The anchor of the Fox Business GOP debate is married to Wall Street financier Jonathan “Jono” Steinberg. In 1999, former CNBC host Maria Bartiromo married Steinberg, the CEO of WisdomTree Investments. The pair are both New York City natives who now make their living from Wall Street.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. The Couple Are ‘Workaholics’ With No Time for Kids
According to Bartiromo and Steinberg’s wedding announcement in the New York Times, the couple got hitched on June 13, 1999, when she was 31 and he was 34. They got married in a Jewish ceremony at Steinberg’s father’s home in Quogue, New York. A Daily Beast feature on Bartiromo from 2014 said during her sabbatical prior to her move to the Fox Business network, she and her husband spent time hiking in Arizona. He told the New York Times in May 2015 that the couple are “workaholics” and have no children.
2. His Father Was One of the First Corporate Raiders
The wedding announcement mentions that Steinberg’s father, Saul Steinberg, was the CEO of “Reliance Group Holdings, the property and casualty insurance company in Manhattan.” He was also a chairman of the board of the Wharton School as well as a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania. In December 2012, Saul Steinberg died at the age of 73, on the same day as his mother, Anne Steinberg. His Reuters obituary called him an “early corporate raider.”
3. In 2013, Bartiromo Was Rumored to Be Having an Affair With a Citi Group Executive
In 2013, Page Six reported on rumors that Bartiromo had been having an affair with ex-Citigroup board member Todd S. Thomson. The rumors were so intense that Bartiromo had to be deposed as part of Thomson’s divorce proceedings from his wife, Melissa. The Wall Street Journal reported that after an event in Asia, Thomson got other City execs to fly back commercially so that he could fly back with Bartiromo.
4. He Invested His Bar Mitzvah Money in the Stock Market
A Forbes feature on Steinberg details how he grew up at 740 Park Avenue in what the magazine calls the “swankiest apartment in the city’s swankiest apartment building.” He told Forbes that from the age of 13 he had caught the financial bug and was interested in the goings on on Wall Street. Steinberg even invested his bar mitzvah money in the stock market. He graduated from the Wharton School, where his father was a board member and alumnus.
5. His Investment Company Now Handles $60 Billion Per Year
His company WisdomTree Investments, “oversees $60 billion,” reports the New York Times. The newspaper says that in the first quarter of 2015, the group brought in $13.5 billion in investment monies. Arthur Levitt, an old friend of Steinberg’s father, told the Times “I think Jono has a lot of Saul’s good qualities and many better qualities on top of that.”
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