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David Axelrod: Net Worth, Relation, Age, Full Bio & More

David Axelrod is a notable American politician and political consultant who belongs to the Democratic party and is the senior advisor to US President Barack Obama.

Who is David Axelrod?

David M. Axelrod is a political consultant as well as an analyst hailing from the USA. He worked as a journalist too who has been associated with the Chicago Tribune for a long time. Axelrod served as a senior advisor to the ex-president of the USA, Barack Obama. After being in politics for over forty years, the Politician has been a part of the effective decision-making processes of the country. Before getting hired as an advisor, Axelrod was an acquaintance of Obama for a long time. He is currently serving in the University of Chicago Institute of Politics as a director. The analyst has worked for the CNN network as a commentator. 

Following his political involvement in the ruling party, Axelrod has featured in notable media outlets and networks. A media consultancy firm named AKPD Message and Media was co-founded by the politician. Axelrod is a known personality as a podcaster too. He hosted the podcast titled The Axe Files and later found the podcast Hacks on Tap. The politician is a writer who released his memoir, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics.

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Quick Bio

Birth NameDavid M. Axelrod
Birth DateFebruary 22, 1955 (Age 66)
Birth PlaceNew York City, New York, USA
Birth SignPisces
Other NamesDavid Axelrod
Parent(s)Joseph Axelrod, Myril Bennett Axelrod
High SchoolStuyvesant High School
CollegeUniversity of Chicago 
ProfessionPolitician, Political Consultant, Analyst
Active Years1975- Present
CountryUnited States of America
Height6 feet 1 inch
Eye colourDark Brown
Hair colourGrey
Sexual OrientationStraight
Spouse(s)Susan Landau (1979- Present)
ChildrenLauren Axelrod, Michael Axelrod, Ethan Axelrod
Social Media HandlesTwitter


Net worth$4 million


What is David Axelrod’s profession?

  • David Axelrod is an American politician. He used to write for different media outlets while studying in college. After graduating from university, he received an internship offer from the Chicago Tribune. He worked in the newspaper agency for almost eight years. Axelrod left the job for politics and joined Paul Simon, ex-US senator. He worked in his political campaigns as a communications director. Following his success, Axelrod founded the political consultancy agency titled Axelrod & Associates in 1985. Soon after that, he joined Harold Washington in his campaign. Axelrod then served Richard M. Daley, the mayor of Chicago as a tactician. The political consultancy specialist gained fame after joining governor Neil Goldschmidt in 1990. He has also worked for the corporate consultancy firm Exelon. 
  • Axelrod joined Northwestern University as a professor in the 1990s. Barack Obama and Axelrod knew each other for a longer time. Obama even consulted one of his speeches with his old friend, Axelrod, in 2002. He joined Obama’s presidential election campaign in 2008 after a formidable selection of the party as he had a close relationship with Hillary Clinton. In the same year after winning the election, Obama chose Axelrod, the senior advisor of the ruling party. He has also served the president as a chief campaign strategist in the 2012 elections. Axelrod joined the University of Chicago in 2013 as a director. The political consultant released his memoir titled Believer: My Forty Years in Politics in 2015.

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Personal Information

What is David Axelrod’s physical appearance?

  • David Axelrod is a 66 years old political advisor. He is 6.1 feet tall and has dark brown eyes. Axelrod is known for his moustache. He attended Stuyvesant High School and graduated from the University of Chicago. Joseph Axelrod, Myril Bennett Axelrod are his parents. 


Who is David Axelrod’s wife? 

  • David Axelrod has been married to Susan Landau since 1979. The couple has three kids- Lauren Axelrod, Michael Axelrod, Ethan Axelrod.

Net worth

What are the income sources of David Axelrod?

  • David Axelrod is a renowned political advisor and analyst. His net worth is $4 million.


  • David Axelrod is 66 years old.
  • He has grey hair.
  • Axelrod’s birth sign is Pisces.

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