Quick Facts of
- First NameAlex Jones
- Net Worth$10 million
- CareerAmerican radio show personality
Alex Jones, an American radio show personality, who hosts The Alex Jones Show is undeniably one of the controversial figures in the United States with his conspiracy comments on the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting, the September 11th attack, and many more.
Professional since the 90s, Jones, often described a conspiracy theorist, formerly worked as a host for KJFK-FM, until he was fired in 2000 for his raging comments on sensitive matters.
Also, the publisher of the website InfoWars- reportedly is based on conspiracy theories & fake news, also runs other websites NewsWars and PrisonPlanet as a result of InfoWars’ ban from several online platforms like Facebook and YouTube.
Amidst Of Controversies Jones Enjoys Millions of Dollars: His Net Worth & Earnings?
Professional for over 2 decades, Alex Jones, over his entire career tenure has almost got in controversies with views of conspiracy theories. Despite these facts, the Texas-born radio Alex is not away from the millionaire radio-host club.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jones still enjoys a net worth of $10 million as of February 2020.
Along with his radio broadcasting success, he notably bagged in massive fortune through his website InfoWars- a website described as a fake news site, which made $20 million revenue per year, until 2018 when YouTube, Facebook, Spotify & Apple removed all of Jones’ contents & associations on their platforms.
Starting through live, call-in format public-access cable TV program, Alex Jones later worked for KJFK-FM hosting the show The Final Edition on KJFK (98.9 FM) from 1996 to 2000.
Thereafter, he began hosting his show from home, where aired throughout 100 stations in 2001, until the conspiracy theory alleging the Bush administration behind the September 11th attacks, saw his syndication declining.
What Is Alex Jones Currently Doing?
Meanwhile, Alex Jones hosts The Alex Jones Show, broadcast by Genesis Communications Network nationally over 100 AM and FM radio stations.
Reportedly in 2010, his show had around 2 million listeners each week & in 2011, Jones’ audience topped the combined on-line audience of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, as per Alexander Zaitchik of Rolling Stone.
Marketed Products Through Website ‘InfoWars’
The publisher and director of the website InfoWars, which he used to market the products including dietary supplements, toothpaste, bulletproof vests, for those with belief in Armageddon. The product sales reportedly contributed to 2/3rd of Alex’s fundings.
Moreover, in 2010, the website aided in his revenue with $1.5 million per year, through advertisements on Infowars.
Citing violations of policies in 2017, the online marketing agency Ad Roll cut ties with InfoWars, while Google still got him revenue through ad placements on YouTube at that time.
Later, his website’s content in mid-2018 was banned from YouTube, Facebook & Spotify, reporting the violations of their terms.
Jones’ Website & His Social Media Were
Alex ran InfoWars associated YouTube channel The Alex Jones Channel, with then- 2.4 million subscribers, got its content removed on August 6, 2018.
While, Facebook, on July 27, 2018, suspended his account for 30 days & later removed after a month, stating violation of Facebook’s standards against hate speech and bullying.
The same actions were taken by Apple, Spotify & Vimeo by mid-August 2018- with InfoWars app removal from App Store September 7, 2018, stating objectionable content.
Furthermore, his controversial speech & views on conspiracy theories got him Pinterest, Mailchimp, and LinkedIn account removed.
Moreover, after Alex Jones berated CNN reporter Oliver Darcy, he was banned from Twitter and Periscope on September 6, 2018. In addition to that, he was deprived of PayPal.
Controversial Statements: Sued By Family Members Of Sandy Hook Elementary School Victims
Regarding the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the 2018 Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Alex Jones got huge criticism for falsely propagating those incidents, stating “hoax.”
Six families of the Sandy Hook victims along with an FBI agent filed a defamation lawsuit against him, in March 2018, demanding $1 million in damages.
Moreover, Leonard Pozner, the father of a Sandy Hook shooting victim, added in a defamation lawsuit. Later in October & December of 2019, Jones and his website InfoWars was fined a total of $126,000.
In late 2001, after the September 11th attack, he alleged Bush administration behind the scene through a conspiracy theory- it got his radio show syndication being opted from many radio stations.
In January 2013, Alex Jones, a gun advocate, sparked controversy after he opposed Piers Morgan on the CNN show & commented: “1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms”.
In addition to that, he has also made conspiracy comments on falsified details regarding the 1969 Moon landing.
Lives In Austin, Texas- Is Father Of 3 Children & Divorcee
Currently, Alex Jones lives in Austin, Texas, where the average house price is $390,347.
He lived with his (now) ex-wife Violet Nichols; they married on November 8, 2007, and remained together until their divorce on March 23, 2015, and pays her $40,000 per month as part of divorce alimony.
Together, they welcomed 3 children; has a son named Rex Jones while details on other children are yet to be out. His ex-wife received the sold custody of their children.
Meanwhile, no report on his relationship status or dating is out & is allegedly single.
Alex was born Alexander Emric Jones on February 11, 1974, in Dallas, Texas, the USA, to a dentist father & a homemaker mother. After graduation from Anderson High School, he attended Austin Community College but dropped out later.
An American by nationality, Jones hails from Irish, German, Welsh, mostly English, and partially Native American heritage.
Alex Jones stands 5ft. 9 inches tall (175 cm).