Who is Leeya Eliana Shapiro?
Leeya Eliana Shapiro was born on 28 January 2014, in Los Angeles, California USA, and is just known as the daughter of political commentator, radio personality, and columnist Ben Shapiro. Her mother is doctor Mor Shapiro, and she is the couple’s first child.
The Net Worth of Leeya Eliana Shapiro
How rich is Leeya Eliana Shapiro? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is minimal, and is based on the success of her parents. Her father has an estimated net worth which is at $7 million and as time passes, it is likely that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Leeya Eliana’s mother Mor had to undergo around 26 hours of labor before Leeya actually appeared in the world, and then according to her father Ben, pooped a lot during her first week of birth, maybe alleviated somewhat by her bright blue-gray eyes. Ben mentioned that she is a manifestation of the love of her parents. While she is still young, her parents wanted to instill in her both her American and Jewish heritage – her name is partly derived from Hebrew, with Leeya meaning “I Belong to God”.
Her second name Eliana on the other hand, was given to show how thankful her parents are for having her. They prayed a lot for their baby to be healthy. While, her parents haven’t given her a set path, they want it to lead to God no matter what path she chooses later on. For now, they serve as the guides and trainers for her as she grows up. Ben also acknowledges that one day, she will grow up and will realize that her parents are just humans, and they make mistakes.
Leeya Eliana’s father Ben Shapiro is a writer and political commentator. He’s written numerous books throughout his career including “Brainwashed; How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth” published in 2014. He started writing professionally at 17 years of age, and in the same year became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the US, eventually being associated with numerous high profile publications. He serves as the editor in chief for “The Daily Wire”, and also writes a column for “Creators Syndicate”. Additionally, he is the host of the radio show and political podcast entitled “The Ben Shapiro Show”.
Her mother on the other hand is a doctor, completing her education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and is a specialist in Behavioral Science and Psychobiology. Her mother works at Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center, where she focuses as a family physician. She is also known as the founder of the annual DGSOM UCLA Ethics Symposium. Her parents are well known to be practitioners of Orthodox Judaism, with her mother hailing from Israel though of Moroccan descent. Her father is also Jewish, with part of his family having emigrated from Russia.
Health Issues and Brother
In 2014, Shapiro would be featured in various media outlets, as she was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, specifically located at the atrial septum – the disease is often found as a problem of the structure of the heart after birth. There are several kinds of these diseases, and are manifested in various symptoms, which can be life threatening. Symptoms of the disease include bluish skin, poor weight gain, and always being tired. For her case, surgery was necessary, because if not done, it could have significantly affected her future and her development. In 2015, she was confined at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles and was scheduled to undergo open heart surgery.
In order to have better assurance for her safety, her parents hired the same doctor who operated on Jimmy Kimmel’s son, who was also affected by a rare congenital heart defect and underwent successful surgery at three days of age. The surgery on Leeya Eliana was also successful, and soon she started living a normal life. In 2016, her parents then announced that they welcomed another child in their life, a son. Not many details have been shared about her brother though it is likely that people will get more information as time passes.
In 2018, Shapiro is now at four years old and it is unlikely that we’ll get any more information about her aspirations, hobbies, or talents at this age. Her parents have not mentioned anything about possible education, and no other health problems seem to have. Her parents both continue their respective work, with her father continuing to have numerous eyes on him due to the nature of his work. The couple also have social media accounts, but they rarely show any pictures of their children except on a few special occasions.