Meet Stephen Bannon, the man appointed by president-elect Donald Trump, as his chief White House Strategist. He is the same guy who served as chief executive of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
The 62-year-old businessman, has gone from working class Navy man to Goldman Sachs financier, Hollywood producer and then king of America’s Right-wing media.
Bannon was born Stephen Kevin Bannon, on November 27, 1953 –in Norfolk, Virginia. Bannon grew up in sight of the naval yard and signed up on leaving college, spending four years at sea aboard a destroyer. Deployed to the Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf in 1979.
Mr Bannon left the navy and studied for an MBA at Harvard Business School, landing a job at Goldman Sachs. Accoridng to bloomberg, Mr. Bannon received his MBA from Harvard University. He received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Polytechnical Institutes College of Architecture and has a graduate degree in Government from Georgetown University. Mr. Bannon has a Masters of Arts from Georgetown University.
In 1990 Mr Bannon left Goldman Sachs to start up an investment firm with a couple of former colleagues, and Bannon & Co was born.
His company ended up working on MGM’s studio financing, and handling the acquisitions when Polygram Records moved into the film business. And so, Bannon himself began gaining recognition in the film industry with a series of project.
Stephen has been married three times and divorced three times. From his relationships he is the father of three adult daughters. Keep reading to know about his wives and children.
Cathleen Houff Jordan, also known as Cathleen Houff Bannon became his first wife. It is not clear how the couple came to be or the exact date of their marriage. The couple ended in divorce at some point, giving him green light to move on to the next.
He went on to wed second wife, Mary Piccard (pictured below) in 1995.
Former investment banker Mrs. Piccard accused Stephen Bannon of domestic abuse a year into their marriage. The couple allegedly had arguments about where to send their children to school. She claimed in a sworn statement in 2007 that Bannon made three separate anti-Semitic remarks when they were choosing a school for their daughters.
The charges were later dropped after Piccard did not appeared to court. They divorced in 1997. You can find Mrs. Piccard on Facebook here.
Tea-party activist, Diane Clohesy (pictured below) became Bannon’s third ex-wife, in 2009.
It was reported she lived until earlier this year at a house located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. In August her residence was vacant and slated for demolition. Bannon formerly rented the house for her use.
Bannon is the father of three daughters.
Maureen Bannon is his eldest child. She was born from his first marriage to Cathleen Houff Bannon.
Stephen Bannon became the father of twin daughters: Emily and Grace (pictured above) -from his second marriage to Mary Louise Piccard.