When it comes to cars, perhaps no one can tell you as much about them as Doug DeMuro will through his writings. He is a versed and revered American automotive columnist, author and reviewer who has written articles for The Truth About Cars and Jalopnik in the past. Currently, he writes for the Autotrader.com blog Oversteer. He has also diversified the channels through which he engages with his audience by setting up an eponymous YouTube channel.
Doug has got a lot going on in his life and we are going to tell you all about it here starting with all we know about his childhood life, education, career, finance, and family life. This article will also include facts we gathered about him which you probably never knew.
Doug DeMuro – Bio (Age)
Douglas DeMuro was born and raised in Denver, Colorado; he was born on the 22nd of May, 1988. As a young child of high school age, Doug was enrolled at George Washington High School from where he graduated before proceeding to college. Douglas enrolled at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2006 where he studied Economics. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in the year 2010.
Prior to his graduation, Doug DeMuro began working with Ferrari of Denver as a Customer Service Technician from May to August 2008. Afterward, he worked with Saturn of Decatur as a Sales Consultant from July to November 2009. Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) became his next pace of work as an intern. He worked as a Dealer Business Development intern from November 2009 to May 2010. Following his graduation, he began working in the company as a full-time writer. Then, beginning in May 2010 till December 2011, he worked as an Allocation Specialist, and by January 2012 through 2013, DeMuro became a Vehicle Allocation Manager at PCNA.
His position at the time made him the exclusive authorized distributor for Porsche vehicles in the United States and in addition to this, he served as the direct backup for PCNA’s manager of vehicle distribution, made forecasts of retail sales, managed customer orders for Porsche 918 Spyder as well as ensured timely delivery of the vehicle to customers by working effectively with field staff.
Despite rising so fast in PCNA; becoming the youngest manager the company has ever had, Doug Demuro decided to quit his job to devote more time to what he loved doing – writing.
Douglas became a full-time writer in January 2013 and has not relented since then. He first began writing for Jalopnik before creating a series where he bought cars voted by his readers. He normally kept the cars with him for a year before getting another. The series became what is now known today as DougCar. His career as a car writer has seen him write for websites like AutoTrader.com, and The Week. He also has two books to his name which are ‘Plays With Cars’ (2013) and ‘Bumper to Bumper’ (2016). The books have sold thousands of copies over the years.
Perhaps the most important thing for Doug DeMuro now is that he is doing what he loves doing which is writing. He has been able to accumulate a net worth estimated to be about $1.5 million. Reports have it that he earns between $6, 000 to $106, 000 in a month, but this has, however, not been verified.
While Doug DeMuro was at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia working as a Resident Advisor, he met a young beautiful lady who caught his interest. The two didn’t start off dating but Doug made sure he secured his position as her closest friend. This move worked for him and he got married to her sometime in 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The duo later on relocated to the San Diego metropolitan area and have been living together since then.
In case you are wondering why we avoided mentioning the name of his wife, the information above is the much there is to know about the writer’s wife. Her name and other details of her identity remain a closely guarded secret by Doug. As a result of Doug’s need for privacy, it is not known if they have had any kids or not.
Height And Other Facts
Doug DeMuro stands at a tall height of 6 feet 3 inches or 1.90m.
- Doug DeMuro’s Cars
Some of the cars the writer has owned include 1996 Volvo 850 Turbo sedan, 2001 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG (W210), 2006 Lotus Elise, 2011 Cadillac CTS-V wagon, 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG (W212) wagon, among others.
- Television Career
Doug’s knowledge of cars has earned him an appearance on television when he was seen on Jay Leno’s Garage with TV host Jay Leno in 2017.