David McWilliams (Economist) Biography and Wiki
David McWilliams is a renowned Irish economist, podcaster, journalist, and writer. David initially worked as an economist with the Central Bank of Ireland between 1990 and 1993, UBS Bank, and the Banque Nationale de Paris.
McWilliams is the author of five books, including The Pope’s Children, The Good Room, Renaissance Nation, The Generation Game, and Follow the Money, and has written columns for the Irish Times and Irish Independent.
McWilliams has been an incredible economist and was ranked the 10th most influential economist in the world. In January 2007, he was selected as one of 250 Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum.
In 2010, David co-founded two annual events: the Dalkey Book Festival with his wife, Sian, and Kilkenomics a festival-style conference that combines economics with standup comedy.
David McWilliams Age, Birthday, and Nationality
McWilliams was born in 1966 in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin was raised in Windsor Park, Moskostown, Dublin, Ireland. David is around 56-57 years old since he has not yet disclosed his exact date and month of birth. Moreover, he is of Irish nationality.
David McWilliams Height
McWilliams stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) and weighs about 68 Kg.
David McWilliams Family| Parents
McWilliams was born in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland to his loving parents. His father, of Scottish descent, worked in a chemical and paint production line while his cork-born mother was a teacher. However, he has not yet disclosed the identities of his parents.
David McWilliams’s Wife and Children
McWilliams is happily married to his lovely wife Sian Smyth, a retired corporate lawyer from Belfast, Northern Ireland. The couple is blessed with two children including a daughter Lucy McWilliams who is a musician. He currently resides in Dublin, Ireland with his lovely family.
David McWilliams Podcast
In 2019, McWilliams launched his own podcast The David McWilliams Podcast, and hosts it alongside John Davis. The podcast aims to make economics easy, accessible, and more understandable.
McWilliams Education Background
After completing high school, McWilliams attended Blackrock College in Dublin and later joined Trinity College where he graduated with a degree in economics in 1988. David later earned his Masters in economics from the College of Europe, Belgium in 1989.
David McWilliams’s Salary
David makes around $120,000 annually from his podcast and from writing weekly economic columns for the Irish Times and Irish Independent.
David McWilliams Net Worth
Without a doubt, McWilliams has amassed quite a good fortune from his extensive career as an economist, writer, and journalist for more than three decades now. Therefore, McWilliams has an estimated net worth of about $11 million as of 2023. His net worth was been gradually increasing over the years.
David McWilliams Books
- The Pope’s Children (2005)
- Follow the Money (2009)
- The Generation Game (2007)
- The Good Room (2012)
- Renaissance Nation (2018)