Steven Crowder Net Worth Estimate
Steven Crowder net worth is estimated to be at about $3 million. The majority of Steven Crowder’s net worth seems to have come from his controversial and politically inflammatory YouTube channel and podcast, as well as his time as a stand-up comedian and voice actor.
Who is Steven Crowder?
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Steven Crowder is a conservative talk show host most known today for his controversial YouTube channel and podcast called Louder with Crowder. Its most popular segment is likely the one called “Change My Mind”.
Previous to this, Steven Crowder was a stand-up comedian, FOX News contributor, and a voice actor who started as a kid on the hit children’s animated series, Arthur.
Most people, however, are likely only to recognise him as the man in the “Change My Mind” meme, which uses an actual photograph of Crowder, often with different text photoshopped in.
Steven Crowder’s Career
Given what Steven Crowder is known for today, it may be surprising to some how innocuously his career began when, at the tender age of thirteen, he was cast on the children’s animated TV series on PBS, Arthur. They were based on a popular series of children’s books by Marc Brown.
Although in the form of a lighthearted story for kids about a lovable anthropomorphic aardvark, Arthur was known for handling some surprisingly serious issues. This included covering diseases such as asthma and cancer and conditions children and families can face such as diabetes, dyslexia, and autism.
Steven Crowder voiced Alan “The Brain” Powers on that show in the 2000-2001 season. Other voice actors who played the role over the course of its run were Luke Reid, Alex Hood, Paul-Stuart Brown, James Buckholder, Lyle O’Donohue, Siam Yu, Max Friedman Cole, and Even Blaylock.
Alan is a Senegalese bear, which may make Crowder’s casting seem rather unusual. The character was also know for being an intellectual of the very sort that Steven Crowder himself would deliberately position himself against in his later persona.
At the age of seventeen, Steven Crowder began his career as a stand-up comedian, as well as beginning to get various acting roles. While never a breakout star, he appeared as an extra in the supernatural thriller The Covenant in 2006 and The Secret in 2007.
He also had a guest role on an episode of the ABC Family TV series, Greek, and played Doug Moore in the film To Save a Life in 2009, which is the same year he began to work at FOX News, where he would remain until 2012.
He had already begun to pull away from acting. The main reason was the level of his outspoken conservative views which were angering people. His agent warned him that if he didn’t soften either his views or refrain from speaking them in public, he’d have trouble getting hired, which proved to be the case.
He did, however, keep going for his stand-up comedy dreams when he worked at a comedy festival called “Just for Laughs,” where he met a lot of other comedians who inspired him on his journey. He was ultimately fired from the event, however, for spending too much time chatting rather than working.
He stuck with it, however, trying his sets at various comedy clubs. His humor was a miss with most of the crowds he faced, however, and he received boos from most of those early crowds. Despite that, he wanted to follow his dream, and so in 2005, he came back to “Just For Laughs” but this time as a comedian, actually the youngest who had ever performed at the festival by that point.
And he actually did really well. The audiences loved him. This led to XM Radio spotlighting him and to a comedy tour sponsored by Just for Laughs. Steven Crowder continued pursuing comedy during his time at FOX News, albeit of a specifically political nature, regularly posting conservative satire videos online.
One of the places he’d contribute to on a regular basis was a right wing site called Pajamas Media that’s now referred to as simply PJ Media. He also contributed work to Andrew Breitbart’s site. His notoriety as a conservative comedian got to the point that he was eventually honored with the role of emcee at 2011’s CPAC, the Conservative Poltical Action Conference.
At one point, one of his bits involved a rap music video called Mr. America in which he was accused of using the n-word. Although he later clarified that he’d actually used the word “knickers,” it was clearly intended to sound like the slur, an example of the sort of hot water he’d get himself into as his career progressed.
Steven Crowder’s next big controversy happened in 2012, when he posted a video of himself being punched over and over by an activist. Further footage indicated that he seemed to have actually instigated the incident himself. It turns out that he had edited the footage before putting it up on his channel.
The incident occurred when he was at an Americans for Prosperity tent at a political demonstration, fighting against union formation. The protestors tore down the tent in anger for the agenda Steven Crowder and his fellow Americans for Prosperity members were trying to push.
