Noam Chomsky Net Worth

Noam Chomsky Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Avram Noam Chomsky net worth is
$5 Million

Avram Noam Chomsky Wiki Biography

Noam Chomsky was born on the 7th December 1928, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, of Ukrainian(father) and Belorussian(mother) ancestry. He is a philosopher, political activist, linguist, cognitive scientist, social critic, historian, and logician, often described as “the father of modern linguistics”. Chomsky is probably best regarded for his work in analytic psychology, and is one of the founders of cognitive science. Noam also wrote more than 100 books and other publications on various topics, which helped him to increase his net worth.
Have you ever wondered how rich Noam Chomsky, is as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Noam Chomsky’s net worth is as high as $5 million, with the main source of this amount of money being his successful careers in linguistics and philosophy. Also, Noam is a well-known anti-capitalist and is a creator of many related theories.

Noam Chomsky Net Worth $5 Million

Avram Noam Chomsky was born into a middle-class Ashkenazi Jewish family, a son of William “Zev” Chomsky, the Congregation Mikveh Israel religious school principal, and Elsie Simonofsky, an activist and teacher. Noam went to the Oak Lane Country Day School, where he wrote his first article; it was about fascism following Franco’s reign in Spain. He moved to Central High School when he was 12, and started to get involved with anarchistic ideas. Chomsky then studied at the University of Pennsylvania from 1945 to 1955, graduating successively with a BA in 1949, an MA in 1951, and a PhD in 1955.
After finishing his studies, Chomsky was employed as an assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1955. His work in linguistics was highly rated, and he had his first book – “Syntactic Structures” – published in 1957. From 1958 to 1959, Chomsky was a National Science Foundation fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study. He was credited as the creator of the minimalist program, the generative grammar theory, the universal grammar theory, and the Chomsky hierarchy.
Chomsky was a prominent opponent of American involvement in the Vietnam War, and wrote an anti-war essay “The Responsibility of Intellectuals” in 1967, which attracted public attention and his activism also saw him arrested on several occasions. He was even put on President Richard Nixon’s Enemies List and had a significant role in the Linguistics War when he fell out with his former students and colleagues during the ’60s and ’70s. Chomsky always supported freedom of speech, and helped in opening public eyes about the Holocaust denial in the early ’80s. He retired as a professor, but remained an activist and spoke against the War on Terror while supporting the Occupy movement.
In 1988, Chomsky and Edward S. Herman published “Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media”, an analysis of media propaganda and its power. Noam influenced many people in numerous fields, and he continued to contribute in the human sciences, and is still one of the greatest critics of US foreign policy, capitalism, mainstream mass media, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His ideas are essential to the movements such as anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist, and that’s why some people have accused him of being anti-American.
Most recently, Chomsky supported Senator Bernie Sanders for the upcoming 2016 US presidential election. At the beginning of 2016, he accused the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of supporting al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate – the Al-Nusra Front, and also condemned him for repressing the Kurds in Turkey. Chomsky latest work is a documentary called “Requiem for the American Dream.”
Regarding his personal life, Noam Chomsky was married to Carol Doris Schatz from 1949 to 2008, when she died; they had three children together. Chomsky married Valeria Wasserman in 2014. He always kept his personal life separated from his work and political activism. Although being born into a Jewish family, Chomsky is non-religious.

