John Skipper is an American television executive Chairman of DAZN Group. He is a former president of ESPN, an American multinational primary cable sports channel, and Co-Chairman of Disney Media Networks.
Film Producer, Television producer, Book editor, Businessperson
Former President of ESPN, and Chairman of DAZN Group
Family and Siblings
Date of Birth:
19th December 1955, Monday
Age (As in 2021):
66 Years Old
Lexington, North Carolina, United States
Manhattan, New York City
1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A.)
2. Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (M.A.)
In a Relationship
Jessica Skipper (1984-?)
Carmen Busquets (2018-present)
1. Nicholas Huntley Skipper (B.1985)
2. Clay Raymond (B.1989)
5 Feet 6 Inches (170 cm)
156 lbs (71 KG)
Awards & Nomination
1. Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly (2014, 2011, 2010)
2. Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Long Feature (2012)
3. Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Studio Show – Daily (2010)
4. Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Edited Sports Special (2012)
5. Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Feature (2012 & 2014)
6. Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Open/Tease (2007)
7. Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Special (2010)
1. Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly (2012, 2013, 2014)
2. The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award (2008, 2009)
3. Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Open/Tease (2009, 2011, 2012)
4. Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding New Approaches Sports Programming (2013)
On December 19, 1955, John was born in Lexington, North Carolina, United States. He is currently 66 years old. John Skipper currently resides in Manhattan, New York City. He is from a White ethnicity, and his zodiac sign is Sagittarius, whereas his religion is Christianity.
Family and Education:
Skipper has not included much about his personal life in social media. John has not disclosed any information related to his parents and siblings. However, John has two adult sons with Jessica. Their first son Nicholas Huntley Skipper was born on December 3, 1985. He is 35 years old, and his second son Clay Raymond was born in 1989. He is 32 years old.
Before John and Jessica divorce, they lived in New York. He and his two adult sons live in Manhattan now.
John Skipper is graduated from Columbia University of Arts and Sciences with a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in North Carolina at Chapel Hill in English Literature.
John Skipper began his career publishing, rising to senior roles with Rolling Stone, US, and Spin magazines. In 1997, John launched ESPN The Magazine and held various leadership positions, including Executive Vice President of Content (October 2005) before being named President.
From 2012-2017, he served as ESPN President and Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks. Before joining DAZN in May 2018, Skipper spent more than two decades with The Walt Disney Company.
Personal Life: Wife & Girlfriend
John Skipper married Jessica Skipper after participating in love affairs in 1984. They planned their wedding in North Carolina in front of some influential friends and family. Unfortunately, his married life was not much successful, and they are separated. But he has not mentioned any other details about their details.
After his divorce, he began dating Carmen Busquets in 2018. When John and Carmen first met, they were both in the process of rebuilding their lives after having taken them apart in our ongoing quest to be autonomous.
Who is Carmen Busquets?
Carmen Busquets is a Venezuelan entrepreneur, philanthropist, and investor who was a pioneer in the fashion-tech industry. She was a co-founder and early investor in Net-a-Porter, and she was one of the first professional investors to recognize the value of luxury e-commerce. Busquets was born on August 17, 1965, and is now 56 years old.
He stands 5 feet 6 inches and 170 centimeters tall. He weighs about 156 pounds in pounds and 71 kilograms in kilograms. John also has light blue eyes and white hair. However, his body measurements are not reported in the media.
How Much is John Skipper Salary or Net Worth?
John has an annual salary of $8 million. Moreover, he has a total net worth of $20 million, and he bought a house worth $ 2.3 million in Lenox Hill in 2015.
Rumer and Controversy
On November 4, 2017, according to The New York Post, there was a rumor that the ESPN network will be taking him in 3 more years besides the original agreement that ended in 2018.
On December 18, 2017, John confessed that he was abuse towards substances and had been suffering from addiction for a long time, so he announced that he would be resigning from ESPN president to focus on his treatment.
Other Facts You Need To Know About John Skipper:
American television executive Chairman’s new goal is to make watching sports online a big business, starting in the U.S. with boxing.
John loves to play cricket, chess, and football at a young age and adult.
John does not like wasting much time on social media.
During John’s tenure as his ESPN network president, he gained recognition for negotiating large Television rights contracts for sporting events.