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Co-founder of the recording label, Asylum Records.

Relationship Facts of David Geffen

David Geffen is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is not straight and is gay.

What is the relationship of David Geffen?

According to the data from Married Biography, David Geffen’s current relationship status is possibly single.

When it comes to the relationship, he had never expressed a lot. However, in 1992, he came out as gay.

Previously, he was in a relationship with the singer, Cher. They started dating in 1974. Later, they ended their relationship after 11 years in 1985.

In 2012, during an interview, Cher mentioned at the point of his life, he was the right person.

Relationship Timeline

Relationship TypeTotalTime Duration
Dating311 years, 8 months

Relationship History With?

  • Marlo Thomas (1996)
  • Steve Antin (1989 – 1990)
  • Cher (1974 – 1985)

David Geffen: Biography in Details

Who is David Geffen?

David Geffen is a business personality and Producer. He is the co-founder of the recording label, Asylum Records.

Instagram Backlashed

Recently, David Geffen posted a self-seclusion picture on a luxury superyacht, Rising Sun. In the post, he mentioned that he is hoping that everybody is staying safe.

For the post, he faced backlash from many followers including the TV personality, Meghan McCain who tweeted that his action was just shameful and grotesque.

David Geffen- Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Parents, Siblings

David Geffen was born David Lawrence Geffen on the 21st of February 1943 in New York City.

His father, Abraham Geffen was a pattern maker. His mother, Batya Volovskaya used to own a clothing line store, Chic Corsets in Borough Park. They met Mandatory Palestine. Later, they migrated to the United Nation.

David Geffen
Caption: David Geffen (Source: Business Insider)

He had a brother, Mitchell Geffen. They are of Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity. Mitchell was an attorney by profession.

Geffen’s Education

In 1960, David Geffen graduated from New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn, New York. Later, he attended the University of Texas at Austin for a semester only.

Later, he joined Brooklyn College in New York. However, he dropped out of college as well.

Early Career

In his early career, David Geffen went through many odd jobs including usher at CBS-TV Studio and receptionist position in the CBS series, The Reporters. However, he was fired from the job when he suggests some improvement in the scripts.

Later, David Geffen started his career as an agent when the casting director of the show jokingly remarked that he might be a great agent. After that, he started working with the William Morris Talent Agency.

David Geffen- Professional Career

– In a very small time interval as a music agent, David Geffen started managing artists like Laura Nyro. Moving forwards, he maintained good relations with the coming stars including Joni Michell, Janis Joplin, Crosby, and Stills.

– In 1970, he co-founded the recording label, Asylum Records with Elliot Roberts. The recording label became famous for Southern California folk rock. By the time, it also signed the artist like Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and bands like the Eagles. 

– In 1971, David Geffen sold Asylum Records to Warner Communications which turned out to be the biggest deal at the time. However, he remained to be the president of the recording label after the merger too. In 1977, he took semi-retirement as he was diagnosed with cancer.

– Moving forwards, in 1980, David Geffen founded Geffen Records with the capital investment with Warner Bros. Records. Later, he expanded the recording label to Geffen Film Company with the help of Warner. Under the production house, he produced broadway musicals like Dreamgirls, Little Shop of Horrors, and Cats. 

– In 1994, he founded the studio, DreamWorks SKG studio along with the filmmakers like Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg. Later, in 2008, he left the studio.

Geffen’s Awards & Honors

  • 1990- Daytime Emmy for Beetlejuice. 
  • 2010- Ahmet Ertegun Award by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • 2011- President’s Merit Award for his contribution to the music industry.

David’s Net Worth, Salary

In the entertainment world as of 2023, David Geffen is the richest man in the world with a net worth of $10 billion USD. In 1990, he sold the Geffen Records for $550 million.

A year ago, in 1989, David Geffen made the business with a recording label that was worth $225 million. Also, he owns the super yard, Rising Sun worth $590 million in the present value.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

David Geffen has blue eyes with light hair. His height is 5 feet 9 inches and weighs around 80 kg.

Social Media Profiles

Last, David Geffen was active on Instagram with the handle, @davidgeffen with around 104k followers.

He is not seen on Facebook and Twitter.


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