Get to know Peter McMahon, successful businessman and husband to Dana Perino

Born on June 6, 1954 in, England, Peter McMahon is a renowned American entrepreneur. He is mostly known as the spouse of Dana Marie Perino who works for Fox News. Peter is also reputed for his business acumen. He has impacted several fields of business, like merchandising, industrial relations, and supply chain management, to mention a few; partnering with an impressive number of multinational businesses in his capacity as an entrepreneur. It is noteworthy that he has excelled in the fields he has ventured into.

Peter McMahon is also the C.E.O of the Wisconsin based retail company, Shopko. In this article, we will take a closer look at the man and provide as much information as is known of him and his life. First, here are 10 important facts about Peter McMahon.

10 facts about Peter McMahon you may not know

  1. Peter McMahon was born in Blackpool, Lancanshire, United Kingdom.

2. He will be 67 years old on his 2021 birthday.

3. Mr. McMahon is a businessman and CEO of Shopko.

4. Peter had had two earlier marriages before marrying his current wife.

5. He has two children from his previous marriages.

6. He and Dana Perino do not have any offspring together.

7. There is an 18 year difference between Peter and his wife, Dana.

8. He has been married to Dana Perino for 23 years now.

9. Peter once sat in a cell for a day for forgetting to pay a fine incurred by letting his dog Jasper off the leash.

10. He is currently worth $10,000,000

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Peter was born in Blackpool, Lancanshire, in the United Kingdom where he spent his early years. He then proceeded to have his university education in Liverpool. McMahon secured a degree in Business Administration and Management in 1976. He got his career started as a supply chain and distribution director for a reputable supermarket company, Sainsbury, where he worked from 1992 to 2000. He served in Scotland, North England, and Ireland in his time there.


Not long after leaving Sainsbury, Peter joined MNC and retail firm, Tesco (now the 3rd largest retail firm in the world) groceries where he served in the capacity of a supply chain director overseeing the Central Europe branch.

Peter proceeded to Walmart shortly after, and served yet again as the supply chain director and supervisor in their German office.

After getting an American citizenship in 2006, the largest food retail firm in Canada came knocking, and employed McMahon as C.E.O. He served there until 2013 when he joined the American retail firm Shopko as C.E.O. He still works there currently.

Peter McMahon personal life & Dana Perino

Although little is known to the public about them, Peter has had two marriages before finding the love of his life, Dana. He also has two children from those marriages, and in fact grandchildren. They however all live in the UK.

He met Dana Perino in August 1997 during a trip to Chicago. According to him, he saw her walk in front of him before boarding the plane and said to himself “I hope she sits next to me”. They both had a chat during the flight and exchanged contacts. Peter was however reluctant to date Dana due to the age gap between them, but she showed clear intent. They eventually got married in 1998 after courting for a while. The couple have now been together for 23 years, and are still going strong.

Dana joined the White House staff under President G.W Bush. She got promoted to the position of Press Secretary at a time when she was actually considering quitting her job. Dana accepted the role and served to the best of her ability. She admits to having felt like a misfit at some point. She graduated from the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo, and she said she used the fact that she went to a small state school as motivation when she was at the White House.

In a chat with Deseret News, she said: “I had a bit of an inferiority complex when it came to my education when I was at the White House, at least at first,” Safe to say she overcame that without letting it deter her from efficiently discharging her duties.

In 2010, she was appointed by Barrack Obama as one of the members of the ‘Broadcasting Panel of Governors.’ She also taught political communications at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management.

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She joined Fox News where she reported hard news and also hosted The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino from October 2017 until January 2021. She is now a co-host of the talk show The Five.

The majority of Peter’s popularity has been resultant of his marriage to Dana Perino. Other than that, he has led a very private life. Dana being a well known face and personality inadvertently made people interested in her personal life and relationships.

Peter McMahon
Peter and Dana Perino

American Dog: Jasper

It is no secret that the couple have had no children together in over two decades of their marriage. They have a dog named Jasper who is very much a member of the family. In 2016, Perino released Let Me Tell You about Jasper…: How My Best Friend Became America’s Dog. In the book, Dana talks about how dogs are capable of bringing people together regardless of their allegiances, even if they are political rivals. Peter McMahon also featured in the audio book in 2016.

Peter McMahon Net Worth

For close to 20 years, Peter McMahon has served as a supply chain director for arguably the leading retail firms and multinationals in the world. This accounts for his earnings and net worth which currently sits at $10,000,000. As the C.E.O of Shopko where he currently works, he earns between $200,000 and $250,000 per annum.

Peter and Dana’s marriage will clock 24 years in 2021, and we can only wish them to keep growing together in love.

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