Who is Cenk Uygur?
Cenk Uygur is a Turkish-American political commentator, media host, and politician. He launched a news commentary show on YouTube called “The Young Turks” that revolves around the aspects of pop culture, lifestyle, science, politics, and current affairs.
Uygur contested for California’s 25th congressional district seat in 2020 in both the regular election and the special one. His campaign was viewed as highly contentious because of what he had said earlier.
His earlier remarks regarding women, African Americans, the LBGTQ+ community, Jews, Asian Americans, pious Muslims, and other groups were deemed insulting. However, he came to insist that what he had initially said was taken out of context.
A few days before the elections, Uygur pointed out that the political and media institutions were running an orchestrated operation against him.
Nonetheless, he was certain that he would win if everything else went according to plan. He ended up losing both contests, finishing with six and seven percent of the vote, respectively, and fourth overall and second among Democrats.
Cenk Uygur Was Born in Turkey
Although Uygur has spent most of his life in the United States, he was born on March 21, 1970, in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey. Cenk is currently 53 years old.
Cenk Uygur Wife
Uygur is married to Wendy Lang and they are proud parents of their two lovely children. The couple tied the knot in 2008 and they celebrated their 15-year wedding anniversary in 2023. Wendy is a marriage and family therapist by profession. He established Beverly Hills Child and Family Counseling where she runs her daily activities.
Cenk Uygur Religion, Nationality
Uygur grew up in a secular Muslim family but became more devout after college. He claims to have become agnostic and still considers himself a cultural Muslim. Talking of his citizenship, Cenk holds American nationality although he is not a natural-born U.S. citizen
Cenk Uygur Education
Cenk is a well-educated man. He enrolled at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in management and graduated in 1992. He also received a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School.
Cenk Uygur Salary and Net Worth
Uygur earns a decent salary that has enabled him to build a net worth of $5 million. His sociopolitical news and commentary program, The Young Turks has contributed significantly to his fortune.
The program developed a Roku app called TYT Network, that boasts about 4.2 million subscribers and 50 million monthly views. The network is one of the few online channels that have surpassed 1 billion views since its inception on YouTube, which does not promote a channel in the Roku app store.
How Tall is Cenk Uygur?
Cenk stands at an average height of 5 feet 8½ inches.
Will Cenk Uygur Run For 2024 U.S. Presedency?
Uygur announced in September 2023 that he would seek nomination to compete with President Joe Biden in the Democratic Party presidential primary in 2024. He has advised Biden not to run for re-election, claiming that he is too old and will be incapable of facing off against Trump.
Uygur stated that if no progressive candidates started a campaign, he might launch his own to inspire other Democrats to challenge Biden.
However, he is ineligible to hold the office of the President of the United States since the United States Constitution mandates that the president must be born in the United States. He is not a natural-born U.S. citizen. Uygur questioned the legitimacy of these requirements.
By mid-November, he had been unsuccessful in his attempts to appear on the ballots of three states (Nevada, New Hampshire, and South Carolina) but successful in one (Arkansas), making history as the first non-natural-born citizen to appear on a presidential ballot in the United States.