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# 168 Donald Newhouse 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 4/23/2024
$46.0M (0.38%)

# 168 Donald Newhouse 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 4/23/2024
$46.0M (0.38%)
OccupationPresident, Advance Publications
Source of WealthMedia
ResidenceNew York, New York
Marital StatusWidowed
EducationDrop Out, Syracuse University
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$1.22B
Donald Newhouse
Donald Newhouse
United States
Net worth: $12.2B

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Biographical Information

Donald Edward Newhouse, born in 1929, is an American billionaire and business magnate.
He and his late brother, Samuel 'Si,' inherited the publishing and broadcasting empire, Advance Publications, from their father, Samuel Irving Newhouse Sr., in 1922.
Donald played a significant role in overseeing the newspaper business built up by his father, including the daily Staten Island Advance.

Business Empire

Advance Publications, owned by Donald, encompasses Condé Nast, publisher of iconic magazines like Vogue, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker.
The media conglomerate also controls dozens of newspapers across the US, including The Star-Ledger, The Plain Dealer, and The Oregonian.
Additionally, Advance Publications holds a controlling stake in Discovery Communications and has stakes in Warner Bros. Discovery and social news site Reddit.

Media Industry Challenges

In response to the tumultuous media environment, Conde Nast, under Donald's leadership, sold W Magazine, Brides, and Golf Digest in 2019.
The company faced challenges, leading to layoffs of 100 employees in May 2020.

Family and Personal Life

Donald's brother, Si, who ran Conde Nast for years, passed away in October 2017.
Donald married Susan Marley in 1955, and the couple had three children: Katherine Irene, Michael Andrew, and Steven O.
The couple's primary residence was in New York City, and they often spent weekends on their farm in New Jersey.
Susan Newhouse, Donald's wife, passed away in 2015 from primary progressive aphasia, the same rare disorder that afflicted Si Newhouse.


In January 2020, Donald donated $75 million to Syracuse University's S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, named after his father.
In March 2021, Donald and his wife Susan launched a fund at the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) with a $20 million donation, the largest in the charity's history.

How long would it take you to become as rich as Donald Newhouse?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 43.95% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach Donald Newhouse's net worth of $12.2B.

Is this realistic? It depends how closely the VIX-TA-Macro Advanced model performs to its history in the future. Since Grizzly Bulls launched on January 1, 2022, it's returned 34.07% compared to 5.08% for the S&P 500 benchmark.

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Donald Newhouse is very wealthy, but what's stopping you from reaching that same level of success? As summarized in our five fundamental rules to wealth building, becoming wealthy in a modern capitalist economy is not complicated. There's actually only three variables:

  1. Your starting capital
  2. Your earnings after expenses
  3. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of your savings

Most people start with zero or very little, so if you weren't born into wealth, don't fret! The majority of the fortunate folks listed in our Grizzly Bulls’ Billionaires Index came from middle class or lower backgrounds. The most distinguishing characteristic of the group is their ability to consistently earn a high CAGR on their savings.

Every billionaire has a unique strategy to achieve high CAGR. For Donald Newhouse, Media is the primary source. Whether you choose to invest your savings in your own businesses or the businesses of others is not as important. The salient piece of the puzzle is ensuring that your hard-earned savings are generating sufficient CAGR to reach your long term goals.

Most people simply invest their money in index funds and call it a day. There's nothing wrong with this approach, but it guarantees relative mediocrity. To achieve greatness, you need to invest your money to earn higher than average returns. In the long run, better investors will always finish ahead of better earners.

Source: Grizzly Bulls reporting

Methodology: Grizzly Bulls' Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's billionaires and richest people. Grizzly Bulls strives to provide the most accurate net worth calculations available. We pull data from public equity markets, SEC filings, public real estate records, and other reputable sources.

The index is dynamic and updates daily at the close of U.S. stock market trading based on changes in the markets, economy, and updates to Grizzly Bulls' proprietary algorithm of personal wealth calculation. Stakes in public companies are tracked daily based on the relevant closing prices of the underlying securities. Additionally, stakes in private companies, cash, real estate, and other less easily valued assets are updated periodically through careful analysis of insider transactions, comparable public company sales / EBITDA multiples, etc.

Edited by: Lee Bailey