Whatever Dave Portnoy Touches Seems to Turn to Gold, Including His Net Worth

In 2022, during a visit to Rite Aid, Dave Portnoy revealed that he accrued nearly 45 million American Express reward points!

Distractify Staff - Author

Apr. 1 2024, Updated 2:42 p.m. ET

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Fans of Barstool Sports know the name Dave Portnoy very well. The media conglomerate, which first started as a print publication in 2003, has become one of the biggest sports media websites of all time. And while there has been some back and forth on ownership of the sports media company, Dave remains the face of the brand.

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Aside from Dave's sports media business, he has long made headlines for various issues — from details about his love life to new ventures that include a pizza series to conquering the podcast world.

With that in mind, fans have long thought about how Dave is doing in the financial department. So, what is Dave Portnoy’s net worth? Here’s the full scoop.

David Portnoy at an NBA game
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How did Dave Portnoy get rich?

As of this writing, Dave is currently working with a net worth of $150 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. This figure directly reflects Dave’s work as founder of Barstool Sports, which is home to various podcasts, gambling content, merchandise, alcohol brands, TV shows, and more.

David Portnoy

Internet entrepreneur and sports media figure

Net worth: $150 million

David Portnoy is an American businessman known for being the founder of Barstool Sports.

Birth name: David Portnoy

Birthdate: March 22, 1977

Birthplace: Swampscott, Mass.

Father: Michael Portnoy

Mother: Linda Portnoy

Marriages: Renee Satherwaite (m-2009-2017)

Education: University of Michigan

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Dave sold stakes in Barstool Sports over the years, before re-acquiring the brand in August 2023.

According to Investopedia, Penn Entertainment initially became a stakeholder in Barstool Sports in 2020, and gained full control in February 2023, in a deal valued at $551 million. By August 2023, however, Dave decided to repurchase the company for $1, resulting in Penn potentially suffering a loss of between $800 million and $850 million, the media site reported.

So, with the success of Barstool Sports in mind and Dave’s business portfolio, it’s easy to see why he has amassed such a hefty net worth — and was able to accrue nearly 45 million American Express reward points! Dave disclosed this major achievement in a TikTok video during his visit to Rite Aid in October 2022. Because American Express points vary depending on how they are redeemed, Dave's accrual is estimated to be worth between $225,000 and $900,000.

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Dave Portnoy likely earns income from his YouTube channel, One Bite Pizza Reviews.

If there's one thing we can be sure of about Dave, it's that he has a passion for both sports and pizza. In an attempt to try and rate 'za from all around the world, and broadcast his opinion about it, the Barstool Sports owner launched the YouTube channel, One Bite Pizza Review, in 2015. To this day, Dave regularly visits pizzerias, giving his fans an update on where they can find the best — and worst — pizza.

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With over 1.25 million subscribers and more than 849 million views across all videos, it’s evident Dave is boosting his income with his pizza review channel. While Dave's straightforwardness and honesty about the pizza are likely key factors in attracting attention, they have also occasionally led to criticism.

In August 2023, David got into a screaming match with Dragon Pizza owner, Charlie Redd, during his review of the pizza shop.

“I gave this place maybe the worst score I’ve given in a long time,” Dave said after rating Dragon Pizza a 6.4 out of 10 due to his belief that the crust was too floppy and the amount of parmesan on the pizza was off.

“I can say peacefully that this pizza is trash,” Dave unapologetically said.

Charlie didn't take too kindly to Dave’s review and accused him of being harsh to small businesses.

In the end, Dave labeled that pizza shop as “the worst pizza place in America.”

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