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David Murdock Net Worth

David Murdock Net Worth 2018: Wiki, Married, Family, Wedding, Salary, Siblings

David Murdock net worth is
$2.6 Billion

David Murdock Wiki/Biography

Born David Howard Murdock on the 11th April 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri, he is a businessman, best known to the world as the owner of the Dole Food Company, the largest retailer of fruit and vegetables in the world, as well as other business ventures.

Have you ever wondered how rich David H. Murdock is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Murdock’s net worth is as high as $2.6 billion, an amount earned through his successful career, which has been active since the ‘50s.

David H. Murdock Net Worth $2.6 Billion

David grew up with his two sisters in Montgomery Township, Ohio. The Murdock family lived off David’s father’s work as a traveling salesman and his mother’s cleaning. Since his father was often away from home, David developed a close relationship with his mother, but she passed away when she was 42 years old from cancer. David left school when he was in 9th grade, and never matriculated. When the World War 2 broke out, he was drafted into the US Army.

Following the end of the War, David moved to Detroit, however, he ended up being homeless and destitute. Struggling in the first couple of years, David’s luck smiled upon him, when he secured a loan of $1200 to buy a diner that was almost bankrupt, and turned it into an up-and-coming concern, such that he sold it ten months later for around $2000, and headed to Phoenix, Arizona, where he settled and started developing his business operations in real estate, with moderate success until 1960, when the real estate market collapsed. After that, his next stop was Los Angeles, where he continued with real estate, until in 1978 he gained control of International Mining. David’s kingdom gradually increased, and in the early ‘80s, he moved a step forward by becoming the largest shareholder of Occidental Petroleum. He sold his stake of Iowa Beef to the company, which immediately made him the largest shareholder.

Since the start of the ‘80s, David’s business career has gone only upwards, which certainly increased his wealth to a large degree. He was the owner of the Cannon Mills in Kannapolis, North Carolina from 1982 to 1985 when he sold it to Fieldcrest, and then took over Castle & Cooke which made him the owner of the Dole Food Company, which he acquired privately later in 2003. He turned Castle & Cooke from a nearly bankrupt firm into a real estate resort, which increased his wealth to a large degree, while with the Dole Food Company, he became the most famous name in the fruit and vegetable production in the world.

Aside from Dole Food Company and Castle & Cooke, David is also the owner of Pacific Clay which produces brick products, and at one time owned the Hawaiian island of Lanai’I, which he sold to Oracle owner Larry Elison in 2022.

Regarding his personal life, David has married five times; his third marriage to Gabriele lasted from 1967 until her death in 1985 from ovarian cancer, and with whom he had two children, and also was the adoptive father to Gabriele’s son Eugene. Unfortunately, Eugene and one of his sons died; surviving son, Justin, is CEO and executive chairman of NovaRx, and senior vice president of investments for Castle & Cooke. David has been married to Tracy since 1999.

David is also known for his philanthropic activities; he was a large contributor to redeveloping of the biotechnology research center, the North Carolina Research Campus. Furthermore, he has been heavily involved in donations towards cancer research, life extension, and has founded the Dole Nutrition Institute, while also opeingd the California Health and Longevity Institute. He has stated that he wants to live up his 125th birthday.


Full NameDavid H. Murdock
Net Worth$2.6 Billion
Date Of BirthApril 11, 1923
Place Of BirthKansas City, Missouri, United States
Height6' 1" (1.85 m)
ProfessionBusinessman
NationalityAmerican
SpouseTracy Murdock (m. 1999), Gabriele Murdock (m. 1967–1985)
ChildrenJustin Murdock, Gene Murdock, David H. Murdock Jr.
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0613784/
MoviesMysterious Human Heart, Critical Condition With Hedrick Smith
#Fact
1As David Brown, ESL Teacher Los Angeles Unified School District/Division of Adult and Career Education [July 2004]
2He is also an educational consultant specializing in online and onsite ESL and Literacy programs for business and industry. [July 2004]
3As David Brown (uncredited), he was a West Point recruit in the 1952 Universal film "Francis Goes to West Point" starring Donald O'Connor.
4As David Brown (uncredited), he was William Tallman's stand-in in the 1952 RKO film "One Minute to Zero" starring Robert Mitchum and Ann Blythe.
5Was a stand-in in "One Minute to Zero" starring Robert Mitchum and Ann Blyth in 1952, and an extra in "Francis Goes to West Point" starring Donald O'Connor in 1953.

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NovaTV Series documentary producer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2014 supervising producer - 1 episode, 2016
American ExperienceTV Series documentary associate producer - 2 episodes, 1997 producer - 1 episode, 2015
Skeletons of the Sahara2013TV Movie documentary producer
Nova ScienceNow2012TV Series documentary producer - 1 episode
The 9/11 Surfer2012TV Special documentary post producer
Iceman Autopsy2011TV Movie documentary producer
Powering the Future2010TV Series documentary producer - 1 episode
Bill Moyers' Journal2008TV Series documentary producer - 1 episode
The Mysterious Human Heart2007TV Series documentary producer
National Geographic ExplorerTV Series documentary producer - 1 episode, 2006 field producer - 1 episode, 2005
Hunter & HuntedTV Series documentary series producer - 9 episodes, 2005 producer - 4 episodes, 2005
Taboo2004TV Series documentary supervising producer - 2 episodes
National Geographic: 21 Days to Baghdad2003TV Movie documentary producer
FrontlineTV Series documentary producer - 2 episodes, 2000 - 2002 associate producer - 1 episode, 1997
Mission Rescue2002TV Series documentary producer - 1 episode
Critical Condition2000TV Movie documentary producer
Surviving the Bottom Line1998TV Movie documentary producer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NovaTV Series documentary 2 episodes, 2014 - 2016 written by - 1 episode, 2012
American Experience2015TV Series documentary 1 episode
Skeletons of the Sahara2013TV Movie documentary
Nova ScienceNow2012TV Series documentary 1 episode
Powering the Future2010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Mysterious Human Heart2007TV Series documentary
National Geographic: 21 Days to Baghdad2003TV Movie documentary
Mission Rescue2002TV Series documentary
Frontline2002TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Critical Condition2000TV Movie documentary story
Surviving the Bottom Line1998TV Movie documentary

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hunter & Hunted2005TV Series documentary 5 episodes
Mission Rescue2002TV Series documentary

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NovaTV Series documentary additional camera operator - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2014 additional camera - 1 episode, 2016
Nova ScienceNow2012TV Series documentary camera operator - 1 episode
National Geographic Explorer2006TV Series documentary additional videography - 1 episode
Frontline2002TV Series documentary camera operator - 1 episode

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nova2012-2014TV Series documentary 2 episodes
Nova ScienceNow2012TV Series documentary 1 episode
Iceman Autopsy2011TV Movie documentary
Critical Condition2000TV Movie documentary segment director

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nova2012TV Series documentary researcher - 1 episode
Iceman Autopsy2011TV Movie documentary researcher

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2006CINE Golden EagleCINE CompetitionTelecast - Professional Non-Fiction Division: Environment and Natural ScienceHunter & Hunted (2005)
1998CINE Golden EagleCINE CompetitionHistoryAmerican Experience (1988)

Known for movies


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