Glenn Lee Beck was born on February 10, 1964 in Everett Washington. åÊHis Family later moved to Mount Vernon and operated City Baker. åÊBeck’s mother died by going overboard during a boating trip in what officials described as a classic drowning. åÊBeck however described his mother’s death as a suicide. åÊBeck has publicly talked about his drug and alcohol addiction crediting AA with his recovery. åÊIn 2010 Beck announced that he was diagnosed with macular dystrophy (not to be confused with muscular dystrophy) which could eventually lead to blindness.
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Becks career in radio began when he was 13 years old when he handily won an AM radio DJ contest. åÊ2 years later he landed a hosting gig on FM radio. åÊHis new employers were taken aback when they met their new hire not expecting him to be as young as he was. åÊHe was known for creating controversy and garnering ratings most notably on CNN. åÊAfter Obama’s election he moved to FOX that was receiving a wider audience out of the backlash of the shifts in political power.
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Beck is the author of 15 non-fiction books, 4 fiction books, and 2 children books. åÊHe has to his credit 6 New York Times best sellers including best sellers in 4 different categories. åÊHis flagship product is his syndicated radio show The Glenn Beck Program. åÊHe is also founder and CEO of Mercury Radio Arts. åÊTime described him as the populist superstar of Fox News.In 2012, Beck earned 90 million alone and this year is on several Forbes list most notably #7 in Money. åÊIn fact he is surprisingly higher on the money list than Lady Gaga and Jerry Bruckheimer – in the same league with such names as Steven Spielberg. åÊOutside the Money list Beck tops at #34 on the Celebrity 100 list crowned by Oprah Winfrey. åÊHe is also #26 in TV/Radio list, #87 on the Press list, #62 in Social, and #90 in Marketability. åÊHis website charges a $100 per year subscription fee so that fans have access to exclusive videos. åÊBeck owns a $3.6 million home in New Canaan, CT but he has recently leased with plans to purchase a 7,900 square foot Texax estate owned by Swarovski heriess Vanessa Piedra and basketball player Jorge Piedra. åÊthe home is leased for a whopping $20,000 per month. åÊThe gorgeous estate has a modern aesthetic, 7 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, a pool house, and several Swarovski crystal fixtures. åÊIn 2012 Beck announced that he received a $100 million contract from who? Mercury Radio Arts – funnily enough the very same company he founded. åÊBrushing the boss’s teeth has its benefits. åÊNot being too materialistic, not many cars have Beck’s name on the bill of sale. åÊThe notable exception that seems to pop up from time to time is a modest but stylish 1969 MCG convertible. åÊAt a total networth of $150 million, Beck is in the same league of record breaking recording artists such as Garth Brooks. åÊNot too shabby for a 13 year old kid who got his start on AM radio.