Full NameNoam Gottesman
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 7, 1928
Place Of BirthEast Oak Lane, Oak Lane, Pennsylvania, United States
ProfessionWriter, Miscellaneous Crew
EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania, Central High School
SpouseValeria Wasserman (m. 2014), Carol Chomsky (m. 1949–2008)
ChildrenAviva Chomsky, Harry Chomsky, Diane Chomsky
ParentsWilliam Chomsky, Elsie Simonofsky
SiblingsDavid Chomsky
AwardsSydney Peace Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada, Franklin Institute Awards, Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction, Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Psychology
MoviesThis Is What Democracy Looks Like, Zapatista, Noam Chomsky: Imperial Grand Strategy, Rush to War, Modern Slavery, Balkan Rhapsodies: 78 Measures of War, Targeting Iran
1Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
2[Commenting on Sarah Palin to the German newspaper "Der Spiegel"] This Sarah Palin phenomenon is very curious. I think somebody watching us from Mars, they would think the country has gone insane.
3The internet is an elite organization; most of the population of the world has never even made a phone call.
4[from "Manufacturing Consent"] I mean the great act of genocide in the modern period is Pol Pot, 1975 through 1978--that atrocity--I think it would be hard to find any example of a comparable outrage and outpouring of fury and so on and so forth.
5[from "Manufacturing Consent"] I signed a petition calling on the tribunal to defend his [Robert Faurisson's] civil rights. At that point the French press, which apparently has no conception of freedom of speech, concluded that since I had called for his civil rights, I was therefore defending his theses.
6[from "Manufacturing Consent"] I don't mind the denunciations, frankly; I mind the lies . . . intellectuals are very good at lying. They're professionals at it. Villification is a wonderful technique. There's no way of responding. If somebody calls you an anti-Semite, what can you say: "I'm not an anti-Semite"? If somebody says you're a racist or a Nazi? You always lose. The person who throws the mud always wins, because there is no way of responding to those charges.
7[from "Manufacturing Consent"] I do not think that the State ought to have the right to determine historical truths and to punish people who deviate from them. I'm not willing to give the State that right. I'm saying if you believe in freedom of speech, you believe in freedom of speech for views you don't like. I mean, [Joseph Goebbels] was in favor of freedom of speech for views he liked. So was [Joseph Stalin]. If you're in favor of freedom of speech, that means you're in favor of freedom of speech precisely for views you despise. Otherwise you're not in favor of freedom of speech.
8Going back years, I am absolutely certain that I've taken far more extreme postitions on people who deny the Holocaust than you have. For example, you go back to my earliest articles and you will find that I say that even to enter into the arena of debate on the question of whether the Nazis carried out such atrocities is already to lose one's humanity. So I don't even think you ought to discuss the issue if you want my opinion. But if anybody wants to refute Faurisson there's certainly no difficulty in doing so.
9The country was founded on the principle that the primary role of government is to protect property from the majority. And so it remains.
10For those who stubbornly seek freedom, there can be no more urgent task than to come to understand the mechanisms and practices of indoctrination. These are easy to perceive in the totalitarian societies, much less so in the system of "brainwashing under freedom" to which we are subjected and which all too often we serve as willing or unwitting instruments.
11The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants, and aliens, the more you control all the people.
1At the age of ten, he wrote his first political article on the fight against fascism in Spain.
2His 1957 work "Syntactic Structures" revolutionized the field of linguistics, fundamentally changing the current understanding of language and mind.
3Joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1955 and in 1961 was appointed full professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics (now the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy). From 1966 to 1976 he held the Ferrari P. Ward Professorship of Modern Languages and Linguistics, and in 1976 he was appointed Institute Professor. As of 2008, Chomsky has taught at MIT continuously for 53 years.
4Excerpts from his speeches have appeared on the "B" side of the single "New World Order: War #1" by the band Bad Religion.
5Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 132, pp. 75-85. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
6Caused a major controversy when an article he'd written in defense of free speech was used as a preface for a book by Robert Faurisson, a French professor whose works have focused on his belief that the Holocaust was a hoax. Chomsky's support of Faurisson's right to freedom of speech, defense of the credibility of Faurrison's research and his repeated criticisms of Israel have led to accusations of anti-Semitism, which he denies, pointing out that he himself is Jewish.
7Has written a number of books highly critical of the military-industrial complex and political corruption.
8Libertarian socialist activist and Professor of Linguistics at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Imperial Grand Strategy2006Video documentary
Pirates and Emperors (or Size Does Matter)2004Short book


Banana Land: Blood, Bullets and Poison2014Documentary consultant


Shadow World2016Documentary special thanks
Requiem for the American Dream2015Documentary very special thanks
Behind the Freedom Curtain2013Documentary special thanks
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?2013Documentary thanks
Greedy Lying Bastards2012Documentary thanks
Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Politics2009Video documentary thanks
Iran Is Not the Problem2008Documentary grateful thanks: advisor
American Drug War: The Last White Hope2007Documentary very special thanks
Lake of Fire2006Documentary thanks
Field Day2004Short special thanks
Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy2004Video documentary special thanks
Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times2002Documentary special thanks
Tragedy in the Holy Land: The Second Uprising2002Video documentary special thanks
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media1992Documentary special thanks


