Milo Yiannopoulos is a British political commentator, media star and a blogger who became the icon of alternative white nationalists and conservatism.

Early life:

He was born as Milo Hanrahan on October 18, 1984, in Kent in England. He also goes by another name: Milo Andreas Wagner.

His father called Nicholas is half-Greek and half-Irish, and his mum is British Jewish. His parents got divorced when Milo was six years old. Milo doesn’t speak much about his parents, but he often describes his father as a terrifying man.

After the divorce, his father moved out of their home and started a new life in Cornwall with his new wife.

His mother married again, but Nicholas didn’t have a good relationship with his stepdad. He stated that his stepfather often beat him up. That made his relationship with his mother wors because she wasn’t trying to stop this.

When he became a teenager, he moved to his grandmother Petronella, and they had an outstanding relationship. His granny was the first person whom he said that he was gay.

He began his schooling at Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys in Canterbury, but he was expelled from it. He enrolled the University of Manchester but never graduated. He tried himself at Wolfson College in Cambridge, but that didn’t work out too.

He is a practicing Roman Catholic so after college he started to work at „The Catholic Herald.“ His first life choice was to become a theatre critic.

Career development:

His first recognized work was his investigation of women in computing for The Daily Telegraph which he conducted in 2009.

He started appearing on TV debates, such as „Newsnight’s“ debate on the same-sex marriage and on „10 o’clock Live“ where he made his guest appearance alongside Boy George.

In 2011 he started an events company called „Wrong Agency“ with his business partner David Rosenberg who was his friend from Cambridge.

In 2013 he was back on „Newsnight“ in a debate with Will Young about the use of word „gay“ and next year with Tinchy Stryder, a known rapper, on the theme about music piracy.

After his company failed to succeed he launched „The Kernel,“ an online magazine. It closed in 2013 with debts.

He was involved in early coverage of the Gamergate controversy, which is a term for issue connected to sexism and harassment through #gamergate.

In 2014 he announced that he is writing a book about the Gamergate. He decided to publish correspondence between video game journalists and their attitudes about this matter. It was received very negatively in the world of journalists, and Milo even received a dead animal through the post as well as the package with a syringe filled with unknown fluid in it.

In 2015 he appeared on faith and ethics TV programme on BBC One where he discussed feminism and discrimination against men.

In the spring of 2015, he and Christina Hoff Sommers (an American author and philosopher) tried to organize a meetup for gamergate supporters, but it was canceled due to a bomb threat which was received through FBI channels.

The same thing happened in summer the same year when Society of Professional Journalists tried to hold an event in Miami where Milo and Sommers were to be guest stars.

In 2015 he became a member of the Breitbart News Network where he became an editor of their Tech Section. He resigned from there in 2017.

In 2015 he organized “The Dangerous Faggot Tour” on campuses in Great Britain and USA.

In 2016, Milo co-founded a charity service alongside Margaret MacLennan to distribute 50 grants of $2500 to disadvantaged white men. In the end, he hadn’t paid only because they didn’t file paperwork to become a charity organization in the US.

Milo apologized for this and denied rumors that he has spent the money on himself.

Although he is openly gay, he stated that “getting out of the closet” is a wrong lifestyle choice.

He criticised Pope Francis in 2017 because he thinks the Pope is too liberal in reaching out to the gay community. He claims homosexuality is a sin, although he is gay himself.

He was banned from talking on many universities because students don’t approve his fight against modern feminism, transgender, and rape culture.

He is known for his misogynist articles he’s writing, such as the article where he states that birth control pills make women unattractive. He said that they become hysterical, promiscuous and overweighted.

He also thinks that women have no place in the army and that sending them to combat is a betrayal of civilization.

He violated Twitter’s speech codes, so he was banned a few times on their media. His Twitter account was also suspended in 2016 after his criticism of Islam connected to Orlando Club shooting in 2016. He had fans who opposed Twitter’s decision to ban him, and they used #FreeMillo hashtag for it.

In 2016 he stated that relationship between adult men and women and teen boys could be “perfectly consensually” and used his experience as an example. His comments about pedophilia were called supportive, so his publisher decided to cancel the release of his autobiography in 2017.

He stated that child abuse is “not that big of a deal” and called victims “selfish brats.” He is well connected to the “alt-right” movement which is a white nationalist movement.

He came to Top 100 UK’s influential people in digital economy in Britain. He is a Donald Trump supporter, but after Donald attacked a Syrian base in 2017, he posted that the missile strike was a wrong decision.

He was one of the nominees for the election for rector of the University of Glasgow in 2017.

One of his main moves was going to shut down the Muslim Students Association on that University.

In the fall of 2017, he was invited to work for „The Daily Caller,“ a conservative American news website, but he was fired after writing his first column.

He published his book called “Dangerous” in 2017 which came to “Best Sellers” list very fast.

In 2017 he began his tour through Australia. Although many tried to ban his visit and lectures, he held almost all that he planned.

He published two poetry books as Milo Andreas Wagner but the books didn’t reach wide audience and didn’t become popular.

Personal life:

It is known that Milo is gay and in a relationship with another man but he keeps his life strictly private and never shows up in public with his biyfriend.

Quick summary

Full name: Milo Hanrahan (Milo Yiannopoulos)

Date of birth: October 18, 1984

Birthplace: Kent, England

Age: 33

Profession: political commentator, publisher, media star

Height: 1,88

Weight: 62 kgs

Net Worth: $4 million