Glenn Beck is an American television and radio host, author, political commentator, television network producer, media personality, and entrepreneur. His successful career is often discussed all over the internet and social media. Glenn inspires young businessmen to work hard and make money.
Best known for being the CEO, founder, and owner of a radio channels, Glenn’s successful career includes many achievements and a few setbacks. Here is everything to know about Glenn Beck, including his net worth.
Glenn Beck’s Early Life
Glenn Beck was born Glenn Lee Beck in Everett, Washington, on the 10th of February, 1964. His mother’s name is Mary Clara, and his father is William Beck. Glenn was raised along with his elder sister. The family relocated to Mount Vernon and owned and operated a bakery downtown.
Following their parent’s separation, the kids moved with their mother to Sumner, Washington. Unfortunately, their mother drowned in a boating accident and lost her life, after which Glenn and his sister moved back to their father in Bellingham, Washington. Although her mother’s death looked somewhat like an accident, it was low-key suicide, and Glenn himself confirmed it later.
He attended Sehome High School and graduated in June 1982. At 13, Glenn landed his first radio job in one of the local AM stations. After two years, he applied for a job at a new Seattle FM station and was hired without meeting his boss face-to-face.
What is Glenn Beck’s Net Worth?
It shouldn’t be a surprise to learn that Glenn Beck owns a whopping $150 million as his net worth. He has made such an astronomical amount of money following his hard work and persistence.
How did Glenn Back Build His Net Worth?
Glenn started working with the radio station immediately after graduating from high school. Initially in Utah, he settled into another position in Washington, DC. He left his previous job shortly and started working at another radio station in Texas and later in Kentucky. There, he worked on a four-hour slot on the weekday where Glenn would generally include pranks, commentary, impersonations, and the likes in his scripts.
Things worked out in the favor of the radio jockey, but unfortunately, the on-air rivalry with another local station got out of hand because of which Glenn had to resign. He would run from pillar to post in the hunt for a perfect job, however, it did not gain traction.
In 2002, Glenn started his own show, The Glenn Beck Program, in Tampa, Florida. Initially, the response to the show was cold, but gradually, it shot to first place. It even began to be syndicated nationwide in the same year. By 2008, Glenn and his show were on 280 stations, including XM satellite.
The success spree continued for Glenn, and by 2013, he had tied for listeners with Dave Ramsey, Sean Hannity, and Rush Limbaugh. He even appeared on Fox News. After working with the channel for a while, Glenn was replaced in his 5 pm slot by ‘The Five’.
Glenn left Fox News in 2011 and launched his own media outlet TheBlaze TV. It began as a subscription-based internet television network. It was estimated by The Wall Street Journal that there were over 300,000 subscribers to the service in the first year of its operation. These subscriptions generated an estimated $40 million.
In 2012, TheBlaze TV announced a partnership with Dish Network, which would begin offering his channel. Today, it is available on more than 90 television providers across the United States of America.
How Much Does Glenn Beck Make Per year?
As per reports, Glenn makes $30-$40 million a year, thanks to his huge empire of radio shows, television pursuits, book sales, and TheBlaze TV. Previously, when Glenn was still on Fox News, he would make $32 million. Interestingly, only $2 million of the total amount would come from the channel. He would make the rest of the money from speaking at events, websites, and online stores.
Two of the biggest sources of his income are radio and book sales. The former generates an average of $10 million, while the latter an average of $13 million, respectively. In June 2012, Glenn signed a 5-year $100 million contract for his radio show. Since then, his annual radio salary has been around $20 million.
Glenn Beck’s Career as an Author
Beck has authored many books, including six New York Times bestsellers. Many of his works include non-fiction. At the same time, he has also authored seven fiction titles and children’s books. Here are the books written by Glenn Beck:
- An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World’s Biggest Problems
- Glenn Beck’s Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government Inspired by Thomas Paine
- Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government
- Broke: The Plan to Restore Our Trust, Truth, and Treasure
- The 7: Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life (co-author)
- The Original Argument: The Federalists’ Case for the Constitution, Adapted for the 21st Century
- Being George Washington: The Indispensable Man as You’ve Never Seen Him
- Cowards: What Politics, Radicals, and the Media Refuse to Say.
- Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns
- Miracles and Massacres: True and Untold Stories of the Making of America
- Conform: Exposing the Truth About Common Core and Public Education
- Dreamers and Deceivers: True Stories of the Heroes and Villains Who Made America
- It IS About Islam: Exposing the Trust About ISIS, Al Qaida, Iran, and the Caliphate
- Liars: How Progressives Exploit Our Fears For Power and Control
- Addicted to Outrage: How Thinking Like a Recovering Addict Can Heal the Country
- Arguing with Socialist
- The Great Reset: Joe Biden and the Rise of Twenty-First-Century Fascism
- The Christmas Sweater
- The Overton Window
- The Snow Angel
- Agenda 21
- The Eye of Moloch
- Agenda 21: Into the Shadows
- The Immortal Nicholas
A Look into Glenn Beck’s Personal Life
Glenn married his first wife, Claire, in 1983. They have two daughters together – Mary and Hannah. Mary suffered several strokes at birth, resulting in the development of cerebral palsy. He divorced Claire in 1994.
Glenn’s personal life has been full of ups and downs. In his young days, he suffered substance abuse. He went into recovery, and even today Glenn is recovering alcoholic and drug addict. He has been vocal about his mental health and admitted struggling with suicidal thoughts during this period.
He married his second wife, Tania, in 1999. They have two children together. In one of the interviews, Glenn admitted to having been diagnosed with macular dystrophy that affects his eyesight. He also claimed to be suffering from a severe neurological disorder.
How Does Glenn Beck Spend His Wealth?
The businessman has a beautiful mansion in Texas valued at a whopping $6 million. This mansion spreads up to a 9,100 square-foot area and boasts six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a swimming pool, a cabana, and an outdoor entertainment area. The beautiful home is decorated with custom finishes and extraordinary interiors.
Glenn also loves cars and mostly sticks to the American models. Reportedly, he also owns a couple of vintage cars.
Besides being a successful businessman, Glenn is also a philanthropist. He was involved in the airlift of 12,000 Afghans after Joe Biden’s shambolic exit from Afghanistan. He raised a whopping $35 million through charities Mercury One and The Nazarene Foundation to pay for evacuations.
Even though he could retire if he wants to, there are no signs that Glenn Beck is slowing down. The businessman continues to work on bringing his channels to the screen of his fans and is likely to publish more books for the readers.