Cenk Uygur is a whole lot of things; a broadcaster, journalist, lawyer, businessman and even an activist. Nevertheless, it would be intriguing to learn more about the man behind the titles. Currently, Cenk Uygur is widely known for being the creator and host of the online show The Young Turks. The show basically covers progressive political and social commentary. It is also doing quite well altogether as it records over 200 million views a month and a whopping 8 billion in total views. Based on this, it is ranked among the most watched online news networks worldwide. Nevertheless, there is a lot more to the man behind the empire, so here is some much-coveted information on his life and career.
Cenk Uygur’s Bio (Age)
The media mogul was born in Istanbul, Turkey, on March 21, 1970. By the time he was 8 years old, his family up and moved to the United States of America and he spent the most part of his adolescence in East Brunswick, New Jersey. As is typical of people of Turkish descent, he was raised in a secular Muslim household. He had a brief period of devoutness during his college days but is now agnostic. Cenk Uygur got his high school diploma from East Brunswick High School and a management degree from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has lived quite the life while studying at the University of Pennsylvania where he got to play rugby with Greg Lippmann.
In all this, he was sure to keep his interest in Turkish affairs alive. He was an active member of the Student Activities Council representing the Turkish Students Association. He did not stop there with the degrees though, he was awarded a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School. That degree landed him some work as an associate attorney at two law firms; one in the big apple and the other in Washington D.C. The first time he dipped his toe in the media pool, he hosted a weekend radio show on WWRC in Washington, D.C. He went on to host another one at WRKO in Boston, Massachusetts.
Shortly after that, Cenk Uygur began writing, producing and even starring on the WAMI-TV news show as well as The Times in Miami, Florida. It was after all this that his brainchild, The Young Turks on Sirius Satellite Radio. Since then his empire has incredibly expanded its reach and he has become one of the most influential men on screen.
Judging by the success of The Young Turks alone, talkless of his other ventures, Cenk Uygur is a wealthy man. He is incredibly discreet about the actual amount that he earns, but his net worth is no secret. He is estimated to be worth a whopping $5 million, but this is more of a speculation than the real thing. It may be a lot more, nevertheless $5 million is quite a lot of money on any continent. His online show, The Young Turks has recorded over 8 billion views in total since its inception. With that alone and his stints with a handful of media houses, there is no doubt that he smiles to the bank and will keep doing so.
Cenk Uygur’s Wife and Family
Some times having an active career can get in the way of family time. Cenk Uygur is one of the exceptions to this as he is still a devoted family man. He is married to a marriage and family therapist, Wendy Lang. This may be one of the reasons why they know how to navigate the minefield of career and family so expertly. Though their relationship is quite advanced, their marriage is quite new. Nevertheless, their union is blessed with two children, a boy, and a girl. Their son and first child, Prometheus Maximus, was born in the year 2010. Their daughter came shortly after, in 2012 and they named their daughter Joy Helena. The family continues to thrive.
TV personalities tend to have a particular kind of build, Cenk Uygur is quite bulky yet quite fit. His build is just right as he stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches.