Douglas Brunt is an American novelist and entrepreneur, popular for his Bestsellers novel.
The loving husband of journalist and NBC News correspondent Megyn Kelly and father of three have worked as a full-time author since 2011. Brunt released his first debut novel ‘Ghosts of Manhattan’ in 2012, which became an instant New York Times bestseller.
So far he has released two other books, ‘The Means’ and ‘Trophy Son.’
Who is Douglas Brunt? Biography, Age
Douglas Brunt was born on August 25, 1971 (age 46) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the son of Jacklyn Bray Brunt and Manly Yates Brunt, Jr. He attended the all-boys college, Haverford School in Haverford, Pennsylvania and completed his tertiary education at Duke University.
Brunt started off by working as a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton and as a director with a technology incubator called Idealab!.
Before becoming a famous author, he was the CEO of Authentium, Inc., an Internet security company based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He operated the company founded in 1999 with the purpose of providing “security software enabling e-commerce by uniting websites and users in an end-to-end secured transaction environment.
Then in July 2010, all assets, products, licenses, and operations of the Command antivirus division of Authentium were acquired for $4.6 million in cash for the products by with a possible “earnout” that would raise the final amount to $8 million.
After the successful buyout, Brunt left the company in 2011 to channel his energy on his favorite hobby, writing. Exactly a year later, he released his first novel, ‘Ghosts of Manhattan’, a tale of an unhappy Wall Street insider who struggles to find a way out.
His second novel, ‘The Means,’ released in 2015, tells the story of a conservative trial attorney named Tom Pauley “who is tapped by GOP leaders to campaign for the Governor’s mansion.
This was followed by his third novel ‘Trophy Son,’ released on May 30, 2017.
Douglas Brunt’s net worth is estimated at $3 million. Not so surprising considering the successful launch and market value of his novels and other investments as an entrepreneur.
Other Facts about Megyn Kelly’s Husband
Brunt’s career as a novelist sprung from his love for literature. According to him, “It’s a safe place to go,” for someone who’s shy. During his days as a CEO, Brunt would choose writing as a recuperation therapy and that’s how his novel emerged.
He married on March 1, 2008, at a wedding ceremony in Huntington, New York. Brunt told Times in the couple’s interview that she’s the type of woman who is clear about what she wants out of life and radiated such an energy about her that she lit up the room the first day they met.
He met his wife via a blind date when he was still a tech CEO and both of them hit it off so well. His looks and personality won Kelly over and they started dating. During the interview, Brunt revealed they started dating shortly after Kelly acquired a stalker, so she had security with her 24/7. Thus they had their “awkward” first kiss in front of the security guards.
Kelly described him as sincere, a good listener, clever and has a good sense of humour.
Then came the proposal in September 2007 at a beach in New Jersey. This was shortly after Kelly got transferred to New York, where Brunt lived, to take on her new gig as anchor of America’s Newsroom.
As one who found the woman he wanted to be with, Brunt popped the question with a fake ring, which according to him, reminds him of Titanic while they were sitting on a bench by the sea in Beach Haven, New Jersey.
Brunt is Kelly’s second husband. The TV correspondent was married to Dr. Dan Kendall (2001 to 2006) who has kept a low profile until 2011 when Kelly’s comment about New York congressman Anthony Weiner’s cheating scandal inadvertently reflected on her ex-husband.
To clear his name, Kendall spoke in an exclusive interview with Daily Mail Online to state with “100% certainty that he was “completely faithful to Megyn.” He added that he had texted Kelly at the time and she apologized.
Together, Brunt and Kelly had three children, two sons and a daughter. Their first son Edward Yates Brunt was born on September 25, 2009, and named after his two grandfathers; daughter Yardley Evans Brunt was born April 14, 2011; their third child Thatcher Bray Brunt was born July 23, 2013.
The family lives in New York City. While on tour to promote his third novel, ‘Trophy Son,’ Brunt said he and Kelly want to give their children the opportunities to try different things. He said this in reference to the story contained in the novel.
Besides defending his wife who has continued to make headlines with her feud with President and bringing in substantial ratings for her new NBC show, Brunt is staying out of the limelight. We can already guess what he’d be doing with his time – working on his fourth novel.
As a matter of fact, before ‘Trophy Son’ hit the market, the novelist has already started collecting thoughts and penning the next passion project.