David Neeleman
David Neeleman
Celebrated Name: David Neeleman
Real Name/Full Name: David G. Neeleman
Gender: Male
Age: 64 years old
Birth Date: October 16, 1959
Birth Place: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Nationality: American, Brazilian
Height: 1.75 m
Weight: 74 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Vicki Vranes Neeleman (m. 1980-2013)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (10)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): No
Is David Neeleman Gay?: No
Profession: Businessman and Entrepreneur
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $450 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

David Neeleman is mainly known for his work as a commercial airline entrepreneur. He is the founder of five well-known commercial airlines: Morris Air, West Jet, Jet Blue Airways, Breeze Airways, and Azul Brazilian Airways. Also, about titles, he is the CEO of Breeze airways and the Chairman of Azul Brazilian Airlines.

He also owns 45% of another commercial airline, TAP Air Portugal pf Europe, with Humberto Pedrosa and Aigle Azur. He is one of the most established businessmen and believes that there is a long way to go so that he reaches the top.

Maybe you know about David Neeleman very well But do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of David Neeleman’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

David Neeleman was born on 16th October to Gary, his father, and Rose Neeleman, his mother. Gary used to work as a foreign correspondent as he loved the country, Brazil. Neeleman completed his studies in the United States. He graduated from Brighton High school after David Eccles School of Business and then from The University of Utah.

He was always a business-minded person as he started a business of packaging timeshares and airline tickets for tours in Hawaii which also became successful. After college, he was also approached by June Morris for another venture. He also promised his favorite home country that he would go back and do something for the country.

David Neeleman also kept the promise as he founded ‘Azul’ that connected different cities of Brazil which previously did not have air connectivity. Other airlines do not have the best customer-centered service in some areas, and for the same, he founded Breeze Airways. Neeleman’s grandfather owned a grocery store and heat at a very small age, even helped in there, thus proving his interest in the business world.

Though he had dyslexia and faced problems in his studies, that did not stop him from becoming the incredible businessman he is now.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 16 October 1959, David Neeleman is 64 years old as of today’s date 21st July 2024. His height is 1.75 m tall, and weight is 74 kg.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

One of the most interesting facts about the famous businessman is that he has citizenships of three countries: The United States, Brazil, and Cyprus. When he was just 19 years old, he served a two-year mission in Brazil following his father’s footsteps as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The entrepreneur faced a lot of psychological difficulties in his childhood, like dyslexia and Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, popularly known as ADHD. But with the help of his parent’s support and his own will, he successfully overcame all these problems. He married Vicki Vranes, and the couple was blessed with nine children.

But unfortunately, the couple parted ways. He is also the brother of one of the founders of the American health care company, HealthEquity, Stephen.


Neeleman was the executive vice president and is the co-founder of Morris Air. He was also the CEO of Hp acquired Open Skies, a touch screen airline reservation, and check-in systems company. Then he also started two consecutive airlines, West Jet and JetBlue Airways.

He founded Azul, a domestic carrier for Brazil, and thus helped a lot of people who were unable to fly before. Neeleman is the chairman and principal investor of his brother, Mark’s new company named Vigzul.

David is also a partner in owning the TAP Air Portugal Group. It will maintain Portugal’s main hub for airlines minimum of 30 years. He also founded Breeze Airways, which is one of his new projects.

Awards & Achievements

David Neeleman has contributed a lot to the commercial aviation industry and was also awarded the Tony Jannus Award for the same in 2005. His launched airline, Azul, is currently Brazil’s third-largest airline.

Net Worth & Salary of David Neeleman in 2024

David Neeleman Net Worth
David Neeleman Net Worth

David Neeleman is one of the most common names for the aviation sector. So, before even starting to discuss his net worth, it is very clear that he is very serious about his work as a businessman. This is why he also has a good amount of earnings. Starting from Morris Air to the new venture of Breeze Airways, he has always worked hard. As of July 2024, His estimated net worth is around $450 million.

There is a lot more to this hard-core businessman. He has a heart that thinks for all common people out there. Once, he donated all of his salaries to the JetBlue Crewmember Crisis fund, which helped its employees who had fallen on hard times. There is a lot of things that his fans admire him for.


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