Turkish-American Journalist Cenk Uygur Wife, Kids, Family & Net Worth

By Soni Pahadi | Published On: 02 Mar, 2020
 Turkish-American Journalist Cenk Uygur Wife, Kids, Family & Net Worth

Cenk Uygur is credited as the creator and a co-founder of The Young Turks Network. The talk show host eventually rose to fame after presenting the network's popular show, The Young Turks.

Apart from his job as a TV host, Cenk is also a political pundit. He co-founded a liberal group that recruits primary challengers for the establishment of democrats called Justice Democrats.

Married Life: Wife And Children

Cenk has been married to a woman named Wendy Lang Uygur since 2008.

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Together, the couple parents two kids: one son and a daughter. The duo's son named Prometheus Maximus Uygur was born in 2010.


Cenk Uygur and wife Wendy Lang Uygur with their children and family on 29 March 2016 (Photo: Cenk Uygur's Instagram)

Later, Cenk and his wife welcomed a daughter named Joy Helena Uygur on 15 October 2012.

Details On His Wife

Cenk’s wife, Wendy, is the founder of Beverly Hills Child and Family Counseling and has been serving as its President since 2010. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist- who has worked with gifted children, adolescents, young adults, and their families.

Previously, Wendy worked for Acro Consultants as a mental therapist from 2002 to 2017 and as a children's social worker for County of Los Angeles from 2006 to 2011.

Career Information

Cenk first worked as a lawyer in New York and Washington, D.C. Then, in 2002, he joined SiriusXM Radio Inc. as a talk show host, where he worked till February 2006.

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In January 2006, Cenk joined AOL News as a news blogger. Again, in the same year, he moved to SiriusXM Radio Inc. as a talk show host. Also, he was serving for Air America Media as a talk show host in the same year. In Air America Media, he worked until 2008, and at SiriusXM Radio Inc., he served till 2010.

After leaving SiriusXM Radio Inc., Cenk worked for MSNBC as a talk show host and fulfilled his duties till 2011.

Before founding and being the host of TYT Network, he also gained experience working as a host for the Current TV's show called The Youg Turk With Cenk Uygur.

Net Worth Amount

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cenk has a total net worth of $5 million.

Bio: Age, Family, And Education

Cenk, who holds Turkish-American nationality, was born as Cenk Kadir Uygur on 21 March 1970 in Istanbul, Turkey. He was brought up in the United States after he immigrated to the country with his Muslim parents at the age of eight.

Cenk received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania-The Wharton School in 1992.

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Later, in the year 1992, he enrolled at Columbia University School Of Law and earned the Doctorate of Law in 1995.

Quick Facts About Cenk Uygur

  • Cenk stands at a height extending 5 feet and 8 inches (1.74 m).
  • His zodiac sign is Aries.
  • Back in November 2019, Cenk announced to fill the congressional seat, which was vacated after the resignation of Representative, Katie Hill.
  • In 2000, he supported Democratic candidate Al Gore for his presidential candidate.