Who is Steve Bannon and how much his net worth? Steve Bannon is an American media executive who is serving as the executive chairman of ‘Breitbart News’. He is also a former investment banker and has served as the ‘White House Chief Strategist’. Previously, he was an officer in the US Navy for seven years. He has also worked as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs. Bannon is also the executive producer in film and media industry. He has produced 18 films from 1991 to 2016. He was the acting president of the project ‘Biosphere 2’. He is also the co-founder of ‘Government Accountability Institute’.
Stephen Kevin Bannon was born in Norfolk, Virginia on November 27, 1953. He was born to parents Martin Bannon and Doris Bannon. His mother was a homemaker and his father was a telephone lineman in AT&T. He went to Benedictine College Preparatory in Richmond, Virginia. He completed his graduation in the year 1971 and went to Virginia Tech.
He also worked in a junk yard and was the president of the student govt. association. In 1976, Bannon completed his graduation with a BA in urban planning. He later enrolled in the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and earned his master’s degree in national security studies. Following that, he got his Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1985.
Steve Bannon was married to Cathleen Suzanne Houff and have a daughter named Maureen born in 1988. He divorced his wife and got married to Mary Louise Piccard in 1995. Three days after their wedding their twin daughters were born. In 1997, his wife filed for divorce. He was then married to Diane Clohessy and got divorced from her in 2009.
In the 1970s, Steve Bannon joined the US Navy and served for seven years. In the Navy, he has served s a surface warfare officer and also the Chief of Naval Operations in Pentagon. He was a part of the Operation Eagle Claw and he left the Navy in the rank of a lieutenant (O-3). He was then employed by Goldman Sachs and became the vice-president of the company in 1989.
A year later, he teamed up with several of his colleagues and launched Bannon & Co. He negotiated the sale when CNN bought Castle Rock and got a stake in five TV shows. In the 1990s, he became the executive producer of Hollywood film and media industry. Some of the films that he has produced include ‘Titus’, ‘The Indian Runner’, ‘Generation Zero’, ‘Clinton Cash’, ‘The Undefeated’, and ‘The Chaos Experiment’. He has worked as the vice president of the Cambridge Analytica’s board.
Bannon was one of the founders of Breitbart News. In 2012, he became the executive chair of Bretibart News LLC. In August 2016, he was appointed as the chief executive in the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. When Trump became the President, Bannon was included in the Trump administration and attended the National Security Council Principals Committee.
In 2015, Steve Bannon was included in the list of the “25 Most Influential in Political News Media 2015” by Mediaite.
Steve Bannon Net Worth
Steve Bannon has ventured into different professions in his career. He has successfully co-produced and directed several films and documentaries. He has worked with the President of the United States and advised him on key decisions. Steve Bannon’s net worth is an estimated $50 million.
This fortune comes from his association with various companies. He has also hosted Breitbart News Daily on radio and is the founding member of Breitbart News. From 2012 to 2015, he has received $81,000 and $100,000 every year as the executive chair of ‘Government Accountability Institute’. He formed the Bannon & Co in 1990 and sold it to Société Générale in 1998.
Steve Bannon was one of the persons involved in the US travel ban of seven countries. He and Stephen Miller were the main people in the construction of ‘Executive Order 13769’. In February 2017, he was on the cover of Time with the label ‘the Great Manipulator’. He was associated with the article “Is Steve Bannon the Second Most Powerful Man in the World?”