David Geffen- Net Worth, Money and More

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Net Worth :$5 Billion


David Lawrence Geffen was born on February 21, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. David Geffen is the founder of Dreamworks SKG. He is an American business magnate, producer, film studio executive and also philanthropist. He is a very talented man and is famous all over the world for his work. He is a rich multi billionaire of the era. He has a lot of property one ever thought. David Geffen is known for his work for creating Asylum records in the year 1970, Geffen Records in the year 1980 and DGC Records in the year 1990. Not only is this, he is the founder of Dream Works in the year 1994.

Early life


David Geffen was born in Brooklyn to Abraham Geffen and Batya Volovskaya, who owned a clothing store in Borough Park called Chic Corsets by Geffen. Talking about his parents, they both were Jewish immigrants and met in British-mandated Palestine and later moved to United States. Moving over to his education, he graduated from New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn and later attended Santa Monica College, California. He is a college drop out.

Personal Life


David Geffen is an openly gay and is named in the list of fifty most powerful gay men and women in America in the year 2007. He wrote books and gave his voices to many albums. He has an older brother Mitchell Geffen and has two daughters. David was the subject of an American Masters PBS television documentary titled Inventing David Geffen. The book, The Operator: David Geffen Builds, Buys and Sells in the New Hollywood was released in the year 2001.his autobiography is also out in the market titled, The Rise and Rise of David Geffen which was released in the year 1997.



David Geffen is also involved in various causes and donated for many notable works today. He lies to spend his money in good works and is involved in American Foundation for equal rights. David Geffen actively supports this foundation which aims at protecting the rights of every citizen. Not only is this, he also supports David Geffen Foundation which aims at AIDS research and learning the gay rights. Talking about his collectibles, he sold two 20th century paintings including a Jasper Johns and a Willem de Kooing for a total of $143.5 million.

Awards and Honors


He has received a lot of honors in his life for his work and is the rich billionaire of the era. In the year 2010, he was named as one of the 2010 recipients of Ahmet Ertegun Award from Rock and Roll Hall of Frame. In the year 2011, he received another award with the President’s Merit Award for “Indelible contributions to the music industry” which he received at the 53rd Grammy Awards.



David Geffen has always lived a luxurious life and is a one of the most successful man in the world. His net worth is $5 billion. He is the man who can afford all the comfort of the world and own many mansions. In the year 1975, he sold the Asylum records to Warner Bros for $7 million. He owns one of the finest collections of postwar American art in the world. The American art include valuable pieces by Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. Talking about his philanthropy side, he donated $200 million which is the largest gift ever recorded in the history of the university.

Talking about his mansion, he owns three, one is Beverly Hills mansion which is spread in 9.4 acre area and is $47.5 million worth not only is this, he spent another $45 million on its renovation work which also includes $20 million on landscaping alone. Another one is Malibu home which is said to be one of the affluent and influential residents in the area. It has an extravagant view with majestic exterior and amazing bathroom, dining room and bedroom. The third one is NYC Penthouse which he owns for $54 million. This mansion is spread in 12,000 square foot area. This central park penthouse is built on 785th avenue and has the highest price ever paid in NYC. It has 7 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms 3 kitchens and a wood paneled library. Talking about his hobbies, he owns a Rising Sun Yacht which is the sixth largest yacht in the world and he purchased it from Larry Ellison and is worth $250 million. The opulent interiors are built by Seccombe Design. The luxury yacht offers various facilities lie spa, sauna, gymnasium, private cinema and a basketball court. The ultra-luxurious yacht has 8000 square feet area and has 82 rooms on 5 stories. Not only is this, it can accommodate 45 crew members and up to 16 guests.

He does not own a single yacht but another one also which is Pelorus yacht. He bought it from Russian billionaire’s ex-wife Irina Abramovich for $300 million. It is counted as the top 20 largest yacht in the world. This luxurious yacht includes spa pool, and installed helipads, new zero speed stabilizers and extra wave runners and can house 18 guests with 48 members of staff. He most interesting hobby is the collection of American art work. It is reported that, he sold 4 paintings for $420 million and 5th one for $134 million which is the most expensive painting one ever sold.

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