David Pecker
David Pecker
Celebrated Name: David Pecker
Real Name/Full Name: David Jay Pecker
Gender: Male
Age: 72 years old
Birth Date: September 24, 1951
Birth Place: The Bronx, New York, USA
Nationality: American
Height: 5’10’’
Weight: 75kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Karen Pecker
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): Yes(Karen Pecker)
Is David Pecker Gay?: No
Profession: CEO of American Media
Salary: $1.75 million annually
Net Worth in 2024: $14 million
Last Updated: July 2024

David Pecker is the man behind famous magazine company and supermarket tabloids, American Media. He is the CEO of AMI as well as the publisher of National Enquirer, Star, Sun, Globe, Weekly World News, Muscle and Fitness, Men’s Fitness many more. He is known for his catch and kills operation, which included exclusive rights to buy the stories that would embarrass his friend Donald Trump. He prevented these stories from getting public during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Maybe you know about David Pecker 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 Pecker’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

David Pecker was born on September 24, 1951, to a Jewish family in The Bronx, New York City. His family was poor as his father was a bricklayer who died in 1967 when he was just 16, and to support his mother, he started bookkeeping for the local businesses in New York. Later he graduated from Pace University.

Later after college, he began his career as an accountant at the Price Waterhouse. Later in 1979, he joined the accounting department at CBS’s magazine division, and then he became the president and controller there.

Personal Life

It isn’t much known about his married life, but it is known that he married Karen Balan in 1987. He was also in a bit of controversy when his National Enquirer published the text messages between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his affair. Later, Jeff Bezos accused the National Enquirer of extortion and blackmail. He accused National Enquirer of releasing Bezos’ intimate pictures.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on September 24 1951, David Pecker is 72 years old as of today’s date 12th July 2024. His height is 5’10’’ tall, and his weight is 75 kg.


CBS sold its magazine division to its manager, Peter Diamandis. He later sold the magazine to Hachette Filipacchi Medias. After the departure of Diamandis, three years later, Pecker was made the CEO of this media corporation. He left this corporation in 1999 for American Media.

Pecker is currently the chairman and CEO of AMI. He has more than ten magazines under him. He also serves as on the board of directors of iPayment Holdings Inc. In August 2018, his interaction was heavily reported with President Donald Trump. Then he resigned as a director of Postmedia Network Canada Corp, which is the leading Canadian media company. He was in this position since October 2016.

He was entangled in the controversy when reports came that he commenced the catch and kill operation. This operation included the trade of exclusive rights to publish the stories that would embarrass President Donal Trump during the 2016 Presidential Campaign.

In a meeting in August 2014, he offered Trump that he would use the National Enquirer to catch and Kill and any allegations of biased and sexual affairs against Trump. Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen also requested him to buy the rights to Stormy Daniel’s story, but he refused to do so.

Later, Pecker and AMI were investigated for this operation. This type of tactic may have represented undeclared ‘in-kind’ campaign donations under the FCC rules. Later in March 2018, a lawyer Karen McDougal filed a harsh lawsuit against the AMI in Los Angeles Superior Court. She did this to invalidate the NDA agreement that would prevent her from speaking about her and the alleged affair of her with Donal Trump.

Later on, February 27, 2019, Cohen testified that he and Pecker conspired to ‘catch-and-kill’ stories that might have damaged Donald Trump.

Awards & Achievements

The major achievement of David Pecker is becoming the CEO of American Media, which is one of the major media companies around the world.

Net Worth & Salary of David Pecker in 2024

David Pecker Net Worth
David Pecker Net Worth

David Pecker is paid around $1.75 million annually, and this makes his net worth to be around $14 million as of July 2024. He is an American businessman, and most of his earnings come from American Media Inc. He is also an investor and invests in many companies which earn him a desirable amount of money over a specific time.

In 2014 he was able to make $4.4 million and all this due to his hard work and unusually large incentive bonuses. He currently lives in a home in Boca Raton, Florida, and he purchased this home in 2015 for $2.82 million. Today the estimated value of this home is $3.75 million.

David Pecker is one of the most influential and successful businessmen in the USA. He has devoted most of his work to magazine business and has been doing great since he joined AMI. He started from rags as he started from a small job like bookkeeping, and today he owns more than ten magazines. He is nothing else but the inspiration for all of us.


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