Steve Bannon has had a long and perhaps surprisingly diverse career. While he is now known as the head of a number of anti-globalization organizations that European Right Wing FundingBannon was a soldier and film producer before settling on spreading hate.
Bannon was sentenced to Four months in prison Friday after being convicted of a crime contempt of Congress. Bannon refused to testify Before the House Select Committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
How Bannon made his money?
After serving as a lieutenant in the United States Navy, Bannon worked in finance. After a short period in the film industry Bannon co-founded the right-wing “news” website Breitbart. He directed the site to be a platform tailored to the alt-right in America, using the platform to advance its right-wing agenda. He took over in 2012 Bannon has turned the site into a force Which rose to a monthly movement of 17.3 million users In 2017, he took over as a paid adviser to Donald Trump. For comparison, create media like Washington Post It was 71 million people Visiting the site in December 2021.
Bannon has had a lot of money in projects over the past 20 years. Outside of Breitbart, he used his connections to convince investors to give him money for projects like Paying low salaries to the Chinese workforce To “cultivate” World of Warcraft items before selling them to players for real money. Bloomberg reported that Bannon’s stake in Cambridge Analyticaa data collection company linked to Britain’s exit from the European UnionAnd the It was sold for up to $5 million before joining the Trump administration.
Surprisingly, it is also Take a piece of the sequence Seinfeld During his tenure as an investment banker. different organizations mentioned who – which Bannon made $32 million from the deal in 1993.
He may have made some of his money through illegal means and was under federal investigation allegedly Scam hundreds of thousands of dollars from his “We’re building the wall” campaign. Although President Trump has issued an indictment against him, he is still on trial in New York with a court date set for November 2023.