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Alexander Emerick Jones is a prominent conspiracy theorist and host of a far-right and alt-right radio show in the United States.
From Austin, Texas, he hosts The Alex Jones Show, which the Genesis Communications Network broadcasts across the United States (syndicated and internet radio).
Jones’ website InfoWars, as well as his other websites NewsWars and PrisonPlanet, promote conspiracy theories and fake news.
Jones has given white nationalists a platform and support, giving Unite the Right rally attendee and white supremacist Nick Fuentes a platform on his website Banned. Video and serving as a potential “entry point” to their ideology.
Alex Jones’s Net Worth
Alex Jones is worth $40 million in total.
Jones, on the other hand, claimed in court that his net worth was $5 million.
According to calculations, Alex Jones’s net worth ranges between $135 million and $270 million.
Jones owns several businesses, including the Infowars channel and website.
Infowars’ gross revenue averaged $53.2 million.
Alex Jones must pay the Sandy Hook family $4.1 million in compensatory damages and $45 million in punitive damages.
Jones was born on February 11th, 1974 in Dallas, Texas, and grew up in the Rockwell neighborhood. He was raised in Austin later in life.
His father is a dentist, and his mother is a stay-at-home mom. In 1993, he graduated from Anderson High School in Austin. He then dropped out of Austin Community College.
He began his career in Austin working on a live call-in public access TV show before transitioning to radio in 1996, hosting “The Final Edition” on KJFK. While running for Congress, Ron Paul was a frequent guest on his show.
In 1999, he tied with Shannon Burke for the title of “Best Austin Talk Show Host” as voted on by Austin Chronicle readers. Later that year, he was fired from KJFK for refusing to broaden his topics and making it difficult for the station to sell advertisements. Jones then began broadcasting his show from his home via the internet.
Jones ran for State Representative in Texas House District 48 as a Republican in 2000. He claimed he was running to “be a watchdog from the inside,” but he dropped out after a few weeks. Jones’ radio show was syndicated on approximately 100 stations in 2001.
Jones began to spread a conspiracy theory after the 9/11 attacks, claiming that the Bush administration was behind the attack and that it was an inside job.
Several stations then dropped him as the face of the 9/11 “truther” movement. The Genesis Communications Network syndicates “The Alex Jones Show” to over 100 AM stations nationwide. and F.M. radio stations in the U.S. In 2010, it had approximately 2 million weekly listeners.
Alex produced his first documentary film, “America: Destroyed by Design,” in 1998 and has since released approximately 20 additional documentaries. He has also published two books, “9-11: Descent Into Tyranny” in 2002 and “The Answer to 1984 Is 1776″ in 2008.
Jones is the publisher and director of the InfoWars website, which receives approximately 10 million visitors per month. The website has been labeled as fake news and has been accused of spreading harmful conspiracy theories. The site reportedly generated more than $20 million in revenue per year at its peak.
In 2017, the German magazine Der Spiegel revealed that two-thirds of Jones‘ income comes from sales of his own products, which are marketed through the Infowars website and advertising spots on his show. They include supplements, toothpaste, bulletproof vests, and other items.
On a 2017 episode of “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver stated that Jones spends nearly a quarter of his on-air time promoting products sold on his website, many of which purport to be solutions to medical and economic problems claimed to be caused by the conspiracy theories he promotes on his show.
His antics continued during the COVID-19 pandemic, and he was issued a cease and desist order by the Attorney General of New York on March 12, 2020, after claiming without evidence that the products he sold were an effective treatment for COVID-19. The FDA became involved in April 2020, and Jones was warned that the government could seize and fine him for continuing to sell the products.
Alex was married to Kelly Jones from 2007 to 2015. They have three children. Kelly Jones sought sole custody of their children in 2017 due to her ex-bizarre husband’s behavior, claiming that he was not a stable person and that she was concerned for their children’s well-being.
His attorney attempted to justify his behavior by describing him as “playing a character,” similar to a “performance artist.” Jones has long denied playing a character on his show. Kelly has been granted sole custody, while Jones has visitation rights.
Jones was arrested and charged with DUI in Texas in March 2020. The Travis County jail in Austin confirmed that he was charged with DWI, a class B misdemeanor. He was arrested but released four hours later on a “personal recognizance bond.”