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Things To Know About David Novak: Age, Family, Married, Net Worth, & Awards

David Novak

David Novak is the co-founder and CEO of two diverse, successful ventures. One is the “Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM)” from the food industry, and the other is from the digital platform named “David Novak Leadership.” David Novak is also a successful book author with some of The New York Times bestsellers in his pocket.

Who Is David Novak?

Are you familiar with Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) that includes KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell. One of the world’s largest restaurant companies with over 45,000 branches over 135 countries and territories. Well, David Novak is the co-founder, retired Chairman, and CEO of that popular restaurant Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM). He was retired in 2016.

Sixty-eight years old David Novak was born in 1953 in Beeville, USA, and got his bachelor’s degree in journalism with an advertising minor from the University of Missouri.

Where is David Novak Now?

David Novak is currently a co-founder and CEO of the digital leadership development platform “David Novak Leadership.” Platform, where people get, assist in becoming better leaders by teaching viral Heart writing and Hardwiring skills.

Well, the list doesn’t end there, as David Novak is also getting success in his career as an author as he is also a bestselling book author. While “Taking People With You: The Only Way To Achieve Big Things,” “The Education of an Accidental CEO: Lessons Learned from the Trailer Park to the Corner Office” are his The New York Times bestseller. His latest publication is “O GREAT ONE! A Little Story About the Awesome Power of Recognition“.

Leadership expert David Novak is devoted to make the world a better place. And for that, David Novak believes developing leaders of all ages through his leadership platform is one of the solutions. Also, he is set to achieve the goal through his family’s Lift-a-Life Foundation, Lead4Change, Global Game Changers, and the Novak Leadership Institute.

David Novak lives in his lavish house. That is located in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. 

Who Is David Novak’s Family?

David Novak was the oldest child of his parents’ three children. And he is the only son of his parents Charles Novak and Jean Novak.

His government surveyor father raised David Novak. Who makes latitudes and longitudes for the nation’s mapmakers. And would move the family to the following location every three months. This frequent shift and nomadic life contributed to making him a better leader and one of the factors of his success.

Whereas David Novak’s mother was the one who encouraged him to be socialized and initiates communication with others.

David Novak is married to his wife, Wendy Novak.

How Much Net Worth Does David Novak Have?

The net worth was disclosed on August 25, 2015. And over the last 18 years, David Novak has owned over 8,170 Comcast Corp stock worth over $17,251,695 and sold CMCSA stock worth over $18,515,436. Also, he makes $321,346 as Independent Director at Comcast Corp.

While estimated David Novak’s net worth to be $1,725,000 as of 2021. Based on his estimated salary as an actor to be $492,900.

Before co-founding and success of Yum Brands, David Novak started his journey as an advertising copywriter at Ketchum advertising agency.

He also had experience as a president at both KFC and Pizza Hut. Also, a senior management authority at Pepsi-Cola Company as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales.

And he later co-founded and became the CEO of Yum! Brands from 1999 to 2015.

In 2016, David Novak launched OGO (O Great One!) enterprises to help people develop leadership and a bestselling book author.

Honors And Awards

David Novak has been honor with several awards as ” 2012 CEO of the Year” by Chief Executive magazine, one of the world’s “30 Best CEOs” by Barron’s, one of the “Top People in Business” by FORTUNE, and one of the “100 Best-Performing CEO’s in the Worlds” by Harvard Business Review.

And In 2015, Horatio Alger Award also became a lifetime member of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.

Additionally, the 2012 UN World Food Program Leadership Award for Yum! Brands. And 2008 Woodrow Wilson Award.