The net worth of Dave Portnoy is at least $10 million, as of 2019.
He is famous for his pop culture blog Barstool Sports – the satirical and controversial sports and men lifestyle blog.
He is many things to many people and has been dubbed many names like “A man of the people”, “El Presidente”, “El Pres”, “and Pres” and so on.
He is also known to be the controversial, unfiltered blogger and podcast host. Like him or not, he has made a name for himself as well as good money over the years of his career.
He is also an astute businessman. It’s not surprising that he had quite a meteoric rise in the entertainment industry.
|Net Worth:||$10 Million (USD)|
|Source of Wealth:||Blogger, Internet Personality, Entrepreneur and Businessman|
|Full Name:||David Portnoy|
|Also known as:||David Portnoy|
|Date of Birth:||March 22, 1977|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Years Active:||2003 to Present|
Source of Wealth
His main sources of wealth include the sale of advertisements, subscriptions of Barstool Sports, blogging, and personal businesses.
Dave Portnoy was born on the 22nd of March, 1977. His parents were Michael and Linda Kaufman.
He was probably born in Swampscott, Massachusetts because records showed that is the place he actually grew up in.
For his education, Dave attended Swampscott High School. In 1995, he enrolled at the University of Michigan. He eventually graduated in 1999 with a degree in education.
1999: Following his graduation from the University, Portnoy moved to Boston to find paid employment. He got a job at an IT market research firm called “Yankee Group”.
2003: Dave Portnoy left the Yankee Group. He started “Barstool Sports”. It was first launched as a print publication. It focused on gambling advertisement and fantasy sports projections topics.
The publication was distributed mainly in the Boston Metropolitan area. With time, it expanded and covered other topics.
2007: Dave Portnoy and his team launched the Internet version of the Barstool
2011: Dave Portnoy’s Barstool Sports was criticized for posting nude pictures of the two-year-old son of American Football quarterback Tom Brady. A follow-up comment describing the size of the child’s genitalia was heavily criticized.
However, Dave argued that the comments were not intended to be seen as sexual, rather it was meant to be seen as humorous.
2013: Dave Portnoy raised over $16,000 in campaign contributions to become the next mayor of Boston following the retirement of Thomas Menino, the longest-serving Mayor of Boston.
Barstool raised over $240,000 for the victims of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings.
2014: AOL partnered with Barstool Sports to air exclusive online content from the site.
2015: Dave Portnoy and three employees of Barstool were arrested when they protested “Deflategate”. He and the employed were arrested by the Police when they handcuffed one another on the Floor of NFL headquarters in New York.
2016: He announced the takeover of Barstool Sports by a company called “The Chernin Group”. The majority 51% stake of Barstool had been purchased by The Chernin Group.
However, Portnoy continues to run the site and retains complete creative control over the content. The headquarter of the company was also moved to New York City.
Following the restructuring, Erikay Nardini, became the CEO of Barstool Sports while Portnoy remains the founder and adopted the title “Chief of Content”.
2017: He launched an Internet show called “One Bite with Davey Pageviews”. This show gives him the opportunity to move around restaurants and eateries to review pizza in Manhattan.
Portnoy often invites top celebrities to appear as guests on the show.
2018: Barstool was valued to be worth over $100 million.
2019: He was investigated by the National Labor Relations Board to determine if he actually threatened to fire his workers if they unionize.
Dave Portnoy married Rene Satherwaite in 2009. The couple got separated in 2017.
He has been enmeshed in a lot of controversies especially as regards some controversial publications about sex, rape, blackout parties, and copyright issues.
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