Rick Santelli Biography
Rick Santelli is a skilled American journalist currently at CNBC-4 as an On-Air Editor. Santelli is a regular contributor to CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street ” M-F, 9 AM-11 AM ET. He attended and graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana with a Bachelor of Science degree. Santelli has been a member of both the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade
Rick Santelli Age
He was born on July 6, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Santelli is 64 years old.
Rick Santelli Education
He attended and graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana with a Bachelor of Science degree. Santelli has been a member of both the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade
Rick Santelli Height/Weight
Santelli stands on an average height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighs around 70kgs
Rick Santelli family
He is the grandson of four Italian immigrants, Rick was born near Taylor Street in Chicago’s old Italian neighborhood and moved with his family to Lombard, Illinois at age six. No further details regarding his parents are available.
Rick Santelli Wife
He is happily married to Terri Santelli. The duo exchanged their marriage vows in 2015 but details of their wedding and how they met are not available. The couple lives in Wayne in Illinois.
Rick Santelli children
Santelli and his wife have three daughters together, Juliet Santelli Cecala, Alyssa Santelli, and Lauren Santelli.
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He joined CNBC in June 1999 as an on-air editor, reporting live from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Santelli’s focus is primarily on interest rates, foreign exchange, and the Federal Reserve.
Being a veteran trader and financial executive, Santelli has provided live reports on the markets in print and on local and national radio and television. In addition, he joined CNBC from the Institutional Financial Futures and Options at Sanwa Futures, L.L.C. There, he was a vice president handling institutional trading and hedge accounts for a variety of futures-related products.
Before that, Santelli served as vice president of Institutional Futures and Options at Rand Financial Services Inc., served as managing director at the Derivative Products Group of Geldermann Inc., and was vice president in charge of Interest Rate Futures and Options at the Chicago Board of Trade for Drexel, Burnham, Lambert.
He started his broadcasting career in 1979 as a trader and order-filler at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in a variety of markets, including gold, lumber, CDs, T-bills, foreign currencies, and livestock.
He attended and graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana with a Bachelor of Science degree. Santelli has been a member of both the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade. Follow Santelli on Twitter @RickSantelli.
Rick Santelli Chicago Tea Party Remarks
In February 2009, Rick made some remarks regarding the Homeowners Affordability and Stability Plan that was announced on February 18. He directed his accusations to the government saying it was promoting bad behavior and raised the possibility of a “Chicago Tea Party”. He also made the suggestion that individuals who knowingly obtained high-risk mortgages were “losers”. The Tea Party remark was credited by some as “igniting” the Tea Party movement as a national phenomenon.
Rick Santelli Illiness|Covid 19
In 2020, The media reported that, after a series of stock declines driven by fears of a COVID-19 virus pandemic, Santelli stated, during a live broadcast of The Santelli Exchange, in March that “maybe we’d be just better off if we gave [the virus] to everybody, and then in a month it would be over because the mortality rate of [COVID-19] probably isn’t going to be any different if we did it that way than the long-term picture, but the difference is we’re wreaking havoc on global and domestic economies.” Santelli later apologized for making the “dumbest, most ignorant” remarks about managing the COVID-19 pandemic.
He was, again, criticized by media outlets, following his launch of a shouting match with CNBC news anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin, on December 4, 2020, regarding over-current government recommendations and legal measures directing individuals in order to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic. Santelli’s rant against restrictions was repeatedly met by Sorkin, who asserted that science opposed Santelli’s views, and deemed his diatribe “a disservice to the viewer
Rick Santelli salary
He has an estimated salary ranging from $70,000 – $125,000.
Rick Santelli Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earned from his broadcasting career.
Rick Santelli’s Social Media Platforms
He is very active on social media platforms and has over 21.4k followers on Twitter, 5.3kfollowers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.