Who is Glenn Beck and how much his net worth? Glenn Beck is a talk show host who is known for hosting the popular radio show called ‘Glenn Beck Radio Program’. He is also a producer and a political commentator. He is the founder and CEO of ‘Mercury Radio Arts’ which is a part of ‘TheBlaze’. He also hosts the TV program ‘Glenn Beck’. Beck has produced TheBlaze’s ‘For the Record’. He defends traditional American values and is known as a constitutional stalwart. He has won many awards in his career and has also peaked at No. 1 the ‘New York Times’ Bestseller list.
Glenn Lee Beck was born on February 10, 1964, in Everett, Washington. He was born to parents Mary Clara and William Beck. His family moved from Mountlake Terrace to Mount Vernon where they used to operate City Bakery. He went to Immaculate Conception Catholic School and later went to Jesuit School in Sumner, Washington. He also had an older sister and used to live with his other.
His mother died by drowning in May 1979. Following her death, the siblings went to live with their father in Bellingham, Washington. In 1982, he completed his graduation from Sehome High School. After completing his high school, Beck went to Provo in Utah at the age of 18. He began working at the radio station KAYK and then moved to Washington after six months. In February 1983, he was employed at WPGC in Washington D.C.
In 1983, Glenn Beck married Claire. Together they have two daughters named Hannah and Mary. They divorced in 1994. In 1999, he was married to Tania and has two children together Cheyenne and Raphe.
In 1983, He started working at radio station KFZM in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was hired by WRKA in Louisville, Kentucky in 1985. He was hired by ‘Phoenix Top-40’ station called KOY-FM. He resigned from KOY-FM in 1989 and joined KRBE in Houston. A year later, he moved to Baltimore and joined WBSB. In 2000, he started ‘The Glenn Beck Program’ on WLFA (AM). Initially, it was launched only in Tampa. Two years later it was launched nationwide. By 2008, it reached over 280 native stations and was ranked 4th in the United States with over 6 million listeners.
In 2002, he created ‘Mercury Radio Arts’ which is a media platform. In 2006, he appeared in the show ‘Glenn Beck’ on CNN. The show had the second most audience at the end of his tenure. In 2009, his show was moved to FOX News Channel and also used to appear on the channel’s ‘The O’Reilly Factor’. In June 2011, Beck hosted his last show. Apart from these, he has also written many books which include children’s picture books, fiction, and non-fiction. He has also appeared on various other talk shows.
In 2011, Glenn Beck was honored with the Defender of Israel Award by the Zionist Organisation of America. In 2008, he won the Marconi Award as the ‘Personality of the Year’. In 2013, he was awarded the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation award and was also the recipient of Gene Burns Memorial Award for Freedom of Speech by the Talker Magazine in the same year.
Glenn Beck Net Worth
Glenn Beck has been long associated with various radio channels ever since he began his career. He also had a successful TV career by appearing in News for CNN and FOX News Channel. Glenn Beck’s net worth is an estimated $250 million. He inherited this wealth by venturing as a news reader. Part of this wealth also comes from Mercury Radio Arts. He is also the producer of TheBlaze’s ‘For the Record’. TheBlaze TV now operates in over 90 TV providers. He has also reached at No. 1 on ‘The New York Times Bestseller List’ in four categories till 2010. In his career, he has written several books.
In 2009, Beck produced a special film called ‘The Christmas Sweater: A Return to Redemption’. In his honor, September 26, 2009, was designated as “Glenn Beck Day” by the mayor of Mount Vernon. He is also the founder of a non-profit organization called ‘Mercury One’ which sells clothing line labeled as 1791.