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The House That Beck Built

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Fox News television host Glenn Beck may cultivate an image as "the ultimate everyguy" who asks the questions that others don't, but he is also a savvy media mind who has built an empire of projects in a multimillion dollar machine, the St. Petersburg Times says.

That empire includes his syndicated radio show, drawing 9 million listeners weekly, and earning him $10 million a year; a GlennBeck.com website that has five million unique visitors a month, 1.5 million listeners to his podcasts and 1 million subscribers to his daily e-mail; his Fox TV show with 2.7 million daily listeners; five consecutive books that made the New York Times best-seller list; and an array of stage shows that have drawn 250,000 people since 2004 and earned him $2.4 million.

Forbes says Beck has earned $23 million since June 2008.

Beck is in Florida today where the Times and the Politico say he will announce a "big plan" for 2010 that will see him becoming more active in the conservative political movement he has helped spawn. Beck this year created the 9.12 Project which takes its name from the day after the Sept. 11 attacks when Beck said the nation was more unified, Dozens of local 9.12 groups have sprung up across the country since then.

The New York Times has this update on Beck's Florida event.

The New Yorker magazine had this not very favorable review of Beck's Fox show.

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