Charlie Kirk is the Founder and CEO of Turning Point USA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rallying, organizing, and empowering students to advocate for principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government.
With a presence on more than 3,500 high school and college campuses in all 50 states, and supported by over 350 full-time staff members, Turning Point USA stands as the nation’s largest and fastest-growing conservative youth activist organization. In addition to Turning Point USA’s on-campus presence, it also operates a massive online outreach initiative that garners billions of video views annually and reaches millions of Americans every day with conservative, pro-America content.
In addition to his role at Turning Point USA, Charlie also serves as the CEO and founder of Turning Point Action, a related entity operating under a 501(c)(4) status. Turning Point Action’s mission is to embolden the conservative base through grassroots activism and to provide voters with the necessary resources to elect true conservative leaders. Turning Point Action has earned recognition as one of the leading grassroots forces in the country today.
He is a New York Times and Amazon best-selling author, and his writings include “Campus Battlefield,” “The MAGA Doctrine,” and, most recently, “The College Scam: How America's Universities Are Bankrupting and Brainwashing Away The Future Of America's Youth.”
Known for hosting “The Charlie Kirk Show,” a nationally-syndicated radio program on the Salem Radio Network, Charlie engages with his audience every weekday from 12:00 to 3:00 PM ET. His podcast consistently ranks among the top 10 news shows on Apple Podcasts. In 2022, The Charlie Kirk Show surpassed 100 million downloads. With a combined social media following exceeding 12 million followers, Charlie reaches more than 150 million individuals on a monthly basis.
Charlie is deeply involved in America’s cultural and ideological battles, offering a consistent, unapologetic perspective rooted in his conservative and freedom-oriented point of view.