David Sullivan (born 1 February 1949), in Cardiff, Wales, is a British pornography entrepreneur and joint-chairman of West Ham United. He graduated in Economics from Queen Mary College, University of London. From 1986 until 2007 he owned the Daily Sport and Sunday Sport which he sold for £40 million. In 2004, Sullivan was named by The Sunday Times as Britain's 68th richest man, with assets valued at over £500 million.
The son of an RAF serviceman, Sullivan grew up living in a Penarth council house. When Sullivan was 10 years old his father was posted to Aden where they lived for a year, returning to the UK to live in Hornchurch. He attended the Abbs Cross school and gained ten O Levels. After his family moved to Hertfordshire he attended Watford Boys Grammar School obtaining three A levels. He read Economics at Queen Mary College, narrowly missing a first.
Sullivan began his career at Gerald Ronson's petrol stations which paid him £30 a week. He entered the porn market at 21 by producing porn pictures weekly and selling sheets of photos by mail order, earning him £700 to £800 a week.
A millionaire by 25, with his partner, David Gold, Sullivan moved into the adult entertainment...