Stefan Molyneux is a podcaster, YouTuber, and self-published author who hosts the Freedomain Radio show. The right/alt-right-oriented media personality has made a living talking about topics such as race and intelligence, anti-feminism, family relations, politics, anarcho-capitalism, conspiracy theories on white genocide, and much more.
Stefan Molyneux – Background Information
Stefan Molyneux was born on September 24, 1966, in Athlone, Ireland, as Stefan Basil Molyneux, but grew up in London, England. At the age of about 11, his family moved to Canada, a place he now calls home. As a young man, Molyneux had hoped to become an actor. He attended York University’s art school, Glendon College, and played at the Glendon Theatre. Later he attended the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal before he decided to give up his acting ambitions and study history.
Molyneux enrolled at McGill University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1991. Two years later, in 1993, he received a Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Toronto. The former actor did not seem to benefit from his education, as in 1995 he and his brother founded an IT company called Caribou Systems Corporation, which provides software for environmental databases. Molyneux was heavily involved in the company until it was sold in 2000.
In 2005, he launched a podcast called Freedomain Radio (FDR) and then a website of the same name, where he talks about his views on politics, relationships, race, etc. He also comments on current issues and advises listeners and viewers on specific topics.
In a number of his consultations, Molyneux advised listeners to distance themselves from their family if they feel their relationships are detrimental. It has been reported that more than 50,000 of his listeners around the world have broken ties with their family, which has led to him being investigated as a cult leader. The British sect information center, which found that a major indication of a sect is that they separate people from their families, is to investigate against him, although nothing has come of the investigation.
The exact net worth of Stefan Molyneux is unknown, but wild estimates suggest it is worth between $1 million and $10 million. The podcaster and YouTuber, who often paints the picture of a person in poverty when he asks his listeners for donations, although it has been reported that he leads a wealthy lifestyle, was able to build up his supposed fortune through donations (cash and Bitcoin), a successful IPO and his early career as a software developer. His Youtube channel, which has over 855,000 subscribers with a total of 248.4 million views, also brings him a good income.
Family Life: Wife, Daughter
Stefan Molyneux is married to therapist Christina Papadopoulos, who is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and works as a clinical director at Mississauga’s Meadowvale Psychological Services. Together the couple has a daughter named Isabella Molyneux. Not much is known about how he and his wife met or other personal details about their relationship, other than the fact that she occasionally contributes to his podcasts.
One of these podcasts, in which Ms. Papadopoulos lent a voice, landed her in hot water when she was found guilty by the professional psychology community in Ontario and reprimanded for professional misconduct. In 2012, Papadopoulos appeared before a disciplinary committee after two formal complaints were filed against her for providing improper counsel to listeners of her husband’s podcast. Molyneux’s wife, along with Molyneux himself, advocated a practice called deFOOing, which means distancing oneself from one’s family of origin. She advised the listeners of the broadcast to do the same thing that she and her husband had successfully done. Other accusations against her were that she allowed her husband to listen to therapy sessions, as he had bragged about it in his podcast in the past.
Christina Papadopoulos was found guilty of making statements in support of deFOOing that were not supported by the literature or did not meet psychological standards. She accepted the reprimand and promised not to give any more psychological advice.