Eric Zemmour
Eric Zemmour

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Name: Eric Zemmour
Occupation: Journalist
Gender: Male
Birth Day: August 31, 1958
Age: 64
Birth Place: Montreuil, France
Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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Eric Zemmour

Eric Zemmour was born on August 31, 1958 in Montreuil, France (64 years old). Eric Zemmour is a Journalist, zodiac sign: Virgo. Find out Eric Zemmournet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He co-hosted a weekly political talk show with Eric Naulleau.

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Before Fame

He studied at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Institute of Political Studies of Paris) and began his journalistic career with Le Quotidien de Paris (The Paris Daily). He later became an editor for Le Figaro.

Biography Timeline


Éric Zemmour was born in Montreuil, then in Seine, nowadays in Seine-Saint-Denis, on 31 August 1958, to an Algerian family that came to metropolitan France during the Algerian War. He identifies as a Jew of Berber origin, and above all as a French Jew. He grew up in Drancy and later in the Paris district of Château Rouge. The son of Roger Zemmour, a paramedic, and his wife Lucette, a housewife, he has said he admires his mother and grandmother: his father was often absent, and he was actually raised by women "who taught [him] to be a man."


Zemmour says he would like to put on trial the anti-racism of the 1980s, which he considers, along with feminism, to be a "bien-pensant cause" derived from the "milieu of French and Western pseudo-elites" that the people will not follow in the least. He says that it was especially after having "read Pierre-André Taguieff" who is known for his positions and work on the Nouvelle droite and anti-racism that he "understood that anti-racist progressivism was the successor of communism, with the same totalitarian methods developed by the Comintern during the 1930s." According to him, anti-racism is a tactic initiated by François Mitterrand to make people forget the Left's turn to economic liberalism in 1983. He claims that anti-racism is an ideology implemented by former leftists who had had to give up their illusions. With immigrants, these people had found a kind of alternative revolutionary people.


Zemmour, who graduated from the Institut d'études politiques de Paris, twice failed to gain admission to the École nationale d'administration. He began his career in 1986 at Le Quotidien de Paris, under the leadership of Philippe Tesson, as a journalist at the politics desk. After the newspaper went out of business in 1994, he became an editorialist at Info-Matin, where he stayed one year. He then joined the editorship of Le Figaro in 1996 as a political journalist. Zemmour was also a freelance journalist for Marianne in 1997 and for Valeurs actuelles in 1999. In 2009, he moved from Le Figaro to Figaro Magazine, where he has since written a weekly column. He is also a political columnist at Le Spectacle du Monde. Despite his failure to gain admission to the École nationale d'administration, his status as a political journalist allowed him to be a member of the admissions committee of the school in 2006.


Since September 2003, he has participated every week on the show Ça se dispute on the 24-hour news channel i>Télé opposite Nicolas Domenach (Christophe Barbier until 2006). The channel has decided to stop the program in December 2014. He also appeared on Vendredi pétantes on Canal+ until June 2006. Starting September 2006, he rejoined France 2 to participate on the show On n'est pas couché, hosted by Laurent Ruquier, accompanied by Michel Polac and then Éric Naulleau, where they were responsible for presenting honest criticism of films, books, albums, etc. During the show, their exchanges with cultural figures sometimes ended in clashes. On May 27, 2011, Laurent Ruquier announced in Le Parisien that he was replacing Éric Zemmour and Éric Naulleau with new contributors for the next season of On n'est pas couché. Éric Zemmour was also a participant on the show L'Hebdo as an editorialist on Tempo, a channel for the overseas departments and territories; he was accompanied by, among others, Dominique Wolton [fr]. Finally, he was on the cable network Histoire on the show Le grand débat, hosted by Michel Field. Since January 4, 2010, he has presented a short piece on RTL entitled Z comme Zemmour every Monday and Friday, during which he analyzes the news. From September 2011, he has hosted Zemmour et Naulleau with Éric Naulleau, a weekly evening talk show on Paris Première.


Zemmour has written biographies of Édouard Balladur (Balladur, immobile à grands pas, or "Balladur, Rapidly Motionless") and Jacques Chirac (L'Homme qui ne s'aimait pas, or "The Man Who Did Not Like Himself") along with political essays. Notably, in 2006 he published Le Premier sexe, a book on what he considers to be the feminization of society. He worked on the screenplay for the film Dans la peau de Jacques Chirac by Michel Royer and Karl Zéro, although the latter stated that Zemmour's writing saw limited use. In March 2010, with Mélancolie française (which won the Prix du livre incorrect), he revisits the history of France.


A member of the French assimilationist tradition, Zemmour strongly opposes immigration and the current model of integrating immigrants which he considers to be too lenient in comparison to its predecessors. In November 2008, he gave an interview to the monthly Le Choc du mois where he compared immigration to a "demographic tsunami" He has also come out in favor of the Thierry Mariani amendment, which would require genetic tests in order to qualify for family reunification. On numerous occasions, he has declared that he is for assimilation, even if he himself considers it "neurotic". In particular, he expresses a nostalgia for the era of his youth, the 1960s, when there was a cultural unity.

