David Brooks
David Brooks
Celebrated Name: David Brooks
Real Name/Full Name: David Brooks
Gender: Male
Age: 62 years old
Birth Date: 11 August 1961
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality: Canadian
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 80 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Anne Snyder (m. 2017), Sarah Brooks (m. 1986–2014)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes 1 (Aaron Brooks)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is David Brooks Gay?: No
Profession: Political and cultural commentator
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $20 million
Last Updated: July 2024

David is an American conservative political and cultural commentator who is known for his writing for The New York Times. He is known for working at The Washington Times as a film critic and for The Wall Street Journal as a reporter and later op-ed editor as well as the senior editor at The Weekly Standard from its inception. David is also a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Atlantic Monthly, and a commentator on NPR and the PBS NewsHour.

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Early Life & Biography

Brooks was born in Toronto, Ontario. During his birth, his father was working on a PHD at the University of Toronto. He spent his childhood in housing development in Lower Manhattan at the middle-income Stuyvesant Town. At New York University, his father taught English Literature there while his mother studied 19th-century British history at Columbia University.

David is of the Jewish religion, but he rarely did he attend synagogue. David joined the Grace Church School, an independent Episcopal primary school in the East Village. His family relocated to the Philadelphia mainline when he was 12 in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and in 1979, he graduated from Radnor High School. In 1983, he graduated with a degree in history from the University of Chicago, where Robert Ardrey was his senior thesis on a popular science writer.

Brook used to frequently contribute reviews and satirical pieces to a campus publication. At some point, during his senior years, he drafted a lifestyle spoof William F. Buckley Jr., a wealthy conservative who was supposed to speak at the university. Luckily, when Buckley arrived to give his scheduled speech, he noticed Brook’s publications and asked whether he was in the lecturer’s audience and offered him a job.

Personal Life

Broke was married to Jane Hughes, who they had met during their school days as students at the University of Chicago. Jane converted to Judaism and changed her name to Sarah. They divorced in 2013. Brook moved on and married Anne Snyder, his former research assistant writer who is 23 years younger than him.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 11 August 1961, David Brooks is 62 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. His height is 170 cm tall, and his weight is 80 kg.


Brook became police for the City News Bureau of Chicago, which was owned by a wire service together with the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times upon his graduation. In 1984, he applied at Buckley’s National Review as an intern in mind of the previous offer he had received from him, and he was accepted.

His internship included an all reflection path to the spoof lifestyle brook had previously mocked, such as Yachting expeditions, Bach Concerts, dinners at Buckley’s Park Avenue apartment, and a villa in Stamford, Connecticut, and a constant stream of writers, politicians, and celebrities. After completion of his intern, he spent some time at the conservative Hoover Institution at Stanford University, where he wrote movie reviews for The Washington Times.

Brook was hired by The Wall Street Journal in 1986 as an editor of the book review section and filled in for five months as a movie critic. From 1990, the newspaper posted him as an op-ed columnist to Brussels for four years to which he covered Russia, the Middle East, South Africa, and European affairs.  Brook joined the neoconservative Weekly Standard during its launching in 1994, and after two years, he edited an anthology, Backward and Upward: The New Conservative writing.

In 2000, he published another book about cultural commentary called Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There to considerable acclaim. In 2004, his book was published called On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now And Always Have in the Future Tense, which was a sequel to his bestseller, Bobos in Paradise. He is also the volume editor of The Best American Essays that was published in 2012 and the author of The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievements

In 2006, he was a visiting professor of public policy at Duke University’s Terry Stanford institute of public policy, where he taught about the fall of that year. He taught a course at Yale University on philosophical humility. Brook was elected as board of Trustees at the University of Chicago as well as the board of advisor for the University of Chicago institute of politics in 2012.

Awards & Achievements

Brooks created an award to honor the best political and cultural journalism of the year and named The Sidney awards in 2005 to which awards are presented each December.

Net Worth & Salary of David Brooks in 2024

David Brooks Net Worth
David Brooks Net Worth

As of July 2024, David has an estimated net worth of $20 million. As the chairman of the board, president and Chief Executive Officer of Independent Bank, his total compensation of David brook at Independent bank as he is the highest-paid executives. He has authored and edited some of the best-selling books in the world, and this has contributed to his earning. He is also entitled to a salary in different chambers he holds either as a part of the board at the university and also appearances to make speeches.

Brooks is a leader who has a conservatizing influence on people and also to the upcoming young people who have love in the political fields.


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