Steven Crowder is a conservative Canadian-American political commentator, actor, and comedian.
He is best recognized as the host of a YouTube show ‘Louder with Crowder’, which is dedicated to political and pop culture commentary.
He previously contributed to the Fox News Channel and has often appeared as a guest on The Blaze. But who is this political commentator and what is Steven Crowder’s net worth?
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Steven Crowder’s Rise To Fame
Steven Crowder was born on July 7, 1987 in the US state of Michigan, but raised in Quebec, Canada. He holds dual American-Canadian Citizenship.
Crowder came into the limelight at the age of 12 when he was awarded the coveted role of voicing the character for Alan “The Brain” in the animated children’s show “Arthur.”
Inspired by “Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival, he began performing stand-up comedy at 17. There he was working as a manual laborer.
He also acted in a few films, the most prominent of them being the 2009 movie “To Save a Life”, in which he played Doug Moore.
From these acting and comedy gigs, money flowed and currently Steven Crowder’s net worth is estimated to be around $4,000,000.
Steven Crowder Political Views
Steven carved out a niche for himself in conservative subculture ever since he began regularly posting satirical videos on politically conservative media. Pajamas Media and Andrew Breitbart’s Big Hollywood are the most prominent examples.
Crowder was the master of ceremonies at the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
In October 2012, Crowder made another video for YouTube, in which he is seen parodying Lena Dunham’s ad endorsing Barack Obama. This video found mention in the conservative magazine The American Spectator.
In 2016, Crowder made a short video for the conservative website PragerU, where he equates democratic socialism with Marxism.
In December 2012, Fox News aired a video of an altercation between Crowder and members of Americans for Prosperity at a Right to Work rally in Michigan. An attempt by union activists to tear down the Americans for Prosperity tent triggered the incident.
Crowder was punched in the face by a union member several times. It continued to hog the limelight in conservative media, with Fox News describing it as evidence of “union thuggery.”
On the Fox and Friends talk show, anchor Steve Doocy wondered what his colleague had done “that so provoked the Left.”
Crowder posted an edited video of the incident on his YouTube channel. But an extended version of the video revealed that the videos posted by Crowder had been abridged, removing the footage of the alleged assailant being pushed to the ground prior to their throwing a punch in return.
A Michigan county prosecutor refused to press charges against anyone involved in the altercation, determining that the full video showed that the union member acted in self-defense.
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Steven Crowder Fox News Role
Crowder uploaded videos on his YouTube channel until he was picked up by PJ Media in 2009. It was in the same year that he was hired by Fox News.
He continued to work with the company till 2013. During that time, he appeared on Hannity and Cavuto and also wrote a semi-regular column on Foxnews.com on topics like the benefits of abstinence and his own pre-marital virginity.
He was fired for criticizing Fox in general and Hannity in particular for getting “bulldozed like a child” on a radio interview.
Subsequent to his firing, Crowder kicked off a career as a public speaker, reportedly charging $3,000-$5,000 per visit.
Steven Crowder’s YouTube Investigation
In June 2019, Crowder’s YouTube videos were investigated and demonetized over his repetitive usage of racist and homophobic slurs to describe Carlos Maza, a gay journalist working at Vox.
The channel was not suspended, with YouTube saying “the videos did not violate our Community Guidelines“, but going on to say at the same time that it would block Crowder from making any money on videos he uploaded on the site.
Crowder has more than 3.7 million subscribers on YouTube.
YouTube, a subsidiary of tech giant Alphabet, claimed Crowder had engaged in “continued egregious actions that have harmed the broader community,” though the company stopped short of banning Crowder and deleting his videos entirely, a demand made by a lot of progressive groups and journalists.
Crowder called the situation a brewing “Adpocalypse.” “It’s not a win,” he continued, “because their goal is to completely get rid of people. We’re at a point in time right now where people can still have a voice, but a lot of people are going to lose their ability to earn revenue.”
How Steven Crowder
Got Started In Comedy
Crowder got interested in stand-up comedy while working as a manual laborer for the “Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival.
He approached a well-known comedian and received some good advice about how to get started in the business.
At the age of 18, Steven returned to the ‘Just for Laughs’ as the youngest comedian, breaking the previous record set by Chris Rock who performed aged 19.
His performance was well received and soon afterwards the coordinators decided to feature him on XM Radio (now Sirius XM) and booked him on tours across North America.
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Steven Crowder’s Filmography
|2017||A YouTube Carol|
|2009||To Save A Life|
|2008||The Velveteen Rabbit|
|2008||Bend & Break|
|2000||Arthur’s Perfect Christmas|
‘Change My Mind’ Meme
“Change My Mind” is an Internet meme that originated from a photograph of the American-Canadian Conservative podcaster seated outside the Texas Christian University with a sign that read “Male Privilege is a Myth / Change My Mind.”
Since its upload via Crowder’s Twitter account in February 2018, the photograph quickly turned into a popular template for online parodies, receiving more than 900 retweets and 6,400 likes in four days.
The picture was a part of Crowder’s podcast and YouTube in which he attempts to engage with people with opposing viewpoints to convince him with their opinions and views.
The post received more than 900 retweets and 6,400 likes in four days and Complex rated the meme as one of “The Best Memes of 2018”.
Steven Crowder Wife and MMA Fan
Steven married Hilary in 2012. His brother Jordan is an actor, filmmaker and his mother Francine is a stylist and costume designer.
A mixed martial arts enthusiast, he won the novice Heavyweight Jiu-Jitsu World Championship in 2011.