Stephen Kevin Bannon is an American media executive know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Biography.
|Birthdate ( Age)||27 November 1953|
|Place of Birth||Norfolk, Virginia, United States|
|Spouse/Partner||Diane Clohesy (m. 2006–2009), Mary Louise Piccard (m. 1995–1997)|
|Children||Maureen Bannon, Emily Piccard, Grace Piccard|
|Parents||Martin Bannon and Doris Bannon|
|Education||Harvard Business School|
|Profession||American media executive, political strategist, and former investment banker|
|Net Worth||$40 Million|
Stephen Kevin Bannon is an American media executive, political strategist, and former investment banker, who served as the White House’s chief strategist in the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump during the first seven months of Trump’s term. He is a former executive chairman of Breitbart News, and previously served on the board of the now-defunct data-analytics firm Cambridge Analytica.
Steve Bannon Family and Parents
Stephen Kevin Bannon was born November 27, 1953 in Norfolk, Virginia, to Doris (née Herr), a homemaker, and Martin J. Bannon Jr.,who worked as an AT&T telephone lineman and as a middle manager.He grew up in a working class family which was pro-Kennedy and pro-union Democrat.He is of Irish, and some German, descent. Much of his mother’s side of the family settled in the Baltimore area, a hotspot for German arrivals to America throughout the 19th Century.
Bannon graduated from Benedictine College Preparatory, a private, Catholic, military high school in Richmond, Virginia, in 1971,and then attended Virginia Tech, where he served as the president of the student government association. During the summers he worked at a local junk yard.
He graduated from Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies in 1976, with a bachelor’s degree in urban planning. While serving in the navy, he earned a master’s degree in national security studies in 1983 from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.In 1985,Bannon earned a Master of Business Administration degree with honors from Harvard Business School.
Steve Bannon Wife
Bannon has been married and divorced three times. He has three adult daughters. His first marriage was to Cathleen Suzanne Houff.Bannon and Houff had a daughter, Maureen, in 1988 and subsequently divorced.
Bannon’s second marriage was to Mary Louise Piccard, a former investment banker, in April 1995. Their twin daughters were born three days after the wedding. Piccard filed for dissolution of their marriage in 1997.Bannon’s third marriage was to Diane Clohesy; they married in 2006 and divorced in 2009.
Steve Bannon Net Worth
Stephen Kevin Bannon is an American media executive, political strategist, and former investment banker hasa an estimated Net Worth around $40 Million in 2022.
Service as naval officer
Bannon was an officer in the United States Navy for seven years in the late 1970s and early 1980s; he served on the destroyer USS Paul F. Foster as a surface warfare officer in the Pacific Fleet, and afterwards stateside as a special assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon.Bannon’s job at the Pentagon was, among other things, handling messages between senior officers and writing reports about the state of the Navy fleet worldwide.While at the Pentagon, Bannon attended Georgetown University at night and obtained his master’s degree in national security studies.In 1980, Bannon was deployed to the Persian Gulf to assist with Operation Eagle Claw during the Iran hostage crisis.
Business and Media Career
After his military service, Bannon worked at Goldman Sachs as an investment banker in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department.In 1987, he relocated from New York to Los Angeles, to assist Goldman in expanding their presence in the entertainment industry.He stayed at this position with Goldman in Los Angeles for two years, and left with the title of vice president.
In 1993, while still managing Bannon & Co., Bannon became acting director of the earth science research project Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Arizona. Under Bannon, the closed-system experiment project shifted emphasis from researching human space exploration and colonization toward the scientific study of earth’s environment, pollution, and climate change. He left the project in 1995.
In the 1990s, Bannon ventured into entertainment and media, and became an executive producer in the Hollywood film and media industry. Bannon produced 18 films,from Sean Penn’s drama The Indian Runner (1991) to Julie Taymor’s film Titus (1999). Bannon became a partner with entertainment industry executive Jeff Kwatinetz at film and television management company The Firm, Inc., 2002–2003.
In 2004, Bannon made a documentary about Ronald Reagan titled In the Face of Evil. Through the making and screening of this film, Bannon was introduced to Reagan’s War author Peter Schweizer and publisher Andrew Breitbart, who would later describe him as the Leni Riefenstahl of the Tea Party movement.Bannon was executive chair and co-founder of the Government Accountability Institute, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization (where he helped orchestrate the publication of Breitbart News senior editor-at-large Peter Schweizer’s book Clinton Cash),from its founding in 2012 until his departure in August 2016.
For the years 2012 through 2015, he received between $81,000 and $100,000 each year; the organization reported that he worked an average of 30 hours per week for the organization.He has also worked as vice president of the board of Cambridge Analytica, a data-analytics firm which allegedly used illegal tactics to target American voters in the 2016 election and is owned largely by the Mercer family,the family that also co-owns Breitbart News.
On August 17, 2016, with 88 days until the 2016 presidential election, Bannon was appointed chief executive of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.Bannon left Breitbart, as well as the Government Accountability Institute and Cambridge Analytica, to take the job. Shortly after he assumed the chief executive role, the chairman of the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort, was dismissed.
On November 13, following Donald Trump’s election to the presidency, Bannon was appointed chief strategist and senior counselor to the President-elect.His appointment drew opposition from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Council on American–Islamic Relations, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, and some Republican strategists because of statements in Breitbart News that were alleged to be racist or antisemitic.
On November 15, 2016, U.S. Representative David Cicilline of Rhode Island released a letter to Trump signed by 169 Democratic House Representatives urging the President-Elect to rescind his appointment of Bannon. The letter stated that appointing Bannon “sends a disturbing message about what kind of president Donald Trump wants to be”,because his “ties to the White Nationalist movement have been well documented”; it went on to present several examples of Breitbart News’s alleged xenophobia.Bannon denied being a white nationalist and said, rather, that he was an “economic nationalist.”
On January 20, 2021, Trump granted Bannon a pardon from the federal charges.CNN reported in February 2021 that since the pardon the Manhattan district attorney had issued subpoenas to Wells Fargo Bank and GoFundMe, which had provided accounts for the venture, signaling that a criminal investigation on state charges was advancing.
In May 2021, Southern District of New York Judge Analisa Torres, citing precedents of criminal cases being dismissed following presidential pardons, dismissed the fraud case against Bannon, stating that the pardon that Trump had issued to Bannon was valid, and that dismissal of the indictment was “the proper course.”In her ruling, Torres stated that despite Bannon not pleading guilty, “the issuance of a pardon may carry an imputation of guilt; acceptance a confession of it.”She further quoted: “If there be no guilt, there is no ground for forgiveness.”