Glenn Beck is an American political commentator and talk show host who is also a CEO and founder of the Mercury Radio Arts. Furthermore, it is actually the parent company of the radio network “TheBlaze”. In addition, he also hosted the “Glenn Beck” television program.
Glenn, age 54, was previously a Republican but at present, he is an Independent. Let’s get to know more about Glenn Beck in detail.
Glenn Beck: early life, career, and nationality
Glenn Beck was born on February 10, 1964, in Everett, Washington which makes his nationality an American. He was born to William Beck and Mary Clara. He originally belongs to German descent as his ancestors hailed from Germany. Beck went to Sehome High School along with his sister in Iowa. He had to face a lot of hardships as his mother died of drowning which he believes to be suicide.
His first job started after his high school at radio station KAYK but he left the job and relocated to Washington. At Washington, he started working at WPGC where he also met Claire, his first wife. In addition, he worked on many radio channels and show throughout his career. He became a lead DJ for the morning-drive radio broadcast by WRKA, he joined KOY0FM and WKCI-FM subsequently. Later, he made a TV debut with ‘The Glenn Beck Program” which was his very own show. After the show, he came back with CNN’s Headline News. Likewise, in the year 2008 Beck hosted “Glenn Beck” while also doing a segment on ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ that featured Eboni Williams and Jesse Waters.
Finally, he started his very own internet TV network, TheBlaze TV in the year 2011. Moreover, he has also published his books with the titles Idiots Unplugged, The 7: Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life (2011), Cowards: What Politicians, Radicals, and the Media Refuse to Say, ‘Miracles and Massacres, etc.
Glenn Beck: wife and personal life
Glenn Beck first met Claire and married her in the year 1983. They had two children together whose names are Mary and Hannah. After 11 years of marriage, they started having problems and got divorced in the year 1994 after which Glenn even became suicidal. He reached out to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) receiving help to stop drinking and smoking.
Once again, in the year 1999, he re-married his second wife Tania with whom he also has two children. They adopted Raphe while Cheyenne is their biological son. Both of them joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in October 1999.
Glenn Beck: net worth
Glenn Beck has been through severe ups and downs through his career and personal life. In addition, his health has also become one of the main concerns through his life. As he dealt with depression, alcoholism, and even neurological disorders Beck has tried his best to persevere through all thick and thins. Currently, Glenn Beck has a net worth estimation of $250 million.
Beck is also quite active on social media profiles like Instagram and Twitter where he has a good number of followers. He has 122k followers on his Instagram page.