Paul Pelosi Biography

Paul Francis Pelosi Sr., an American businessman with Financial Leasing Services, Inc., a real estate and venture capital investment and consulting firm based in San Francisco, was born on April 15, 1940. He was the owner of the United Football League team Sacramento Mountain Lions. He is wed to Nancy Pelosi, the current speaker of the US House of Representatives.

 

Early life

 

As the youngest boy in a family of three boys, Pelosi was born and raised in San Francisco. John Pelosi, a wholesale druggist, was his father. He graduated from Malvern Preparatory School after attending St. Ignatius High School in Pennsylvania. At Georgetown University, where he received a bachelor of science (BS) in foreign service, he met Nancy D’Alesandro, the woman who would become his wife. Nancy was enrolled at Trinity College, a Roman Catholic women’s university in Washington, D.C. [6] He received his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Since 2009, he has served as the Georgetown Foreign Service Board’s chair.[8]

Career

 

Pelosi and his wife have an estimated $114 million in personal wealth through the venture capital company they founded and manage, Financial Leasing Services, Inc.  He had previously invested in the Oakland Invaders of the United States Football League and in 2009 paid $12 million for the California Redwoods of the United Football League. Later, the Redwoods relocated to Sacramento where they took on the name Sacramento Mountain Lions.

In the summer of 2021, Pelosi’s success in stock trading garnered media attention, which sparked initiatives to strictly regulate congressional members’ individual stock ownership.

 

Personal life 

On September 7, 1963, at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, Maryland, Pelosi married Nancy Pelosi (née D’Alesandro).  Christine and Alexandra are two of their five children. Nancy was elected as the 52nd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives in 2007.

 

Legal issues 

Paul Pelosi was arrested in Napa County in May 2022 for driving under the influence of alcohol after colliding with another vehicle at an intersection. In August 2022, Pelosi pled guilty and was sentenced to five days in jail, $6,800 in fines and restitution, completion of a DUI program, and three years of probation. The incident brought back memories of a car accident Pelosi had as a minor in 1957. His older brother was killed in the crash, and Pelosi was later acquitted of misdemeanor manslaughter.

 

2022 attack 

An assailant broke into Pelosi’s San Francisco home in the early hours of October 28, 2022, repeatedly screaming “Where’s Nancy?” and then attacked Pelosi with a hammer.  The suspect was apprehended by police, while Pelosi was hospitalized with blunt force injuries and is expected to recover fully. Following the attack, Pelosi underwent skull surgery.  While entering the house, the assailant demanded to see Nancy Pelosi, despite the fact that she was in Washington, D.C. at the time of the attack.   The suspect’s motivation is unknown.  The suspect was arrested and charged with attempted homicide.