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Benjamin Jeremy Stein is an American lawyer, speechwriter, actor, writer and commentator on economic and political issues, but he is also known for participating in many other activities. For example, Ben Stein has even tried himself as a game show host. This famous person in American economics and politics was born on November 25 in 1944 in Washington, D.C., United States during World War II. He attended Columbia College and later Yale Law School. After graduation Ben Stein started to write columns and articles for different US magazines such as Newsmax, Los Angeles Magazine, Penthouse, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s Magazine, The American Spectator and even for The New York Times.
Ben Stein Net Worth $20 Million
In his writings Stein usually speaks about the economic situation and political issues, and even gives financial advices to individual investors. However, in the mid-60s he also got the job of a poverty lawyer and later continued as a lawyer for the Federal Trade Comission. After few years of hard work, Ben Stein decided to try himself in acting too, but before starting to get roles he became a Hollywood consultant. Stein got his first comedy role and had to play a boring and monotonous economics teacher in the movie called Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which was released in 1986. As an actor Ben Stein has since appeared in many other movies, such as The Mask, No Intelligence Allowed, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, The Emperor’s New School, Full House, Casper: A Spirited Beginning, The O’Reilly Factor, Maried… with Children, Duckman, The Emperor’s New Schol, Earthworm Jim, Casper Meets Wendy, Family Guy and Richie Rich.
The famous actor and commentator is also recognized thanks to the Comedy Central channel where he was the main face of the show called “Win Ben Stein’s Money” for which he has even received an Emmy award. Ben Stein was earning $5,000 per episode, but money that contestants won was subtracted from actor’s salary. However, these earnings are just nothing if we compare them with Stein’s net worth, which reached $20 million in 2012.
Ben Stein is well known thanks to his ability to harmonize all his activities and show himself as a talented person in every job he does. But maybe one of his most successful, but not so well-known activities is writing speeches for American presidents. Ben Stein was a speechwriter for Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Until now Ben Stein has published 15 books, the first written together with Herbert Stein and released in 1978. In 2012 his last book appeared in stores – “How To Really Ruin Your Financial Life and Portfolio”.
Nowadays Ben Stein lives with his wife Alexandra Denman in Beverly Hills and Malibu, California. The couple married in 1968 and divorced after 6 years, but in 1977 they got back together again. With his wife Ben Stein adopted their son Tom in 1987. As well as his property in Beverly Hills, Ben Stein also owns a summer home in Sandpoint, Idaho and an apartment in the Watergate complex in Washingtton, D.C., which was inherited from his parents.