- Cenk Uygur
- Name: Cenk Kadir Uygur
- Date of Birth: March 21, 1970
- Age: 50 years
- Birth Place: Istanbul, Turkey
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Nationality: American
- Marital Status: Married
- Height: 5 feet 11 inches
- Body Structure: Slim
- Hair Color: Unknown
- Eye Color: Unknown
- Children: son Prometheus Maximus Uygur and daughter Joy Helena Uygur
- Parents: Unknown
- Profession: Activist, Columnist, Entrepreneur, Political pundit
- Net worth: $5 million
Cenk Kadir Uygur is a Turkish-American activist, political analyst, and businessman known for 'The Young Turks', a political and social show. Cenk established and happens to be the co-host of 'The Young Turks'. He was a productive lawyer in Washington D.C. before setting out on a vocation as a political commentator. He appreciates a huge fan base in the USA because of his fearless activism and heated discussions directed on his show with a trace of mocking humor. Since his more youthful days, Cenk has been talking transparently about conservatism, governmental policy regarding minorities in society, woman's rights and abortion, and is presently known as an undeniable dynamic activist. Aside from facilitating his online show, Cenk was seen making political commentaries on MSNBC, and before being replaced by Al Sharpton, he facilitated a weeknight analysis show on the system. He additionally served in as the main news official at Current TV and succeeded Keith Olbermann.
Cenk was born on March 21, 1970, in Istanbul, Turkey, and is 50 years old. He along with his family relocated to the United States at the age of 8. He spent his remaining of his upbringing in East Brunswick, New Jersey in the United States. His birth sign says that he is an Aries and holds an American nationality. He follows the Muslim religion.
Education and Early Career
Cenk attended East Brunswick High School after relocating to the United States in New Jersey. He often got bullied during his school because of being Muslim and several supported him too following the religion. Later on, Cenk went to complete his graduation in Management from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and represented the Turkish Students Association in the college. Despite of fact that he was a management student but he majored in Law as his post-graduation program and completed Jurius Doctor Degree from Columbia Law School.
He joined his first job at a prolific law firm “Drinker Biddle & Reath” in Washington D.C and shifted to New York to work for “Hayes and Leibman”.
Coming to his family background and information, no information is available such as their name and occupation. The information all we have is he was from a Muslim family and they shifted to the United States when he was 8 years old. Information on his siblings is also kept secret. He might have been raised as the only child as information on his siblings is not revealed anywhere.
Cenk Uygur began with political activism and composing segments for papers and magazines back in school. He was incredibly critical of women's liberation and the sorted out religious gatherings and much of the time composed articles about them, for the most part in 'The Daily Pennsylvanian'. In 2002, he established 'The Young Turks', intending to make a liberal political and diversion show. The show later proceeded to turn into the best online news show, bringing Cenk in the spotlight. The YouTube channel for the show has more than 3 million subscribers as of now and more than 1 billion views on the channel. The recordings are likewise accessible on the show's legitimate site and digital recordings.
Cenk was likewise a piece of MSNBC when he got employed in 2010 as a substitute anchor and a supporter of the show. Afterward, he proceeded to turn into the prime time commentator for the show and worked there for over a year, until he resigned, referring to the explanation that he was being considered for a position of low profile weekend spot, which would be an insult to his abilities.
In 2011, Current TV employed Cenk to make a comparative show for them and changed the name a little too 'The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur'. The show ran for two great years and was taken off air in August 2013, while 'The Young Turks' proceeded with its run on the web. Cenk propelled Wolf-Pack, a drawn-out task, which appeared during when 'Possess Wall Street' development was at its pinnacle. With the dispatch of Wolf-PACK, Cenk intended to sort out a show in which the approaches to end the 'Corporate Personhood' were examined. Cenk reported the development of Justice Democrats, directly following quite a while of the inauguration function of President Donald Trump. With that, Cenk planned to bring the consideration of the Democratic Party towards an increasingly dynamic and social vote based bearing which was supported by Bernie Sanders, a U.S. senator.
In his career as a political and social commentator, Cenk has received a few honors, for example, the 'Ruler Has No Clothes Award' from Freedom from Religion Foundation, which he imparted to Ayaan Hirsi Ali and the 'Humanist Media Award' from American Humanist Association.
Cenk was born in a family with a Muslim background but he was bullied in the school being a Muslim and the bullying experience shaped him as an agnostic atheist. Taking about his marriage life, Cenk was in a long term affair with his family therapist, Wendy Lang, and got married in 2008 and are together living a joyful marriage life thereafter. The couple was blessed with two children, a son, and a daughter. His son named Prometheus Maximus Uygur was born in 2010 and their daughter named joy Helena Uygur was born on October 15, 2012.
Maintaining his proper body structure, Cenk stands at tallness of 5 feet 11 inches and his body weighing 77kg makes him a slim body structure. He has a fair complexion and the information on the color of his hair and eye is not revealed. He is of straight sexual orientation body type.
Cenk back in November announced to fill the congressional seat, which was vacant after the resignation of Representative, Katie Hill. He was the supporter of Democratic candidate AI Gore for the presidential candidate.
Net worth and salary
From the sources available, Cenk’s net worth has been evaluated at approximately $5 million. He has generated his net worth via his online channel and his guest appearance on several platforms. His monthly/annual salary is still under review and will be updated soon. The information on his house and car he owns is not yet disclosed.
Cenk Uygur is active on social media like Twitter and Facebook. He has 379k followers on Twitter and more than 253k followers on Facebook. Also, he has been featured in a YouTube channel having 3 million subscribers and over 1 billion views on the channel.