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Mario Cuomo Net Worth

Mario Matthew Cuomo net worth is

$10 Million

Mario Matthew Cuomo Wiki Biography

Mario Matthew Cuomo was born on 15 June 1932, in Queens, New York City USA, to Andrea and Immacolata Cuomo, grocery store owners of Italian descent. He was a Democratic politician, best known for serving as the Governor of New York from 1982 to 1994.

A noted politician, how wealthy was Mario Cuomo? According to sources, Cuomo had acquired a net worth of over $10 million, established largely during his tenure as governor.

Mario Cuomo Net Worth $10 Million

Cuomo grew up in Queens the youngest of three children, and where he attended New York City P.S. 50 and St. John’s Preparatory School. He later enrolled in St. Jones University, but became a professional baseball player, being recruited by the Pittsburgh Pirates to play with its minor league team, the Brunswick Pirates, as a center fielder. However, after suffering a head injury, he quit baseball and returned to St. Jones University, obtaining his BA in 1953. He then enrolled in St. John’s University School of Law, graduating in 1956.

After completing his education, Cuomo became a law clerk with the New York state Court of Appeals judge. He eventually went into private practice, joining a small law firm in Brooklyn. In the early ’60s he began teaching law at St. John’s Law School.

His political career started by representing a community group in Queens in their legal battle with the city, which planned to replace their houses with a new high school. Earning a reputation as a skilled orator and arbitrator, he went on to represent other community groups in their legal issues, scoring victories and becoming a recognized figure. Suggestions to enter public service followed, and in 1974 Cuomo ran for Lieutenant Governor of New York, but lost to State Senator Mary Anne Krupsak, however, the following year he was appointed Secretary of State of New York. His net worth began to rise.

In 1977 Cuomo ran for Mayor of New York City, but was defeated by Edward Koch. However, a year later, he was elected as Lieutenant Governor of New York State.

In 1982 he entered the race for the Governor of New York, facing Edward Koch once again. This time he won the elections, becoming New York’s 52nd governor and an extremely popular political figure. He went on to win re-election in 1986, defeating Republican Andrew P. O’Rourke, and again in 1990, defeating Republican Pierre Andrew Rinfret, breaking the state record for the percentage of votes received for governor. Aside from boosting his popularity, Cuomo’s governor status considerably added to his wealth. He ran for a fourth term in 1994, but lost to Republican George Pataki. Although he was pushed to run for the presidential nomination several times, Cuomo declined each time.

During his tenure as governor, Cuomo achieved numerous accomplishments that earned him high praise. He pushed for balanced budgets, the enactment of sweeping fiscal reforms and lower taxes, strengthening the economy and re-vitalizing education, health care and infrastructure. He improved roads, created a large homeless assistance program as well as programs to deal with illnesses, and wrestling with two recessions. Under Cuomo, the state prison system greatly expanded and the assistance to local law enforcement agencies was greatly increased, in order to reduce crime.

Known for his excellent oratory skills, Cuomo surely made a name for himself, a name that will live on. He also established a considerable fortune. During his post-political career, he wrote many inspirational books and essays, and gave numerous speeches across the country. He also hosted a radio call-in show in New York City.

In his private life, in 1954 Cuomo married Matilda Nancy Raffa, with whom he remained until his death from heart failure in 2015. They had five children together, among them their son Andrew Cuomo, who has been the 56th Governor of New York, their other son Chris Cuomo, who is a CNN television journalist, and their daughter Margaret, a known radiologist, author and philanthropist.

Full Name Mario Cuomo
Net Worth $10 Million
Date Of Birth June 15, 1932, Briarwood, Queens, New York City, U.S.
Died January 1, 2015, Manhattan, New York City
Place Of Birth Briarwood, New York City, New York, United States
Height 5′ 10½” (1.79 m)
Profession American Democratic politician, 52nd Governor of New York (1983-1994)
Education New York City P.S. 50 and St. John’s Preparatory School, St. John’s University School of Law
Nationality American
Spouse Matilda Raffa (1954-2015; his death)
Children Margaret I. Cuomo, Andrew Cuomo, Maria Cuomo, Madeline Cuomo, Christopher Cuomo
Parents Andrea and Immacolata Cuomo
Siblings Frank Cuomo
IMDB www.imdb.com/name/nm0192521
Awards Barnard Medal of Distinction (1983), Honorary Doctor of Laws (1983, Yeshiva University)
Music Groups The Orwells
Movies The Ghosts
# Quote
1 [from his speech nominating Bill Clinton for the Presidency, New York City, July 15, 1992] I want to clap my hands and throw my fists in the air, cheering neighborhoods where children can be children, where they can grow up and get a chance to go to college and one day own their own home. I want to sing proud songs, happy songs, arm in arm with workers who have a real stake in their company’s success – who once again have the assurance that a lifetime of hard work will make life better for their children than it had been for them.
2 You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.
# Fact
1 Was signed to the Major League Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates in 1952, using his signing bonus to pay for his wife Matilda’s diamond engagement ring. He never actually made it to the “big leagues,” having been injured (stuck by a pitch in the back of his head) while in the Pirate’s minor league system.
2 Died on the same day that he had been inaugurated (three times) as Governor of New York, January 1 (of 1983, 1987, and 1991), which was also the same exact day that his eldest son, and successor as Governor, Andrew Cuomo, was inaugurated as Governor of New York for Andrew’s second term, on January 1, 2015.
3 Served as the elected 58th Secretary of State of New York (January 1, 1975 – December 31, 1978).
4 Served as the elected 69th Lieutenant Governor of New York (January 1, 1979 – December 31, 1982) during the second term of former Governor of New York Hugh Carey.
5 Father of former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (1997-2001) Andrew Cuomo, Margaret Cuomo, Maria Cuomo Cole, Madeline Cuomo and former ABC News reporter/anchor Chris Cuomo.
6 Ex-father-in-law of Kerry Kennedy (Robert F. Kennedy‘s daughter), who was married to his eldest son, Andrew Cuomo from 1990-2005.
7 Father-in-law of fashion designer Kenneth Cole.
8 Served as the elected 52nd Governor of New York for three full terms (January 1, 1983 – December 31, 1994).


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The Ghosts 2011 Short Gang Member in the Cherubs


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The Magic of David Copperfield XII: The Niagara Falls Challenge 1990 TV Special producers wish to thank – as Mario M. Cuomo governor


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CNN Newsroom 2014 TV Series Himself – Ex-New York Gov.
Pricele$$ 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Encore with John Palmer 2006 TV Series Himself
The U.S. vs. John Lennon 2006 Documentary Himself
Meet the Press 2005 TV Series Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2005 TV Series Himself
Fahrenheit 9/11: A Movement in Time 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tanner on Tanner 2004 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 2004 TV Series Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
American Experience 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Charlie Rose 1995-2000 TV Series Himself – Guest / Himself
The American President 2000 TV Series documentary Martin Van Buren
The Sweet Science 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The Great Depression 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Host / Narrator
Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir 1998 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Vote for Me: Politics in America 1996 TV Special Himself
American Dreamers 1996 TV Movie Himself
Lauren Hutton and… 1996 TV Series Himself
Baseball 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993 TV Series Himself
The Last Party 1993 Documentary Himself (on TV) (uncredited)
Convention ’92 1992 Documentary Himself
The Statue of Liberty 1985 Documentary Himself
The Annual American Image Awards 1984 TV Special Himself

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