Adena Friedman
Adena Friedman
Real Name/Full Name Adena Robinson Testa Friedman
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Adena Friedman
Birth Place: Baltimore, The United States of America
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 17 January 1969
Age/How Old: 55 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 162 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5’ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 61 Kg
In Pounds – 134 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – N/A
Mother – N/A
Siblings: N/A
School: Ronald Park Country School
College: Vanderbilt University
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Micheal Cameron Friedman
Kids/Children Name: Yes (2 sons)
Profession: Businesswoman
Net Worth: $120 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Adena Friedman is a 55-year-old American businesswoman who was born in 1969 in the most populous city of the United States called Baltimore. In 2015, Friedman was listed among the 40 most powerful women in the World (just after Nancy Pelosi) by Forbes. Initially, She joined Nasdaq in 1993, and now since January 2017, She is serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq.

Before she was appointed as the CEO of Nasdaq, She was serving as CFO and the Managing Director of The Carlyle Group from March 2011 to June 2014. Not only in the year 2015, but Adena Friedman is repeatedly on the Annual Power Women List by Forbes, as one of the most powerful women in the World, and she is an inspiration of many and especially, for women

Well, how well do you know about Adena Friedman? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Adena Friedman’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Adena Friedman to date.

Biography and Early Life

Adena T. Friedman was born on 17th January 1969, in Baltimore, United States. Her father Michael D. Testa was the managing director at T. Rowe Price, and her mother Andena W. Testa worked as an attorney in the Baltimore law firm of Stewart, Plants, and Blumenthal.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Adena Friedman in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Adena Friedman’s age is 55 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 17 January 1969. Though, she is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 162 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 134 lbs in Pound and 61 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Brown and hair color is Black.


Talking about her education, she attended Ronald Park Country School for her primary education in her childhood and completed her schooling from there itself. Later, she got her political science degree from Williams College. Other than this, she has also completed her MBA from Vanderbilt University.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Adena Friedman’s personal life is quite sorted. She married Michael Cameron Friedman in the year 1993 in a Presbyterian ceremony in Hanover, New Hampshire, and the couple is also blessed with two healthy boys.

Taking about her dating rumors, she has not revealed anything by herself about them and there is no such information available about her boyfriends.

Is Adena Friedman Lesbian?

Adena Friedman is happily married to her spouse and living a fulfilling life with her husband and her two sons very privately. Also, she has not yet revealed anything about being a lesbian or bisexual. By this information, we can clearly conclude that she is not a lesbian. She is a straight guy.

Professional Career

The year 1993 is marked as the beginning of Friedman’s career when she first joined Nasdaq, just after completing her MBA from Vanderbilt University. She was young, talented, and new and was appointed as the head of data products, and later, she served as the Chief Financial Officer in Nasdaq. In 2011, In all her senses, she decided to leave Nasdaq and to join Carlyle Group as the Chief Financial Officer and the Managing Director. She held this prestigious position for the next three long years till 2014, and later she returned to Nasdaq as President and Chief Operating Officer.

Later in the year 2017, she became the CEO of Nasdaq by replacing Robert Freifeld. Becoming the CEO at Nasdaq is marked as the biggest highlight of her career as she became the first woman to lead a global exchange. Recently in April 2019, She was invited as a guest on ted talk to speak on the topic “What’s the future of capitalism?”.

Along with this, she also has a column in The Economist Magazine The World in 2020 titled “Ideas of modernizing capitalism”.

In the year 2020 or the Covid-19 year, Friedman was featured on the New York Times corner office where there was an article on the topic “How CEOs of Google, Pfizer and Slack works from home”. For the same, She shared her views and described her work from home routine during the whole pandemic situation, and pointed out the drawbacks she and her company faced. The story included the other big names too like the CEO of Google Sundar Pichai and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff who shared their views about the same.


In the entire career of Adena Friedman, she was honored by many awards for her crucial work. She is an inspiration for many and especially, the women who look up to her and dream to become the next Adena Friedman. She is a successful American businesswoman who was chosen as the winner of the Global Leadership Award in the year 2019 and shared her award with the CEO of Google Sunder Pichai. Apart from this, the year 2017 was prestigious for her as she was appointed as the CEO of Nasdaq, which made her the first woman to lead a global exchange.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Adena Friedman in 2024

Adena Friedman Net Worth
Adena Friedman Net Worth

As of 2024, Adena Friedman’s net worth is more than $120 million(Approx). She started her career right after her graduation in the year 1993 from Nasdaq and shifted to the Carlyle Group in the year 2011 where she worked as CFO and the managing director till 2014. Later, she rejoined Nasdaq, and recently in the year 2017, she was appointed as the CEO of Nasdaq. She earned all her money from her career as a business person and is an established businesswoman now.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Adena Friedman is the chief executive of NASDAQ (stock market index).

Adena has always been among the top in the field of business.

Adena Friedman is an inspirational name in the business world where millions of people dream to be like her and follows her footsteps. She started right after graduation and witnessed both highs and lows in her career.


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