The Kingdom of Survival2011DocumentaryHimself
VERITA$: Everybody Loves Harvard2011Video documentaryHimself
Docs interdits2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Decadence: Decline of the Western World2011DocumentaryHimself
Reflections on Media Ethics2011Documentary shortHimself
Programming the Nation?2011DocumentaryHimself
Anima Mundi2011/IIDocumentary
Extraordinary Minds: Noam Chomsky2011VideoHimself
An Inconvenient Tax2011DocumentaryHimself - Professor of Linguistics, MIT
Ethos2011/IDocumentaryHimself - Professor, MIT
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold2011DocumentaryHimself
We Still Live Here: Âs Nutayuneân2010DocumentaryHimself
Human Resources Documentary2010DocumentaryHimself
Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia2010DocumentaryHimself
I Am2010/IIIDocumentaryHimself
Article 122010DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
The University of Nuclear Bombs2010DocumentaryHimself
Teenage Paparazzo2010DocumentaryHimself / Contributer
Standing Army2010DocumentaryHimself
Selling God2009DocumentaryHimself - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Money Fix2009DocumentaryActivist
Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space2009DocumentaryHimself
Horizon2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein2009Documentary
Journey Into America2009DocumentaryIntellectual
Freeing Silvia Baraldini2009DocumentaryHimself
Moderne slaveri2009Documentary
Beyond Our Differences2008DocumentaryHimself
Chomsky & Cie2008DocumentaryHimself / Interviewee
L'encerclement - La démocratie dans les rets du néolibéralisme2008DocumentaryHimself
Noam Chomsky on the World: The Chomsky Sessions2008Video documentaryHimself
Walking with Pasolini2008Video documentary shortHimself, professor of linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Three Passions of Bertrand Russell2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The World View of Noam Chomsky2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
One Giant Leap 2: What About Me?2008Video documentaryHimself
Free for All!2008DocumentaryHimself
I Need That Record! The Death (or Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store2008DocumentaryHimself
Split: A Divided America2008Documentary
American Music: Off the Record2008DocumentaryHimself
Balkan Rhapsodies: 78 Measures of War2008DocumentaryNoam Chomsky
Speaking in Tongues: The History of Language2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Beyond Borders: The Debate Over Human Migration2007DocumentaryHimself
La nit al dia2007TV SeriesHimself
In Prison My Whole Life2007DocumentaryHimself
Manufacturing Dissent2007DocumentaryHimself - Author, 'Manufacturing Consent'
Notes to Anarchism2006ShortHimself (voice)
The Trial of the St. Patrick's Four2006DocumentaryHimself
Greasy Rider2006DocumentaryHimself
Out of Place: Memories of Edward Said2006DocumentaryHimself
Lake of Fire2006DocumentaryHimself - Professor of Linguistics, MIT
The U.S. vs. John Lennon2006DocumentaryHimself
Global Haywire2006DocumentaryHimself
American Zeitgeist2006DocumentaryHimself
Charlie Rose2003-2006TV SeriesHimself - M.I.T. linguist, author of 'Failed States' / Himself
Independent Intervention2006DocumentaryHimself - MIT Professor
Imperial Grand Strategy2006Video documentary
Occupation 1012006Documentary
The Hour2006TV SeriesHimself
Our Own Private Bin Laden2006DocumentaryHimself
The Young Turks2005TV SeriesHimself (2010)
Book TV2005TV SeriesHimself
De-Interlaced: Surviving the Mess Media2005DocumentaryHimself
The Peace! DVD2005Video documentaryHimself
How to Start Your Own Country2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Internationally Speaking2005DocumentaryHimself
Aristide and the Endless Revolution2005DocumentaryHimself
The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror2005DocumentaryHimself
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Miracle Planet2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land2004Video documentaryHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2004TV SeriesHimself
Dominance and Terror: A Discussion with Noam Chomsky2004TV Short documentaryHimself
Rush to War2004DocumentaryHimself
Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire2004DocumentaryHimself
Preventive Warriors2004DocumentaryHimself
Noam Chomsky: Distorted Morality2003Video documentaryHimself
Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause2003DocumentaryHimself
Hidden in Plain Sight2003Video documentaryInterviewee
The Corporation2003DocumentaryHimself - Institute Professor, MIT
Third Party2003DocumentaryHimself
A Voz da Ponta2003Video documentaryHimself
Brothers and Others2003Documentary
Plan Colombia: Cashing In on the Drug War Failure2003DocumentaryHimself
XXI Century2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Political Analyst & Linguist, MIT
Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times2002DocumentaryHimself
