Larry Elder Net Worth 2022 – Salary, Income, Earnings

Larry Elder Net Worth 

Larry Elder has an estimated net worth of $6 millionHe is an American conservative and libertarian radio host, author, attorney, documentary filmmaker, and politician who hosts The Larry Elder Show. The show began as a local Los Angeles broadcast in 1993 and ran until 2008, followed by a second season from 2010 to 2014. The show airs nationally and averages over 1.5 million listeners per day.

He has written non-fiction books and a nationally syndicated column on Creators Syndicate. Larry Elder also ran for Governor of California to replace Gavin Newsom in California’s 2021 re-election.

To calculate the net worth of Larry Elder, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Larry Elder
Net Worth: $6 Million
Monthly Income: $120 Thousand
Annual Salary: $2 Million
Source of Wealth: Radio talk show host, Author, Former Attorney

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Early Life

Larry Elder was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the Pico-Union and Southside neighborhoods. His father Randolph (1915-2011), who was born in Athens, Georgia, was a non-commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps II II during the World War and moved to California after the war as part of the Second Great Migration.

After working as a janitor at Nabisco, Randolph opened a coffee shop in Pico-Union around 1962. After his father’s death in 2011, Larry Elder recalled, “My father was brutal and violent and often bullied me and my two brothers.

But we never doubted his love or commitment to his family.” In 2013, Larry Elder and his brother Kirk accepted the Congressional Gold Medal from Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on behalf of their father. Larry Elder’s mother Viola (maiden name Conley, 1924-2006) was originally from Toney, Alabama, and served as a clerk for the United States War Department during World War II.

Elder was an excellent student who also took honours courses at Fairfax High School. He graduated from Crenshaw High School in 1970 and earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Brown University in 1974. He later earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 1977.

Legal Career 

After graduation, Larry Elder joined the law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in Cleveland. In 1980, he founded Laurence A. Elder and Associates, a headhunting firm. Larry Elder stopped working for this firm around 1987 but remained the owner of the firm until 1995.

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Media Career

Television and film

After a successful audition, Elder began working in 1988 as a co-host on Fabric, a television program produced by Dennis Goulden on PBS station WVIZ.

In the early 1990s, the show was renamed The Larry Elder Show and moved to a local Fox Network station. Goulden and Elder won the Ohio Cable Television Association’s “Best Program Series Award” in 1992 for their work on the show, which ran until Elder returned to Los Angeles in 1994.

In 1997, Elder hosted PBS’ National Desk Program, including the segment “Redefining Racism: Fresh Voices from Black America,” for which he received an AEGIS Award for Excellence, a Telly Award, and an Emerald City Gold Award for Outstanding Achievement.

In 2000, Elder won a Greater Los Angeles Emmy Award for his KCAL-TV news program Making Waves – LAUSD. Between 2000 and 2001, Elder hosted the courtroom series Moral Court, distributed by Warner Brothers.

In September 2004, he began hosting a daytime talk show, The Larry Elder Show, which was canceled on April 12, 2005, due to poor ratings. He made cameo appearances in the sitcoms Spin City and The Hughleys.

In 2005, Elder made a self-financed film called Michael & Me, in which he refuted the anti-gun politics of filmmaker Michael Moore and his claims in the documentary Bowling for Columbine.

In 2007, Elder was one of the rotating talk show hosts who applied for the vacant Imus in the Morning position on MSNBC. However, the job eventually went to Joe Scarborough.

On July 5, 2008, the pilot show Showdown with Larry Elder aired on Fox News Channel. 

Elder is a columnist for Creators Syndicate. Elder’s newspaper and online columns are published by Investor’s Business Daily, World Net Daily,, Jewish World Review, and FrontPage Magazine.


In 1993, Elder began hosting a weekday late-night talk show on the Los Angeles radio station KABC.

From 2002 to 2007, Elder’s show was syndicated nationally by ABC Radio Networks and its news and talk network, ABC News & Talk. After Citadel Broadcasting acquired most of ABC’s radio operations in 2007, the syndication of Elder’s show was discontinued in favor of Mark Levin, who returned to a local show in August of that year.

December 12, 2008, was his last day at KABC. Elder then began a live daily podcast in December 2009. Elder returned to KABC on September 27, 2010.

On December 2, 2014, Elder was fired from KABC. On April 27, 2015, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Of the 30 honorees that year, Elder was the only one from the radio industry.

On June 1, 2015, he was inducted into the CRN Digital Talk Radio Networks program. In August 2015, The Larry Elder Show began broadcasting nationally on the Salem Radio Network, which includes Los Angeles station KRLA.


In the late 1980s, Larry Elder wrote opinion pieces for local newspapers in Cleveland. In 1998, she began writing a nationally syndicated column on Creators Syndicate. Elder wrote a weekly column for the Los Angeles Daily News until April 2012.

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Political Activities

On July 12, 2021, Elder announced that he would run against Governor Gavin Newsom in the 2021 California recall election.

On July 20, 2021, he announced that he was suing California Secretary of State Shirley Weber for omitting his name from the list of gubernatorial candidates.

According to Elder, all the required paperwork for the application had been submitted correctly. However, he was not included on the candidate list because the Secretary of State’s office claimed Elder had not properly filed his tax returns.

Elder claimed that the rejection was not based on any actual misconduct on his part, but was a “targeted” politically motivated mistreatment by the partisan secretary of state against opponents of the current governor. Elder promised to take the lawsuit to the California Supreme Court if necessary.

On July 21, 2021, Elder won the right to be on the ballot after Judge Laurie Earl dismissed the Secretary of State’s lawsuit and ruled that the tax filing requirement does not apply to recall elections, only primaries.

On the same day, Elder topped a poll of all candidates to succeed incumbent Governor Gavin Newsom in California’s 2021 election with 16% of the vote.

Larry Elder Quotes

Lower taxes, less government spending on domestic programs and fewer regulations mean a better economy for everybody.


The war on drugs is wrong, both tactically and morally. It assumes that people are too stupid, too reckless, and too irresponsible to decide whether and under what conditions to consume drugs. The war on drugs is morally bankrupt.


The formula for achieving middle-class success is simple: Finish high school; don’t have a child before the age of 20; and get married before having the child.

My dad was a Marine. He was one of the Montford Point Marines. Those are the equivalent of the Tuskegee Airmen for Marines. He’s a tough, tough guy.


Raised by an irresponsible mother during the Great Depression in the Jim Crow south, my father was on his own from the age of 13.


According to the Social Security Administration, in 1945, 41.9 workers supported each individual retiree, while today only 3.3 workers support each retiree. This system cannot continue.


In the last 1,000 years, the Arabs have translated as many books as Spain translates in just one year.


This battle for ‘common-sense’ gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, ‘gun control’ legislation. Good news – if you’re a crook.

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