Laurence Allen Elder, popularly referred to as Larry Elder, is a famous American radio show host, writer, and attorney from Los Angeles, California. He is popular for his reasoned analysis on many of the myths and hypocrisies apparent in our system of government, our society, and the media itself.

Elder, the recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is the host of the longest-running afternoon drive-time radio show The Larry Elder Show in Los Angeles since 1994.

Moreover, he holds a J.D. (Juris Doctor) from the University of Michigan Law school (1977) after his early schooling at Washington Preparatory High School and graduation from Crenshaw High School. He earned a B.A. degree in Political Science from Brown University in the year 1974.

Get along to learn about Elder's personal life, family life, and net worth!

Elder Was Married in the Early 1990s

Larry Elder was once a married man. The conservative talk radio host was married to a physician, who happened to be his longtime friend, for two years.

Their relationship ended in divorce in 1994 because his ex-wife wanted children, but he was against that decision.

The reason for his unwillingness to have children was probably — as many assume — because he had a gloomy relationship with his dad while growing up. And that killed his desire to have his own kids.

Following his separation from his ex-wife, Elder reportedly got engaged to fellow political commentator and actress Alexandra Datig.

Datig, who had a history of prostitution, is now a Front Page Index political commentator. Over the years, she has also appeared in Fox News, ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, C-SPAN, Newsmax, and OAN.

But the relationship between Elder and Datig was short-lived, as their alleged engagement never turned into marriage. More so, they even didn't find it necessary to disclose ever that they were engaged at some point in their lives.

He Often Mentioned His Girlfriend on Twitter

For several years following his engagement rumors with Datig, the elder relished private life and didn't really reveal his relationship status in public.

Coming to the 2010s, where social media evolved hugely, the Larry Elder Show host often used social media platforms to mention his girlfriend. To be precise, he suggested through Twitter in a couple of instances that he was not married anymore but had a girlfriend.

On February 11, 2017, one Twitterati expressed that she loved him, suggesting him not to tell that to his wife. "I love you Larry don't tell your wife, lol," she wrote.

Replying to her, he disclosed that he was not married but had a girlfriend.

I'm not married. It would be news to my girlfriend.

Likewise, he wore a pink t-shirt, chosen by his girlfriend, on September 28, 2016 — and he revealed it through Twitter, writing, "Man in pink!!! My girlfriend made me wear it."

Presently, it is unknown if he still spends time with his girlfriend, as it has been a long-time since he mentioned her on his social media.

Look Into His Bio & Family Details

Elder was born on April 27, 1952, in Los Angeles, as the second child among three sons of his parents. His siblings are Kirk (b. 1949 - d. 2019) and Dennis (b.1954).

Elder’s mother, Viola Conley Elder, became a star, appearing on his nationally syndicated radio talk show, The Larry Elder Show. He used to lovingly refer to her as the "Chief Justice." She passed away at the age of 81 on June 13, 2006, in Los Angeles.

Likewise, his father, Randolph Elder, raised in a single-parent household, was thrown out of his house when he was 13 years old by his mother and her then-boyfriend.

Larry Elder with his Father Randolph Elder

Larry Elder with his Father Randolph Elder (Photo: WND)

That led Elder's father to work in various jobs for a living, including at the U.S Marines as a cook during World War II, shoeshine boy, and hotel bellhop.

He later opened his own Cafe near Los Angeles, Downtown, from his savings and successfully operated it for 30 years.

Therefore, Elder often opens up about his deceased father, stating he had immense respect for his father. In an interview with Reason, Elder said his father was his role model. He said:

He was the hardest working man I've ever known. That was my role model. My father was never home and when he was home he was in a bad mood. He had a work ethic that was beyond belief.

Had Dispute With His Father

The University of Michigan Law school alum also had his shares of disputes with his father for about 10 years.

The reason being, Elder, had a unique dynamic with his father growing up. When he was young, he always thought that his father was cold, ill-tempered, and thin-skinned.

To make the matter worse, Elder and his father didn't communicate much. His father seldom talked about himself, and that’s the reason Elder could not understand him.

According to Elder, he was always scared of his father, and at the age of 15, he finally stood up against him and didn’t talk to his old man for 10 years.

Later, when he got the chance to speak with his father, he discovered a different perspective about him and wrote the famous bestseller book 'Dear Father Dear Son,' reflecting their past and present dynamics.

Larry Elder's bestseller book.

Larry Elder's bestseller book cover. (Photo: Amazon)

In the book, Elder wrote that his father was a disciplined day-to-day man who had a simplistic view of life.

In an interview with WND in June 2016, after his father's demise at age 96, he said, "He didn’t think of his life as being epic. He didn’t think of his life as being extraordinarily difficult."

"He just thought of his life as a product of somebody who got up in the morning, worked hard, and didn’t make a bunch of excuses, and what’s remarkable about that?"

He added, "To me, it was remarkable that my dad didn’t think his life was remarkable."

Elder's father said goodbye to the world at the age of 96 with a hard-earned reputation for running a successful cafe in Los Angelos.

Larry's Salary & Net Worth Discussed 

Elder makes his fortune from his public appearances and radio hostings. His nationally syndicated radio talk show, The Larry Elder Show, alone has made him a millionaire.

In addition to that, he has his own top-ranked website in which he writes interesting articles on current politics and social issues.

He names his fans as “Elderados” and facilitates them with access to a commercial-free archive of The Larry Elder Radio Show podcasts. He also owns his online Newsletter called Larry Elder Newsletter, which is available for subscription.

Likewise, he earns revenue as the owner of the website and writing for famous American newspapers such as The Epoch Times and

Moreover, Elder's famous books, which sell on Amazon and other stores, have added to his net worth.

In the past, he was able to kickstart his television and TV career from the money he earned while practicing law. He likewise made riches from the business Laurence A. Elder and Associates, which he opened in 1980.

Starting from 1990, he was able to transcend his brand to several network and media outlets, earning him stints such as The Larry Elder show at Fox News affiliate television network WOIO, Moral Court, distributed by Warner Brothers, National  Desk at PBS, Making Waves at KCAL-TV, and radio syndication contracts with ABC and Salem Communications.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Elder's present net worth is $16 million; however, his exact salary cannot be determined because he has numerous sources of income.