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Jan Böhmermann Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Career, Controversy, Net Worth, and More

Jan Böhmermann is a German satirist, journalist, podcast, and TV host, is also known for his work as a writer, producer, and radio host. He’s particularly famous for his activism, often using eye-catching publicity stunts.


Age-42 years

Height-1.9 m

Weight-84 kg

Born-23 February 1981

Birthplace-Bremen, Germany

Profession-German satirist and journalist


Jan Böhmermann


Böhmermann’s parents’ names remain undisclosed. His mother immigrated to Germany in the early 1970s and belonged to the German minority in Poland. Tragically, his father passed away from leukemia when Böhmermann was just 17 years old.


Böhmermann’s marital status remains undisclosed; he is currently single and not married.


Starting in 1997, Böhmermann embarked on his journalism career at Die Norddeutsche, part of Bremen’s newspapers. By 1999, he was a moderator and reporter at Radio Bremen. Despite early setbacks, he eventually attended the Hanover Drama School. He later left studies at the University of Cologne. By 2004, he was at 1Live on WDR, creating “Lukas’ Tagebuch,” a parody of soccer player Lukas Podolski. In 2007, his show “Echt Böhmermann” aired on WDR TV. He founded the First Turkish Carnival Club of Germany in 2009, winning the German Television Prize. He hosted “Die ganz große Jan Böhmermann Radioschau” until 2011 and toured with Klaas Heufer-Umlauf for “Zwei alte Hasen erzählen von früher.” He also hosted “Roche & Böhmermann” on ZDFkultur. From 2013 to 2019, he hosted “Neo Magazin” on ZDFneo. Böhmermann is known for advocating for refugees and jokingly announcing his intention to become the SPD party chairman in 2019.

Jan Böhmermann career


In February 2015, Böhmermann’s show Neo Magazin Royale stirred controversy with the song and music video “V for Varoufakis.” The video humorously depicted German fascination with Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and highlighted Greece’s reliance on German money during the debt crisis. However, a clip showing Varoufakis making a rude gesture towards Germany was taken out of context, causing a minor scandal in German media. Varoufakis briefly suggested the video was doctored, and some criticized TV host Günther Jauch for poor journalism.

In mid-March, the German satire show extra 3 aired a critical song about Erdogan, leading to protests from the Turkish government. Two weeks later, on March 31, 2016, Böhmermann presented a poem called “Schmähkritik” (“abusive criticism”) targeting Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his show Neo Magazin Royale. The poem, which mocked Erdogan, led to a legal controversy. Despite public support for Böhmermann, including a petition with over 100,000 signatures, he faced threats and cancellation of his shows. Prosecutors eventually dropped the case in October 2016, and the law under which Böhmermann was indicted was abolished in 2018.

Jan Böhmermann controversy

On October 25, 2018, a media controversy erupted regarding a passage in Oliver Polak’s book “Gegen Judenhass,” where an anonymized “television presenter” was accused of expressing antisemitic stereotypes during a comedic performance. This was inferred to be Böhmermann, who clarified that the incident referred to a roast he participated in with Polak and Serdar Somuncu years prior. In May 2019, during an ORF program, Böhmermann provoked controversy by calling the Austrian Chancellor an “insurance salesman” and advocating for European unity. His remarks were met with criticism, with ORF editors distancing themselves from his statements. Additionally, speculation emerged linking Böhmermann to the Ibiza affair, which led to the downfall of Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache. While Böhmermann had hinted at the scandal’s content beforehand, both he and ZDF denied any involvement in the recordings.

Net Worth

Jan Böhmermann’s net worth is estimated to be $12 million.

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