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David Axelrod Wiki, Wife, Children, Family, Net Worth, CNN

Updated On: 18 Jun, 2019

David Axelrod Wiki, Wife, Children, Family, Net Worth, CNN

Quick Information

Date of Birth February 22, 1955
Age 64 Years 3 Month(s)
Citizenship American
Profession Political Consultant and Analyst
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Susan Landau (m. 1979)
Divorced No
Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth Not disclosed
Ethnicity White
Children/Kids Lauren Axelrod (Daughter), Michael Axelrod (Son), Ethan Axelrod (Son)
Height 1.88 m
Education Stuyvesant High School, University of Chicago
Parents Myril Bennett (Mother), Joseph Axelrod (Father)
Siblings Joan Lehrich (Sister)

David Axelrod is an American political analyst as well as a political operative. Best known as the Chief Strategist for the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama, David Axelrod is famous for being the former advisor to the President of the United States of America.

The ‎Democratic man and most influential men in Washington have his ways when pulling strings in the media as he is now in the spotlight.

Career and Progression

After the graduation, he was hired by Chicago Tribune. David became a political columnist as well as the City Hall Bureau Chief for the paper. He worked for eight years old and covered local, state, and national politics. In November of 2008, David declared as a Senior Advisor to the administration of Obama. His role was to communicate the President’s message in coordination with President Obama and crafting the policy.

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David is the founder of ASK Public Strategies as well as AKPD Message and Media. At the University of Chicago, David established a bipartisan Institute of Political in January 2013. Later, on 19th February, he joined MSNBC and NBC News as a senior political analyst. Until September 2015 he was positioned to move to CNN. In September 2015, he acceded to the Axe-Files as a top political commentator.

How Much is His Net Worth?

Through his hard work and determination, David has earned and built a good living for him as well as his family. David has an estimated net worth of 3 million dollars but is still on the rise; He has a stable income in salary may it be a few million dollars he has not officially stated to the media. Living a comfortable and healthy life he has with family when he is not working the microphone at CNN. 

In April 2019, David Axelrod, who leads the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics and his wife Susan Landau sold their mansion for $2.5 million. The house which consists of three-bedroom, 3,320-square-foot condominium unit in Water Tower Place was listed for sale for $3.25 million back in August 2018. But, later, they decreased the price and listed it for $2.95 million in March 2019. 

The house has  4½ baths, quarter-sawn solid oak floors, premium surround sound, a wet bar, automatic shades in every room, and other features in it. The duo repurchased their mansion in 2012 for $1.7 million. 

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Personal Life

David has been married to his wife Susan Landau since 1979. His wife, who is an immigrant, is a co-founder of the Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy which was established in 1999.

The lovely couple first met when they were at the University of Chicago when she was just a business student. The couple has three children together, Lauren, a daughter, and his two sons Michael Ethan Axelrod. 

David Axelrod's wife, Susan with their daughter Lauren, who had the Epilepsy (Photo: Parade) 

Their first child, Lauren, was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was just seven months old. Back in time when Lauren had epilepsy, David and Susan rushed her to the hospital where they stayed for a month where doctors were unable to stop Lauren's seizures. Lauren suffered over twenty-five seizures a day despite the numerous drug trials, special diets, and experimental therapies. Later, she went under the risky surgical treatment where holes were drilled over her skull to implant the electrodes for reducing the seizures. However, the treatment failed. 

Later, Lauren improved over the years and had gotten better ever since.

Currently, David and Susan live together, and they have no records of being married before or is the couple plans on getting divorced. The happy couple has been living happily and is more concentrated on their work, keeping themselves busy. Also, his tweet on 16 March 2019 about his wife is proof that he still mainatains healthy relationship with his wife.

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Short Bio

He was born on February 22, 1955, he is now 64 years of age, growing up in Stuyvesant Town area of New York City. He is from a liberal Jewish family through his parents, his mother Myril Bennett was a journalist, and his father Joseph Axelrod was a psychologist. He has a very tall height for a man his age; he has white ethnicity and has an American nationality.