Ben Stein Biography
Ben Stein is an American writer, lawyer, actor, comedian, and political and economic commentator. He is best known for his roles in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off as the economics teacher, as the host of Win Ben Stein’s Money, and as Dr. Arthur Neuman in The Mask and Son of the Mask.
How old is Ben Stein? – Age
He is 76 years old as of 25 November 2020. He was born Benjamin Jeremy Stein in 1944 in Washington, D.C., United States.
Ben Stein Family – Education
He is the son of Mildred (née Fishman), a homemaker, and Herbert Stein, a writer, economist, and presidential adviser. He is Jewish and grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland’s Woodside Forest neighborhood. Stein graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1962, the same year as classmate journalist Carl Bernstein; actress Goldie Hawn was a year later. Sylvester Stallone, the actor, was a classmate at Montgomery Hills Junior High School. He went on to study economics at Columbia College, where he was a member of Alpha Delta Phi and the Philolexian Society. After graduating with honors from Columbia in 1966, Stein attended Yale Law School, where he graduated as valedictorian. Stein attended Yale Law School after graduating with honors from Columbia in 1966. He graduated as valedictorian in June 1970.
Who is Ben Stein married to? – Wife
His wife Alexandra Denman, an entertainment lawyer. They got married in 1968 but divorced in 1974. They eventually reconciled, and they married again in 1977.
Who is Ben Stein’s son?
He together with his wife has a son Tom Stein, who was born in 1987. Stein and Denman live in Beverly Hills and Malibu, California.
Ben Stein Salary – Net Worth
His salary is not revealed. He has an estimated net worth of $20 million.
Ben Stein Show – Win Ben Stein’s Money
Win Ben Stein’s Money is an American television game show that aired on Comedy Central from July 28, 1997 to January 31, 2003. The show featured three contestants competing to answer general knowledge questions in order to win a $5,000 grand prize from the show’s host, Ben Stein. In 1999, Stein and Jimmy Kimmel shared the award for Outstanding Game Show Host. Kimmel left the show in 2000 and was replaced by Nancy Pimental, who co-hosted the show until 2001.
Ben Stein House
His house is located in Malibu, California (CA), US.
Ben Stein Writings
He is the author of several books, including Can America Survive? and Yes, You Can Retire Comfortably. He’s also written for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Penthouse, Los Angeles Magazine, and Barron’s Magazine. He wrote a biweekly column for Yahoo! Finance online, with his most recent article published on August 7, 2009. He published The Real Stars, a collection of essays, in 2009.
Stein was fired from The New York Times as a Sunday Business columnist in August 2009 due to a policy prohibiting writers from making product endorsements or advertising. According to a Times statement, Stein had recently become an advertising spokesman for credit information company Freescore.com and had assumed there would be no conflict as long as he did not discuss credit scoring in general or Freescore.com specifically in his column.
Ben Stein Career
Win Ben Stein’s Money is an American television game show created by Al Burton and Donnie Brainard that aired first-run episodes on Comedy Central from July 28, 1997, to January 31, 2003. The show featured three contestants competing to answer general knowledge questions in order to win a $5,000 grand prize from the show’s host, Ben Stein. Stein appeared as a “common” contestant in the second half of each episode to defend his money from being taken by his competitors. The show won six Daytime Emmys, with Stein and the show’s original co-host, Jimmy Kimmel, sharing the Outstanding Game Show Host award in 1999.
In March 2007, Stein predicted that the subprime mortgage crisis would “blow over,” and that the economy was “still very strong.” Stein wrote in August 2007 that Bear Stearns’ losses were “wildly out of all proportion” to the economic damage caused by subprime problems. “I don’t know where the bottom is on subprime; for now, the sell-off appears extreme, if not nutty,” Stein says. On Fox News Channel’s Cavuto on Business on August 18, 2007, Stein appeared alongside other financial experts to dismiss fears of a credit crunch. Thirteen months later, in September 2008, global stock markets crashed, Lehman Brothers went bankrupt, and AIG was bailed out by the Federal Reserve. Thirteen months later, in September 2008, global stock markets crashed, Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy, and AIG was bailed out by the Federal Reserve. “Ben Stein is an Idiot,” wrote Henry Blodget for Business Insider.