Sam Harris Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
Sam Harris Net Worth 2020 – Sam Harris is an individual who is known all over the world as one of many things including as a writer, blogger, religious critics, and podcast host among other things.
Also regarded as one of the Four Horsemen of atheism, Harris is very popular in many circles.
Samuel Benjamin “Sam” Harris was born on April 9, 1967, in Los Angeles, California, the USA.
His mother is TV producer Susan Harris, a secular Jew, and his father is actor Berkeley Harris who belongs to a Quaker background.
Harris was raised by his mother after his parents divorced when he was two. He once stated that his upbringing was completely secular and that his parents hardly discussed religion.
In 2004, Sam Harris got married to editor Annaka Harris. As of now, the couple has two daughters.
He is trained in martial arts (MA) and practices Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
He donates a significant portion of the revenue generated by each of his new podcast chapter to various charitable organizations.
He is reluctant to disclose his personal details, such as his address citing security reasons.
He began attending Stanford University to study English.
However, in his second year, he moved to Nepal and India where he studied meditation with Hindu and Buddhist religious teachers for eleven years.
In 1997, Harris returned to Stanford, earning his B.A. degree in philosophy in 2000.
Later, he enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles from where he received his Ph.D. degree in cognitive neuroscience in the year 2009.
Sam Harris’ first book titled ‘The End of Faith’ was published in 2004. It was well received and became a best-seller.
Four years later, he published his second book. Titled ‘Letter to a Christian Nation,’ it is in the form of an open letter written in response to the feedback he got following the publication of ‘The End of Faith.’
Harris’ writing mainly focuses on criticism of religion and neuroscience. He has formerly blogged for the ‘Huffington Post,’ ‘The Washington Post’ and ‘Truthdig.’
Moreover, his articles have appeared in numerous publications, such as ‘The New York Times,’ ‘Newsweek,’ ‘The Los Angeles Times’ and ‘The Boston Globe.’
Till date, the philosopher has made several radios and TV appearances, including on ABC News, The O’Reilly Factor, Tucker, NPR, Book TV, Real-Time, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.
In 2005, he made an appearance in the documentary movie ‘The God Who Wasn’t There’. The following year, he was a featured speaker at the ‘Beyond Belief: Science, Religion, Reason and Survival’ conference.
Harris has also appeared multiple times on the ‘Point of Inquiry’ radio podcast. In April 2007, he debated with Rick Warren for Newsweek magazine.
In 2010, his book ‘The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values’ got published. In this book, the author states that many people have confused the relationship between science, facts, and morality.
He then came out with a long-form essay book titled ‘Lying’ in 2011. The same year, he debated with William Lane Craig on the connection between God and objective morality.
In 2012, Harris published his short book ‘Free Will’ in which he states that the truth about the human mind cannot undermine morality or diminish the importance of social and political freedom.
In September 2013, Harris began hosting ‘Waking Up with Sam Harris,’ a podcast in which he responds to critics, discusses his views, and interviews guests.
He published his book ‘Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion’ (2014) in which he discussed numerous topics such as secular spirituality, the illusion of the self, meditation, and psychedelics.
He then came with another book ‘Islam and the Future of Tolerance’ in 2015.
Sam Harris has a net worth of $2 million.