Daniel A. D'Aniello

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Daniel A. D’Aniello
Born (1946-09-14) September 14, 1946 (age 70)
Butler, Pennsylvania, US
Alma mater Syracuse University
Harvard Business School
Occupation Chairman, The Carlyle Group
Net worth US$3.0 billion (May 2015)[1]
Spouse(s) Gayle D'Aniello
Children Dana and Bethany

Daniel Anthony D’Aniello (born September 14, 1946) is an American 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].


Daniel and Gayle D'Aniello support the Washington National Opera.[10]

“I’m a good Italian boy,” he said. “l love opera and anything that ends in a vowel.”

— Daniel D'Aniello, The Washington Post

Personal life[edit]

He lives in Vienna, Virginia with his wife of thirty-nine years, Gayle. Together they have two daughters, Dana and Bethany.[11]