Anthony Scaramucci is an American millionaire financier and politician. He is also known as 'The Mooch'. As a politician, he was the White House Director of Communications for ten days.
Early Life of Anthony Scaramucci: Family and Education
Scaramucci was born on January 6, 1964, in Long Island, New York. His parents are Alexander Scaramucci and Marie DeFeo Scaramucci, where his father was a construction worker.
He was born into an Italian-American middle-class family. Although he was born in New York, Anthony was raised in Port Washington.
Anthony has two siblings: an older brother, David Scaramucci and sister, Susan Scaramucci.
Anthony went to the Paul D. Schreiber Senior High School in Port Washington and passed out in 1982.
He earned his undergraduate degree at Tufts University in Economics. He also got his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.
How old is Anthony Scaramucci?
The millionaire's age is 55, as of 2019.
Personal Life: Marriage, Ex-wife, and Kids
Anthony is married to financier Diedre Ball. The financier and Ball married on July 11, 2014, after dating for more than two years since 2011. The couple married after giving birth to their son Nicholas Scaramucci in 2014.
In early 2017, Anthony and Diedre separated and Bell filed for divorce while she was around nine months pregnant with their second child. She gave birth to their son, James Scaramucci, on July 24, 2017.
The mother of two dropped the divorce in November after working out their marital problems. They even started a podcast, Mooch and the Mrs., in September 2017 to discuss political issues and positions from opposite viewpoints.
Anthony Scaramucci was previously married to Lisa Miranda in 1988 when he was 24 years old. They separated in 2011 and finalized their divorce in 2014 after 23 years of marriage.
The couple has three kids together: two sons, Anthony Jr Scaramucci, Alexander Scaramucci, and daughter, Amelia Scaramucci.
'The Mooch' is not known to have any affairs during his marriages.
Anthony Scaramucci's Career
The Mooch has indulged in various careers over the years. Before entering the world of politics, he was involved in investment banking.
Anthony Scaramucci's career in investment banking began after he joined Goldman Sachs in 1989 after graduating from Harvard. He was fired once and rehired again in the equities division of the company.
He left Goldman in 1996 to start a new hedge fund, Oscar Capital Management with his colleague, Andrew Boszhardt. After running it till, 2001, Anthony sold the company to Neuberger Berman and then to Lehman Brothers in 2003.
Scaramucci worked under the Lehman Brothers in the investment management division as the managing director.
Anthony then founded another business, SkyBridge Capital, a global alternative investment firm.
For his performance, Scaramucci received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Financial Services category in 2011.
In 2016, Worth magazine ranked Scaramucci in #85 in 'Power 100: The 100 Most Powerful People in Global Finance'.
Anthony Scaramucci then decided to sell SkyBridge's majority of stake sale to RON Transatlantic EG and HNA Capital (U.S.) Holding, which had close ties to China's Communist party. This was after he was being considered for a major position in the White House.
Scaramucci was announced to return to SkyBridge after the deal with HNA failed due to its disapproval in an inter-agency government committee called Foreign Investment in the United States.
Although Scaramucci was republican, he supported Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. He is also a strong supporter of strong gun control laws and encourages all Republicans to support gay marriage.
In May 2016, after both of his presidential endorsement stepped down, he signed to Donald Trump's presidential campaign by joining the Trump Finance Committee.
Anthony Scaramucci became the Assistant to President Trump and was declared as the director of White House Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs on January 12, 2017.
On January 16 and 17, the financier even visited the World Economic Forum in Davos as the representative for the Trump Transition team where he met with a number of important people to reassure for Trump presidency and warned the representatives against protectionism and supporting free trade.
Scaramucci was also nominated for the Office of Public Liaison but was later dropped due to internal opposition for his company SkyBridge's sales to the Chinese company.
On June 19, 2017, Anthony was declared senior vice president and chief strategy officer for the US Export-Import Bank.
Following month on July 21, 2017, Scaramucci was declared as the White House Communications Director by President Trump and was dismissed from the position due to the recommendation of the newly appointed chief of staff, John F. Kelly on July 31, 2017.
Anthony Scaramucci has released four books in total, as of 2019.
He released his first book in 2010 titled, Goodbye Gordon Gekko: How to Find Your Fortune Without Losing Your Soul.
He followed the first book with, The Little Book of Hedge Funds: What You Need to Know About Hedge Funds but the Managers Won't Tell You, in 2012.
In 2016, he published another book named, Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole: How Entrepreneurs Turn Failure Into Success.
After leaving the White House, The Mooch printed another book titled, Trump, the Blue-Collar President in 2018.
The Net Worth of Anthony Scaramucci
The SkyBridge founder has an estimated net worth of $200 million, as of 2019.
His company SkyBridge Capital has holdings that are valued at $7 billion. In an interview, Scaramucci stated that if there were to be any deal with HNA, he is planning to lure as much as $1 billion from the deal.
Although the millionaire would have received $179,000 during his White House tenure, he declined the salary saying he wouldn’t accept a White House salary.
Scaramucci is also the 4 percent share owner of the New York Mets baseball team. The share roughly amounts to $20 million.
Through his several investments and his company's holdings, Anthony Scaramuci's net worth is estimated to almost double his current worth in five years.