Ilya Shapiro Biography, Early Life, Educational Background, Career, Net worth, Marital Life, Parents, Profile Summary


Ilya Shapiro is an author, co-author, and the former vice president of the Cato Institute, director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, and publisher of the Cato Supreme Court Review. Before becoming part of the Cato institute he was a special assistant/​adviser to the Multi-National Force in Iraq on rule-of-law issues and practiced at Patton Boggs and Cleary Gottlieb.

He was born on the 27th of June 1978 and he is currently 45 Years as of the year 2023 and will be 46 years in the year 2024.

Shapiro is the author of Supreme Disorder: Judicial Nominations and the Politics of America’s Highest Court (2020), and coauthor of Religious Liberties for Corporations. Hobby Lobby, the Affordable Care Act, and the Constitution (2014), and editor of 11 volumes of the Cato Supreme Court Review (2008–18). He has contributed to a variety of academic, popular, and professional publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, National Review, and Newsweek. He also regularly provides commentary for various media outlets, is a legal consultant to CBS News, and once appeared on the Colbert Report.

Shapiro has testified before Congress and state legislatures and has filed more than 400 amicus curiae “friend of the court” briefs in the Supreme Court, including one that The Green Bag selected for its “Exemplary Legal Writing” collection. He lectures regularly on behalf of the Federalist Society, was an inaugural Washington Fellow at the National Review Institute, and has been an adjunct law professor at George Washington University and the University of Mississippi. He is also the chairman of the board of advisers of the Mississippi Justice Institute, a barrister in the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court, and a member of the Virginia Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. In 2015, National Law Journal named him to its 40 under 40 list of “rising stars.”

Before entering private practice, Shapiro clerked for Judge E. Grady Jolly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He holds an AB from Princeton University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School (where he became a Tony Patiño Fellow).

Early Life

Ilya Shapiro was born in a Soviet Union country and was later emigrated to Canada by his parents where he was raised. Growing up as a young immigrant in Canada he has always preferred ‘life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness’ to ‘peace, order, and good government. During his high school days, he was picked to work at the 1995 provincial election for the Tories, what became known as the ‘Common Sense Revolution after he did well at the Ontario Model Parliament.

Educational Background

Ilya Shapiro is a well-educated man with multiple qualifications. He had his primary Education in Canada and he attended a high school in Toronto, Canada where he acquired his high school diploma, a school which was known as the University of Toronto schools. He is a graduate of Princeton University where he bagged a bachelor’s degree in art. He is also a graduate of the London school of economics where he bagged a master’s degree (Msc), and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School (where he became a Tony Patiño Fellow). 


Ilya Shapiro’s career started off at a very young age as a part-time writer. At the age of 13, he made his first publication with a letter to the editor in the 28th of January 1991 issue of Time magazine. He has held different positions in various organizations which include government-owned organizations. He has gotten so many positive recommendations from the different organizations he has worked with.

And as we’ve pointed out before, he is a one-time president of the Cato Institute, director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, and publisher of the Cato Supreme Court Review. He is an author, co-author, editor, publisher, and contributor who has contributed his knowledge to so many books especially law and civil rights-related kinds of books.

Net Worth

Ilya Shapiro’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 to $2 million dollars all of which she made from his career.

Marital Life

Ilya Shapiro is a happily married man with two teen kids. He is married to his lawful wedded wife Kristin Shapiro a light-skinned tall beautiful lady with blonde hair and black eye bulb. One of his kids is 5 years old and the other one is 3 years old. His oldest son is studying in kindergarten at Mount Daniel and his youngest son is studying at Dulin Cooperative Preschool where his wife Kristin is working as a president. The family moved to Falls Church in the hope of getting and bringing up their kids with a good education and life.


Ilya Shapiro is a gentle Man who lives his life low-key. One of the things he loves so much is reading and according to him, he can never stop reading until the day he will give up the ghost. He also added that reading maketh a full man. One of the many books he has read is Goldberg’s ‘Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy. He is also a lover of politics and participates fully in American politics.


Shapiro’s parents were emigrants from the Soviet Union who left their country for Canada. They left the country after he was born.  His (Ilya) father’s name is Leonid Shapiro while his mother’s full name is still unknown, although she is called Mrs. Shapiro by so many. His parents are also known to belong to the Jewish religion.

Profile Summary

Real Name Ilya Shapiro

Nickname: Shapiro

Nationality: American

Birth Date the 1980s

Age (as of 2022) the 40s

Birth Place Moscow, Russia

Nationality Russian-Canadian

Profession; Author

Religion; Jewish

Sexuality: Straight

Marital status: Married

Zodiac sign –N/A

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm

Weight in Kilograms – 70 kg  –  in Pounds –  154 lbs

Shoe Size 8 (U.S.)

Hair Color; Dark Brown

Eye Color; Dark Brown

Body Type; Average

Social Media Handles

Kota only uses five social media platforms. Below is the link to the official pages of these social media platforms.

Note: any links other than these links I am going to be sharing with you here should be avoided because there are many fake pages that claim to be Ilya Shapiro but they’re not.

LinkedIn: @ilyashapiro

Facebook: @ilyashapirokato

Twitter: @ilyashapiro

Instagram: @ilyashapiro

Medium: @ilyashapiro


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