Cenk Uygur Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, Career and Award

Cenk Uygur Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, Career and Award.

Cenk Uygur Net Worth 2020Cenk Kadir Urguy is a Turkish-American activist, political commentator and businessman known for ‘The Young Turks’, a political and social show. Cenk founded and happens to be the co-host of ‘The Young Turks’.Cenk Uygur Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, Career and Award



Cenk Kadir Uygur was born on 21st March 1970 in Istanbul, Turkey. Since his parents deemed Turkey unsafe, they moved to the USA when Cenk was 8-years-old and the family spent the next few years in New Jersey, where he spent most of his childhood later.

He was a prolific attorney in Washington D.C. before embarking on a career as a political commentator. He enjoys a massive fan base in the USA due to his fearless activism and heated debates conducted on his show with a hint of satirical humour.


He got enrolled in East Brunswick High School in Jersey. He constantly got bullied at the school because of being a Muslim but there were many who supported him. These experiences shaped Cenk as a teenager and he turned agnostic later.

Cenk then went on to pursue his graduation in Management from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and he represented the Turkish Students Association in the college.

Despite being a management graduate, he chose Law as his post graduation programme and did Jurius Doctor Degree from Columbia Law School.


Once he got his law degree from Columbia Law School, Uygur started working as an associate attorney at law firms in Washington, D.C. and New York.

In February 2002, he launched The Young Turks with an aim to create a show that will be mainly liberal, but yet entertaining. His moderate Republican political views were long gone when he started commenting politics with the progressive eyes of a liberal.


A staunch critic of both the Republican and Democratic parties as he was, Uygur appeared on MSNBC as a political commentator in 2010. Later on, he hosted a weeknight commentary show on the channel for nearly six months, until Al Sharpton took his place.

But soon after he left MSNBC, Uygur filled Keith Olberman’s shoes serving as the chief news officer of a show on Current TV that started airing on December 5, 2011.

Net Worth

As of 2020, the estimated net worth of Cenk Uygur is more than $6 million. After being involved in several activities right from his college days, Cenk Uygur found considerable success by hosting The Young Turks.

In his career as a political and social commentator, Cenk has received several honours such as the ‘Emperor Has No Clothes Award’ from Freedom From Religion Foundation, which he shared with Ayaan Hirsi Ali and the ‘Humanist Media Award’ from American Humanist Association.

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