Who is Carter Page?
Carter Page made a name for himself in the petroleum business, where he is not only widely known for being a consultant, but also the founder and the managing director of a one-man investment fund and consulting enterprise – Global Energy Capital. However, he is probably best recognized as the former adviser to the current President of the United States Donald J. Trump, with whom he collaborated during the 2016 Presidential elections campaign.
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— Carter Page, Ph.D. (@carterwpage) August 24, 2018
Carter Page’s Early Life and Education
Carter William Page was born on the 3rd June 1971 in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, into the family of Rachel Greenstein Page and Allan Robert Page, who served as the manager and executive of the Central Hudson Gas & Electric Company. Although originating from Minnesota, Carter grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York State, where he attended Our Lady of Lourdes High School, from which he matriculated in 1989. He continued his education by enrolling in the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, from which he graduated with distinction in 1993, in the top 10% of his class, for which he was rewarded with the Trident Scholar Program, which gave him an opportunity for independent academic research.
Upon leaving the US Navy, Carter continued his education further at New York University from which he obtained his Master of Business Administration degree in 2001. He also completed the Council of Foreign Relations’ fellowship.
In 2012, Carter Page received his PhD from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. However, prior to receiving this honor, his doctoral dissertation, which covered the topic regarding Asian countries and their transition from communism to capitalism, was rejected twice before he eventually secured acceptance.
Carter Page’s Early Career
Page began his professional career in 1998 when he became a member of the strategy consulting firm named Eurasia Group, but which he left only a couple of months later. In 2000 he joined the Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch Wealth Management office in London, UK, where he landed the job of an investment banker. In the course of the next eight years, Carter rose through the company’s ranks and landed the position of the vice-president of Merrill Lynch’s Moscow headquarters, and eventually served as the Chief Operating Officer of the company’s energy and power department in New York City.
Carter Page and the Global Energy Capital
After parting ways with Merrill Lynch in 2008, Carter Page founded his own investment firm named Global Energy Capital. The company is based in New York City’s borough of Manhattan, featuring Carter Page as its only employee while being focused on developing the energy sector in emerging markets in Europe, Asia and North America.
Carter Page and Donald Trump
In March 2016 Carter Page was appointed as a foreign policy adviser for the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. However, after the US intelligence agencies discovered his alleged contacts with Russian officials and Vladimir Putin’s government, dating back to his public presenting of his “pro-Russian stance” in the mid-2000s, he stepped down from this position after only a couple of months. Between October 2016 and January 2017, Page’s communications were under surveillance by the FBI, but which eventually didn’t find any wrongdoings.
Carter Page’s Net Worth
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this 47-year-old oil industry expert has accumulated so far? How rich Carter Page is? The exact size of Carter Page’s net worth, as of mid-2018, hasn’t been publically disclosed so far, but according to authoritative sources, the estimated sum is over $600 million.
Is Carter Page Married? More about his personal life
Curious about Carter Page’s private life, aren’t you? Well, it appears that your curiosity will have to remain unfulfilled, as there aren’t relevant details about Page’s romantic connections or love affairs, if any, nor his sexual orientation. Being a high profile investment banker and expert in the area of petroleum industry comes with the price of anonymity.
To achieve a possible insight into Carter’s life, one could visit his official Twitter account, where he has amassed a total of more than 13,000 followers.
Apart from all those already mentioned above, Carter Page also served as a lecturer at New York University and Bard College, where he ran programs about energy, politics and international affairs.