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Daniel A. D’Aniello
Born (1946-09-14) September 14, 1946 (age 68)
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 Two

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, and on the Corporate Advisory Council of its Martin J. Whitman School of Management.[2][4]


Daniel and Gayle D'Aniello support the Washington National Opera.[7]

“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.


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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:33:36 -0700

We've written about Carlyle Group cofounder and chairman Daniel D'Aniello before. He's made his billions at the helm of the private equity firm which recently boasted $200 billion in assets. Last year, D'Aniello gave $20 million toward the conservative ...

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Inside Philanthropy
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:46:09 -0800

To answer the first question, Daniel A. D'Aniello is cofounder and chair of the Carlyle Group, the famed Washington-based private equity firm. In other words, he's a big deal. And the most immediate reason he just gave $20 million to the American ...

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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:06:35 -0800

Daniel A. D'Aniello, the co-founder and chairman of the Washington-basedprivate-equity giant Carlyle Group, is contributing $20 million to the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute. The contribution by D'Aniello — set to be announced Tuesday ...

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:18:45 -0800

The Carlyle Group's co-founders are earning massive amounts of wealth from the firm, and turning around and investing much of that money back into the firm's funds. In total, the private equity giant's three co-founders collectively earned $288.4 ...

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Thu, 05 Feb 2015 11:40:14 -0800

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:26:40 -0800

Daniel A. D'Aniello, Carlyle's chairman, said in a statement on Thursday that Mr. Buser was “a trusted partner and proven leader” and that the move was “a well-earned promotion.” Mr. Buser joined Carlyle in 2004 and played an important role in the firm ...
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:43:17 -0700

Law360, New York (March 20, 2015, 5:37 PM ET) -- Private equity firm The Carlyle Group said on Friday that it has closed its first ever international energy-focused fund after raising $2.5 billion in capital, which will be invested in oil and gas ...

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