Cenk Uygur is a political commentator, businessman, political activist, and columnist. He is the creator and the host of the program The Young Turks (TYT). He has also worked as a political commentator for MSNBC. Uygur succeeded Keith Olbermann to be Current TVs chief news officer. He is progressive and has also worked as an attorney for a brief period in Washington, DC and New York. Here is a quick summary of Cenk Uygur’s net worth in 2019, career and earnings.
Cenk Kadir Uygur is the son of Dogan Uygur. He was born in the Turkish city of Istanbul on 21 March 1970. His family arrived in the USA and settled in New Jersey.
He completed his schooling at East Brunswick High School. He has got his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Uygur represented the Turkish Students Association on the Student Activities Council.
Cenk Uygur’s wife is Wendy Lang who is a family therapist. The couple is the parents of Prometheus Maximus and Joy Helena Uygur. He is a Muslim and has also got his Juris doctorate from the Columbia Law School.
In 2017, Uygur formed the Justice Democrats. He also launched the political action committee Wolf-PAC. He has debated with Ben Shapiro in 2017 and is known to have conservative views.
After leaving the Columbia Law School, Cenk Uygur was employed as an associate attorney in Drinker Biddle & Reath. He has also worked for D.C. and Hayes & Liebman. Soon after that, he became the host of a radio show for WWRC. He has also hosted, written, and produced WAMI-TV’s ‘The Times.’
After finding success as a radio host, he started the show called ‘The Young Turks’ for Sirius Satellite Radio. It was aired in February 2002. His show also became the first news show on YouTube. In no time, it went to get more than three million subscribers.
TYT was later telecasted on television by the Current TV. Also, he began to host MSNBC’s ‘MSNBC Live.’ He hosted MSNBC Live from 2011 to March 2013. Uygur has also given side story on Democracy Now!. For a year, he also became the chief news officer of Current TV.
Additionally, Cenk Uygur has also served as the writer and producer of ‘Hopeless’ and ‘TYT University.’ After launching Wolf-PAC in 2011, he was involved with the Occupy World Street movement.
He is also a columnist and has contributed to several newspapers. Uygur has got more than 1 billion views on YouTube on his channel. The number of subscribers he has on YouTube is more than three million. The Young Turks are still active online.
Awards & Achievements
The Freedom From Religion Foundation has conferred Cenk Uygur with the Emperor Has No Clothes Award. American Humanist Association has also bestowed him with the Humanist Media Award. In 2011, he won the Shorty Awards and was the winner of the Online Film & Video Award in the category of ‘Best Web Personality/Host.’
Net Worth of Cenk Uygur
The estimated net worth of Cenk Uygur is more than $7 million. After being involved in several activities right from his college days, Cenk Uygur found considerable success by hosting The Young Turks. The show got popular on the internet, radio, and also on television. He later served as the chief news officer of Current TV. He has also been associated with MSNBC. Uygur is an activist for several causes and has formed several committees in his career.
Cenk Uygur is one of the most well-known political commentators in the world. He is a well-qualified personality who has always voiced for the rights of his community. Although his show no longer telecasted on television, it continues to be popular on the internet. He gave the internet, its first news show.