John Avlon’s Net Worth, Education, Family & Career

John Avlon is an American author who also served as a columnist for The New York Sun and is the managing director of The Daily Beast. He is a political analyst who is best known for leading The Daily Beast in having 1.1 million readers per day. While still working for the website, he also accepted the offer from CNN to be its senior political analyst.

Besides his work in politics and media, he is also a successful author of three books which have garnered a good deal of appreciation from the readers. Even in his books, Avlon talks about the political scenarios of the USA in the past and the present.

Biography & Wiki Summary

Popular NameJohn Avlon
Real NameJohn Phillips Avlon
Date of birthJanuary 19, 1973
Age51 years old
Place of birthUSA
FatherJohn Jeffrey Avlon
MotherDianne Alexander Phillips
BrotherReynolds Avlon
SpouseMargaret Hoover
DaughterTonka Lou Avlon
SonJack Avlon
OccupationAuthor, Political Analyst, Columnist, and 
Net worth4 Million USD
Height5 ft 6 in.
Weight73 kg
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
Instagram idjohnavlon
FacebookJohn Avlon

John Avlon Net Worth

Avlon started his career as a speechwriter for the former mayor Rudolph Guiliani, and now he is working for CNN.

He has come a long way by working hard for all these years.

His years of effort have paid him off with a good amount of fame and fortune. Till last year, Avlon had a net worth of 4 million USD.

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John Avlon’s Family and Parents

The expert political analyst was born to his parents, John and Dianne. While his father was a lawyer by profession, his mother was a homemaker who stayed back at home and took care of both him and his brother.

Besides the fact that his grandparents were immigrants with Greek ancestry and a little bit here and there about his parents, Avlon has not shared much about his family background.

However, he has shared that he has been friends with the former US Deputy National Security Advisor, Matthew Pottinger, since his childhood days.

John Avlon’s Wife and Relationship

Avlon is married to Margaret Hoover. Like Avlon, Hoover also has a thing for politics.

She is the great-granddaughter of Herbert Hoover, the 31st president of the USA, and is currently working as a host and political commentator for the show PBS Firing Line.

The couple has not shared how they met, but they have shared the news of getting married in 2009.

The couple welcomed their son Jack in 2014, followed by their daughter Tonka in 2015.


Avlon completed high school at Milton Academy in Milton. After high school, he joined Yale University, where he earned his BA degree in political science and American stories.

Once he graduated from Yale, he earned an MBA degree from the Columbia Business School.

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Avlon started his career by taking the job of speechwriter for former Mayor Rudolph Guiliani.

Guiliani was impressed by the skills of the young speechwriter and promoted him to work as the chief speechwriter and the deputy director of policy.

Avlon worked for the former mayor for four years before joining The New York Sun as its columnist and associate editor.

He worked for The New York Sun for four more years before working a year for Newsweek as a political editor.

After leaving The New York Sun, he immediately didn’t join Newsweek. Instead, he accepted the offer to join The Daily Beast just after one month of its establishment.

Avlon joined as a columnist but made his way to being the editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast.

During his time with Beast, Avlon made new history by attracting 21 million unique visitors to the site. He took the website at its peak, for which it received more than seventeen journalism awards.

While still working with the Beast, Avlon also started working for GTN, a united talent agency, and CNN.

At GTN, he joined as an author and political commentator, while at CNN, he joined as its senior political analyst and fill-in anchor.

He started working in both establishments in the same year and is still working there.

Besides being affiliated with the media, Avlon has also established himself as an author. He has published three books so far and has received a positive response for them.

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