Journalist, Editor, Entrepreneur
Nick Denton is a British journalist and the founder and proprietor of the blog collective Gawker Media, as well as the managing editor of the New York-based Gawker.com.
Denton was educated at University College School and University College, Oxford. He began his career as a journalist with the Financial Times. He co-wrote a book about the collapse of Barings Bank called All That Glitters. He was one of the founders of a social networking site called First Tuesday and co-founded Moreover Technologies with David Galbraith and Angus Bankes, schoolmates from UCS.
Denton was featured in the Sunday Times Rich List 2007 in position 502 with an estimated wealth of £140m (approximately $290m) based on the sale of his previous companies and the current value of Gawker Media. He was once featured in a Vanity Fair photoshoot.
Denton is openly gay.