Anthony Scaramucci is an American financier who briefly served as the White House Director of Communications from July 21 to July 31,2017.
41 Facts About Anthony Scaramucci
On July 21,2017, Anthony Scaramucci was appointed White House Communications Director.
Days into the job, Anthony Scaramucci provoked controversy after launching a strongly worded attack on members of the Trump Administration in an interview with The New Yorkers Ryan Lizza that he believed was off the record.
Anthony Scaramucci has since been critical of Trump in the media and voiced his support for Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
Anthony Scaramucci was born into an Italian-American family on January 6,1964, on Long Island, New York, where he was raised in Port Washington.
Anthony Scaramucci is the son of Marie DeFeo Scaramucci and Alexander Scaramucci, who was a construction worker.
Anthony Scaramucci had a middle-class upbringing and was the first generation of his family to attend college.
Anthony Scaramucci has an older brother, David, and a sister, Susan.
Anthony Scaramucci has never practiced law and went to work at Goldman Sachs directly after graduating.
Anthony Scaramucci began his career at Goldman Sachs in 1989, in the Investment Banking division.
Anthony Scaramucci left Goldman in 1996 to launch Oscar Capital Management with his colleague Andrew Boszhardt.
In 2001, Oscar Capital was sold to Neuberger Berman, and upon Neuberger Berman's sale to Lehman Brothers in 2003, Anthony Scaramucci served as a managing director in the firm's Investment Management division.
In 2005, Anthony Scaramucci founded SkyBridge Capital, a global alternative investment firm.
Anthony Scaramucci is the chairman of the SkyBridge Alternatives Conference, or "SALT" Conference, launched in 2009.
In 2008, Anthony Scaramucci was a fundraiser for Obama's presidential campaign.
Anthony Scaramucci has tweeted at various times that he has "always been for strong gun control laws" and that "Republicans should support gay marriage".
Anthony Scaramucci served as the national finance co-chair for Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign.
Ahead of the 2016 election, Anthony Scaramucci tweeted that he hoped Hillary Clinton would be the next president, but had turned against Clinton by 2015.
In May 2016, after Walker and Bush had withdrawn from the race, Anthony Scaramucci signed on to Donald Trump's political campaign by joining the Trump Finance Committee.
On January 12,2017, Anthony Scaramucci was named Assistant to President Trump and director of the White House Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs.
Fox Business reported on January 31,2017, that "Anthony Scaramucci's delayed appointment underscores some of the tensions building inside the Trump White House, as various aides and advisers continue to jockey for his attention and to retain and expand their power".
Anthony Scaramucci said the original story was not true; CNN did not say the story was false, but said that it "wasn't solid enough" to be published.
Effective June 19,2017, Anthony Scaramucci was named senior vice president and chief strategy officer for the US Export-Import Bank.
Anthony Scaramucci was still under consideration for a post as ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
The White House announcement of Anthony Scaramucci said he would "report directly to the President" rather than to the White House chief of staff, as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer had.
On July 26,2017, journalist Ryan Lizza reported that Anthony Scaramucci called him to try to identify who leaked information about a meeting to The New Yorker.
Anthony Scaramucci cited Trump's conduct during his visits in the aftermath of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton; during Trump's visit to a grieving El Paso, Trump attacked his Democratic opponents, boasted about his rally crowd sizes, and was photographed making the "thumbs-up" gesture next to a baby orphaned in the shooting.
In June 2020, Anthony Scaramucci joined with Matt Borges and other well-known Republican operatives to launch Right Side PAC, a super PAC aiming to prevent Trump's re-election as president and support his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden.
Anthony Scaramucci was one of multiple other Trump former officials to endorse Biden.
Anthony Scaramucci paid $100,000 to have SkyBridge's logo in the film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, along with two cameo appearances.
Anthony Scaramucci joined Fox Business Network as a contributor in 2014, and in March 2016 served as host of the financial television show Wall Street Week.
On January 13,2019, it was announced Anthony Scaramucci would be a participant in the second American season of the reality show competition Celebrity Big Brother; though, in a twist, it was revealed he was a Fake HouseGuest on the show.
On January 30,2023, Anthony Scaramucci appeared in episode 39 of the podcast Mislaibeled.
On October 2,2017, Anthony Scaramucci launched an online media venture called the Anthony Scaramucci Post.
The tweet was taken down, and Anthony Scaramucci subsequently wrote that "If anyone was offended by this act, you have both my sincere personal apology and commitment that it will never happen again", and pledged to donate $25,000 to the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
In June 2016, Anthony Scaramucci joined the Board of Advisors of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, located at his alma mater of Tufts University.
On November 21,2017, lawyers representing Anthony Scaramucci sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Daily, alleging that the op-eds contained factual inaccuracies which attempted to defame him.
Anthony Scaramucci is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Anthony Scaramucci was a member of the New York City Financial Services Advisory Committee from 2007 to 2012.
Ball worked in investor relations for SkyBridge Capital until Anthony Scaramucci left the firm.