David Miles Hogg is an American gun control activist and author. He has made a name for himself in the wake of the tragic 2018 Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
Hogg was a student at the school when the shooting occurred, and he gained national attention for his outspoken advocacy for stricter gun control measures in the aftermath.
Through his activism, writing, and entrepreneurship, Hogg has amassed an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2023.
David Hogg Bio
|Full Name||David Miles Hogg|
|Date of Birth||April 12, 2000|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Occupation||Activist, Author, Entrepreneur|
|Years Active||2018 – Present|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
David Hogg Age
Having been born on April 12, 2000, David Hogg is currently 23 years old as of 2023.
David Hogg Height and Physical Stats
David Hogg is tall and slim, He stands about 6 feet tall (183 cm) and weighs around 180 pounds (82 kg). He has short brown hair and blue eyes.
|Height in feet||6 feet|
|Height in cm||183 cm|
|Weight in Kg||82 kg|
|Weight in pounds||180 pounds|
|Hair Color||Short brown hair|
Early Life and Education
David Hogg was born on April 12, 2000, in Los Angeles. His mom was a teacher and his dad was an ex-FBI agent.
When David was 14, they moved to Parkland, Florida where he went to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He was a senior when the tragic shooting happened on February 14, 2018.
17 people died and over 17 more were injured. David was in his environmental science class when the shooting started. He and his classmates hid in a closet. He interviewed them and posted videos while they hid from the shooter.
After graduating high school in 2018, David took a year off to advocate for gun control and campaign in the 2018 elections. He got into Harvard and majored in philosophy, graduating in 2023.
Becoming an Activist
After surviving the shooting, David became a passionate spokesperson for gun control. With his classmates Emma Gonzalez and Cameron Kasky, he started Never Again MSD to push for gun law changes through protests, marches, and laws.
David criticized politicians who took National Rifle Association (NRA) donations. He wanted universal background checks, bans on assault rifles, and raising the age to buy guns to 21.
He helped organize student walkouts and the huge March for Our Lives protest in Washington D.C.
Advocacy and Boycotts
David called for boycotting companies, politicians, and media figures tied to the NRA or lax gun laws. He went after FedEx, Amazon, Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, and Sinclair Broadcast Group. This pressure made some cut NRA ties.
David faced conspiracy theories, rude gestures, and death threats. But he kept pushing for common sense gun laws. His speeches and TV interviews made him a leader of NeverAgain.
Author and Honors
In 2018, David co-wrote the book #NeverAgain about surviving the shooting and gun activism. It was a New York Times bestseller, with proceeds going to charity.
For his work, David was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2018. He also won a Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award and the Peace First Prize. Fortune called him one of the World’s Greatest Leaders in 2018.
Entrepreneurship and Net Worth
In 2021, David co-founded Good Pillow, which sells pillows and donates to causes like gun control and climate action.
David’s net worth is around $5 million as of 2023, mostly from book proceeds, speaking fees, and activism over 5 years. His pillow company also contributes.
At 23, David has already made a huge impact as an activist. He has handled adversity with maturity and given young Americans an empowering voice.
While gun control is his main cause, David also advocates on issues like climate change and fair elections. He plans to continue learning and grassroots activism.
As David’s career progresses, he’ll likely grow his fortune through Good Pillow, more books, and his platform. Most of all, he strives to push progressive policies and inspire youth. After a horrific tragedy, he has dedicated himself to positive change.