About Ben Shapiro
Ben Aaron Shapiro is an American conservative political commentator, a public speaker, an author, and a lawyer. He was born on 15th Jan 1984 and at the age of 17; he became one of the youngest columnists in the United States. Ben is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire which is an American conservative news and opinion website. He is also the host of the Ben Shapiro Show which is a daily political podcast and live radio show.
Ben Shapiro has 10 books under his name. He wrote his first book - Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate American Youth in 2004. In this book, he explains how students at universities are not exposed to a variety of viewpoints.
His other books include, Porn Generation: How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future (2005), Project President: Bad Hair and Botox on the Road to the White House (2008), Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV (2011), Bullies: How the Left's Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America (2013), The People Vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama (2014), A Moral Universe Torn Apart (2014), What’s Fair and Other Short Stories (2015), True Allegiance (2016), and his most recent work, The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great (2019).
Ben Shapiro’s Wife, Mor Shapiro
Mor Shapiro is a medical practitioner born in 1988 in Herzliya, Israel and is happily married to Ben Shapiro. They tied the knot in 2008 and they are blessed with two kids - a girl (Leeya Eliana Shapiro) and a boy. Even though they have different career paths, Ben and Mor have always supported each other. While Ben roots for politics, humanity, and writing, his wife Mor prefers science.
Interesting Facts About Mor Shapiro
1. She completed her high school in Israel
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Mor Shapiro got her high school diploma from Sha’arei Mishpat College in Israel before migrating to California. She later joined the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she pursued her degrees in Bachelor of Science majoring in Behavioral Neuroscience & Medicine. When she was studying, Mor was also working as a clinical skill instructor - now that’s dedication!
2. She is a doctor
When Mor Shapiro was at UCLA, she conducted two-year research in developmental neuroscience research. This was research about using fMRI to detect the effects on childhood brain development.
She is currently working as a medical doctor mainly focusing on women and behavioral health. She is a certified physician and has worked at the Department of Family Medicine, University of California, and the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Fontana California.
As a committed advocate for bioethics, Mor founded the DGSOM UCLA Symposium. This was a huge success and it became an annual event. This year they will be holding their 9th annual Ethics Symposium.
3. She tied the knot with Ben in Israel
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Ben and Mor were introduced to each other by Ben’s younger sister - Abigail Shapiro. Mor was not famous and she got into the spotlight on her wedding day as she was getting married to one of the most well-known men in America, Ben Shapiro.
Ben and Mor had been dating for some time before they got engaged in 2007. She walked down the aisle in 2008 when she was just 20 years old. Their wedding was Jewish and it involved activities such as breaking the Glass after exchanging their vows.
They exchanged their vows in a beautiful place that overlooks the ocean called Acre in Israel. During the ceremony, Ben's father read them a poem that he had written. It was a beautiful piece that made almost everyone who had attended the ceremony emotional.
Mor and her husband celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in July 2018. To commemorate this special anniversary, Ben wrote a very insightful opinion for Newsweek in his column where he gave some pretty great advice for married and engaged couples.
4. She is a mother of two beautiful children
Mor Shapiro is a mother of two children. The firstborn is a girl known as Leeya Eliana Shapiro born in 2014. The girl’s name is special as it has a deep meaning; Leeya is a Hebrew word which means, “I belong to God,” while her last name Eliana means “God has answered.” Ben was so happy about the birth of Leeya that he wrote an open letter to her and posted it on his blog.
Leeya Eliana Shapiro was diagnosed with a heart condition known as Astral Septal Defect which is a congenital disability of the heart soon after being born. She was just a year old when she underwent successful heart surgery at a children’s hospital in Los Angeles.
Two years after Leeya was born, Mor had a bouncing baby boy whose name is yet to be known. Not a lot is known about her son as she keeps her family life very private and away from the media.
5. She loves singing and was once a member of an Acapella group!
While Mor was at the University of California, She joined the school’s Accapella group as she had a great passion for singing. Her voice is simply amazing and angelic. Despite this, however, she still believes that she is a bad singer. Mor Shapiro also enjoys watching live productions of musicals such as Pippin and the Wicked.
Just like her husband, she is also evidently a fan of series and shows. She is a big fan of the just concluded hit show Game of Thrones.
6. She is wealthy
With an annual salary of around $294,000, you can say that her net worth is one to be admired. Her 10 years of medical school seems to be paying her off after all. Together with her husband's contribution which is estimated to be somewhere between $7 million, their combined net worth is even more attractive. Since she is not much of a public figure, she naturally does not broadcast her wealth.
7. She is not active on social media
Despite being a famous person, Mor Shapiro is not active in most of the social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. This is highly contributed by her need to keep her family life private.
This is odd as beauty queens and stars such as her are known to love the spotlight. Mor, however, does not like being in the limelight, leaving it to her adorable husband Ben. This is something that many famous persons and the general public can learn from as it has helped to keep the family life of Ben and Mor Shapiro private.
8. Mor Shapiro has never dated men who are not Jews!
Yes, you read that right! Mor Shapiro is a Jew and she has never been with someone who was not a Jew. This is interesting and it shows that she takes religion seriously. Mor Shapiro is a Moroccan Jew and she practices Orthodox Judaism.
Ben Shapiro is very proud of her wife and he can’t stop talking about her. He loves to boast about the fact that his wife is a doctor so much that it has become a running joke among his followers.
In an interview, he was asked if his wife is a doctor and his response was funny as usual as he said "So the rumor is that she is. And the last 10 years of my life that I have spent watching her go through medical school and then residency all the time suggests that she is."
He loves talking about Mor's profession because he is so proud of what she does and also for the reason that she went through all of it with him.
During his married life, Ben admitted to having learned a lot more about himself than he knew before. Their relationship is built based on their chemistry and their shared interests. About this, Ben once said, "Obviously, Chemistry matters and so do share interests." He also went further to say that only chemistry and shared interests are not sufficient conditions for a successful marriage. Overtime passionate love evolves into companionate love."
Currently, Mor Shapiro is still a practicing medical doctor and her family lives a happy life in Los Angeles, California.