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Daniel A. D’Aniello
Born (1946-09-14) September 14, 1946 (age 69)
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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69 news items

Inside Philanthropy
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:47:57 -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 ...
Washington Post
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:01:02 -0700

Chairman Daniel A. D'Aniello and co-chief executive William E. Conway Jr. each sold about 1 million shares, or about 2 percent of their respective holdings. They each own about 45 million shares. The company's third co-founder, co-chief executive David M.

New York Times

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 ...

Washington Post (blog)

Washington Post (blog)
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 ...


Tue, 26 May 2015 11:22:30 -0700

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New York Times

New York Times
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:19:17 -0800

The cash haul for David M. Rubenstein, Daniel A. D'Aniello and William E. Conway Jr., who founded Carlyle in 1987, included dividends, base salary and profits from their personal investments in and alongside Carlyle's funds. It also included the return ...

New York Times

New York Times
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:07:30 -0800

“You know, Dr. Dre is an incredible businessman and artist, and he even inspired me to write my own rap,” Mr. Rubenstein, in a recording studio, says in the Carlyle video. “Let's hear it,” Daniel A. D'Aniello, Carlyle's chairman, gamely replies. What ...
Inside Philanthropy
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:40:35 -0700

The Hoover Institution began as a library in 1919 and has grown into one of America's top think tanks over the years. It ranked number #19 on a 2014 UPenn think tank report, below such outfits as Brookings Institution (#1) and conservative giant the ...

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