Cenk Uygur
Cenk Uygur

Cenk Uygur is a Turkish-American journalist, lawyer, broadcaster, businessman, activist, and political commentator. He is also the creator and main host of The Young Turks, also known as TYT, which is a social commentator and progressive political program. Before he became a political commentator, he used to work as an associate attorney. Earlier, he used to be supportive of conservative views but later on change into progressive.

Quick Biography

Cenk Kadir Uygur, commonly known as Cenk Uygur, was born on March 21, 1970. He was born in Istanbul, Turkey, and had Turkish nationality. After getting married, he also got citizenship in America and is settled in California, United States. He was born to a Muslim family and was a believer of Muslim religion but later on, identify himself Agnostic.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Cenk Kadir Uygur
Age: 51 years old
Birth Date: March 21, 1970
Birth Place: İstanbul, Turkey
Nationality: Turkey
Religion: Agnostic
Parents: Dogan Uygur (Father)
Spouse: Wendy Lang
Children: Prometheus Maximus Uygur, Joy Helena Uygur
Height: 1.74 cm
Weight: 77 kg
Profession: Activist, columnist, entrepreneur, and political pundit
Net Worth in 2021: ‎$6 Million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Cenk Uygur is about 51 years old as of 2019, and the weight around 77 kg. He has a height of about 1.74 m.

Education, School/College University

Along with his family, Cenk Uygur got emigrated and lived in East Brunswick, New Jersey. He got his graduation from East Brunswick High School. He got a major in management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the year 1992. After that, he got a Juris Doctor degree and worked as an associate attorney.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Cenk Uygur was born in Turkey to a Muslim family. His father’s name is Dogan Uygur, and much is not about his mother. There is not much known about his family, but he also has a sister named Sedef Piker. He was raised as a Muslim, but later, he starts identifying himself agnostic. He is from Turkish nationality and currently own two citizenship. He used to support Republicans before 2000, but after that, he becomes Independent. During the 2016 election, he becomes the supporter for Democrats, where he supported Hillary Clinton.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Cenk Uygur With Wife Wendy Lang
Cenk Uygur With Wife Wendy Lang

Cenk Uygur is married to Wendy Lang, while the date of their marriage is not known and disclose. He also had two children, a son name Prometheus Maximus born in 2010 and a daughter Joy Helena who was born in 2012. He has no known affair and seems quite content with his married life.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did he get married? (married date): N/A
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Cenk Uygur Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Wendy Lang
Kids: Prometheus Maximus Uygur, Joy Helena Uygur

Professional Life and Career

He used to work as an associate attorney in Washinton D.C. and in New York City, but later on, he becomes a Political commentator. He used to support various parties and recently in support of Democrats. He is also the creator of the talk show The Young Turks, where he wanted to start an entertaining show related to politics. His YouTube channel has more than 7.5 billion views and more than 4 million subscribers, and he himself stated that it is the largest online news show.

Awards & Nominations

Cenk Uygur has been recognized for his work as in 2010, and he was given the “Emperor Has No Clothes Award”  from Freedom From Religion Foundation. After that, he was also given Humanist Media Award from the American Humanist Association.

Cenk Uygur Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2021

Cenk Uygur Net Worth
Cenk Uygur Net Worth

‎As of October 2021, Cenk Uygur has a net worth of about $6 Million, which he got from his various projects. Most of his wealth has come from his work as a news host, but he also has been a producer and writer, which also contributes to his net worth. He has been among the top Political commentators in the world and always stands up for the right of people.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Cenk Uygur faced a lot of backlash due to his sexist writing, which was not received well. Later, he also apologized for it when it got out of control. He had multiple graphic remarks about women. He was also sued for racial discrimination by an Ex-employee.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Cenk Uygur is active on social media and posts regularly. On Facebook, he more than 254,979 likes, and more than 258k people follow him. On his Twitter account, he has more than 396 followers who show how popular he is as a host of an online news show.

Cenk Uygur becomes an associate attorney during the beginning of his career but later realized his talents and changed his profession. He gains instant success as he was quite good at what he does and openly works for the right of other people. He is the perfect example as you need to pursue your dreams and never give up. If you work hard towards your goal and do not lose your focus, then you can become popular. That is the reason why he is considered as the Top Political Commentators in the World.


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