Milo Yiannopoulos net worth

Milo Yiannopoulos (born Milo Hanrahan ;  October 18 1984 ) is a British far-right blogger , journalist , speaker and polemicist writer who was editor of the far- right outlet Breitbart News . ​ Her speeches and writings often ridicule Islam , feminism , social justice and political correctness . 

Milo Yiannopoulos net worth

British journalist, author and businessman Milo Yiannopoulos has a net worth of four million dollars. He earns money as editor-in-chief of an online news source and makes money from the sale of The Kernel, the online magazine he founded. His CV has earned him advances of $250 000. He makes money from his YouTube channel, book tours and lectures. He claims to have signed a $900 000 contract with Apple.

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Yiannopoulos worked for Breitbart from 2014 to late 2017. During his tenure at Breitbart, Yiannopoulos became known as a major voice in the Gamergate controversy. In July 2016, he was permanently banned from Twitter for cyberbullying actress Leslie Jones .  In 2019 he was permanently banned from Facebook . 

According to hundreds of emails from Yiannopoulos leaked by BuzzFeed in late 2017, Yiannopoulos repeatedly solicited white nationalists , such as white supremacist magazine American Renaissance editor Devin Saucier, for story ideas and editing suggestions during his tenure at Breitbart. 

Yiannopoulos has been accused of advocating pedophilia . The allegation arose from several videos in which he said that sexual relations between 13-year-old boys and adult men and women can be “perfectly consensual” and positive experiences for children. 17 Following the release of the videos, Yiannopoulos was forced to leave his position at Breitbart, his invitation to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference was revoked, and a contract to publish his autobiography with Simon & Schuster was canceled.. Yiannopoulos has said that he is not a supporter of pedophilic relationships and that his statements were nothing more than attempts to address his own victimhood, as the subject of child abuse by unidentified older men.ç

Early years and personal life 

Yiannopoulos grew up in a town in the county of Kent , England ; his mother was British and his father, Nicolas Hanrahan, of Irish and Greek descent. 19 ​20 ​21​ The surname Yiannopoulos belongs to his paternal grandmother, who was of Greek origin.

Although Yiannopoulos himself claimed that he was of Jewish origin through his mother, he identifies as a Catholic . He would study at the University of Manchester , which he left without graduating. He subsequently studied at Cambridge , at Wolfson College, where he studied English Philology for two years before dropping out without graduating. 

Around this time, Yiannopoulos published two books of poems under the pen name “Milo Andreas Wagner”. 

In September 2017, Yiannopoulos married her boyfriend in Hawaii . The couple prefers for the moment to keep the identity of her husband a secret. 

Career 

Yiannopoulos began to appear in the English media in 2009, in media such as Sky News or the BBC . At that time he began to gain fame in political discussion programs for his statements about homosexuality , with a speech focused on LGBT conservatism , his criticism of feminism and the discrimination suffered by men in the United Kingdom. 

In 2012, with some university colleagues, Yiannopoulos launched the online newspaper The Kernel. In August 2013, after the newspaper was bought by a German company, Yiannopoulos became editor-in-chief. In 2014 it would be absorbed by the digital portal The Daily Dot ; Yiannopoulos would step down as editor-in-chief, although he remained as a consultant to the company. 

Participation in the Gamergate 

Yiannopoulos during a conference in Berlin in 2014.

In 2014, Yiannopoulos achieved notoriety thanks to his participation in Gamergate , 28 in which he criticized the politicization of video game culture due to the “influence of sociopathic feminist programmers and lovers of political correctness”.

As part of his Gamergate coverage, he posted correspondence from GameJournoPros, a private email list used by game journalists to discuss industry-related issues. 31 32 33 Yiannopulos said the list was evidence that journalists were conspiring to show negative coverage of Gamergate. 34 ​35

Kyle Orland, the creator of the list, responded to the leak on Ars Technica . Orland disputed the claim that the list suggested a conspiracy among journalists, but said he had written a message that said various things he later regretted. 36 Carter Dotson of pocketgamer.biz said the listing was indicative of an echo chamber effect in the gaming press. 

