For those of you who do not know who Dave Portnoy is, shame on you. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Barstool Sports, even more shame should be bestowed upon you. Here is some more info on Barstool if you are not fmailiar with them.
Barstool Sports is a digital media company that produces content focused on sports and pop-culture. Founded by David Portnoy in 2003 in Milton, Massachusetts, the company’s two primary investors are The Chernin Group and Penn National Gaming. Barstool Sports is currently headquartered in New York City.
Barstool began in 2003 as a print publication which was distributed in the Boston metropolitan area and offered gambling advertisements and fantasy sports projections, but later expanded to encompass other topics. It launched on the internet in 2007. In April 2014, AOL announced that they would be airing exclusive online content from Barstool Sports.
The Chernin Group purchased a majority stake of Barstool on January 7, 2016 and it was announced that the headquarters would move to New York C ity. In 2020, Penn National Gaming purchased a 36% stake in Barstool Sports from the founders for $163 million, including $135 million in cash and $28 million in Penn non-voting convertible preferred stock. Following the sale, The Chernin Group maintains a 36% stake in the company, while Portnoy continues to run the site and retains creative control over conten
I have personally known of Barstool for many years, but really have not been in depth following the organization or its employees except for over the past year. I was really lured into the Pizza Reviews Portnoy conducts throughout New York and now all across the country. For whatever reason, they become addicting to watch. I will likely never visit many of these places, but I find it imperative that I guess the score he is going to give.
From there, I started following Portnoy and his organization more closely and became enthralled with Barstool’s entire existence. The way Portnoy runs his ship is how more businesses should be run. He gives his employees plenty of freedom to be successful, but has no problem giving them shit, even if done so publicly, if needed.
Portnoy is legitimately one of the most quick witted and humorous social media personas out there today. The man has a knack for comedic timing and does it effortlessly. Check out the video below to see of Portnoy’s funniest moments below, whether they were bits, pizza reviews, or just podcast recordings. It is definitely worth watching!
In other Barstool news, it seems everyone knows about Dave Portnoy’s love life as he is dating model Silvana Mojica. I wasn’t even familiar with who she was, but recently had a chance to look at her Instagram. And to answer the question in the headline, yes, she is that hot! Take a look at some of her pictures below!