Denton's cultural impact greatly exceeds his Gawker Media revenues of $15M-$20M a year
More from Ben McGrath's piece on Gawker founder Nick Denton (left):
* "Gawker is one of those things which, like neighborhoods, are never as good as when you first discovered them. What it is selling, essentially, is a pose of knowing, cool detachment."
* He publishes a popular blog about cars, but doesn’t own one. He shuns the Hamptons, and is dismissive of the Upper East Side charity scene.
* Denton recently split up with his boyfriend of four years, an African-American conceptual artist who made a show of hating bloggers and blogging.