Larry Elder, known to his listeners as the “Sage From South Central,” is an American radio and TV talk show host, attorney, and author who hosts The Larry Elder Show.
He was born on April 27, 1952, in Los Angeles, California, USA, as Laurence Allen Elder, to Viola and Randolph Elder.
Larry said about his mother: “My mother had one year of college, which for a black woman of her age…is like having a Ph.D. from Harvard.” She passed away in June 2006.
Elder has an older brother named Kirk.
He grew up in South Central Los Angeles.
Larry graduated from Crenshaw High School.
In 1974, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in political science from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
In 1977, Elder got his JD from the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Later, Larry worked at a law firm in Cleveland, Ohio.
In 1993, he began hosting an evening talk show on KABC.
In September 2000, he published his first book titled – ”The Ten Things You Can’t Say in America.”
From 2001 to 2002, Elder hosted Moral Court, a court series aired by Warner Brothers Television.
In 2002, Larry made a guest appearance as himself in the TV series ”Spin City.”
In 2003, Elder published his second book, ”Showdown.”
In 2004, Larry began hosting the TV talk show ”The Larry Elder Show.”
In 2005, he wrote, directed, and produced the documentary film ”Michael & Me.”
In 2014, he was fired by KABC. ”They chose not to tell him why, or to tell me why, so at this point, I’m totally in the blind,” his agent, George Green, said. Green added: ”They’ve been cutting expenses all over, the same as most broadcasting companies have done.”
In April 2015, Elder received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
In 2016, he started ”The Larry Elder Podcast.”
In 2020, he served as the writer of Uncle Tom, a documentary film directed by Justin Malone. Larry was also featured in the documentary.
”The ‘Uncle Tom’ movie simply asks a very simple question: Why can’t we have an intelligent, healthy discussion within the Black community?” Elder stated.
“Uncle Tom” also features Thomas Sowell, Robert L. Woodson, Shelby Steele, Stephen Broden, Ben Carson, Jesse Lee Peterson, Candace Owens, Chad O. Jackson, Allen West, Carol M. Swain, and Herman Cain.
Radio Hall of Fame
In July 2020, it was announced that Elder has officially been nominated for induction into the Radio Hall of Fame.
”This is truly an honor to be considered for this award,” he declared. ”I am grateful to have this platform, and hopefully, I can make a difference for good in America.”
”Larry is a consummate pro, a true entertainer, and packs a ton of information into every show,” said Salem Senior VP of Spoken Word, Phil Boyce. ”He is very deserving of this honor.”
2021 California gubernatorial recall election
In July 2021, Larry announced that he was running in the 2021 California gubernatorial recall election.
The radio host has raised $4.5 million in campaign funds. ”I’m running to be the best governor I could possibly be,” Elder said.
Who is Larry Elder’s wife?
Larry Elder is not currently married, but he was married to a physician.
It is unclear if Elder is currently in a relationship.
In 2017, he replied to a fan on Twitter: ”I’m not married. It would be news to my girlfriend.”
In 2018, Elder tweeted: ”Yeah, my girlfriend made me sit through the #RoyalWedding…”
In the past, Elder was engaged with Alexandra Datig. The two broke off the relationship in 2015.
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”My parents would often talk about working hard and not making moral mistakes.”
”Most people work for the private sector, which cannot exist without profit.”
”I would love to be loved. But I know that’s not going to happen.”
”Doing what you want to do is easy. Doing what you have to do is hard.”
He has established the Larry Elder Charities, a non-profit organization.
Elder has made appearances on The Candace Owens Show, 60 Minutes, Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Andrew Klavan Show, Hannity, Piers Morgan Live, Dennis Miller Live, and Fox and Friends.
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Larry Elder – Net Worth
Elder earned most of his wealth from hosting The Larry Elder Show.
Larry also authored several books, including – A Lot Like Me, Double Standards, What’s Race Got to Do with It?, Showdown, and The Ten Things You Can’t Say In America.
In 2018, Elder put his home in Hollywood Hills West for sale at $5.2 million. He purchased the house in 2000 for $1,65 million, according to public records.
In 2020, he served as executive producer for the documentary ”Uncle Tom.”
Therefore, radio talk show host Larry Elder has an estimated net worth of $17 million.
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