Ben Shapiro's Real Height

“If you sacrifice your principles for victory, you don't end up with victory and you don't end up with principles.”

~ Ben Shapiro

Facts don't care about your feelings -- is not that what Ben Shapiro likes to say... but perhaps Mr. Shaprio's feelings don't care about the facts either, because he has claimed to be 5'9" tall multiple times and we think that might be stretching out the facts a bit. But we are getting ahead of ourselves, let's start from the beginning, because Ben Shapiro's real height is a long and messy affair.

Famous American conservative political commentator and media host, Ben Shapiro is known for many things, his height is one of those things. We are sure that Mr. Shaprio didn't intend to draw attention to his height or lack thereof but he is the one who pointed to it on Twitter, painting a giant target on his own back, claiming, "LOL! Even I, at a strapping 5'9", have bigger hands than 6'2" Trump. Sad! Weak!"

Everyone knows that Donald Trump has baby hands, there is no surprise there, but Ben Shaprio being 5'9" tall seems to surprise a number of people, especially people who have little love for him or his ideas, who called him openly on Twitter to prove it. Many of them were convinced that Ben is actually anywhere from 5'3" to 5'6" barefoot.

Here is a quote from Hasan Piker about Ben Shapiro's height:

"Ben you're 5'3, can't grow facial hair, and weigh 100lbs soaking wet. If we can both be considered men, you should probably be a bit more open-minded about gender expressions. it's clearly not as rigid a binary as you try to imply it is."

There is a great number of photoshopped photos on the internet that would surely have proven that Mr. Shaprio is actually 5'3" -- but only if they were real -- which they aren't. Ben Shapiro was actually so annoyed by the attacks on his stature that he claimed to be even 5'11" on stadiometer and another time just 5'5" -- adding further to the growing mystery of his real height.

And nobody loves mysteries more than us, especially height mysteries, therefore we decided to throw ourselves headfirst into it for solving it. After doing some detective work, even we have to admit that Ben is a tricky guy to pin down. One moment he does look 5'6", but another moment looks a proper 5'8" (never 5'9" though).

At last, we have come to the conclusion that Ben Shaprio is surely not 5'9" tall but neither is he 5'3" or close to it. The best clue to his real height comes with his pic with Joe Rogan -- who has claimed to be 5'8" multiple times in the past but we think looks 5'7" instead. Ben looked close to Joe in height -- though he has not as good a posture as Joe Rogan so he looked a bit shorter there.

After looking and comparing Ben to a few more famous and infamous people like Ted Cruz (5'10"), Jordan Peterson (around 6'1"), Joe Rogan (5'7"), and some more, we think we have a good notion of just how tall Ben Shaprio is real-life -- taller than you would have guessed!

The real height of Ben Shaprio is

5'7" or 170 cm

Ariana Grande, Tom Cruise, Ben Shapiro, Abraham Lincoln, and Big Show
Ariana Grande (5'½"), Tom Cruise (5'8"), Ben Shapiro (5'7"), Abraham Lincoln (6'4"), and Big Show (7" in his prime)

For reference, here is the average human height around the world.

Country Male Female
Indonesia 5'4" 4'11"
India 5'5½" 5'½"
Mexico 5'6½" 5'1½"
China 5'6½" 5'1½"
Japan 5'7½" 5'2½"
Brazil 5'8" 5'3"
Russia 5'9" 5'3¾"
France 5'9" 5'3¾"
United States 5'9¼" 5'4"
United Kingdom 5'9½" 5'4¼"
Canada 5'10" 5'4½"
Australia 5'10" 5'4½"
Germany 5'10½" 5'5"
Netherlands 5'11½" 5'6"
Dinka people of South Sudan 6" 5'7"

Data collected more or less from Wikipedia and some other sources. Expect a slight discrepancy from real life. A more detailed chart can be found here.

"Freedom of speech and thought matters, especially when it is speech and thought with which we disagree. The moment the majority decides to destroy people for engaging in thought it dislikes, thought crime becomes a reality."

~ Ben Shapiro