David Neeleman Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Feb 08, 2024 By Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Originally Published on Nov 03, 2023
David Neeleman has studied at Brighton High School, University of Utah, and David Eccles School of Business.
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About David Neeleman

David Gary Neeleman, the renowned Cypriot-Brazilian-American entrepreneur and businessman, was born on October 16, 1959. David Neeleman is a citizen of Brazil, the United States, and Cyprus. His siblings are Stephen Neeleman, Julie Neeleman Millard, Pamela Neeleman-Clark, and Mark Neeleman.

David Neeleman is the founder of Morris Air, JetBlue Airways, WestJet, Breeze Airways, Azul Brazilian Airlines, Humberto Pedrosa, and Aigle Azur.

David Neeleman: Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is David Neeleman’s net worth?

David Neeleman's net worth is estimated to be $400 million as of 2023.

How much does David Neeleman earn per year?

Information about the monthly income of David Neeleman as of 2023 is not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is David Neeleman?

David stands at a height of 5 ft 10 in (177.8 cm).

How old is David Neeleman?

David, who was born on October 16, 1959, is 63 years old as of 2023. His zodiac sign is Libra.

Childhood And Education

David Neeleman was born in São Paulo, Brazil, on October 16, 1959, to Rose Neeleman and Gary Neeleman. He has four siblings named Stephen, Julie, Mark, and Pamela Neeleman. David Neeleman's father was a United Press International reporter in Brazil during the first few years of David's life. His family moved to Cottonwoods, Utah, a community close to Salt Lake City when he was five years old.

When he was nine years old, he used to work at his grandfather's shop with his brothers, helping out at the register. Neeleman attended Brighton High School. He attended the University of Utah for further education after high school but dropped out after three years.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is David Neeleman’s partner?

Neeleman is married to Eva Neeleman as of 2023.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

His professional journey commenced in 1984 when he and June Morris, the proprietor of Salt Lake City-based Morris Travel, co-founded Morris Air, a low-cost airline.

David Neeleman also founded JetBlue, which he started in 1998.

In 2013, he invested heavily in Vigzul, a startup providing home security and surveillance, and as of 2023, he serves as the company's chairman. David Allred started it after Mark Neeleman, David's brother, came up with the concept.

David is a man with a diverse set of business skills and ideas, and he has founded several aviation businesses. In June 2018, he revealed plans for a new US airline called Breeze Airways, previously code-named 'Moxie', and raised $100 million for this startup, situated in Salt Lake City.

As of 2023, he is the Chairman and CEO of Breeze Airways.

Charity Work

In 2002, David Neeleman contributed his whole $200,000 salary, plus a $90,000 bonus, to the JetBlue Crewmember Crisis Fund, which was formed to help JetBlue Airways workers with financial difficulties.

What awards has David Neeleman won?

David Neeleman won the Tony Jannus Award in 2005, the Airline Strategy Awards in 2021, and the Aviation Week Network's 65th Annual Laureate Awards in 2020. He was also inducted into the 2019 David Eccles School Of Business Hall Of Fame.

Other Interesting David Neeleman Facts And Trivia

  • His brother, Dr. Stephen Neeleman, MD, a general and trauma surgeon, was a co-founder of the American healthcare firm HealthEquity, and his nephew, Zach Wilson, is a quarterback for the New York Jets.
  • David Neeleman was previously married. In 1980, he married Vicki Vranes. Among the ten children he and Vicki have together are Ashley, Hannah, and Seth Neeleman. However, the couple divorced in 2013.
  • He worked on the executive planning committee of Southwest Airlines for five monthsin 1993.

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David Neeleman Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

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David Neeleman

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Place of Birth

São Paulo



178 cm

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Businessman, Entrepreneur


University of Utah

Net Worth



Eva Neeleman


Gary Neeleman, Rose Neeleman


Mark Neeleman, Stephen Neeleman, Julie Neeleman Millard, Pamela Neeleman-Clark
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Written by Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason

Bachelor of Science specializing in Mass Communication.

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Adekunle Olanrewaju JasonBachelor of Science specializing in Mass Communication.

With over 3+ years of professional experience, Olanrewaju is a certified SEO Specialist and Content Writer. He holds a BSc in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos. Throughout his dynamic career, Olanrewaju has successfully taken on various roles with startups and established organizations. He has served as a Technical Writer, Blogger, SEO Specialist, Social Media Manager, and Digital Marketing Manager. Known for his hardworking nature and insightful approach, Olanrewaju is dedicated to continuous learning and improvement.
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