Alex Jones is an American far-right and alt-right radio show host, as well as a notable conspiracy theorist. Based in Austin, Texas, he hosts The Alex Jones Show, which is broadcasted nationwide via syndicated and internet radio by the Genesis Communications Network.
Age- 49 years
Height- 1.78 m
Weight- 73 kg.
Full name- Alexander Emerick Jones
Born- 11 February 1974
Birthplace- Dallas, Texas, United States
Spouse- Erika Wulff Jones (m. 2017), Kelly Rebecca Nichols (m. 2007–2015)
Profession- Actor, Author, Entrepreneur, Film director and producer
Jones was born on February 11, 1974, in Dallas, Texas, to parents David Jones and Carol Jones. He was raised in Rockwall, located 25 miles east of Dallas. His father, originally from Austin, worked as a dentist, while his mother was a homemaker.
Jones was married to Kelly Jones, and their marriage ended in divorce in March 2015. In 2017, Kelly pursued sole or joint custody of their children, citing concerns about her ex-husband’s behavior. Jones married Erika Wulff in 2017.
Jones is the father of three children from his previous marriage to Kelly Jones. His son, Rex Jones, has been associated with InfoWars. Additionally, he has one child with Erika Wulf.
He went to Anderson High School, actively participating in football, and successfully graduated in 1993.Following graduation, Jones briefly enrolled at Austin Community College before ultimately deciding to discontinue his studies.
During his teenage years, Jones delved into the book “None Dare Call It Conspiracy” by John Birch Society conspiracy theorist Gary Allen. The book posited that global bankers, rather than elected officials, controlled American politics. This reading left a lasting impact on him, with Jones describing Allen’s work as “the easiest-to-read primer on The New World Order.”
The Waco siege at the Branch Davidian complex near Waco, Texas, significantly influenced Jones. Occurring in April 1993, towards the end of Jones’s senior year of high school, the siege resulted in a substantial fire and numerous fatalities. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), these events “only confirmed his belief in the inexorable progress of unseen, malevolent forces.” It was during this period that Jones commenced hosting a call-in show on public access television (PACT/ACTV) in Austin.
Jones initiated his career in Austin by contributing to a live, call-in format public-access cable television program. Transitioning to radio in 1996, he took charge of a show called The Final Edition on KJFK (98.9 FM). Influenced by radio host William Cooper, who frequently called in to Jones’s early shows, this period marked the beginning of Jones broadcasting about the New World Order conspiracy theory.
Jones serves as the publisher and director of the InfoWars website, a platform notorious for promoting conspiracy theories. Originally established around 1999 by Alex and Kelly Jones (his then-wife), InfoWars began as a mail-order outlet for the distribution of their conspiracy-themed videos. Notably, in November 2016, the InfoWars website garnered around 10 million visits, surpassing the reach of mainstream news websites like The Economist and Newsweek. Another website associated with Jones is PrisonPlanet.com.
Following his dismissal from KJFK-FM, Jones commenced broadcasting his own show through an Internet connection from his residence. In July 2000, allegations arose from a group of Austin Community Access Center (ACAC) radio hosts asserting that Jones had utilized legal proceedings and ACAC policy to intimidate them or attempt to have their broadcasts taken down.By 2001, Jones’s radio show had achieved syndication on approximately 100 stations.
According to court testimony given by Jones in 2014, InfoWars was generating revenues exceeding $20 million annually.
A 2017 article in the German magazine Der Spiegel by Veit Medick suggested that approximately two-thirds of Jones’s income is derived from the sale of his own products. These products are promoted through the InfoWars website and advertising slots on Jones’s show, encompassing items such as dietary supplements, toothpaste, bulletproof vests, and “brain pills,” which, as Medick notes, have an appeal “for anyone who believes Armageddon is near.” From September 2015 to the conclusion of 2018, the InfoWars store reportedly generated $165 million in sales, according to court filings related to the Sandy Hook lawsuits involving Jones.
Jones has propagated conspiracy theories, asserting that the U.S. government concealed or falsified information about events such as the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the September 11 attacks, and the 1969 Moon landing. He alleges collusion among governments and large businesses to establish a “New World Order” through economic crises, advanced surveillance technology, and purported inside-job terror attacks.
