|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Birthday:||Jul 17, 1970|
|Age:||52 years old|
|Height:||5.8 feet (cm)|
|Occupation:||Political commentator, Writer, Podcaster|
|Last Updated:||March, 2023|
Gavin McInnes is Canadian-American political activist, writer and podcaster. He’s known for his controversial views and have been accused of being white supremacist and racist. His total net worth as of 2023 is 10 million USD.
How Did Gavin McInnes Become Rich?
Gavin McInnes was born on July 17th, 1970 in Scottish family living at a time in Hitchin, England. His father, James McInnes, worked for Gallium Visual Systems Inc. which and his mother was a retired business teacher.
When he turned 4, he and his family moved to Ottawa, Canada. The reason for moving from the UK to Canada was financial: his father became Vide President of Operations in the company he worked for, bringing more money into family as a result.
Gavin McInnes attended Earl of March Secondary School in Ottawa and later he successfully graduated from local Carleton University.
He started his publicist career co-founding Vice in 1994 along with his partners Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi. Originally it was launched as the Voice of Montreal and involved government funding. Two years later founders bought the magazine and renamed it to Vice. Two years later the magazine was bought by Richard Szalwinski and he moved the office to New York.
During his time at Vice, from 1994 to 2008, Gavin McInnes was member of editorial staff himself. He wrote several famous articles like ‘The VICE Guide to Happiness‘ and ‘The VICE Guide to Picking Up Chicks‘. He also co-authored two books during his time at Vice: ‘The Vice Guide to Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll‘ and ‘Vice Dos and Don’ts: 10 Years of VICE Magazine’s Street Fashion Critiques‘.
After leaving Vice in 2008 Gavin McInnes founded website StreetCarnage.com and the Rooster company. The website focused on gossips, humor and stuff like that, but never took off an was closed two years later. Rooster was an advertising agency and it became successful – the company exists to this day.
In the first half of 2010s Gavin McInnes started to appear on shows (i.e. ‘Kenny vs. Spenny’), writing his own books (‘How to Piss in Public‘ being the prime example) and starring in movies ‘Soul Quest Overdrive‘, ‘How to Be a Man‘, ‘Creative Control‘ and ‘One More Time‘.
But these were part-time jobs and Gavin McInnes was looking for more stable and reliable income. He found it in 2015 when ‘The Gavin McInnes Show‘ aired on June 15. Two months before he launched his own podcast called ‘Free Speech‘, but was forced to close it.
‘The Gavin McInnes Show’ got some recognition, mostly in conservative circles. But that was the direction that Gavin McInnes needed. Two years later, on 22 September 2017, he released his first episode of ‘Get Off My Lawn’ podcast on online network called CRTV.
The show got popular and two years later Gavin moved it to his own platform Cencored.tv after ending his relation with the Blaze Media (the owner of CRTV network). On this platform he meets different people and discuss American and Canadian politics, culture, recent events and more.
What Is Gavin McInnes Net Worth?
Gavin McInnes net worth is estimated to be around $10 million. His major source of wealth is his Censored.tv network and podcasts. The site features subscription model, where only 5 minutes of any video is available and the other is locked over a paywall.
In the past he has made some money working at Vice, writing books and appearing in some movies.
His father also helped Gavin financially in times he needed financial support the most.
In 2016 he founded Proud Boys, which is considered to be extremist neo-Nazi organization. Later Gavin McInnes stepped down as the chairman of the organization, but violent events associated with the group lead to his ban on all major social platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter as well as PayPal, Mailchimp and others. This definitely didn’t help Gavin McInnes to increase his net worth and damaged his reputation.
How Gavin McInnes Spends His Money?
Nowadays Gavin McInnes mostly spends money on his family. He has a house in Larchmont, New York where he lives with his wife Emily and his three kids.
In previous times he would spend a lavish amount of money on bars, clubs etc. As Gavin said recently: ‘I cannot go to bar and have a fight there with someone. I am a father now and must behave like one.‘
- He married Emily Jendrisak in 2005 and they live together since then. She is a daughter of Christine Whiterabbit Jendrisak, a Native American activist.
- Gavin McInnes got constantly accused of being anti-Semitic, islamophobic, sexist and transphobic. He usually denies all these claims, but later gets into a fight with someone anyway.
- Gavin got an extra attention from the US and Canadian viewers when he plugged himself with a butt plug saying that he ‘Owned the Libs‘.
- He also made some remarks saying ‘violence solves everything‘ and later claimed that these words were taken out of context.
- Gavin McInnes has tattooed jellyfish with a former Chinese nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek and a former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro on his back.