David Shapiro Wiki (Ben Shapiro’s Father) Age, Biography, Family & Facts

Quick Trivia

Real NameDavid Shapiro
Nick NameDavid
OccupationComposer, Novelist
Famously Known asBen Shapiro's Dad
Age (As of 2020)60 years old
Zodiac SignLibra
BirthplaceLos Angeles
Gay or LesbianNo
Social Media ProfilesInstagram: NA
Twitter: David Shapiro
Facebook: NA


ParentsFather: Nathan Mayer Shapiro
Mother: Eileen Kaplan

Body Statistics & More

HeightFeet & Inches: 6.
Centimeters: 182 cm.
Meters: 1.82 m.
WeightKilograms: 67 Kg.
Pounds: 147 lbs.
Hair ColorWhite
Eye ColorGreen
Biceps Size15
Shoe Size (UK)7

Personal Life

Wedding DetailsMarried
Spouse/WifeWill Update the name soon
SonBen Shapiro (married Mor Toledano)
DaughterAbigail Shapiro


SchoolA Local High School
Alma materWill Update
Net worth (approx.)$3.5 million US dollars (As of 2020)

Favorite Things & More

Favorite FoodHome-made food
Diet PreferenceVegan Diet
CuisinesJewish cuisine
Favorite Jewish FoodBlintzes


Likes to celebratePassover
Yom Kippur
Jewish New Year


Some Lesser Known Facts about David Shapiro

Ben Shapiro with his Father, David Shapiro

  • David Shapiro is a renowned composer and novelist of the USA.
  • David belongs to a Jewish family. Notably, Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world. He and his family practice Orthodox Judaism, in particular – a traditional branch of Rabbinic Judaism.
  • As of 2020, he lives in Los Angeles with his beloved family.
  • He is a fitness enthusiast, sticking to his regular exercise and morning walk.
  • According to David Shapiro, to become a successful author, one needs to have a strong mindset and determined efforts. Qualities such as discipline, patience, consistency, creativity, optimism, empathy need to be cultivated in a novelist to stand out different from the rest.
  • His son, Benjamin Aaron Shapiro, is a conservative political commentator and public speaker. His son is also famous for his books such as The Right Side of History, Porn Generation, True Allegiance, Primetime Propaganda, Catastrophic Thinking, Evil in America, And We All Fall Down, to name a few. Ben is currently the editor-in-chief of “The Daily Wire.”
  • Thanks to David’s influence, Ben Shapiro start taking interest in the political affairs of the country during his teenage. Surprisingly, by the age of 21, he had written two books. He worked at Breitbart News from 2012 to 2016. Ben’s views have been regarded as extremely conservative and he is considered as belonging to the right-wing.
  • In 2008, David’s son married Mor Toledano in Acre, Israel as per the rituals of Judaism, after dating for many years.
  • Mor Toledano is an Israeli doctor. At present, she is employed at Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center.
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Ben Shapiro with his dad, David Shapiro

  • David is a grandfather of two adorable toddlers – Leeya Eliana Shapiro and a baby boy.
  • Ben Shapiro’s father believes that a journalist or editor must have a dedication to accuracy, media ethics, fairness, and objectivity. Asking tough questions is a part of this field,
  • David Shapiro does have a record of writing under a fictitious name or pseudonym.
  • Earlier, when Ben was the editor-at-large at Breitbart News, David used to contribute his articles under the name “William Bigelow.”
  • Breitbart Network is an American news website, founded by Andrew Breitbart. This site is known for its far-right approach and has a history of publishing several conspiracies’ theories. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Alex Marlow is its editor-in-chief.
  • His family received anti-Semitic threats also as his son came out as critical of Donald Trump, the USA President.
  • David Shapiro wrote under the fictitious name of “Bigelow” to safeguard his privacy.
  • David, like any other father-child relation, has a profound influence on his son Ben Shapiro. He acts as a pillar in Ben’s life and defends him in case he thinks his son is being criticized unfairly.
  • His wife’s name is not known yet. According to the reports, she works as an executive in a TV company. Both share an uncomplicated relationship so far. His wife falls short of words that she feels for David. Although misunderstandings are bound to happen, their love is selfless and pure, unaffected by the political turmoil around their family.
  • The couple like to visit abroad very often to spend quality time, effectively nurturing their relations with the water of love and care.
  • His daughter Abigail Shapiro is 27 years old. She is an opera singer. In 2017, Abigail had to face misogynist comments and got trolled too on social media for being the sister of conservative Ben Shapiro.
  • One morning, she was surprised to see the anti-Semitic messages on her computer screen. She is not a controversial figure certainly, yet defamed owing to her brother’s conservatism by internet users. Her stories even surfaced on several websites. Apart from this, the flood of abusive comments on her YouTube account led her to turn them off.
  • David is a ‘superhero’ in his daughter’s life – Certainly!

David Shapiro & his son Ben Shapiro

  • David Shapiro seems to be concerned about his son’s life amidst the prevailing political conspiracies and conflicts.
  • Earlier this month, one of the Twitter users alleged that David Shapiro has been writing for his son’s website, under the name of ‘Hank Berrien.’
  • In May 2019, Shapiro the family started receiving death threats. The family filed a complaint. Following the reports, the suspect was arrested by the FBI in Washington state. However, the report did not specify the nature of the threats received by Shapiro and his family.

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  • Later, his family expressed its gratitude to the local and federal law enforcement agencies for safeguarding their democratic rights of freedom of speech and expression.