Barry McCarthy Biography

Barry Mccarthy is the new CEO of Peloton, a fitness company, and is famously known to have formerly served as the CFO of Spotify music platform. He is known for financial acumen and effective steps which have always proved to be profitable for businesses.

Early Life

Barry McCarthy was born in the year 1953 in San Francisco but his exact date and place of birth are unknown. He has also not shared any details about his parents or family members but is believed to have been born in a white Christian family. Barry is known to have completed his bachelor’s degree in art history from his alma mater Williams College. He also holds an MBA in finance from Wharton Business School which he pursued in 1980. Other than this, no information can be found regarding his early as well as education life.

Barry McCarthy Career

Barry began his career as a CEO in the music programming company Music Choice in 1993. He worked in the position for over 6 years and then left to serve as the chief financial officer of Spotify and Netflix. Barry initially started working with Netflix in 2000 and was the CFO of the company for over a decade. He however left the company in 2010 after shifting its dynamics from being a DVD distributor to an online subscription streaming platform. Barry joined Spotify back in 2015 and was the one to pursue direct listing to go public. He worked as the chief executive for over 5 years and only recently left his job in 2020.

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Barry then continued being a board member of Spotify and also served as the COO for Clinkle and was also part of the board of Eventbrite, Pandora, Rent the Runway, Chegg, and Nature Box. He was recently appointed as the CEO of the fitness company Peloton after the company suffered a lot of ups and downs. It is facing a steep fall in stock prices, sales slowing down, prices declining and there were also rumors about the takeover. Barry has replaced the co-founder of Peloton John Foley as the new CEO and has brought in some rapid steps to get the company back on track. He is also currently a part of the board of Instacart.

Barry McCarthy Biography

Real Name Barry McCarthy
Birth Date 1953
Age (as of 2022) 68 Years
Birth Place United States
Nationality American
Profession Peloton CEO
Religion Christianity
Sun sign

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 72 kg  –  in Pounds –  158 lbs
Shoe Size 10 (U.S.)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Average




College Williams College, Wharton Business School

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife?
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Personal Life

Barry is currently known to be married but has not shared the name of his wife or kids. He leads a private life out of public view and likes to lead a low-key lifestyle with his family. He is currently settled in San Francisco. Barry is not very active over social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and does not have any active accounts on any such platforms. However, he has a well-updated LinkedIn profile for his professional connections and socializing.

Barry McCarthy Net Worth

Barry McCarthy has held important positions as a board member as well as CEO and CFO in several leading companies and businesses and has earned a fortune of wealth over the years. His net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $9 million.


  • Netflix launched its online streaming service in 2007 with 1000 films available on the platform and Barry remained confident that it would become the game-changer.
  • Barry has planned to cut down 2800 jobs under the firm.
  • He has also worked at management positions at companies and firms like Booz, CSFB, and BMP Partners.
  • Barry initially joined Technology Crossover Ventures as a venture partner in 2011 and then became the executive advisor.

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