Laurence Elder is a conservative talk show host, author, attorney, and documentary filmmaker. He hosts “The Larry Elder Show” which started as a local program on the Los Angeles radio station, KABC from 1993 to 2008. The show ran for a second run from 2010 to 2014. Elder is an author of non-fiction books and has written columns for Creators Syndicate.
On 17th December 2020, Elder wrote a column in The OCR about Joe Biden’s son’s tax investigation, claiming that the media was saving Joe Biden, “just as it saved Barack Obama“. According to Elder, more than 80% of Biden voters were unaware of one of the eight stories published by mainstream media, and 36% were unaware of the evidence supporting Biden’s dealings with China, through his son, Hunter Biden.
Larry Elder’s Net Worth is around $16 Million
According to CelebrityNetWorth, Elder has a net worth of $16 Million. In 2018, Elder listed his property on the Hollywood Hills for $5.2 million.
Born in Los Angeles, he calls himself “The Sage of South Central”. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and in 1980, he formed his own law firm, Laurence A. Elder and Associates.
In 2014, Elder presented a live show as a podcast on the internet which he shifted to the radio. The show is now syndicated across the USA. Elder had also written, directed, and produced a documentary, “Michael and Me” in 2004. He earned a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015.
Elder has also authored various books including “Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card-And Lose”, “The Ten Things You Can’t Say in America”, “Showdown: Confronting Bias, Lies, and the Special Interests that Divide America”, “What’s Race Got to Do with It?: Why It’s Time to Stop the Stupidest Argument in America”, and “Dear Father, Dear Son: Two Lives…Eight Hours”.
Larry Elder’s Political Views
Though philosophically libertarian, Elder’s views have always been described as conservative. After being registered as a Republican in 2008, he said in an interview with The New Individualist Magazine, “A lot of my listeners will often call up and say, ‘I preferred you when you were a Libertarian.’ I always tell them I never was a ‘capital-L Libertarian.’ I am still ‘small-l.’ It’s a philosophy to me, not a party”. He has also openly supported Republicans, Harry Browne, George W. Bush, and John McCain during their presidential campaigns in 2000, 2004, and 2008, respectively.
In 2000, Roll Call reported that Elder had contemplated running for the United States Senate against California’s Senator, Barbara Boxer.