Whereas Nancy Pelosi may have a long career in the spotlight given her status as Speaker of the House, her husband, Paul Pelosi has mostly managed to keep his life private. However, it was revealed on May 29 that he had been arrested the previous night in Napa Valley for driving under the influence, causing much controversy and making his name known to the public.
Despite this unfortunate incident, Paul managed to make an impressive name for himself. Here are five things to know about Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi.
He is very educated
The San Francisco native was born on April 15, 1940, which currently makes him 82 years old, according to TMZ. He attended the prestigious Georgetown University in Washington DC, via The Washington Post. There he met his future wife, who was attending Trinity College at the time, according to The Baltimore Sun. Paul has served on the advisory board of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service since 2009. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from New York University, according to Seattle weather.
He found success in business
Clearly, Paul’s MBA has taken him far in life. Although his wife is known for her prolific political career, Paul took a different, albeit no less successful, path in the business world. He is the current owner of Financial Leasing Services, which is a venture capital firm, according to The New York Times. “He understands politics, but he’s not particularly political,” Nancy said. The Los Angeles Times. “He’s a businessman,” she added.
He is a football fanatic
As for his passions, Paul has also immersed himself in the dynamic world of sport. He was the owner of the football team, The Sacramento Mountain Lions, which existed from 2009 to 2012 before disappearing. He allegedly paid $12 million for the team, which eventually sued him in 2013 after claiming he failed to pay $250,000, according to KCRA-3.
He respects his wife’s career
Nancy and Paul married in 1963, and the businessman has since done all he can to support his wife’s political endeavors. During their marriage, he kept a low profile and stayed in his lane when it came to Nancy’s career, especially when it came to his own business decisions.
“I think I have a good radar in terms of the type of business investments that would be inappropriate for me given his position,” he said. The Los Angeles Times in 2009. “I have religiously steered clear of anything that might seem controversial for his position.” In a 2004 interview, he also added, “I made a conscious effort not to be involved or appear to be involved in his political career”, per The San Francisco the Chronicle.
He has five children
Nancy and Paul’s nearly sixty-year marriage has produced a large number of descendants. They share five children together, named alexandra, Paul Jr., Christina, Nancy Corinneand Jacqueline. Alexandra is a critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker and journalist, who spoke with HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY on his 2020 project, The American selfie: a nation shoots itself in the head. Meanwhile, Paul Jr has followed in his father’s footsteps and is currently a business analyst and real estate broker. Christine followed her mother’s political career choices and sits on the California Democratic Women’s Caucus.
Although little is known about Nancy Corinne or Jacqueline, it is reported that Nancy’s eldest married a businessman named Theodore Prowda. However, Jacqueline has taken the artistic route with her life, as she owns and teaches at an art studio.