Later, Eddie Vale, a spokesman for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, condemned the action of both tearing the tent down, and the punching of Crowder.
Ultimately, Stuart Dunnings III, the prosecutor for Ingram County, where it occurred, decided that he would not press any charges. He had initially planned on pressing charges against Steven Crowder’s assailant, after seeing the initial edited video that Crowder had posted.
Upon discovering that it had been faked and viewing the full footage, he decided that, as far as he was concerned, it was clear that the union man’s actions were taken in self defense.
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Steven Crowder then caused a controversy amongst his own conservative crowd. He made public statements against both FOX News itself as an organization and against Sean Hannity, their popular host. As a result, FOX News cut all ties with him.
That’s when Steven Crowder decided to find a new platform for himself to air his political views. He launched his own YouTube channel as a result with his show, Louder with Crowder.
Eventually, the Conservative Review website launched a brand new streaming platform in 2017 called CRTV, and they signed him up to host his show there. Crowder’s brand of YouTube content is very much the opposite of many other young, successful influencers on the website like Belle Delphine.
Ironically, both kinds of internet celebrities can attribute a measure of their success to the deliberately provocative nature of their content. Later, in 2018, CRTV joined forces with TheBlaze, a service run by Glenn Beck, which continues now to have Crowder’s show, which also continues to air on his YouTube channel.
He’s perhaps most notorious for the segment of the show called “Change My Mind”. The setup for this is that he sets up a table at a public location with a “Change My Mind” sign, and sits behind it. He then asks passersby to debate him on a topic. In other words, try to change his mind.
Probably the most famous example of this is when he put up a sign that read “Male Privilege is a Myth / Change My Mind” at a college campus due to the public ridiculing it received online. People turned it into a meme where they would swap the topic for other phrases to mock him.
Steven Crowder has proven to be extremely popular amongst neo-conservatives. Both his show and the podcast version do very well. The former currently has over five and half million YouTube subscribers, with an additional 1 million at his other channel, CrowderBits. Throughout 2020, the latter has made Apple’s top 100 podcasts list on their platform.
He doesn’t seem to ever cross the line into directly advocating for white nationalism, but he comes extremely close. One researcher at Stanford University whose name is Becca Lewis, who studies white nationalism on TV broadcasts says that his show features “some of the most overt racism of any of the shows I’ve looked at.” Many have condemned for his “horrific, racist comments” made on his show.
Crowder has also often gotten in trouble with the various platforms he’s on. After many complaints were made against him using homophobic and racist slurs on his YouTube channel, YouTube opened an official investigation.
He made specific targeted verbal attacks against gay Latinx American journalist Carlos Maza. He also made fun of his voice, and donned a tee-shirt with the text “Socialism is for f*gs” written on it.
Maza accused both Crowder and his fans of harassing him, threatening him, and doxxing him. He called Crowder’s videos “dehumanizing, and it’s something I thought YouTube would be more protective about because it brands itself as being a queer space.”
Vox Media did an investigative analysis of Louder with Crowder and determined that his episodes “routinely contain egregious violations of YouTube’s policies against cyber bullying”.
Steven Crowder’s defense was that he was just joking, due to it being “a comedy show”. According to him, by investigating him, YouTube was infringing on his rights.
Ultimately, at the end of their investigation, YouTube deemed Crowder’s action to be “clearly hurtful” but still determined that their policies had not been violated. According to their assessment, the harassment and doxxing of Maza hadn’t happened due to any encouragement on Crowder’s part, and that it was essentially an opinion piece.
This reaction drew an enormous amount of ire against YouTube, accusing them of willfully ignoring how powerful words can be in motivating people to take actions, even when they’re being done under an indirect guise. In response, YouTube didn’t take the channel down but suspended its ability to monetize itself.
Ted Cruz, the Republican Senator from Texas, complained about YouTube’s actions, and Steven Crowder himself gloated on Twitter about not being fully taken down. Not long after that, YouTube allowed him to remonetize some of his content. They believed he’d addressed his behavioral problems.
The next big brouhaha surrounding Steven Crowder happened near the start of 2021. He sued Facebook for unfair censorship, due to them taking down some inflammatory and potentially harmful things he’d said with regard to the presidential election.