During the controversy, Yiannopoulos said he received a syringe filled with an unknown substance, well as a dead animal.

In 2014, a gathering in Washington DC for Gamergate supporters organized by Yiannopoulos and critical feminist writer Christina Hoff Sommers was the target of a bomb threat. 40

Breitbart News

In October 2015, Breitbart News put Yiannopoulos in charge of its “Breitbart Tech” section, where he was editor until his resignation on February 21, 2017.

Literary work 

Yiannopoulos announced an autobiography titled Dangerous in December 2016; his publisher was to be Simon & Schuster . Immediately, through pre-sale, the book became the most requested on the Amazon website .

In February 2017, after his comments about sexual consent came to light, Simon & Schuster canceled plans to publish the book. 4344 Yiannopoulos sued Simon & Schuster for “breach of contract” and “breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing”, seeking $10 million in damages. He dropped the lawsuit in February 2018. 

In May 2017, Yiannopoulos announced that the book would be self -published on July 4, 2017. Shortly after the announcement, the book became Amazon’s best-selling political humor book.  The book was a New York Times , Wall Street Journal , and USA Today bestseller . 49 50 The book peaked at #1 on Publisher Weekly ‘s Nonfiction Best Sellers list and at #2 on The New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers list .

Debt 

In December 2018, The Guardian reported that documents assembled by his former Australian tour promoter, Australia Events Management, showed that Yiannopoulos had racked up more than $2 million in unpaid debts.  He later uploaded a post to Facebook in which he explained: “They say I owe $2 million. No! It’s at least $4 million. Do you know how successful you have to be to owe that kind of money?.” His efforts to raise money through Patreon came to a halt after the crowdsourcing platform removed his page a day after its launch because they “do not allow association with or support of hate groups.” 

Political views 

Sexuality 

Although he is openly gay , Yiannopoulos is against the current so-called “gay community”, stating that “they should go back in the closet.” He also criticizes the “lifestyle” practiced by many of them as “aberrant” and that only brings unhappiness. He, in turn, would be in favor of participating in sexual reorientation therapies , but more out of “curiosity than effectiveness.”

Feminism 

In October 2015, Yiannopoulos and feminist writer Julie Bindel were summoned to give a talk at the University of Manchester , however the Students’ Association decided to ban them both; the reason for banning Yiannopoulos was comments about so-called rape culture which they claimed violated the safe space policy . 

In November 2015, a talk by Yiannopoulos at the University of Bristol was banned. Following protests against this decision, it was decided to be a debate between Yiannopoulos himself and The Daily Telegraph feminist blogger Rebecca Reid.

Controversies

Social networks

In December 2015, the social network Twitter temporarily suspended Yiannopoulos’s account after he changed his profile to describe himself as the “social justice editor” of BuzzFeed . The following month, Twitter removed the blue “verification” checkmark from his account. Twitter refused to provide an explanation for the verification removal, saying they do not comment on individual cases. Some news outlets speculated that Yiannopoulos had his own speech and harassment codes, such as in one case where he told another user that they “deserved to be harassed.” Others worried that Twitter was targeting conservatives. ​ In June 2016, as a result of theOrlando’s Pulse nightclub massacre , statements by Yiannopoulos about Islam earned him another suspension from his account. 

In July 2016, Yiannopoulos criticized the film Ghostbusters , describing it as “a film to help lonely middle-aged women feel better about being left on the shelf.” After the film’s release, Twitter trolls attacked African-American actress Leslie Joneswith racist slurs and intolerant comments. Yiannopoulos wrote three public tweets about Jones, saying “Ghostbusters are doing her so bad they’ve cast [Leslie Jones] to play the victim on Twitter”, before describing the actress’ response as “barely literate” and then call her “black guy”.

Various media outlets have described Yiannopoulos’s tweets as inciting abuse directed at Jones. Yiannopoulos was later permanently suspended by Twitter for what the company cited as “engaging in or inciting harassment of other people.”  This caused a reaction from his followers of the aforementioned social network promoting the hashtag #FreeMilo.Yiannopoulos responded in a Breitbart post that “With the cowardly suspension of my account, Twitter confirms itself as a safe haven for Muslim terrorists and Black Lives Matter extremists , and an exclusion zone for conservatives.”