Conversations with History2002TV SeriesHimself
The Whole Shebang2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Last Party 20002001DocumentaryHimself
Rage Against the Machine: The Battle of Mexico City2001Video documentaryHimself (supplemental materials interview)
This Is What Democracy Looks Like2000DocumentaryHimself
Public Enemy1999DocumentaryHimself
The Myth of the Liberal Media1998DocumentaryHimself
Avisa'ns quan arribi el 20001998TV SeriesHimself
Bitter Paradise: The Sell-out of East Timor1996DocumentaryHimself - MIT
Everyman1996TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
The Big Idea1996TV SeriesHimself
Bougainville: Another Colonial War1995DocumentaryHimself
A Case Study: Cambodia and East Timor1994Documentary shortHimself
Noam Chomsky: Personal Influences1994Documentary shortHimself
The Revenge of the Dead Indians1993DocumentaryHimself
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media1992DocumentaryHimself
Men of Ideas1978TV Series documentaryHimself
The Shared Experience1977TV Short documentary
Firing Line1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dear America: The National Initiative2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Freedom Besieged2017Documentary filmingHimself
Citizen Clark... A Life of Principle2016Documentary filmingHimself
MisLead: America's Secret Epidemic2016Documentary post-productionHimself
The World Awaits2015Documentary completedHimself
The Class Slipper: Middle Class Warfare in America2013Documentary post-production
Back to Our FutureDocumentary filmingHimself
The Invisible ClassDocumentary post-productionHimself
UnsoundDocumentary post-productionHimself
All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone2016DocumentaryHimself - Professor Emeritus, MIT
Where Has All the Play Gone?2016Documentary shortHimself - Expert
Democracy Now!2002-2016TV SeriesHimself
Notes to Eternity2016DocumentaryHimself
The Occupation of the American Mind2016Video documentaryHimself
A Walk Through the Tenderloin: The Invisible Class2015Documentary shortHimself
The Divide2015/IIDocumentaryCommentator
The Empire Files2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Shadow Nation2015DocumentaryHimself
The National Security Forum2015DocumentaryHimself - Panelist
Tavis Smiley2015TV SeriesHimself
Can We Do It Ourselves?2015DocumentaryHimself
The 986 Patent2015DocumentaryHimself (rumored)
Requiem for the American Dream2015DocumentaryHimself
Best of Enemies2015DocumentaryHimself
Left Out: Beyond the Two-Party Horse Race2015DocumentaryHimself
Grammar Revolution2014DocumentaryHimself
Click Online2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Philosopher & Linguist
The Weight of Chains 22014DocumentaryHimself
Rwanda: The Untold Story2014DocumentaryHimself
PAY 2 PLAY: Democracy's High Stakes2014DocumentaryHimself
Noam Chomsky, Prospects for Palestine: A Progressive Voice2014TV SeriesHimself
America: Imagine the World Without Her2014DocumentaryHimself
We Are Many2014DocumentaryHimself
Noam Chomsky, What Is Anarachism: A Progressive Voice2014TV SeriesHimself
Afers exteriors2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Joe Show2014/IDocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Noam Chomsky, How to Ruin an Economy, Some Simple Ways: A Progressive Voice2014TV SeriesHimself
Breaking the Set2013TV SeriesHimself - Professor / Philospher / Civil Rights (2013)
Sekai no eichi 6 nin ga kataru mirai e no teigen2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself (as Nômu Chomusukî)
3 hronia - 3 mnimonia: Piso ap' osa zisame2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gold Fever2013Documentary
Project Censored the Movie2013Documentary shortHimself - Author, Professor, Activist
Dead Man Working2013Himself
Hit & Stay2013DocumentaryHimself
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?2013DocumentaryHimself
Occupy: The Movie2013Documentary
Women on the Front Line2013DocumentaryHimself
Sternstunden2012TV SeriesHimself
Split: A Deeper Divide2012DocumentaryHimself
The World Tomorrow2012TV SeriesHimself
Restiamo umani: The Reading Movie2012Himself
Four Horsemen2012DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Vincennes, l'université perdue2016DocumentaryHimself
Democracy Now!2003-2015TV SeriesHimself
Mes Chers Contemporain2014TV SeriesHimself
The 50 Year Argument2014DocumentaryHimself - Contributor
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories2012TV SeriesHimself - Activist
Do As I Say2009DocumentaryHimself
Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Politics2009Video documentaryHimself
La nit al dia2008TV SeriesHimself
American Feud: A History of Conservatives and Liberals2008Video documentaryHimself
Ever Again2006DocumentaryHimself - Author
Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train2004DocumentaryHimself

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