Stephen K. Bannon Wiki: Net Worth, Politician, Breitbart News & Facts To Know

The controversial politician Stephen K. Bannon shot to fame not for the right reasons. Find out about his net worth, Breitbart News and other surprising facts.

Who is Stephen K. Bannon? Get to know the politician

Stephen Kevin Bannon, also known as Steve Bannon, was born in 1953. He is an American media executive, a political figure, a former investment banker, and the current executive chairman of the Breitbart News. He served as the White House Chief Strategist during the first seven months of U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration. This led him to attend the Principals Committee of the U.S. National Security Council from January 2017 to April 2017. Bannon joined Trump’s 2016 Presidential bid during the later months of the Donald Trump campaign, taking the position of Chief Executive Officer. He took a leave of absence in August 2016, but before that, he had been the executive chairman of the Breitbart News. He quit Breitbart News to join the Donald Trump Campaign. This website was a far-right news, commentary, and opinion-based. It was described by Bannon as ‘the platform for the alt-right’. Steven Bannon left the Trump administration in August 2017 and rejoined the Breitbart News. He did not depart on good terms and has since ‘declared war’ on the White House. According to him, the White House is an establishment Republican Party. He actively supported Roy Moore in both the Republican primary and general election of the 2017 United States Senate election in Alabama. After Moore lost a Republican seat, people’s belief in him was shaken and his reputation as a skilled political strategist has been questioned both by conservative commentators and President Trump. Trump and Bannon sharply broke from each other in January 2018 after Bannon made a series of controversial statements against the President’s family and the future of the Mueller investigation. Bannon also served the United States Navy as an officer for seven years during the late 70s and early 80s. He worked on the destroyer USS Paul F. Foster and in the Pentagon during his service. After serving in the military, Bannon worked at Goldman Sachs as an investment banker in the Mergers and Acquisitions department. He accepted a financial stake in five television shows including ‘Seinfeld’. The deal was made when ‘Seinfeld’ was in its third season. He reached the position of the company’s vice president but then he left. In 1993, Bannon became acting director of the earth science research project ‘Biosphere 2’. In the 1990s, he was an executive producer in the Hollywood film and media industry and produced 18 films between 1991 and 2016. Bannon wrote and directed a documentary called ‘The Undefeated’ in 2011. ‘The Undefeated’ is an American political drama-documentary on the Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin. ‘Generation Zero’ was another American documentary film written and directed by Bannon in 2010. ‘Generation Zero’ documents the global economic crisis which started in 2007. In 2012, Bannon directed another brilliant documentary, ‘Occupy Unmasked’. The documentary ‘Occupy Unmasked’ is critical of the Occupy movement. A man with strong opinions and strong views, Stephen K. Bannon describes himself as an economic nationalist. Bannon advocates for immigration reductions, an increase in federal income tax for those earning incomes over $5 million annually, and also on restrictions on free trade with China and Mexico. According to conservative commentator David French, Bannon has “done more than any other person to introduce the ‘alt-right’ into mainstream American life”.

Stephen K. Bannon’s Net Worth

Steve Bannon happens to be on the long list of high profile people who have been fired by President Trump. The multi-talented man has enjoyed various vocations throughout his life. From being a naval officer to investment banker to alt-right news peddler to White House insider, this man has only been climbing the ladder until the day he made ‘enemies’ with the President. The extraordinary man has risen from the ranks of a humble working-class background to a life full of money and controversy. He has made many foes along the way by rubbing a lot of people the wrong way with his rhetoric. His alt-right messages have threatened and shaken the foundation of the mainstream media and have upset many. Regardless of his strong opinions, this man has managed to rake in a lot of wealth during his lifetime. His net worth is estimated to be around $20 million. Considering the fact that Bannon has been the former Vice President of Goldman Sachs, a net worth of $20 million makes sense.

Surprising facts about Stephen K. Bannon

There are some interesting and less known facts about Stephen Bannon too: * Bannon served in the Navy in his 20s before he became a politician. “He was absolutely a good sailor and naval officer,” said one of his friends. He got a master’s degree from Georgetown University at night while serving. The man has always been very hardworking. * He graduated from Harvard Business School and his business career included time at Goldman Sachs. “Somebody told me,” Bannon said to Bloomberg in 2015, “if you want to go to Wall Street, you have to go to Harvard Business School.” * Bannon is thrice divorced. He has three adult children, all of whom are daughters.

Below, Bannon tells ’60 Minutes’ why he was fired from the White House and also criticizes the GOP for not supporting the President. After departing the Trump administration, he gave his first formal interview to ’60 Minutes’.