He’s an infamous conservative political commentator, columnist, broadcaster, podcaster, speaker, bestselling author, and all-around media personality. But, on top of all those titles, is Ben Shapiro also a Twitter user?
Ben Shapiro has an active Twitter account that more than 3 million people follow. He is an avid Twitter user and often shares up to 900 Tweets on his profile every month. Ben uses the platform to promote Daily Wire and The Ben Shapiro Show as well as to share his political views on trending topics.
So, why do 3.8 million people (and counting!) choose to follow Ben Shapiro on Twitter? And what keeps so many people hitting that retweet button time and time again? For these answers, as well as insight around what Ben uses his Twitter profile for, be sure to keep reading as today’s article will answer these questions.
Ben Shapiro’s Time On Twitter
On 9 December 2008, just two years after the site was launched, Ben created a Twitter profile. Over the years, he has amassed a huge following of people who, one way or another, are interested in what he has to say.
His following is made up of both people who share his right-wing political views and those who vehemently oppose them. While this is not unheard of, his mix of followers is unusual and it means that his engagement rate – for better or worse – is always high.
Ben’s usual tweets are political in nature, though he has been known to share the occasional joke – usually at the expense of an inappropriately controversial topic, that is. In addition to these types of tweets, he also uses his Twitter page to promote the content that is posted on Daily Wire as well as on The Ben Shapiro Show.
Despite often posting or sharing content that is deeply offensive to many different people, Ben has never been on the receiving end of a Twitter suspension or shadow ban. Though he has spoken about such bans and how they are possibly linked to having certain political beliefs, he has yet to join Donald Trump, Majorie Taylor Greene, and Azalea Banks in the ‘permanently banned from Twitter’ brigade.
Given his outspoken nature, Ben unsurprisingly also uses his Twitter page to call out other public figures that he does not see eye to eye with. As such, he has been a participant in his fair share of explosive Twitter feuds. In these battles, his most notable opponents include the likes of Mark Hamil, Patton Oswalt, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rosie O’Donnell.
Ben Shapiro’s Twitter Statistics
In 2022, Ben’s Twitter page has just over 3.8 million followers – but this number is bound to change. Ben’s summary of follower statistics looks like the readings of a cardiac event monitor. In a single day, he garners an average of 2,295 new Twitter followers – but he can also lose up to 1,489 followers in the same day.
Some days, Ben will tweet or retweet up to 87 times, whereas on others, he will post a single tweet – it is entirely dependent on what his thoughts are on trending topics and whether he feels like sharing them.
It is difficult to quantify how much money Ben makes from his Twitter page as he is not one to collaborate with other creators on the platform or dabble in sponsored posts. However, because he uses his Twitter page as a way to promote the content he creates on Daily Wire and The Ben Shapiro Show – both of which are monetized – one cannot claim that Ben doesn’t earn money from his Twitter.
Does Ben Shapiro Have Social Media?
Though he’s most active on Twitter, it isn’t the only social media platform that the public figure shares his thoughts – and sometimes photos – on. In addition to his page on Twitter, Ben also has accounts on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
More than 3 million people follow Ben on Instagram and enjoy the photographs, short videos, and screenshots of his Twitter posts that he shares. His Facebook page has a whopping 8 million followers, although this number is set to decrease as he loses a significant amount of followers with each post, and his follow vs. unfollow ratio is massively skewed.
Over on YouTube, Ben boasts over 4 million subscribers, and his videos – all of which are snippets from The Ben Shapiro Show – often garner millions of views. According to Social Blade, Ben makes between USD $7,000 and $89,000 per month from his YouTube channel alone.