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Dave Portnoy Net Worth & Interesting Facts

By  Brian Thorp

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Let’s face it. You landed on this page because you’re curious to know how much Dave Portnoy is worth. You’re not alone! Let’s dive right in and answer this question and then we’ll tell you a little more about Dave and share interesting facts.

What is Dave Portnoy’s Net Worth in 2021?

Dave Portnoy currently has a net worth estimated to be $100 million to $130 million in 2021. (Sources: Wealthy Gorilla, Wealthy Genius, Wealthy Persons, Celebrity Net Worth).

Dave Portnoy (El Presidente) and the Rise of Barstool Sports

David (Dave) Portnoy is edgy, unique, and that is why his followers cherish him. How did he turn that into a $100+ million brand? Many critics point to Dave’s ability to cash in on controversy but for his fans, he delivers sports media like no other in the market. His company has never been afraid to push the boundaries of what is and is not acceptable.

Portnoy found a niche and exploited it. His greatest business ploy was his understanding of his audience and delivering exactly what they wanted. As a young man himself, Portnoy knew the same boring columns simply did not appeal to the up-and-coming sports fans.


Frequently Asked Questions About Dave Portnoy:

Where can I find Dave Portnoy on Twitter?

Dave Portnoy’s Twitter username is @stoolpresidente. As of May 2021, Dave had 2.5 million followers on Twitter and was following over 1,300 Twitter accounts. You’ll also find plenty of tweets about Dave posted by his company, Barstool Sports. The Twitter username for Barstool Sports is @barstoolsports.

How Old is Dave Portnoy?

Dave Portnoy is 44 years old. He was born on March 22, 1977. (Source: Wikipedia)

What is the ETF promoted by Dave Portnoy?

In 2021, Dave Portnoy put his name behind the the VanEck Social Sentiment ETF (ticker: BUZZ), an index fund investing in the top 75 large-cap stocks based upon whether there’s positive sentiment for those stocks on social media. (Source: Forbes)


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The Sports Media Outlet We All Needed: Barstool Sports

Dave Portnoy found his money-making machine in Barstool Sports. Portnoy created the sports media company in 2003 after he left his job at Yankee Group. He started in Boston, MA, often working delivering newspapers. As a young entrepreneur, he dreamed big, filled a niche, and delivered on his plan. Portnoy has since cashed in on his creation, landing huge money from The Cherin Group and Penn National Gaming. The 2021 value of Barstool Sports: at least $450,000,000.

Even today where there are hundreds, if not thousands of competitors to Barstool Sports, Portnoy has found a way to maintain its competitive advantage. Most notable is the way Barstool Sports develops and embodies personas. Portnoy as “El Presidente” or Dan Katz as “Big Cat” are characters that connect with readers. For many Barstool Sports viewers, the seemingly ‘bro’ relationship with each persona keeps them coming back. This connection along with a variety of other factors are what make their fanbase so loyal.

More than Just Dave Portnoy

Dave Portnoy embodies a true online personality, El Presidente. From his famous One Bite Pizza Reviews to his edgy day trading risks, Portnoy has continually found ways to build his persona. El Presidente is an edgy, blunt, larger-than-life character. He continually credits much of his success to this fact.

Barstool Sports and Portnoy himself have an extremely loyal fanbase. It has been well documented how Portnoy used much of his sales knowledge to build his brand. Not only was Portnoy selling Barstool Sports, but he was also selling himself, El Presidente. Portnoy quickly, and mostly organically, became viral for his blunt commentary. Today, Barstool Sports offers a variety of media for all viewers. Their website gets millions of views every month, podcasts millions of listens, videos millions of views. The brand and what it is today is truly a worldwide sports masterpiece.

Dave Portnoy’s Investment “Advice”

If you are looking for solid, risk-averse advice, you should probably steer away from Dave. His current money-making endeavors involve millions of dollars, often ending in money lost. With that said, Portnoy did not get to where he is today not taking any risks.

Dave Portnoy and Barstool Sports have become a staple in the sports media world. His ability to evolve the company from a print publication to a simple website and become a current media mogul should be studied. To go even further, Portnoy shifted the company from giving fantasy and gaming advice to a much more of a reactionary sports news source. This nearly ensures decades of success for one of America’s greatest emerging sports media brands.

Looking for Investment Advice?

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More Information About Dave PortnoyLinks and Details
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Dave Portnoy on Barstool BetsBarstool Bets – Dave Portnoy Articles
New York Post Coverage of Dave PortnoyPage Six Articles on Dave Portnoy
Dave Portnoy, Producer, Director & WriterIMDB – Dave Portnoy
Dave Portnoy on TikTokstoolpresidente
Dave Portnoy on SiriusXMThe Barstool Radio Show

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Brian is CEO and founder of Wealthtender. He and his wife live in Texas, enjoying the diversity of Houston and the vibrancy of Austin.

With over 25 years in the financial services industry, Brian is applying his experience and passion at Wealthtender to help more people enjoy life with less money stress.

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Disclaimer: The information in this article is not intended to encourage any lifestyle changes without careful consideration and consultation with a qualified professional. This article is for reference purposes only, is generic in nature, is not intended as individual advice and is not financial or legal advice.

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