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Daniel A. D’Aniello
Born (1946-09-14) September 14, 1946 (age 68)
Butler, Pennsylvania, United States
Alma mater Syracuse University
Harvard Business School
Occupation Chairman, The Carlyle Group
Spouse(s) Gayle D'Aniello
Children Two

Daniel Anthony D’Aniello (born September 14, 1946) is an American businessman.[1][2][3][4] He is the cofounder and chairman of the Carlyle Group, a private equity firm headquartered in Washington, D.C..[3]


Early life[edit]

D'Aniello grew up in Butler, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Butler Senior High School.[2] 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.[1][2][4] He received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School in 1974, where he was a Teagle Foundation Fellow.[1][2][4]


He served as a financial officer at Pepsico and TWA.[1][2][3][4] He later served as Vice President for Finance and Development at the Marriott Corporation.[1][2][3][4] He was responsible for the valuation of major mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, debt and equity offerings, and project financings.[3]

In 1987, he co-founded the Carlyle Group with William E. Conway, Jr., and David Rubenstein.[1][2][3][4] He now serves as Chairman of the Board.[3]

He serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Enterprise Institute.[1][5] 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.[1][3]


Daniel and Gayle D'Aniello support the Washington National Opera.[6]

“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-six years, Gayle. Together they have two daughters.


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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 ...
Inside Philanthropy
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:33:45 -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 ...
Inside Philanthropy
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:18:25 -0700

The trio behind the Carlyle Group, the Washington D.C. private equity firm, sure does keep busy. We recently wrote about Carlyle cofounder and chair Daniel D'Aniello before, and the millions that he's given to the conservative think tank, American ...

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 ...

New York Times

Washington Post
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 ...

Inside Philanthropy

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

The nation's top think tanks are reeling in more billionaire backers than ever before, and this trend underscores how the wealthy see these institutions as key players in shaping public policy. Nowadays, if you really want to buy influence, you make ...


Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:06:16 -0700

Compania a fost înfiinţată în 1987 de trei jurişti din Washington, David Mark Rubinstein, William E. Conway, Jr. şi Daniel A. D'Aniello. De atunci şi până azi, Carlyle a devenit una dintre companiile care au impus un model de capitalism bazat pe ...

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