Christopher Rufo is an American documentary film director, author, and social activist known for his standpoint on anti-critical race theory and as a research fellow at the Discovery Institute. He is also a fellow at the Manhattan Institute.
Christopher was born on August 26, 1984. He grew up in Sacramento, USA, with his Italian family, who immigrated a few years before he was born. Christopher hasn’t revealed anything about his parents or if he has siblings. He is known to have been born into a Christian family, is of White Caucasian descent, and is currently 36 years old.
Christopher hasn’t revealed much about his early education, but it’s believed he completed his high school education at a local Sacramento school. He later attended Georgetown University for his college education, graduating in 2006. He is also known as a Visiting Fellow and member of the Heritage Foundation’s Domestic Policy Studies.
Christopher Rufo Career
Christopher has directed three notable documentaries in his career. In 2009, his very first film, entitled “Diamond in the Dunes” about a Sino-Muslim baseball team in China, was released, which received wide acclaim and praise and was highly rated. Later in 2011, he directed another film, Age of Champions, which documented the experiences of five national Olympic athletes from different sports. The documentary won multiple awards and was produced by PBS. Recently, in 2020, he released another documentary America Lost, which shows life in three American cities that are now forgotten – Youngstown, Memphis, and Stockton.
He is also a political researcher and analyst known for serving as a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Christopher has also contributed to the Institute’s City Journal magazine. Over the years he has been involved in several projects and research. He is also a research fellow at the right-wing Discovery Institute. Christopher opposes the government’s critical race theory, which states that racism is systematic in the United States, and also believes that it has reached all government institutions and organizations. He also tried to lobby the Trump administration to ban a diversity training program that talks about racism and privilege. The ban was later lifted by President Jo Biden.
Rise to Fame
He often appears on talk shows and interviews such as Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox News, The Ingraham Angle, etc. to speak about his anti-critical racial theory. He also holds several seminars and conferences to spread his word and discuss other political matters. Christopher recently authored a book in 2021 called No Way Home: The Crises of homelessness and How to fix it with Intelligence and humanity, which focuses on the issue of homelessness and the challenges it presents.
The book is available in several online bookstores like Amazon and also in physical bookstores. He recently co-hosted a conference in Bozeman, Montana, with Reihan Salam to talk about Woke Ideology and to discuss and find solutions to several other ideological and individualistic values and beliefs. He has been constantly holding Zoom meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic to reach a larger audience.
Christopher Rufo social media
Christopher has been known to have been on Twitter since 2015 and currently has 177.7K followers. He often tweets and retweets about his political stance, his theories, and his interviews and updates. Christopher Rufo is also known for being on Facebook where he has a following of 39,000. He is not known to be on other social media platforms like Instagram or Snapchat.
Christopher Rufo biography
|Christopher Ferguson Rufo
|date of birth
|August 26, 1984
|Age (as of 2023)
|place of birth
|Conservative activist & director
|in feet inches – 5′ 7” – in centimeters – 175 cm
|in kilograms – 72kg – in pounds – 158 pounds
Christopher Rufo family
|who is Christopher Rufo’s wife?
Christopher is currently married to his Thai-American wife, whose name has not been released. She is known for working as a computer programmer at Amazon Web Services. The couple currently resides in Gig Harbor in Washington DC. Christopher has not disclosed anything about his personal life, and it is also not known if he has any children.
Christopher has been part of several controversies and much criticism due to his anti-critical racial theory. He recently indulged in an online dispute with Joy Reid on his Twitter account, in which he tried to prove what Joy said about critical race theory not being taught in schools was wrong. He cited several examples from his own documentaries in which he presented the theory taught and also spoke about intersectionality in the context of CRT. This was followed by Reid lashing out at Rufo on Twitter, urging him to change the definition of CRT.
Additionally, a recent debate on the MSNBC channel called for it, where he was invited to further discuss the tweets. Rufo was barely allowed to speak and later accepted that he had overdone the tweets and somehow rendered the meaning of CRT “toxic”. He also received a lot of media attention after the Washington Post ran an article criticizing his theory and trying to prove his facts wrong. Later after Christopher called them about false fact information they had to make several changes to the article and also upload a statement clarifying the article accepting the claim of fabrication and false quoting of facts.
Christopher Rufo Net Worth
Christopher has been a policy researcher for several years and has also published various documentaries. He has primarily funded his income through filmmaking and research. His net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $4 million.
Facts About Christopher Rufo
- Christopher is a supporter of the Republican Party and also voted for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
- His views on critical race theory have been criticized by several media houses and newspapers and magazines, most notably The Washington Post.
- His film Age of Champions was officially selected to screen at the Silver Docs Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, Cambridge Film Festival, and Docs Edge Film Festival.