Stephen Dubner Freakonomics, Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Podcast, and Net Worth

Stephen Dubner Bio | Wiki

Stephen Dubner is an American author, journalist, podcast, and radio host. Currently, he serves as the host of Freakonomics Radio and is the co-author of the popular Freakonomics book series. Stephen joined Freakonomics Radio in Greater New York City Area in April 2005.

He quit his first career as an almost-rock-star—to become a writer. He has worked for The New York Times and published three non-Freakonomics books.

Stephen Dubner Age

Stephen was born on August 26, 1963, in Duanesburg, New York, United States. He is 58 years old.

Stephen Dubner Height

He is a man of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (Approx. 1.72 m).

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Stephen Dubner Family

He was born and raised in Duanesburg, New York to his parents Solomon Dubner and Florence Greenglass. Stephen grew up as the youngest of eight children in a devout Roman Catholic household. His parents having from Judaism to Catholicism before his birth.

However, as an adult, Stephen himself converted back to Judaism, an experience he chronicles in his first book, Turbulent Souls: A Catholic Son’s Return to His Jewish Family. His father worked as a copy editor at the Troy Record and died in 1973 when Stephen was 10 years old.

Stephen Dubner Wife

Stephen is married to his beautiful wife Ellen Binder, a documentary photographer. Together, the couple is blessed with two children a son Solomon and a daughter. The family resides in New York City. During his free time, Stephen walks his dog in Central Park early in the morning, watches an FC Barcelona game with his son, and spends the afternoon cooking dinner with his daughter.

Stephen Dubner Education

In 1984, he graduated from Appalachian State University in North Carolina, where he studied in the College of Fine and Applied Arts. While there, Stephen played in a rock band, The Right Profile, which later signed with Arista Records shortly before he decided against a career in music. In 1990, he received a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Columbia University, where he also taught English.

Stephen Dubner Podcast | Freakonomics

In 2010, Stephen and his co-author Steven Levitt launched a weekly podcast, Freakonomics Radio, which was getting 15 million global monthly downloads as of 2018. On March 5, 2020, he appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. He also hosts Freakonomics Radio Live!, formerly Tell Me Something I Don’t Know, a game-show version of the podcast in which contestants share incredible, little-known facts in front of a live audience.

Stephen Dubner Freakonomics Book

Stephen met Steven Levitt, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago when his editor asked him to write a profile on Levitt for The New York Times Magazine. At the time, Stephen was writing a book on the psychology of money and didn’t have much interest in meeting Levitt. Upon meeting Levitt, Stephen extended the two-hour interview to three days.

After the publication of his 2003 Times Magazine article, Stephen and Levitt was asked to co-write a book, which cemented their partnership. In 2005, William Morrow published Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. Freakonomics became translated into 40 languages and sold 5 million copies worldwide.

Stephen and Levitt co-authored three other books: SuperFreakonomics in 2009, Think Like a Freak in 2014, and When to Rob a Bank in 2015.

Stephen Dubner Net Worth

He earns his wealth from his career, therefore, he has amassed a fortune over the years. Stephen’s estimated net worth is $10 million.

Who Is Stephen Dubner

Stephen is an American author, journalist, podcast, and radio host. He serves as the host of Freakonomics Radio and is the co-author of the popular Freakonomics book series.

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