He is also a successful social and political commentator. In doing so, he has gone on to amass good wealth. Cenk Uygur’s net worth is an estimated $6 million. In 2011, he was hired by Current TV for the show The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur’.
Although the show ended in 2013, it still continues on the website. His show has got more than 3 million subscribers on YouTube and has got more than 1 billion views. He has also formed the Wolf-PAC committee and Justice Democrats. He has also hosted a show on MSNBC and has written many articles for ‘The Daily Pennsylvanian’.
Cenk Uygur was born in Muslim family but has described himself as “fervent agnostic”. He is a critic of Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel. He also has criticized Stephen Harper, former Canadian Prime Minister. He has been talking about abortion, feminism, affirmative action, and conservatism since he was young. He succeeded Keith Olbermann to be the chief news officer of Current TV.