Not many of us have the talent to turn any news into a paranoid conspiracy theory, do we? That’s certainly not the case with Alex Jones. Name a conspiracy theory, any conspiracy theory, and the chances are that the 43-year old right-wing radio host has either created it or helped perpetuate it on the airwaves.
Alex Jones is best known as an American radio host, from Austin. He hosts “Alex Jones.” The show airs on radio and Genesis Communication Network. Alex Jones has been part of many arguments including his aggressive opposition behaviour to gun control in a debate with Piers Morgan. He has been so good with his political philosophies and principles that he was described as “the most productive conspiracy theorist in America” by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Intrigued to know more about Alex Jones? Want to know more about his theories? Keep on reading to understand more about the radio host, his early entry into media, his many controversies and his net worth as of 2019.
Biography & Wiki
Alex Jones was born on February 11, 1974, in Dallas, Texas. His father, David Jones was a dentist, and mother, Mary Jones was a homemaker. He went to Anderson High School in Austin where he was a lineman on his high school’s football team. He grew up in Austin. After graduating in the year 1993 from Anderson High School, he went to Austin Community College but dropped out. During his youth, he read ‘None Dare Call It Conspiracy’ by journalist Gray Allen which had a significant influence on him.
Alex Jones Personal Life: Affair, Girlfriend, Married, Wife, Children & Family
He was married to Kelly Rebecca Nichols on 8 November 2007. The couple was blessed with three children before parting ways in 2015. Due to Alex’s behaviour, Kelly requested joint custody of their children. She accused him of being engaged in nefarious activities and claimed that he was not mentally stable. Kelly was granted the choice to decide about her children’s future by the court. Alex’s son, Rex Jones, has worked in Infowar, a news website for whom Alex Jones serves as the publisher and director. It was on the suggestion of Rex that Alex decided to root for Donald Trump in the Presidential elections.
In 1996, Alex Jones started working as a Radio host. The first show he hosted on the radio was ‘The Final Edition’ on radio station KJFK (98.9 FM). Before that, he was working in the ‘Public Access Cable Television’ program in Austin.
In 1995, when Alex was just starting out on his career, he frequently addressed controversial issues and was not afraid of speaking his mind even then. His first film, ‘America Destroyed By Design’ was released in 1998. In the year 1999, he was fired from KJFK-FM because of content and creative issues with the radio station manager. The manager believed Alex Jones’ views, and devil-may-care attitude was tough to market. He then embarked on an independent career, airing his show right from his home via an internet connection. His presentation was so well-received that in 2001 it was broadcasted on approximately 100 stations.
On 8 September 2007, he was charged for operating a megaphone without permission and was arrested while protesting at 6th Avenue and 48th street in New York City.
Awards & Achievements
The Austin Chronicle readers voted Alex Jones as the ‘Best Austin talk radio host’ in 1999. The Southern Poverty Law Centre described him as “the most productive conspiracy theorist in contemporary America”. In early 2000, Alex Jones was one of the seven Republican candidates from the Texas House District 48.
Alex Jones Salary, Net Worth & Earning
As of 2019, Alex Jones’ total estimated net worth is $12 million. He has earned most of his wealth as a radio host, gradually building a loyal base of listeners, selling licensed merchandise to them and then eventually spreading his wings to establish Infowars.com. Alex used Infowars to sell his conspiracy-laced documentaries. The ensuing popularity enabled him to create his very own streaming video platform, PrisonPlanet.tv, which served as a paid gateway for his conspiracy documentaries. What started out as a humble media venture gradually morphed into a media giant with Alex dabbling in radio, DVD, web and T-shirt sales.
However, Alex did not stop there. From 2013 onwards, he began to devise an entirely new business model, tapping on what he knew best- making a profit out of the deepest insecurities of people. He came up with various kinds of dietary supplements, like Infowars Life Brain Force Plus, Infowars Life Silver Bullet Colloidal Silver, and Infowars Life Liver Shield. And he has never looked back ever since. In fact, his media house no longer works on the traditional models of attracting an investor or banking on subscriptions. Instead, it just sells his dietary supplements and that is enough for Alex to laugh all the way to the bank.
Alex Jones owns a few of the best luxury cars in the world. The car brands owned by Alex Jones include Nissan and BMW. Apart from this he also earns from his show and website this much worth has given Alex a better and comfortable life.
Interesting facts you should know about Alex Jones
Alex Jones has built a media empire on stoking American fear and paranoia for nearly 20 years, but that isn’t all to the talented radio host. Here are a few interesting facts about him that we bet many of you wouldn’t know!
• The Alex Jones’ show is syndicated all across the States by the Genesis communication network and is broadcasted on more than 90 AM and FM radio stations.
• Alex Jones supported the efforts to build a new branch of the Davidian church in Texas, which was his way of paying a tribute to the original ruined Church complex that fell prey to the 1993 fire.
• He has accused the US government of being involved in the Oklahoma City bombing.
• It was estimated by Rolling Stone in 2011 that Alex Jones enjoys an incredible fan base that was larger than that of both Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh put together.
He may not be the best radio host in America, but he is undoubtedly the most effective one. One can learn from his life as to how even after being part of many controversies one can never give up on their efforts and always find a way to grow.
Rеаl Nаmе/Full Nаmе: Alexander Emric Jones
Аgе: 44 Years, Born on 11 February 1974
Неіght: 5 ft 6 in (178 cm)
Wіfе: Kelly Rebecca Nichols (m. 2007–2015)
Сhіldrеn: Rex Jones
Nеt Wоrth: $12 Million
Ѕоurсе оf Wеаlth: American radio show host and conspiracy theorist