Cenk Uygur has been in the news after the Young Turks, his online news network, received a $20 million investment from a number of noteworthy investors including Jeffrey Katzenberg. Cenk Uygur has been persevering to make the Young Turks succeed for a while now, so given the recent change in his fortunes, how much wealth has he accumulated? What is Cenk Uygur Net Worth in 2019? We’ll give you the scoop.
Cenk Kadir Uygur is the descendant of Dogan Uygur. He was born in Istanbul, Turkey on 21st March 1970, making him 49 years in age. Cenk later immigrated with his family to the US as a child. He was initially raised as a Muslim as he was born into a Muslim family.
He lived until he was eight when he and his family moved to the United States, more specifically New Jersey. He spent most of his childhood in the city and was enrolled in East Brunswick High School.
It was not pleasant at school for Cenk as he used to get bullied by his fellows because he was a Muslim child and a migrant too. Such experiences shaped him up in his school days as later he was curved into an agonistic.
To pursue his bachelor’s degree, Cenk attended the University of Pennsylvania for college and graduated from Columbia Law School. In college, he embodied and took an active role in forming up a Turkish Student Association. He finished with his bachelor’s degree in management; however, he studied law as his post-graduate degree. He has also achieved a Juris Doctoral degree from Columbia High School.
Wendy Lang, who is a family therapist, is the wife of Cenk Uygur. The couple is the parents of Prometheus Maximus and Joy Helena Uygur.
Cenk went on to work as a lawyer as an associate at a firm, but it seems that talking about politics was always his first love since he began working at a radio show at a young age. Although Cenk’s political views currently fall into what one might call the progressive end of the political scale, at a younger age, he endorsed more conservative beliefs.
Cenk Uygur began the Young Turks in 2002. The show was intended to be a liberal political and entertainment show. In the past few years, the show has grown tremendously, expanding into various other areas, including sports and technology. Cenk Uygur has talked a lot on his show about bootstrapping since the show has been dependent on a different model of revenue than most news networks.
Rather than taking money from advertising, the show produces income through a membership fee. Cenk has formed several bodies with a political stake. He formed the Justice Democrats and introduced a political act committee, Wolf-Pac. Cenk has also a successful running YouTube channel with the same name as his Web series called The Young Turks that has more than 4 million subscribers as of May 2019.
Despite the fact that Uygur was born and raised in a Muslim family, now he describes himself as an atheist.
With publicity rising in the past few years, the Young Turks has gained quite a bit of success, and Cenk Uygur’s recent round of investment is only more evidence of this. But how much is Cenk Uygur net worth? We can estimate Cenk’s net worth based on a few important points.
Recently, Cenk Uygur bought a house that was priced at $1.2 million in the Los Angeles area. Additionally, given that Cenk closed on an initial investment round of $20 million, we approximate the value of The Young Turks corporation to be around $50-$70 million. We, therefore, estimate Cenk Uygur Net Worth 2019 at $5-7 million.