November 28, 1961
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Life and times
Daniel Hadad was born in Buenos Aires in 1961. He earned degrees as a lawyer and journalist from the Catholic University of Argentina, and completed post-graduate studies at the University of Navarra, in Spain. He was granted a scholarship by the Fundación Universidad Río de la Plata to continue his education in Washington DC.
Before he became a media businessman, Daniel Hadad worked as a journalist. He first earned renown in 1991 as the morning show co-host on Radio América, and later co-hosted Después de Hora (After Hours). He was also in charge of a radio talk show, El Primero de la Mañana (The First of the Morning). Following the privatization of most of the nation's airwaves by President Carlos Menem, Hadad launched Radio 10 (a ratings leader in the AM radio market), in 1998. He acquired a 50% stake in Channel 9, a leading Buenos Aires broadcaster, in 2002 and purchased the remaining half. Hadad sold the network in December 2007 to Mexican investor Miguel Ángel González. He currently owns C5N (Channel 5), Infobae online newsdaily, Radio 10, Pop Radio, Mega 98.3, FM Vale 97.5 and TKM Radio.