Dave Portnoy Twitter, Net Worth, and More: Things to Know About Barstool Sports' Founder

Dave Portnoy
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Dave Portnoy is the founder of Barstool Sports. Portnoy founded Barstool in 2003 and has grown it into one of the most popular sports blogging websites on the internet. Here's everything you need to know about the outsized personality that is the face of Barstool Sports.

Dave Portnoy Net Worth

Portnoy's net worth is currently $118 million, according to a very reliable source.

Dave Portnoy Twitter

Here is a link to Portnoy's Twitter account. His Twitter picture is indeed his mugshot.

Dave Portnoy Barstool Sports

As previously mentioned, Portnoy is the original founder of Barstool Sports, made with the tagline "By the common man, for the common man." Portnoy started out printing actual newspapers and delivering them by hand, eventually building up Barstool to where it is now, an online blogging site about all sorts of topics with an absolutely massive online following.

Dave Portnoy Wife

Portnoy married Renee Satherthwaite in 2009, and the pair separated in 2017.

Dave Portnoy Penn National Gaming

Earlier in 2020, Portnoy struck a massive deal with Penn National Gaming. Penn valued Barstool at $450 million and bought 36 percent of the company for $163 million in January.

Dave Portnoy Stock Trading

When COVID-19 shut down the sports world and every media company was struggling for content, Portnoy began to day-trade on the stock market and broadcast his adventures on Twitter. Given the very unstable state of the stock market right now, it has been an interesting endeavor.

Dave Portnoy Colin Kaepernick

Portnoy was on the receiving end of no small amount of criticism over the last weekend of June after several videos were unearthed that cast an unflattering, shall we say, light on the Barstool founder. One video showed Portnoy using a racial slur while singing and another pair of videos captured a segment of an old Barstool Rundown from 2016 where Portnoy compared Colin Kaepernick to a terrorist and said he looks like "a Bin Laden." You can look through all the videos yourself here. The videos really gained traction after Jemele Hill tweeted about them.

Portnoy released one of his patented Emergency Press Conferences to address the videos and the comments he made.