Daniel A. D'Aniello

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Daniel A. D'Aniello
Born (1946-09-14) September 14, 1946 (age 73)
Alma materSyracuse University
Harvard Business School
OccupationChairman, The Carlyle Group
Net worthUS$2.9 billion (January 2018)[1]
Spouse(s)Gayle D'Aniello
Children2 daughters

Daniel Anthony D'Aniello (born September 14, 1946) is an American billionaire businessman.[2][3][4][5] He is the cofounder and chairman of the Carlyle Group, a private equity firm headquartered in Washington, D.C..[4]


Early life[edit]

D'Aniello grew up in Butler, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Butler Senior High School.[3] He graduated from Syracuse University magna cum laude in 1968, where he was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, an honor society for business students and scholars.[2][3][5] He received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School in 1974, where he was a Teagle Foundation Fellow.[2][3][5]


He served as a financial officer at Pepsico and TWA.[2][3][4][5] He later served as Vice President for Finance and Development at the Marriott Corporation.[2][3][4][5] He was responsible for the valuation of major mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, debt and equity offerings, and project financings.[4]

In 1987, he co-founded the Carlyle Group with William E. Conway Jr., and David Rubenstein.[2][3][4][5] He now serves as Chairman of the Board.[4]

He serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Enterprise Institute.[2][6] He also serves on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Syracuse University,[7][8] and on the Corporate Advisory Council of its Martin J. Whitman School of Management[2][4] and the IVMF advisory board.[9]

In July 2017, D'Aniello was awarded the Arents Award which is Syracuse University's highest alumni honor.[10]


Daniel and Gayle D'Aniello support the Washington National Opera.[11]

I'm a good Italian boy," he said. "l love opera and anything that ends in a vowel.

— Daniel D'Aniello

Personal life[edit]

He lives in Vienna, Virginia with his wife of thirty-nine years, Gayle. Together they have two daughters, Dana and Bethany.[12]


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  6. ^ "Board of Trustees". Aei.org. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Home - Trustees". Trustees.syr.edu. Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  8. ^ Services, Web. "Daniel D'Aniello | Syracuse University". Dc.syr.edu. Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  9. ^ "Daniel A. D'Aniello - IVMF". Ivmf.syracuse.edu. Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  10. ^ "Four Accomplished Alumni to Receive Arents Awards During Orange Central". SU News. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-12. Retrieved 2014-11-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Daniel D'Aniello - Syracuse University". Dc.syr.edu. Retrieved 29 December 2018.