Stef W. Kight Jul 21
What to know about Anthony Scaramucci
Today, Anthony Scaramucci was appointed as director of communications and Sean Spicer resigned. Here's some fast facts about "Mooch":
- In June, he suggested that the White House broadcast their own daily newscast from a desk on the White House lawn, according to the Washington Post.
- He graduated from Harvard Law School and got his undergrad in Economics at Tufts University.
- He has worked at Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs and Neuberger Berman.
- He co-founded Oscar Capital Management, which sold to Neuberger Berman in 2001.
- He founded the hedge fund SkyBridge Capital in 2005, which now has $11.4 billion in assets under management. He has hosted major financial industry conferences (SALT conferences). This past spring's speakers included Joe Biden.
- He once hung an expensive Superman painting in his office, his former employees told the Post.
- He was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in 2011.
- He was a host of "Wall Street Week" and has been a contributor for Fox News.
- He's written three books: "The Little Book of Hedge Funds," "Goodbye Gordon Gekko" and "Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole."
- During the last campaign season, he worked first for Scott Walker and then Jeb Bush's campaigns before joining Trump. He even called Trump "another hack politician" in 2015 on Fox.
- Last November, he joined Trump's Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee.
- Last month, three CNN journalist resigned after publishing an unverified story connecting Scaramucci to a Russian investment fund.
- This is the third job offered to Scaramucci in the Trump administration — director of the Office of Public Engagement, a senior role in the U.S. Export-Import Bank — which he accepted — and now director of communications.