Quick Facts of David Portnoy

  • Full NameDavid Portnoy
  • Net Worth$100 Million
  • Date of Birth22 March, 1977
  • NicknameDavid
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceSwampscott, Massachusetts
  • Ethnicity White
  • ProfessionBusinessperson
  • Nationality American
  • Eye colour Brown
  • Hair colour Brown
  • SpouseRenee Portnoy
  • EducationUniversity of Michigan
  • Online PresenceInstagram

David Portnoy is an American businessman, podcast host, and blogger who gained fame as the founder of Barstool Sports. Further, David is known by other names as El Presidente and sometimes El Pres.

David was previously in a marital relationship with Renee Satterthwaite.  So here we are to gather more facts about David Portnoy’s marital involvement and separation. Read the full article and know more about his career, earnings, as well as many more.

About Portnoy

David Portnoy was born March 22, 1977, in Swampscott, Massachusetts, United States of America. As per his nationality, he is an American and of white ethnicity. Most of his childhood spent in his birthplace, Swampscott, Massachusetts with his family. As of 2020, his age is 43.

Talking about his educational background, Portney attended Swampscott High School. After completing high school, David went to study at the University of Michigan from where he earned a degree in education.

Wife – Renee Portnoy

David Portnoy is a married man. He tied the knot with his long term sweetheart, Renee Portnoy. In 2009 David and his former wife, Renne shared the wedding vows in a private ceremony after staying in a relationship for a year. Likewise, the divorced couple married for nearly 8 years.

Image: David Portnoy with his ex-wife, Renee Portnoy Source: Biowikis

Later, in January 2017, David announced that he separated from his wife without disclosing the actual reason for their separation. As of now, David lives a single life in Boston. Besides, Portnoy is active in social media. Though he is active, he has kept his Instagram account private which makes the media unable to grave all the information regarding his private life.

Career Overview

After completing his graduation, David Portnoy started his career working at a local technology market research firm, named Yankee Group. David began publishing a newspaper in 2003 with only four black-and-white pages featuring gambling spreads that improved by writing about other topics and attracting more advertisers.

Photo: David Portnoy Source: New York Post

Later, David contracted with both local and national brands, including the Lyons GroupMiller Lite, and Bud Light. In 2003, he launched a campaign to become the Mayor of Boston following the retirement of longtime Thomas Menino. Sadly, he was not qualified for the election after raising more than $16,000 in campaign contributions.

Since then, Portney extended his business to the online where franchise sites are located in many major US cities, such as New York City, Washington, Philadelphia, Iowa, and Chicago. He also uses a website to sell tickets


On 12 May 2015David was arrested by police in New York after he and three Barstool Sports employees were handcuffed on the floor of the NFL headquarters. David was again involved in controversy on 28 June 2018 after host of Barstool’s Chicks in The Office Ria Ciuffo called him on the air giving comments about his appearance. 

Net Worth – $100 Million

As of 2021, David Portnoy has an estimated net worth of $100 Million. He gathered all the money from his successful career as an internet celebrity, blogger, and founder of the satirical sports and pop culture blog Barstool Sports. He has been working on his website since 2003, and now it is one of the famous blogs of all time. As being an owner of a famous blog, he earns an average of $1.4 million unique visitors in a month.

So far, Barstool received a valuation of $100 million in the year 2018. According to Erika Nardini, CEO of the Barstool, there was an investment of around $25 million on the website by the Chernin Group.

David Portnoy's House
Image: David Portnoy’s House Source: Boston magazine

Except for this, Davis gives some of his income to charities and other non-profitable organizations. Back in November 2015, he bought a home in New York for $2 Million. The house features four bedrooms. Hence, he is living a luxurious life.


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