Stephen K. Bannon Biography, Book, Net-Worth, Family, Image

Stephen K. Bannon Biography

Stephen K. Bannon was born on November 27, 1953, in Norfolk, Virginia. He was raised in nearby Richmond. 

Bannon attended the all-boys’ Benedictine High School and then Virginia Tech. where he showed a penchant for disrupting the political status quo by winning a heated race for student body president as a junior.

Stephen K Bannon Book

Bannon found himself on the even shakier ground to start 2018 with the publication of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, by Michael Wolff. According to excerpts from the book first obtained by The Guardian, Bannon referred to a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between a Russian lawyer and Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.”

The president subsequently excoriated his former adviser via a strongly worded statement. “Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind,” he said.

Bannon tried to patch things up with the Trump clan, calling Don Jr. a “patriot and a good man,” but his comments had also angered powerful Trump supporters like Breitbart investor Rebekah Mercer. On January 9, 2018, Breitbart announced that Bannon was stepping down from his role as executive chairman and would work with the company on a “smooth and orderly transition.”

Said Bannon, “I’m proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform.”

Around that time, it was revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller had subpoenaed Bannon to testify before a grand jury for his investigation into connections between Trump’s associates and Russian agents. It was the first time Mueller was known to have subpoenaed a member of the president’s inner circle.

Additionally, Bannon was summoned to appear on January 16 before the House Intelligence Committee, which was conducting its own Russian investigation. The 10-hour meeting reportedly turned contentious, with Bannon repeatedly citing executive privilege in lieu of providing answers. Afterward, House Democrats accused the White House of pressuring the former presidential adviser to keep quiet. The charge was denied by a senior administration official.

Bannon took his time in returning to face the House Intelligence Committee. When he finally did a month later, he frustrated members from both sides of the aisle by only answering 25 pre-written questions that had been approved by the White House. That same week, he spent approximately 20 hours over the course of two days with special counsel Mueller’s team, reportedly cooperating with the questioning.

At the Financial Times in March, Bannon expressed interest in “mobilizing a digital grassroots army”. He also slammed Facebook for “monetizing” the private data of its users. Stephen also said he didn’t regret his comments that landed in Fire and Fury. He continued to defend President Trump, calling him the greatest.

Stephen K. Bannon Net Worth

He is worth between $9.5 million and $48 million.

Stephen K Bannon Family

Bannon’s first wife was known as Mary Louise Piccard. The two had been married for two years from 1995 to 1997. His second wife was known as Diane Clohesy. The two were together for three years from 2006 to 2009.

Stephen is blessed with three children namely Emily Piccard, Maureen Bannon, and Grace Piccard.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *