Alexander Emerick Jones is an American conservative, far-right conspiracy theorist, and radio show host with an estimated net worth of less than $5 million. He claimed his net worth to be around $5 million during the August 2022 defamation trial.
However, according to forensic economist Bernard Pettingill, the combined net worth of Jones and his media company Free Speech Systems is somewhere between $135 million and $270 million who testified in a Texas court on 5th Aug 2022.
Alex Jones to pay $49 million in compensatory and punitive damages
Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis who lost their daughter in the Newtown, Connecticut, massacre that took the lives of 26 people sued Alex Jones for defamation over his falsehoods about the mass shooting.
Last week, the jury awarded more than $4 million in compensatory damages to be paid by Alex to Heslin and Lewis and an additional $45 million towards punitive damages.
We will know more about Alex Jones in our article below.
Early Life and Education
Jones was born in the year 1974 in Dallas, Texas. His family relocated to Austin in 1991. He studied at Anderson High School and completed his graduation in 1993.
He then attended Austin Community College for a brief period and dropped out later.
Jones started his career on a live, call-in format public-access cable television program in Austin. He then shifted to radio in 1996 where he was the host of a show named The Final Edition on KJFK (98.9 FM). This is when he started his New World Order conspiracy theory.
In 1999, he was sacked from the company as he declined to expand the scope of his topics. The station’s operations manager disclosed that his views made it tough for the company to sell advertising.
Jones said, “It was purely political, and it came down from on high […] I was told 11 weeks ago to lay off [Bill] Clinton, to lay off all these politicians, to not talk about rebuilding the church, to stop bashing the Marines, A to Z.”
InfoWars and The Alex Jones Show
He then founded InfoWars along with his then-wife Kelly Jones in 1999. He was the publisher and director of the InfoWars fake news website. Alex started his own show, “The Alex Jones Show” which he operated from his house.
According to his own testimony delivered in the courtroom in 2014, InfoWars had revenues of more than $20 million a year at that time.
Infowars filed for bankruptcy this year as he was fighting the defamation suits brought by families of the deceased who were killed in a 2012 school shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school.
Alex falsely claimed the shooting was a hoax.
He is the host of The Alex Jones Show, which is broadcast by the Genesis Communications Network across the country and online from Austin, Texas. Along with his other portals like NewsWars and PrisonPlanet, his website InfoWars promotes hoaxes and false information.
Films and Books
In 1998, Alex produced “America: Destroyed by Design,” and then went on to make approximately 20 documentary films.
Additionally, he published two books: “9-11: Descent Into Tyranny” in 2002 and “The Answer to 1984 Is 1776” in 2008.
Alex resides in a lavish house located within a gated community in Austin, Texas which is estimated to be worth around $2 to $2.5 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
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