Alex Jones is a radio and internet personality who makes a living from spreading and promoting conspiracy theories, and from making endless apocalyptic predictions that never actually happen. But how much money does he make from doing this? First of all, there's nothing intrinsically wrong or suspicious about making money. Neil deGrasse Tyson makes money, that does not mean that everything he says about astrophysics is tainted. The problem arises when there is a conflict of interests. When your making money depends upon you promoting a particular message of fear (the world as we know it is ending), and then encouraging people to buy particular products (gold, water filters, detox juice, ammo, survivalist gear and books) based on the validity of message. So the question is: how much money is he making from this? Here are some estimates and discussion from around the net: http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/alex-jones-net-worth/ That sounds like a rough estimate, and does not really indicate income, also probably based on older data. Salon.com has a much more detailed analysis: http://www.salon.com/2013/05/02/alex_jones_conspiracy_inc/ Forbes throws out some rough numbers: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2013/01/09/who-is-alex-jones-anyway-five-fun-factoids/ $1.5 million per year is quite a bit, it's less than Salon.com suggests as a low end, but remember that's in 2010, and he's had a great surge in publicity recently. For a staff of 15, upper end that's an average of $50,000 each wages and overhead (likely far less), $750,000, so still plenty of room for profit. Given the nature of the internet he can reach ten times as many people with no more staff, and a relatively cheap upgrade in server capacity, so his recent surge in popularity between 2010 and 2013 is pretty much pure profit from the products his stories promote.