Éric Zemmour declared on Arte on 13 November 2008, while he was on the show Paris/Berlin: the debate hosted by Isabelle Giordano that blacks and whites belonged to two different races and that this difference was discernible by skin color, without ranking them hierarchically. He asserted that Melanesians and Antilleans belonged to the same race. "If there is no such thing as race, there is no such thing as intermixing." He continued, "The sacralization of race during the Nazi period and earlier has been followed by the negation of race. And to me, they're both equally ridiculous."


On March 25, 2009, he filed a complaint against the French rapper Youssoupha for "criminal threats and public abuse" after the uploading of the song "Because of saying it" in which Zemmour was attacked ad hominem: "Because of judging our faces, people know, that talking heads often demonize the ghetto-dwellers, each time it blows up they say it's us, I put a price on the head of the one who silences this asshole Éric Zemmour."

The rapper had clarified in a previous interview in the newspaper Le Parisien that he was not advocating silencing Zemmour by force, but rather by argument: "Silencing, it means putting him in his place. [...] The words don't refer to murder, or aggression, or injuries... I did not want to either have him killed or to deprive him of his freedom of expression. Silencing, it means to put him in his place, to expose him to his own contradictions." The album was finally released on October 12, 2009, with an expurgated version of the controversial track in which Zemmour's name is scrambled out.


On 23 March 2010, he wrote a letter to LICRA explaining his views. In this letter he noted particularly the views of Christian Delorme before a parliamentary commission of the French Senate. He also cited the book L'Islam dans les prisons by Farhad Khosrokhavar, who confirmed the figure of 70 or 80% of "Muslims in prison" estimated in a survey commissioned by the Ministry of Justice. The editors of L'Express noted that Farhad Khosrokhavar estimated the share of Muslim prisoners in certain prisons near so-called sensitive districts as between 50% and 80% and that there were no official national statistics on the subject.

On 30 March 2010, Éric Zemmour was ordered by SOS Racisme to appear in court on 29 June 2010, where he "will have to answer for the crimes of racial defamation and incitement to racial hatred." Despite his summons before the Seventeenth Criminal Court of the Superior Court on this day, the trial was postponed to the 11th, 13th, and 14 January 2011 due to the proliferation of civil action filings, among which were a number of anti-racist organizations. Moreover, these views and the trial were given international scope by an article devoted to them and to Zemmour in The New York Times in February 2011. During the trial, Zemmour received testimony in his favor from the journalist Robert Ménard, his fellow columnist Éric Naulleau, the writer Denis Tillinac, the politician Claude Goasguen and the essayist Xavier Raufer.


On October 26, 2011, Zemmour won his suit against the rapper and the Director General of EMI Music France, Valérie Queinnec.

On 18 February 2011, the Seventeenth Criminal Court of Paris sentenced Éric Zemmour to a suspended fine of €2,000 for the views expressed on France Ô, the fine being divided between two judgments equally: the first judgment concerning the proceedings brought by SOS Racisme, LICRA, and the MRAP and a second judgment concerning those brought by UEJF and J'accuse. The court concluded that the polemicist had justified an unlawful discriminatory practice—discrimination in hiring—in presenting it as legitimate. On the other hand, he was released from the proceedings for racial defamation for the views presented on the show Salut les Terriens, which were judged "shocking" but not "defamatory."

On 2 March 2011, invited by Hervé Novelli and given an ovation by the members of parliament from the UMP at the national convention of The Reformers, Éric Zemmour suggested doing away with the laws on racial discrimination, the memorial laws, prosecutions by anti-racist organizations and subsidies to them in a speech to the UMP members of parliament. On 5 March 2011, some voices were raised against Zemmour and called for Rémy Pflimlin, the CEO of France Télévisions, to suspend Zemmour's collaboration with France 2. The President of SOS Racisme, Dominique Sopo, wrote him a letter and demanded sanctions, after which it was the turn of the General Confederation of Labor to demand a reaction from Pfimlin.


Raphaël Glucksmann described Zemmour as having "a very clear ambition, which is to erase the divide between the Republican right and the far right under the banner of the far right." In a radio show on France Inter in September 2017, Zemmour told Glucksmann, “You have understood me very well.”

Family Life

Eric was born in Montreuil, France to a Jewish family of Algerian descent. Eric married Mylene Chichportich.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Eric Zemmour is 64 years, 6 months and 25 days old. Eric Zemmour will celebrate 65th birthday on a Thursday 31st of August 2023. Below we countdown to Eric Zemmour upcoming birthday.


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61st birthday - Saturday, August 31, 2019

Happy birthday! Éric Zemmour turns 61 today - Mediamass

Éric Zemmour (Zemmour et Naulleau, ...) is celebrating his 61st birthday today. As a number of online tributes attests, he is one of the most acclaimed journalists of his generation.

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