• Benny Johnson was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA in May 1987.
• He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in developmental psychology.
• He is the chief creative officer of Turning Point USA.
• Benny is married to Katelyn Rieley Johnson, with whom he has a daughter.
• As of April 2022, his net worth is estimated at more than $1.5 million.

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DiedAugust 10, 1988, Orlando, Florida, United States

Benny Johnson Wiki Bio

Benny was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA, on 27 May 1987 – his zodiac sign is Gemini, and he holds American nationality. He’s a political columnist, who gained recognition when he was hired to work at the American internet media and entertainment company BuzzFeed, while he’s today the chief creative officer (CCO) of the non-profit organization Turning Point USA.

Early life and education

Benny was raised in Cedar Rapids by his parents, about whom little is known because he respects their privacy; it’s believed that both his parents are academically educated, that his father was a doctor and his mother a psychologist.

Because he hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, most of Benny’s fans believe him to be an only child.

He became interested in journalism while attending a local high school, but was also into sports, playing football for the school’s team. Benny became interested in travelling during those four years, mostly because his parents occasionally went on business trips and took him with them.

Upon matriculating in 2005, Benny enrolled at the University of Iowa, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in developmental psychology in 2009.

Career as a journalist

Benny started attracting attention in 2010, when some of his articles were published on the syndicated news, opinion and commentary website Breitbart News Network.

The following year saw him employed at the American conservative company Blaze Media, then in 2012, he joined BuzzFeed as their staff writer.

BuzzFeed took a closer look at Benny’s writings in July 2014, and learned that he had plagiarized close to 10 percent of his work; Benny apologized for this, but was still fired from BuzzFeed. Only a month later, he started working at the American monthly conservative editorial magazine “National Review” as their digital director, and in the first half of 2015, he became a creative content contributor for the conservative news and opinion website Independent Journal Review (IJR), but it was after only a couple of months at IJR that Benny was once again accused of plagiarizing his work.

He was suspended by IJR in 2017 for an article which he had helped write, and which claimed that the former US President Barack Obama’s visit to Hawaii had something to do with the US District Judge Derrick Watson’s blocking of Executive Order 13780. He had previously been warned that the story might mean that IJR was promoting conspiracy theories, but Benny went on to help writing it anyway, and was thus suspended. Not long after that, he verbally abused several IJR staffers, which led to some of them resigning, and Benny was firstly demoted for violating the company’s ethics, then fired in October 2017.

Since November 2017, he has been working for the right-wing news and opinion website The Daily Caller, and is today also hosting his own show “The Benny Report”, which airs on NewsMax TV.

YouTube channel

Benny launched his self-titled YouTube channel on 27 February 2007, and it’s today subscribed to by close to 150,000 people, while it numbers nearly 100 million views of all his videos combined; all of these are in one way or the other related to politics, and we’re going to mention three of Benny’s most popular, which have helped him attract many subscribers.

His #1 video “Trump Throwback: “Don’t Be Rude” has been viewed close to 10 million times since it was uploaded two months ago, and features Donald Trump refusing to answer a question during a press conference, and calling the journalist ‘rude’ and his network ‘fake news’.

Benny’s second most popular video “Trump Revisited: Accosted!” has been watched over eight million times since February 2022, and it again shows Donald Trump during one of his press conferences.

His #3 video “SAVAGE Trump” has been viewed close to seven million times since January 2022, and shows Donald giving a speech to his supporters.

Love life and wife

Benny’s highly secretive when it comes to sharing the details of his love life with his fans, but it’s still widely known that he’s today a married man.

He exchanged vows with American registered nurse Katelyn Rieley Johnson in a private ceremony, attended by only the closest of their friends and family members, however, the exact date of their wedding remains undisclosed; it’s believed that they married in the summer of 2015.

In 2020, Katelyn gave birth to her and Benny’s daughter Ellouise Ellyn Johnson, and the girl can be seen featured in some of Benny’s and Katelyn’s Instagram pictures.

Benny hasn’t spoken of any other women whom he has perhaps been with, but there are rumors circulating the internet, claiming that he was once engaged to his high school sweetheart; no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Benny addressed the rumors.

As of April 2022, he’s married to Katelyn Rieley Johnson, and they have a daughter together.

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Hobbies and other interests

Benny’s highly active on Instagram and apparently enjoys the attention which he’s receiving from his more than a million followers; he’s uploaded over 10,000 pictures and videos onto the network, most of which serve to break news to his fans.

Benny’s into travelling and has been all around the world, mostly for work but also for pleasure; his dream travel destination is London, England.

He’s a philanthropist and an animal lover who has donated money to several charity organizations and animal shelters, while Benny has also attended various fundraisers.

He enjoys watching sports in his spare time, with his favorites being National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Football League (NFL) games.

Benny’s a fan of Hollywood movies – his favorite actor is Will Smith, while a couple of his favorite films include “Independence Day”, “Bad Boys” and “Men in Black”. He has also revealed that he’s a Disney fan, with his favorite movies being the franchise “Toy Story”.

Age, height and net worth

Benny’s age is 34. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft (1.85m) and he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs).

As of April 2022, Benny’s net worth is estimated at more than $1.5 million.

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General Info

Full NameBenny Johnson
DiedAugust 10, 1988, Orlando, Florida, United States
Height1.8 m
ProfessionWriter, Editor

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