How much is Dan “Big Cat” Katz worth?
|Net Worth:||$3 Million|
|Date of Birth:||January 30, 1985|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Dan Katz
Dan Katz is an American journalist podcast, producer, and television personality. He gained popularity in the mid and late years of the 2010s after he became part of the podcast “Pardon My Take” that airs on the Barstool Sports Network and has more than 2 million listeners per episode. In addition to that radio podcast, he has worked on many other Barstool Sports productions such as “The Barstool Rundown” and “Barstool Sports Advisors”.
How Did Dan Katz Get So Rich?
Associating himself with the prosperous digital company Barstool Sports is how this podcaster and television personality became rich. When he first joined the company, he wrote several shows. Soon after he earned the trust of the officials, he was announced as one of the hosts of the podcast “PMT” (an acronym for “Pardon My Take”). The podcast, which focuses on comedy and sports, began airing in February 2016. Around that time, Katz developed the nickname “Big Cat”.
Ever since its debut, the comedic sports podcast has been consistently releasing new episodes. Just a week after it premiered, it was able to take over various podcast charts, with the most notable being that of iTunes. It has an audience of 1 million listeners and by the end of the year was named one of the best podcasts of the year by Apple. Over the next three years, the show continued to grow and obtain millions of listeners. From his work on the show, Katz has earned a little over $80.000 per year and his overall net worth now exceeds $2 million.
Why Is He So Famous?
Dan Katz became famous after he began working for Barstool Sports Network. His real full name is Daniel Thomas Katz and he was born on January 30, 1985, in West Newton, Massachusetts. Just like most of his educational history, no member of his family is known to the public. He attended a local elementary school (it’s still undisclosed) before transferring to the Newton North High School. After his graduation from high school, he was interested in attending the University of Illinois at Chicago to pursue an education in business, however, he changed his mind.
Instead, he moved to Wisconsin, and there, he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he studied marketing and journalism from 2003 to 2007. After he received his bachelor’s degree, he began working as a journalist for various radio and talk shows in the Wisconsin area. His resume impressed Erika Nardini, the chief executive officer of Barstool Sports and soon, he joined the network. At first, he worked as an executive producer and journalist of various radio shows and slowly began appearing on podcasts.
What Makes Him So Successful?
What makes Dan Katz so successful is his ability to write, produce, and star in podcasts and television series of Barstool Sports. Concurrently with his work on the aforementioned PMT podcast, he also became the executive producer of the television series “The Barstool Rundown: Live from Houston, Texas”. Besides producing, he also appeared as himself in all four episodes of the reality, alongside his colleagues Glenny Balls and Kevin Clancy.
The other two shows that the Big Cat has starred in as himself and contributed to are “Barstool Sports Advisors”, “The Kyle Brandt Football Experiences”, and “The Ryan Russell Show”. In the former, he appeared as himself on an episode that focused on boxers like Jacob Adkins, Bryce Becker, and Anthony Corel. His most recent appearance was on Kyle Brandt’s show entitled “Football Experience”, where he hosted an episode titled “Week 13”. Also recently, Katz collaborated with fellow podcaster Alex Rodriguez for the creation of the podcast “The Corp” that premiered in December 2018.
Dan Katz is one of the most well-known podcasters in the Chicago area. The radio and television personality began his career in the early 2010s, just after he received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Milwaukee-Madison in journalism. He impressed the officials at Barstool Sports and quickly secured a multi-year contract with them.
Presently, in addition to his work on the chart-topping podcast ”Pardon My Take“, he also appears on other Barstool Sports projects and has earned more than $2 million in the past few years. He is also a popular social media personality that has more than 1 million followers on Twitter and Instagram.