David Neeleman Biography and Wiki
David Gary Neeleman is a Brazilian-American businessman and entrepreneur who is famously recognized for founding five commercial airlines: Morris Air, WestJet, JetBlue Airways, Azul Brazilian Airlines, and Breeze Airways. He also owned 45% of TAP Air Portugal, a commercial airline in Europe along with Humberto Pedrosa and Aigle Azur. He reputably became a citizen of Cyprus in 2017.
David Neeleman Age and Birthday
David was born on October 16, 1959, in São Paulo, Brazil. He is 61 years old as of 2021. His birth sign is Libra.
David Neeleman Height
Neeleman is of average stature, He stands at an estimated 5 feet 10 inches (Approx 1.77m) with moderate weight.
David Neeleman Education
David attended the University of Utah, a public research university in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he studied and graduated. In Addition, he also attended the David Eccles School of Business.
David Neeleman Family, Parents
Neeleman is the proud son of Gary Neeleman(father) and Rose Neeleman(mother). His dad used to work in the newspaper business while his mom is an author who wrote a recipe book titled A Taste of Brazil. He grew up in Utah, United States alongside his four siblings, brothers Mark Neeleman, Stephen Neeleman, and sisters; Julie Neeleman Millard and Pamela Neeleman-Clark.
David Neeleman Siblings
His brother, Mark Neeleman is the founder and CEO of Bamazon Technologies while Stephen Neeleman is the Vice Chairman of HealthEquity and lastly, his sister, Pamela Neeleman-Clark works in the real estate industry based in Utah.
David Neeleman Wife, Is He Married?
Moving on to his marital affairs, the famed entrepreneur was previously married to Vicki Vranes. The ex-couple became espoused in 1980 but unfortunately parted ways in 2013 due to reasons unknown to the public. As a result of the divorce, his ex-wife received multiple million dollars as compensation.
David Neeleman Kids
Neeleman and his ex-wife are blessed with 10 children. Further details regarding his kids will be updated soon when disclosed.
David Neeleman Net Worth
David Neeleman has an estimated net worth of $400 million as of 2021. This amount is from his extensive career as a businessman and entrepreneur among other investments.
David Neeleman New Airline
David announced plans for a new US airline called Breeze Airways for which he raised $100m capital in June 2018. Later on July 17, 2018, Breeze Airways signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for 60 A220-300 aircraft to be delivered beginning in 2021.
On October 30, 2013, Along with his brother Mark James, Neeleman announced the launch of a new company named Vigzul which specializes in home security, and monitoring services.