David Petraeus Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 11 Apr, 2016
Facts of David Petraeus
Date of Birth: 1952 , November-7
Age: 68 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet
Name David Petraeus
Birth Name David Howell Petraeus AO
Father Sixtus Petraeus
Mother Miriam Howell
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Cornwall on Hudson, New York
Ethnicity White
Profession Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Net Worth $ 2 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Famous for American military officer and public official
Married Yes
Married to Holly Knowlton (m. 1974)
Children 2
Divorce N/A
Education Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Awards Defense Distinguished Service Medal (4) Army Distinguished Service Medal (3) Defense Superior Service Medal (2) Legion of Merit (4) Bronze Star Medal with Valor Defense Meritorious Service Medal NATO Meritorious Service Medal Officer of the Order of Australia Army Commendation Medal
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David was born as David Howell Petraeus on November 7, 1952, in Cornwall on Hudson, New York, the United States to Miriam who is a librarian, and Sixtus Petraeus who is a Frisian sea captain from Franeker, Netherlands. David was mostly influenced by his father to serve in the American Military. He went on to develop a huge interest in the security system of America. He is of white ethnicity and American nationality.

David attended the Cornwall Central High School and then graduated in 1970. He then went on to join the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated in 1974. David went on to earn an M.P.A. in 1985 and a Ph.D. in international relations in 1987 from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He began working as the Commander of United States Central Command on 31st October 2008. He worked as the Commander of the International Security Assistance Force on 23rd June 2010. David went on to become the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency on 6th September 2011 and resigned on 9th November 2012.He has been awarded many times till date.  

David does not have a long dating history. He has not much spoken about his past affair or relationship. He has garnered a lot of criticism and media attention for the Petraeus scandal. David married Holly Knowlton in 1974 who is the daughter of Army General William A. Knowlton. The couple has been together since then but there have been many rumors and extramarital affair along the way. Even after all this, Knowlton has not filed for a divorce. The couple has two children named Stephen Petraeus and Anne Petraeus. His son Stephen served as an officer in Afghanistan. David was having an affair with Paula Broadwell, who was the principal author of his biography book, All In The Education of General David Petraeus. He went on to end the affair in 2012. However, things did not end there; when Jill Kelly who was Petraeus’ family friend went on to complain to the FBI that she was receiving harassing e-mails. Later through investigation, it turned out that they were from Paula Broadwell. Currently, he is living happily with his wife and children. 

David is currently 63 years old. He is aging quickly. His height and weight are unknown. His net worth at present is estimated to be $ 2 million. He has earned a huge salary from his work in the CIA. He has also been receiving a lot of pensions which adds up to his net worth. David had a successful career as the director of CIA up until his affair was revealed. The bio of the famous David Petraeus can be found on various social media sites like Twitter, Wiki and more.

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