Remember when the then-President-elect Donald Trump received significant backlash against his newly-appointed campaign strategist? Yes? Then you surely know who I’m talking about. Stephen Kevin Bannon or Steve Bannon is an American media executive, an ex-investment banker, and movie maker. He also worked as a chief political strategist during the initial seven months of Trump’s administration.
Ever wondered why Trump appointed someone who is known to stoke the flames at best, and incite hatred and bigotry at worst? Wondering why the public of the US has such a cynical viewpoint about Steve Bannon? Want to know how Steve went from being a naval officer to a filmmaker to the political advisor of a presidential candidate? Well, we’ll provide you with all these answers. So keep reading to know more about the 60-year-old Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Network, his life before he became famous, his many controversies and his staggering net worth as of 2019.
Biography & Wiki
Stephen Kevin Bannon was born on 27th of November in 1953 in Norfolk, Virginia in a middle class, Irish Catholic family to Doris (a homemaker) and Martin Bannon (a telephone lineman, middle manager).
In 1971 Steve Bannon went to Benedictine college, which is a Catholic military high school in Richmond, Virginia and then he attended Virginia Tech. After completing his graduation from Virginia Tech College in 1976, he served as a Navy officer. While serving in the military, he did his masters in national security studies from Georgetown University. Also, in 1985 Steve Bannon earned his MBA degree from Harvard business school.
Steve Bannon Personal Life: Affair, Girlfriend, Married, Wife, Children & Family
Steve Bannon has been married and divorced three times. He has three daughters, one from his first marriage to Cathleen Suzanne Houff and twin daughters from his second marriage to Marry Louise Piccard. His third marriage was to Diane Clohesy in 2006, and the couple got divorced in 2009.
Bannon was charged with domestic violence and dismaying the witness in 1996 accused by his second wife, Piccard.
After the navy services, Steve Bannon worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. In 1990 Steve Bannon and some of his colleagues established their own company Bannon & co. , which focused on the film industry. While transacting the sale of Castle Rock Entertainment from Westinghouse to Ted Turner in 1993, Steve Bannon’s company accepted a financial stake in five television shows (including Seinfeld) instead of full advisor’s fee. Later Bannon & co. was purchased by Societe Generale.
In 2004, Steve Bannon entirely dedicated himself to film-making, he started his career as a director, writer, and producer. He made documentaries like “in the face of evil” and many intellectual movies like “the undefeated” (2011), and “occupy unmasked” (2012).
After the death of Andrew Breitbart on March 2012, Steve Bannon became executive chairman of Breitbart News.
On August 17, 2016, Steve Bannon was appointed as CEO of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Later, after the victory of Trump, Bannon became his political adviser in the white house. After achieving this position, Bannon always remained in controversies because of the statements that he gave in Breitbart news which were interpreted to be racist or anti-Semitic. Ultimately, Steve Bannon lost his employment from the white house on August 18, 2017.
Awards & Achievements
Steve Bannon has not won an award so far but being a successful media executive and a chief political advisor of Trump’s era is one of his most significant achievements. In the Navy, he achieved the rank of lieutenant. In 2015, his name featured in the list of Mediaite’s (most influential in political news media 2015).
Steve Bannon Salary, Net Worth & Earning
The total estimated net worth of Steve Bannon, as of 2019, is $55 million. He is the owner of a luxurious house in New York. He owns expensive cars like Range Rover, Jaguar, and Ford. His real estate holdings and production companies make up much of his wealth. One such company is titled Bannon Film Industries and is reportedly worth $5 million. He also owns a consulting firm called Bannon Strategic Advisors whose estimated value was quoted to be somewhere between $5 million and $25 million by Forbes in 2017.
5 INTERESTING FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT STEVE BANNON
Hailing from Virginia, Steve Bannon made it to the entertainment industry with nobody backing him. His growth over the years is commendable. Here are some intriguing facts about him:
• He got a nickname “coast-to-coast” by the fellow officers of the Navy.
• He loves to talk about military history.
• He worked on Wall Street in the mid-80s.
• He used to write rap songs!
• He refused to send his children to school because of the high number of Jewish students in that school.
Steve Bannon is an example of growth and has rightly earned his fame over the years. We hope his career flourishes without many unwanted controversies and hope he continues to amaze the audience with his out of the box movie productions.
Rеаl Nаmе/Full Nаmе: Stephen Kevin Bannon
Аgе: 64 Years, Born on 27 November 1953
Неіght: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
Wіfе: Diane Clohesy (m. 2006–2009), Mary Louise Piccard (m. 1995–1997)
Сhіldrеn: Emily Piccard, Grace Piccard, Maureen Bannon
Nеt Wоrth: $55 Million
Ѕоurсе оf Wеаlth: American media executive, political figure, strategist, former investment banker, and the former executive chairman of Breitbart News