The radio talk show “The Alex Jones Show,” which Jones hosts from Austin, Texas, and is syndicated nationally, has made Jones a household name. His website has racked up hundreds of millions of dollars in sales, and he has penned books and sold them. Everything from “brain drugs” to survival gear is included in his catalog of wares.
Alex Jones Early Life
Jones was born in Dallas, Texas, on February 11, 1974, and he grew up in the nearby suburb of Rockwell. It was in Austin, Texas, where he would spend the rest of his childhood. His dad is in the dental profession, while his mom stays at home to raise him. In 1993, he completed his high school career at Austin’s Anderson. After a while, he stopped going to Austin Community College.
Alex Jones Radio Career
Before moving to radio and hosting “The Final Edition” on KJFK in 1996, he got his start in Austin working on a live call-in public access TV program. When Ron Paul was a candidate for Congress, he was a regular on his show.
In 1999, Austin Chronicle readers awarded him and Shannon Burke a tie for “Best Austin Talk Show Host.” Later that year, he was let go from KJFK because the station had trouble selling commercials due to his views and he refused to widen the scope of his show. At that point, Jones started transmitting his show online from his house.
Jones ran for the Texas House District 48 seat as a Republican in the year 2000. He first stated that he was running so that he could “be a watchdog from the inside,” but he eventually dropped out of the contest. Jones’s radio program was syndicated on over 100 stations in 2001.
Jones began spreading a conspiracy theory claiming the Bush government was behind 9/11 and that it was an inside job shortly after the attacks. Following his rise to prominence as a spokesperson for 9/11 “truther” activists, some stations dropped him. More than a hundred American AM and FM radio stations carry “The Alex Jones Show,” a program that is syndicated nationally by the Genesis Communications Network. It averaged about 2 million weekly listeners in 2010.
Alex Jones Net Worth
American political radical and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has a net worth of $900 million.
Following the success of his 1998 documentary America: Destroyed by Design, Alex has developed and released another 20 or so nonfiction films. He has also written two books, “9-11: Descent Into Tyranny” (2002) and “The Answer to 1984 Is 1776” (2008).
Jones publishes and oversees the operation of the InfoWars website, which attracts about 10 million unique users every month. Many people have complained that the site is full of dangerous conspiracy theories and bogus news. Reportedly, the site’s annual revenue was above $20 million when it was at its peak.
Two-thirds of Jones’ revenue, which was revealed in 2017 by the German magazine Der Spiegel, comes from sales of a variety of his items, which are promoted through the InfoWars website and advertising spots on his show. Products like vitamins, toothpaste, and even protective vests are included.
John Oliver of “Last Week Tonight” in 2017 alleged that Jones devotes roughly a quarter of his program time to promoting products offered on his website, many of which claim remedies to medical and economic problems said to be caused by the conspiracy theories he promotes on his show.
Views and Controversies
Jones is notorious for his strong views on a wide variety of contentious issues, including the Oklahoma City bombing, the moon landing, 9/11, Sandy Hook, Obama, Hillary Clinton, white genocide, and anti-vaccination. Jones thinks the United States government was complicit in several terrorist acts.
He thinks the World Bank invented climate change so it could implement a carbon tax over the world and gain control of the economy. Employees who had worked for Jones in the past came out with allegations of sexual harassment, anti-black racism, and anti-Semitic behavior against Jones in February of 2018. You can go to TheActiveNews.Com to get the latest information.