"...'cause I got to tell you the truth folks. I got to tell you the truth. When it comes to bullshit, big time, major league bullshit, you have to stand in awe, in awe, of the all-time champion of false promises and exagerated claims: [Alex Jones]! No contest!
[Alex Jones] easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told. Think about it. [Alex Jones] has actually convinced people that there's an invisible [group]..."
"He loves you and he needs money! He always needs money! [Alex Jones] is all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing and all-wise. Somehow *knock*, just can't handle money!
[Alex Jones] takes in [millions] of dollars, pays [some] taxes and [he] always need a little more. Now, you talk about a good bullshit story...holy shit!"
Made changes (in brackets) to George Carlin's rather famous stand up about religion, but swapped for Alex Jones and it fits really well!
Salon quotes Eric Covino ("president and founder of Creative Signals, a digital marketing, SEO and online P.R. agency") who guesstimates that Alex Jones earns $3-6 million per year "based on the traffic numbers and the brand loyalty,” as you can read here. As the Salon article says in the beginning: "...make no mistake, it is a business.". David Steinberg ("CEO of the New York-based digital ad agency XL Marketing") "...calculates...a significantly lower number than Covino’s, at between $1 million and $1.2 million per year.". These numbers are for AJ's websites.
On the radioshow, Bill Figenshu ("40 years of experience in the talk radio business") thinks AJ makes "$215,000 personally."[per year].
Salon also discusses subscribers and how much that could bring in to AJ and writes this:
We can’t know how many paid subscribers Jones has, but even if just 2.5 percent of the 2 million-plus people who visit his site every month subscribe, that’s still pushing $4 million a year. If 1 percent are paying members, then we’re down to $1.5 million, but if 5 percent are, then we’re talking about nearly $8 million a year.
and, note that, as Alex Seit of Salon writes: "And none of this includes book sales, merch, speaking tours, promotional tie-ins, book and DVD royalties or any other revenue streams that might exist."
He ends with that quote and finally this:
So the next time you want to dismiss Jones as crazy, ask yourself how many people would pay $5.95 a month to watch you talk about Justin Bieber.