Leeya Eliana Shapiro has come to a highlight ever since she was born to a famous American political commentator, radio personality, and writer Benjamin Aaron Shapiro better known by the name Ben Shapiro.
Ben became the youngest syndicated columnist in the United States at the age of only 17, which made history. Ben is now one of the most well-known and respected political commentators, he is also the founder and editor chief of The Daily Wire and also he writes blogs or articles for Newsweek.
As Benjamin is well-known and respected people around him also get involved in his popularity just like his daughter Leeya Eliana Shapiro, Leeya is known by many people because of her father’s popularity. In 2014 Ben wished birthday to his daughter through tweet.
In this piece of article, we will look deeper into Leeya’s life and uncover all the detail we know about Leeya.
Short Biography of Leeya
Leeya is the firstborn child of Ben Shapiro and Mor Shapiro. She was born on January 28, 2014, in Los Angeles, California, United States. Few sources suggest that she has a brother who was born back in 2016. Leeya was born with a congenital heart defect so in 2015 she had open-heart surgery at the children’s hospital in Little Angels.
She is now in a good health and improving a lot. Few sources suggest that the doctor who performed the surgery on Leeya was the same who performed surgery on Jimmy Kimmel’s son William John Billy Kimmel.
Few days after she was born her dad Ben wrote a letter for her and the part of a letter reads:
“You are the future of your people, the Jews, and the Americans, and that is why we named you Leeya, the Hebrew word meaning “I belong to God.” The answer to our prayer was you, Leeya Hashem heard the prayer of mommy and daddy for a healthy little girl and gave them Eliana. So your first name is about how you relate to God, and the middle name is about how thankful we are for you.”
Leeya is now growing up along with her two siblings in Nashville.
How Did Ben and Mor Shapiro Met?
Back in 2007 Ben and Mor Shapiro got engaged and after a year following their engagement they got married in Acre, Israel. Their wedding ceremony included every Jewish tradition and according to the reports, Ben’s father also wrote an emotional poem for them.
Ben and Mor were introduced to each other by Ben’s younger sister Abigail. Ben and Mor are happy with each other and they have three beautiful children who they love.
According to Ben, Mor was ready to transfer her university for Ben as he was interested in taking a job in New York.
“When my wife and I got married, she was still a student at UCLA and I was interested to work in New York City. While she dutifully offered to transfer to a college across the country, I freely offered to move from my job when she applied to medical school across the country.” He wrote in a 2018 Newsweek post
Leeya’s Father Benjamin Shapiro
Benjamin Aaron Shapiro was born on January 15, 1984, in Los Angeles, California, United States. As mentioned above he became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the United States at the age of 17, creating a history. He has a Russian and Lithuanian-Jewish background.
Reports suggest that both of his parents worked in Hollywood. Ben went to Walter Reed Middle School and he skipped two grades, after that he enrolled in Yeshiva University High School of Los Angeles, he graduated from the university in 2000, at the time he was 16. Ben received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of California when he was 20 years old in 2004. He can also play violin and piano really well as he used to play them when he was a child.
After graduating from the University of California he continued his study at Harvard Law School. He has written nine books Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth is the first book he wrote. After that, he worked at various places and today he is one of the most important and well-known political commentators.
Leeya’s Mother Mor
Mor Toledano better known by the name Mor Shapiro was born in 1988, in Herzliya, Israel. She has a mixed ancestry of Jews and Morocco. She was introduced to Ben by Ben’s younger sister and they got engaged in 2007 and just after a year the two of them got married.
She is a medical doctor but she is famous for being the wife of Ben Shapiro. She studied at UCLA and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in science. According to few reports, her net worth was $4 million estimated as of 2019.
Benjamin’s Net Worth
Benjamin has earned so much wealth with his career and in 2019 it was estimated that his net worth is $8 million but as of 2021 his estimated net worth is around $20 to $25 million.