Despite that lawsuit, in March 2021, YouTube took Steven Crowder’s channel completely off line for a full week. This was due to him having violated the platform’s integrity policy regarding the presidential election by questioning its results. They then demonetized him again, but this time fully and indefinitely.
YouTube gave his account a second warning and strike when he used an episode of his show to mock Ma’Khia Bryant, a Black sixteen year old girl who had been shot to death by cops in Columbus, Ohio. In response, he sued YouTube, a case that is continuing to unfold.
Steven Crowder: Early Life
Although he lived most of his childhood in Canada, Steven Crowder was born in the United States of America in Detroit, Michigan, on the 7th of July, 1987. He and his family returned to his mother’s country of birth when he was three years old, moving to Greenfield Park in Quebec, Canada.
As he grew up, Steven Crowder went to school at Centennial Regional High School, but then decided to return to the U.S. for college in Burlington, Vermont. He became a student of Champlain College there, although only lasted for two semesters before leaving.
Steven Crowder’s Personal Life and Family
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Steven Crowder’s father’s name is Darrin C. Crowder, and his mother’s name is Francine Crowder. It is not publicly known what their political positions are, or to what extent their political activism, or lack thereof, influenced Steven growing up.
Steven Crowder is married to a woman named Hilary Crowder. They tied the knot in 2012, at which time Crowder claimed to have been a virgin before marriage due to his strong Christian beliefs.
This is despite having had numerous romantic relationships beforehand. There is no way to corroborate his story. He has extolled the virtues of remaining abstinent before being wed at length.
In 2021, Crowder had to undergo serious surgery to combat pectus excavatum, a congenital condition which essentially means his chest was sunken in. Titanium bars had to be surgically put inside him in order to fight the issue. This, however, led to his lungs filling up with fluid, and eventually causing them to collapse fully.
He was still recovering from what he himself characterised as an “excruciatingly painful” ordeal when Hillary gave birth to their two children, a twin boy and girl who they named Magnus and Charlotte, respectively.
Steven Crowder’s Social Media Influence
Given that Steven Crowder is most known for his controversial podcast and YouTube channel, he of course has a very robust online presence. He uses social media as a means by which he can draw people to his ad-generating programs.
Steven Crowder has a public Facebook account, and is the platform where he attracts the majority of his conservative fanbase, having approximately 3.4 million followers there. That isn’t surprising, given Facebook’s audience tends to skew older and more conservative than the other social media platforms. He generally uses the account to post news stories.
Steven Crowder has a verified Twitter account, on which he tweets under the handle @scrowder. On the platform, he has 1.4 million followers, and is himself following 2,589 accounts. He generally uses Twitter to link people to the latest episodes of his highly conservative podcast, as well as to post his thoughts on politics.
Steven Crowder has an Instagram account under the handle @louderwithcrowder, the same name as his podcast. On this platform, he has 1 million followers, and is himself only following 132 people back. He generally uses his account here to post video clips of his podcast and YouTube show, as well as selfies and political memes.
Steven Crowder doesn’t have a personal professional LinkedIn account, but Louder with Crowder does, as a business. It currently lists 8 employees and refers to its host, Steven Crowder, as a stand-up comedian. It is not clear if that is the most recent or most accurate characterisation of Crowder’s professional life.
As with the Instagram and LinkedIn, Steven Crowder’s TikTok is under the handle of his business, the podcast and YouTube channel, Louder with Crowder. The handle here is @louderwcrowder.
With only about 106,000 followers and 495.1 thousand likes, this account clearly isn’t the driving force behind his social media presence. It’s almost fully composed of very short clips from his video podcast, as well as gifs displaying his brand of conservative humor.
Steven Crowder: Height, Weight
Steven Crowder’s height is 6 feet, 2 inches, which is 188 in centimeters. His weight isn’t publicly available knowledge but it’s estimated to be at 221 pounds, which is 100 kilograms. Steven Crowder’s hair color is dark brown. Steven Crowder’s eye color is light brown.
Steven Crowder Net Worth & Bio Summary
|Real Name||Steven Crowder|
|Place of Birth||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|Net Worth Estimate||$3Million|