Joel Kotkin Bio, Age, Height, Family, Education, Career, Net Worth

Joel Kotkin Biography

A native of New York, Joel Kotkin is a journalist and consultant on the global economy. He is a Chapman University, Orange, California fellow in urban studies. In addition, he writes about social, demographic, and economic trends in the U.S. and internationally. He is The Daily Beast and’s regular contributor and also on the editorial board of the Orange County Register.

Joel Kotkin Age|Birthday

Kotkin was born on December 28, 1952. Therefore, he is 70 years old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday on 28th December every year.

Joel Kotkin Height|Weight

Kotkin’s height, weight, and other body measurements are currently unavailable to the public domain. However, we will update you on the writer’s measurements as soon as they are available.

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Joel Kotkin Family

The writer has kept his personal life lowkey hence he has not disclosed his parents’ and siblings’ details. In addition, Joel’s nationality is American.

Joel Kotkin Wife

The writer is happily married to Mandy Shamis. Together the couple has two daughters namely, Hannah and Ariel. Moreover, the family lives in the Vally Village section of Los Angeles.

Joel Kotkin Education

The New York native attended the University of California, Berkeley.

Joel Kotkin Career

Books and thought

The writer is the author of several books. In September 2014, The New Class Conflict was published by Telos Press Publishing. For the author, the new class order of the twenty-first century is marked by the rise of a high-tech oligarchy, a culturally dominant academic and media elite, an expansive government bureaucracy, and a declining middle class.

The writer speculated how the nation might evolve in the next four decades in The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050. Previously, the author wrote a controversial book TRIBES: How to Race, Religion, and Identity is Reshaping the Global Economy positing. Also, the author wrote The City: A Global History and The New Geography. The books are about city development. Moreover, he has studied various major cities including Houston, New Orleans, New York, St. Louis, and Los Angeles. Previously, the writer was a fellow at the New America Foundation, Pepperdine University, and the Milken Institute. Additionally, he was a New York Times columnist, and a KTTV business reporter earning a Golden Mic award for his reporting. Moreover, he was the West Coast editor for Inc. magazine.

In addition, the writer argues that the model of urban development as exemplified by pre-automobile cities such as New York City and Paris is outdated in many cases.

The writer described the 1619 Project from the New York Times as an ‘intellectual fraud’ in a 2020 interview with Toby Young based on a slanted and incomplete analysis of historical data. The Coming of Neo-Feudalism: A Warning to the Global Middle Class is the author’s latest book.

Joel Kotkin’s Net Worth

Kotkin’s net worth is $5 million as of January 2023.

Social Media Platforms


Kotkin is active on Twitter under the handle @joelkotkin with 11k followers as of January 2023.


In addition, Joel is active on Instagram under the handle @joelkotkin with 124 followers as of January 2023.