Dan Bongino is an American political pundit, radio talk show host, and author. He got his start serving in the New York City Police Department in the latter half of the 90s and was thereafter a United States Secret Service special agent from 1999 to 2011. Additionally, Bongino made three unsuccessful campaigns for the United States Congress.
Dan Bongino was born on December 4, 1974, in the Queens borough of New York City. He is of half Italian descent. As a teen, Bongino went to Archbishop Molloy High School. Subsequently, he attended Queens College, from which he got both his bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology. Bongino went on to enroll at Pennsylvania State University, where he got his MBA.
Bongino began his career in 1995 working in the New York City Police Department; he remained there through 1999. Following this, he became a special agent with the United States Secret Service in the New York Field Office. Bongino departed this role in 2002 to become an instructor at the Secret Service Training Academy in Beltsville, Maryland. Later, in 2006, he was appointed to the Presidential Protection Division, where he remained until May of 2011.
In the media, Bongino has become infamous as a far-right radio DJ and pundit on both local and national programs. He has acted as a guest host on the radio shows of Mark Levin and Sean Hannity and has filled in on both WMAL-FM talk radio in Washington, DC, and WBAL in Baltimore. Bongino contributed to NRATV till 2018. Additionally, he has repeatedly appeared on Fox News and the far-right conspiracy theory outlet InfoWars.
Bongino is a prominent propagandist of the Spygate conspiracy, which falsely asserts that the Obama administration unlawfully spied on Donald Trump's campaign. The FBI examined Spygate and found no proof that Obama's government was involved in spying on Trump or Trump's campaign. The Justice Department and the Director of National Intelligence independently investigated and subsequently verified the FBI's probe.
Bongino also propagated the Big Lie that the 2020 presidential election was rigged, earning him a spot on the New York Times' list of the top five “super-spreaders of misinformation.” Following the failed revolt of the Capitol on January 6, Bongino's Twitter account was temporarily disabled for breaking Twitter regulations about civics and integrity.
Cumulus Media hired Bongino in 2021 to replace “The Rush Limbaugh Show” on the radio. Additionally, he acquired a contract with Fox News to anchor a new weekend program dubbed “Unfiltered with Dan Bongino.” However, he fell into difficulties later in the year when he expressed his opposition to COVID vaccine mandates for corporations, despite having been vaccinated himself. Bongino went on to demand that his company, Cumulus Media, stop its mandate, and stayed silent while other employees were being let go for not getting vaccinated.
Net Worth & Assets
Dan Bongino has an Estimated Net worth of $50 Million According to Forbes. If we talk only about his royalty money from his books, then he makes roughly around $1 Million per year. Not only that, but he also operates owns a radio show/video podcast, which largely runs on Rumble and is estimated to earn about $2 Million from that show alone.
Dan Bongino’s holdings include 6 real estate properties, 5 Cars, and 1 Luxury Yacht. Dan Bongino’s Assets Portfolio additionally includes Cash Reserves of about $11 Million. Dan Bongino also owns an investment portfolio of 8 equities that is valued at $9 Million. Below is a list of some of Dan Bongino's holdings.
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However, Dan Bongino last year obtained a hefty loan of $12 Million for both business expansion needs and also to purchase a real estate property. This loan is currently outstanding with Bank of America and is factored into Dan Bongino's net worth. Dan Bongino recently paid USD 200,000 for a BMW X8. Additionally, Dan Bongino has a Mercedes-Benz G-Class that cost him USD 370,000.
The political opinions of Dan Bongino could be defined as “extreme right.” In his own words, his “entire life” is predicated upon “owning the libs.” He has disseminated false information regarding everything from the 2020 presidential election to the COVID-19 pandemic as a proponent of several conspiracy theories. Bongino has published several books advocating for his beliefs.
Personal Life and Health
Bongino is married to Paula Andrea, a Colombian national, with whom he has two daughters. The couple ran three enterprises from their home for some time. They offered martial arts gear, provided risk and security management consulting, and created websites.
In September of 2020, throat cancer was diagnosed in Bongino. Following a successful operation, he verified that he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. In 2021, Bongino stated that he had defeated the sickness.
Dan Bongino is the most well-known and beloved Businessperson, Author, and Radio Personality that we have ever encountered. He has captured the hearts of thousands with his nice deeds and lack of attitude.