In May 2019, the Facebook company closed the accounts of Yiannopoulos and other figures such as the leader of the Nation of Islam Louis Farrakhan , the conspiracists Alex Jones and Paul Joseph Watson , because they were considered “dangerous individuals”. 

University of Washington 

On January 20, 2017, Yiannopoulos spoke at the University of Washington. The event sparked large protests.  A 34-year-old man was shot while protesting the event and was placed in intensive care at a Seattle hospital after sustaining life-threatening injuries. The man was later declared in stable condition. A witness recalled seeing someone release pepper spray into the crowd, sparking the confrontation.

In April 2017, prosecutors in King County, Washington filed charges against a married couple, Marc and Elizabeth Hokoana, residents of Ravenna, Washington.  Prosecutors allege that the couple went to the protest with the intention of inciting anti-Yiannopoulos protesters into conflict and that Marc Hokoana sent a message to a friend via social media: “I’m going to Milo’s event And if the snowflakes get out of hand, I’m going to break through their ranks and start cracking skulls.”  In the message, he pointed out that his wife was going to bring a firearm. Several witnesses said that Marc appeared to be intoxicated.

The charges state that Marc initially fired pepper spray into the crowd, and when the victim confronted him, Elizabeth Hokoana shot him in the stomach with the Glock semi-automatic pistol that she had brought to the event. She was charged with first degree assault with a firearm, while her husband was charged with third degree assault with pepper spray.  Both pleaded not guilty in May 2017 and claimed that the shooting was in self-defense. The victim stated that he was reluctant to see the couple prosecuted. 

University of Berkeley 

On February 1, 2017, Yiannopoulos had to cancel an in-person event at UC Berkeley due to protests by a group of UC Berkeley students. There was a heavy police presence and 11 arrests, but no incidents or property damage. 72 US President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw federal funds from said university since, according to his criteria, freedom of expression was not respected.

Association with the alt-right and neo-Nazis 

Much of the work at Breitbart that brought him to fame was inspired by the ideas of neo -Nazis and white nationalists . In October 2017, leaked emails revealed that Yiannopoulos had repeatedly solicited neo-Nazi and white supremacist figures on the alt-right for opinions and story ideas on his work for the Breitbart website. The leaked emails also showed that his book, Dangerous , and many of his Breitbart articles were written by a Breitbart colleague. 

Yiannopoulos is commonly associated with the alt-right. In an interview with Channel 4 , he spoke of his relationship with the movement: “We are fellow travelers on some issues. But I am very pro-Iraq, I am very pro-Israel. I think there are all kinds of points of difference. “. 

Alleged support for pedophilia 

In January 2017, after a year-old podcast was revealed in which he said that sexual relations between 13-year-olds and adult men and women can be “perfectly consensual” and positive experiences for children,  Yiannopoulos he was accused of being an apologist for or supporting pedophilia , forcing him to resign from Breitbart News and the publisher Simon & Schuster canceled publication of his book due to the scandal his comments caused. Yiannopoulos denied being a supporter of pedophilic relationships, calling it “a vile and disgusting crime, perhaps the worst”, and stated that his ostensibly supportive statements were simply attempts to confront his own past victimization, being subjected to mistreatment . childish by older men he did not want to name. 

Violence against journalists 

On June 26, 2018, Yiannopoulos responded to The Observer and The Daily Beast , who both asked him for comment, that “I can’t wait for vigilante squads to start shooting journalists.”  Two days later, after the shooting at the Capital Gazette in which five journalists were killed, Yiannopoulos clarified via Instagram that his messages were intended to troll them.” 

In October of that same year, following several cases in which bombs had been sent to prominent Trump critics, Yiannopoulos posted the following comment on Instagram: “Catching up on the news of all these bombs. Disgusting and sad (not have worked, and the Daily Beast has not received one).” After refusing to remove the comment when it was reported as hate speech, Instagram removed the post.