Despite being a longstanding critic of both Republican and Democratic foreign and security policies, Jones supported Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. However, he later fell out over certain Trump policies, including airstrikes against the Assad regime. Throughout Trump’s presidency, Jones continued to back him as a perceived savior from an alleged criminal bipartisan cabal controlling the federal government. He ardently supported Trump’s re-election and promoted false claims of electoral fraud in the 2020 presidential election. Jones spoke at the January 6, 2021, rally in Lafayette Square Park supporting Trump, preceding the attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters.
In 2022, Jones faced legal consequences for defamatory statements about the Sandy Hook shooting. Juries in Connecticut and Texas awarded a total of $1.487 billion in damages to a first responder and families of victims, who argued that Jones’s lies resulted in years of threats and harassment. As a result, a judge issued an order preventing Jones from transferring or disposing of his assets outside the United States. On December 2, 2022, Jones filed for personal bankruptcy.
Social Media Restrictions and Bans on Alex Jones
In February 2018, YouTube issued a “strike” against the InfoWars channel for a video where Alex Jones accused Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg of being a paid “crisis actor.” YouTube removed the video, citing policy violations on harassment and bullying.
On July 24, 2018, YouTube removed four InfoWars videos for “child endangerment and hate speech,” issuing another “strike” and suspending live streaming. Facebook suspended Jones’s profile for 30 days on July 27, removing the same videos for violating hate speech and bullying standards. On August 3, 2018, Stitcher Radio removed all Jones’s podcasts, citing harassment.
Later that year, on August 6, 2018, Facebook, Apple, YouTube, and Spotify removed all content by Jones and InfoWars for policy violations. YouTube removed associated channels, stating InfoWars repeatedly tried to repost removed content and circumvent live streaming suspension. Facebook removed four pages for policy violations, Apple removed all Jones-related podcasts, and cited hate speech examples. After the Facebook ban, Jones used NewsWars to circumvent the restriction.
On August 13, 2018, Vimeo removed all of Jones’s videos due to “prohibitions on discriminatory and hateful content.” Following this, Jones’s accounts were removed from Pinterest, Mailchimp, and LinkedIn. As of early August 2018, Jones maintained active accounts on Instagram, Google+, and Twitter. However, Twitter suspended his account for a week in August 2018 after he posted a Periscope video encouraging the preparation of “battle rifles” against perceived adversaries.
In September 2018, Jones was permanently banned from Twitter and Periscope. On September 7, 2018, the InfoWars app was removed from the Apple App Store for “objectionable content.” PayPal also banned Jones from using their services due to policy violations.
In November 2022, Elon Musk reinstated Jones’s Twitter account after previously referring to him as someone who “would use the deaths of children for gain, politics, or fame.” However, Jones was not reinstated during Musk’s initial wave of account reinstatements. Musk changed his position on December 10, 2023, when he reinstated Jones’s account.
InfoWars remained available on Roku devices until January 2019 when Roku removed it due to concerns raised by users. In March 2019, YouTube terminated the Resistance News channel for reuploading live streams from InfoWars. On May 1, 2019, Jones was barred from using both Facebook and Instagram. Jones briefly moved to Dlive but was suspended in April 2019 for violating community guidelines.
In March 2020, the InfoWars app was removed from the Google Play store due to Jones disseminating COVID-19 misinformation. Comedian Joe Rogan hosted Jones on his podcast in October 2020, attracting controversy for providing a platform to someone banned from major platforms. In March 2023, leaked texts from Jones’s Sandy Hook defamation trial revealed attempts to evade social media bans by setting up alternate websites.
In May 2023, Jones guest-hosted Steven Crowder’s podcast, leading to Crowder’s YouTube channel suspension for facilitating ban evasion by Jones.
Net Worth 2023
Alex Jones’ wealth is estimated to be as high as $270 million.
Latest News about Alex Jones
Elon Musk reinstates Alex Jones’ account
Elon Musk has reinstated right-wing American conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on X following a poll conducted on the platform. Jones, who had been ordered to pay nearly $1.5 billion in damages for defaming the families of the Sandy Hook school killings, returned after approximately 70 percent of respondents in an informal poll supported his reinstatement.
Following his return, Jones shared a video teaser of an X Spaces discussion with Musk and influencer Andrew Tate, emphasizing the significance of the moment for free speech and addressing topics beyond his previous controversies. Musk, positioning himself as a free speech advocate, conducted the poll to restore Jones’s account more than five years after it was permanently banned from Twitter for violating its abusive behavior policy. The decision raises concerns about X’s role in disseminating disinformation and extremist content since Musk acquired the platform last year.
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