David Faber Net Worth

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Faber attended Tufts University and graduated in 1985 as a cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree majoring in English.

David started his career as part of the “Institutional Investor” magazine, which is a monthly periodical published by Euromoney Institutional Investor. He worked there for seven years before joining CNBC in 1993. Since joining CNBC, he’s worked on numerous documentaries including covering large corporations. Some of his well-known documentaries include articles on eBay and Wal-Mart; for his documentary entitled “The Age of Walmart”, he earned a 2005 Peabody Award and an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for Broadcast Journalism. He’s been called by CNBC co-workers as “The Brain”, thanks to his numerous ideas. He was considered for a co-anchor job at the popular CNN show “Moneyline” but only remained as a contender. Regardless, his net worth was growing steadily.

Currently, David works as part of “Squawk on the Street”. The show made its debut in 2005 as a one hour program, which was extended to two hours after two years and would then expand to three hours in 2011. It reverted to two hours in 2014 to make way for a spin-off show entitled “Squawk Alley”. The show is broadcast live at the New York Stock Exchange, and so follows the trading on Wall Street. David also has a monthly news program called “Business Nation”, which started in 2007, an hour long newsmagazine-style show that focuses on headlines in the business industry. It also touches stories in finance and economy that will affect the lives of Americans. The show’s format mainly shows three stories a month including investigative pieces, features, interviews, and profiles. It is the first newsmagazine show to focus on business and the success of the show has won it an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting in 2007.

Aside from his broadcast journalism career, David has authored three books. In 2002 “The Faber Report” was published, and seven years later he released “And Then the Roof Caved In”. His most recent book was released in 2010, and is entitled “Origins of the Collapse”, all adding somewhat to his net worth.

For his personal life, it is known that David married business journalist Jenny Harris in 2000, who is the daughter of lawyer Jay Harris. She is the fraternal twin sister of the musician Jesse Harris. Faber’s mother is Belle B. Faber who is the associate director of the American Jewish Congress.

Structural info

  • Full Name: David Faber
  • Net Worth: $40 Million
  • Date Of Birth: March 10, 1964
  • Died: July 28, 2015, San Diego, California, United States
  • Place Of Birth: USA
  • Profession: Journalist
  • Education: Tufts University
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Jenny Harris (m. 2000)
  • Parents: Belle B. Faber, Norman L. Faber
  • Nicknames: David H. Faber , The Brain
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidfaber
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1311951/
  • Nominations: News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting – Long Form
  • Movies: Arbitrage
  • TV Shows: America Now, Bull Session, Squawk on the Street, Business Nation


  • Release of his book, “And Then the Roof Caved In: How Wall Street’s Greed and Stupidity Brought Capitalism to its Knees”. [2009]
  • Release of his book, “The Faber Report: CNBC’s “The Brain” Tells You How Wall Street Really Works and How You Can Make it Work for You” by David with Ken Kurson. [2002]
  • Son-in-law of Marie Masters and Jay Harris.
  • Joined CNBC in 1993 after seven years at Institutional Investor.
  • Graduated cum laude from Tufts University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English.
  • In 2001, he was considered to be a strong contender for the co-anchor chair of CNN’s then-popular Moneyline (1980).
  • His wife, Jenny Harris (born 1970), is the executive producer of Moneyline (1980) at CNN in New York. She graduated from Cornell University.
  • Market news analyst for CNBC’s Squawk Box (1995).


Title Year Status Character
Billions 2016 TV Series David Faber
Arbitrage 2012 CNBC Newscaster
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 2010 Newscaster
Title Year Status Character
The New Age of Walmart 2009 TV Movie
The eBay Effect: Inside a Worldwide Obsession 2005 TV Movie written by
The Big Heist: How AOL Took Time Warner 2003 TV Movie documentary
Title Year Status Character
CNBC Originals 2009-2010 TV Series Himself – Host / Himself – Reporter
The New Age of Walmart 2009 TV Movie Himself – Host
Tavis Smiley 2009 TV Series Himself
Frontline 2009 TV Series documentary Himself – Anchor, CNBC
Scam of the Century: Bernie Madoff’s Crime & Punishment 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself – CNBC Business News
The Big Heist: How AOL Took Time Warner 2003 TV Movie documentary Host
Squawk on the Street 2012-2015 TV Series Himself – Co-Anchor
Squawk Box 2013-2014 TV Series Himself – CNBC Host / Himself – Substitute Co-Anchor
Jeopardy! 2012 TV Series Himself – Celebrity Contestant
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt 2011 TV Series Himself
Meet the Press 2011 TV Series Himself – CNBC Host, ‘Strategy Session’
Too Big to Fail 2011 TV Movie Himself


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