Shane Smith
Shane Smith

Journalism, as a career, has been taken up by many people. Some take it as a way of making their ends meet while others do it as a hobby. Whatever the reason for one joining the world of a journalist, it can turn out to be the best decision you can ever make. As per Shane Smith, the decision he made of specializing in journalism was the perfect decision he has ever made in his life.  This is because this turned out to be the breakthrough to a wealthy and influential position.

Quick Biography

Shane Smith was born on the 28th of September 1969 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Shane started off working as a journalist in writing small articles. Within a small span of time, he was already too deep into journalism, and there was no turning back. Although he has not given any information about his parents or siblings or his childhood, it is clear that he was brought up in Ottawa, where he was born.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Shane Smith
Age: 50 years old
Birth Date: 28 September 1969
Birth Place: Ottawa, Canada
Nationality: Canadian
Religion: N/A
Parents: N/A
Spouse: Tamyka Smith
Children: Martina Smith, Piper Smith
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Weight: 109 kg
Profession: Executive Chairman of Vice Media
Net Worth in 2020: $1 billion

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

When we talk about reaching the peak of your life just at the right age, this is exactly what Shane Smith has experienced. Shane Smith is 50 years old, since he was born on 28 September in 1969.

Education, School/College University

Shane Smith is a University graduate. The early days of his school life is not recorded, but we have a record of his college and university studies. He started off at Lisgar Collegiate Institute and later got enrolled in Carleton University. At Carleton University, Shane specialized in English literature and political science and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree.

After graduating from Carleton University, he went to a university in Ottawa, where he played in local punk bands. He then visited Eastern Europe and later moved to Montreal.

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

Shane has tried to keep his early life very personal, and therefore, he has not revealed anything about who his parents were. Neither is there any records of his siblings. However, it is clear that he is a Canadian of Irish ethnic group. It is not very clear of what his religion is as he doesn’t openly talk about it. And about his political stand, it is a bit difficult to tell and especially because of the nature of his work.

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

Shane Smith With Wife Tamyka Smith
Shane Smith With Wife Tamyka Smith

Shane Smith is a married man. He married his longtime girlfriend, Tamyka Smith. Tamyka Smith, Shane Smith’s wife, is a film director. Just like the rest of his other personal information, it is also not clear when the couple tied the knot. All that is known is that the two are parents of beautiful daughters whom they named Martina and Piper. Shane lives in Santa Monica, California, together with his wife and children.

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 Shane Smith Gay? No
Wife Spouse? (name): Tamyka Smith
Kids: Martina Smith, Piper Smith

Professional Life and Career

The journey of Shane Smith’s popularity kicked off after he and his friends Gavin Mclnnes and Suroosh Alvi bought ‘VICE’ and became its co-founders in 1999. The three then moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, two years later (in 2001). They started off by publishing print articles that were based on offbeat alternative culture.

After some time, in 2006, they started creating social criticism and news content n multiple media platforms. Spike Jonze, who was the company’s creative director, advised them to expand the digital media. In 2010, they entered into a partnership with Intel for The Creators Project. They dealt with partners like; HBO, Viacom, and YouTube led by Smith.

In April of 2013, they started news series with HBO, where news storied around the globe was covered by Smith and other VICE members. A number of their shows were nominated for Emmy awards.

Awards & Nominations

Shane Smith’s efforts and determination in his career as a journalist have been rewarded by some awards. One of the most famous awards that Shane received was that of a youth magazine known as “Voice of Montreal,” which he received in 1994. This rewarded was awarded to him and his two co-founders Gavin McInnes and Suroosh Alvi.

Shane Smith Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2020

Shane Smith Net Worth
Shane Smith Net Worth

Shane Smith is among the richest people in the world, with an estimated net worth of more than a billion. As of August 2020, The current net worth of Shane Smith is approximately $1 billion. Shane’s main source of income is as a result of his earnings from his professional career.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

He has really tried keeping his life away from rumors and controversy. However, he found himself in one when he handed over the Chief Executive Officer title to Nancy Dubuc. This was last year after the company missed to reach its revenue target by more than $100 million.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

His Facebook page has around 463k fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 172k followers. On Instagram account, he has around 93k followers while on YouTube, Shane Smith has around 452 subscribers.

Although Shane Smith is among the richest people in the world, he has managed to maintain a low profile. He is business-minded and always works to achieve the best in both his career and personal life. He remains a great example to many and especially the upcoming journalists.

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