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Cenk Uygur Net Worth (2021)

Cenk Uygur


Cenk Uygur is a liberal commentator originating from Turkey& practicing in America. He also plays the role of a political activist grossing a net worth of over $5 million.

Net Worth:$5 Million
Profession:Television producer, Screenwriter,Internet Personality, Political Activist
Nationality:Turkish, American
Education:Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, Columbia Law School
Source of Wealth:YouTube
Birth Place:Istanbul, Turkey
Marital Status:Married (Wendy Lang)
Last Updated:2021

How He Engrossed

He managed to pile up an astounding net worth by his attacks on the Iraq War in his Huffington Post blog gained him traction and his various endeavours, including hosting a talk show “The Young Turks.” He is the host and co-founder of his talk show, aiming to be progressive, liberal, and entertaining. By 2006 he knew if he wanted to make episodes of The Young Turks, he would need a new and improved broadcasting method. To counter that, he signed a deal of quarter of a million-dollar contract to turn the show into a first-ever daily talk show streaming radio-only. This idea boosted the show’s listeners from nearing the X-Axis to over Thirty Thousand at any given time. 


In his profession as an activist and social commentator, Cenk has been awarded several honors, such as the ‘Emperor Has No Clothes Award’ from Freedom From Religion Foundation, which he shared with Ayaan Hirsi Ali and the ‘Humanist Media Award’ from American Humanist Association.

This attempt by Mr Cenk Uygur made the show win Best Political Podcast (2009) at the Mashable Awards and a nomination for Audience’s Choice Award (2010) Streamy Awards. 

He also served as the chief news officer at Current TV and succeeded Keith Olbermann.

Cenk has been an activist since his college and law school days, and he has raised his voice against the oppression of the minorities and Muslims in the gulf countries.


He went to the University of Pennsylvania, where he got his degree in management. He later pursued his law degree from Columbia Law School. After attaining the degree, he was appointed as an associate attorney in Drinker Biddle & Reath.

Childhood and Early Life

Cenk Kadir Uygur was born on March 21 1970. Since his parents considered Turkey an unsafe environment, they shifted to the USA when Cenk was eight y/o, and they lived there for a few years in New Jersey, where most of his childhood was spent later.

His parents enrolled him in East Brunswick High School. He frequently got bullied at school because of being a Muslim, but many were on his side. These encounters and happenings shaped Cenk as a teenager, and he turned agnostic later.

Cenk then pursued his graduation in Management from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and he spoke for the Turkish Students Association in the college. Despite being a management graduate, he opted for Law as his post-graduation program and prepared then completed Jurius Doctor Degree from Columbia Law School.

He got his very extraordinary first job at a prolific law firm ‘Drinker Biddle &Reath’ in Washington, D.C, and then went on to work for ‘Hayes and Liebman’ in New York City.

Social Work

As a youngster, he supported socially conservative views regarding abortion, affirmative action, and feminism. In an article, he wrote about the mass murder of a group of Armenians and expressed a contentious opinion that it was not genocide. 

However, later in his life, he regretted ever writing the article and said that he didn’t have a whole picture in front of him and said that his statement was prematurely published in the report.

Over his coming adulthood, he supported the removal of corporate donations from the political system. He resigned from the position in Justice Democrats in December of 2017. All this political and social work had given so much exposure to Cenk Uygur that he gathered a reputation for working for the people and being a critical part of the community. 

Famous Quotes by Cenk Uygur

“Success is about persistence. You can only afford to be persistent in something you deeply enjoy.”― Cenk Uygur

“Our number one plan is to get money out of politics, to drain the swamp, but not in the way that Trump said. He stacked his cabinet full of Goldman Sachs guys.”― Cenk Uygur

“When you lose power, then suddenly, the press are lions. When you have power, the press is lambs.”― Cenk Uygur

“The reason people like the Young Turks is because we say things you’re not allowed to say in Washington that is true.”― Cenk Uygur

“I’m the poorest famous person in the country.”― Cenk Uygur

“Why do all republicans need lego hair?”― Cenk Uygur


Cenk Uygur grossed over Five million dollars in net worth by the sheer amount of hard work and the will to work for the people. From working as an associate attorney to representing the community over live television and nation-wide radio shows, he has gained the trust and support of not only the Turkish but also various minorities because of his courageous acts and heated debates over conservative views and issues surrounding the elements that hinder the progression of the humanity as a whole. He has proved over the years that he has a stable head on his shoulder and will always stand for the community through his social and political work.

As of 2021, Cenk Uygur’s net worth is $5 million.

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