Paul Pelosi

Paul Francis Pelosi Sr. (born April 15, 1940) is an American businessman who owns and operates Financial Leasing Services, Inc., a San Francisco-based real estate and venture capital investment and consulting firm. In addition, he was the owner of the now-defunct Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League.[1] He is married to the current U.S. House speaker, Nancy Pelosi.

Paul Pelosi
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Pelosi at the Moet Hennessy Financial Times Club Dinner in 2012
Paul Francis Pelosi

(1940-04-15) April 15, 1940 (age 80)
EducationGeorgetown University (BS)
New York University (MBA)
Political partyDemocratic
(m. 1963)
Children5 (including Christine and Alexandra)


Pelosi was born and raised in San Francisco. He sits on many philanthropic and corporate boards. He earned a bachelor of science (BS) in foreign service at Georgetown University, and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He has been the chair of the Foreign Service Board at Georgetown since 2009.[2][3]

Pelosi founded and runs the venture capital firm Financial Leasing Services, through which he and his wife Nancy Pelosi have amassed a personal fortune of about $114 million.[4][5]

After previously investing in the Oakland Invaders of the United States Football League, in 2009 he purchased a franchise in the United Football League for $12 million, the California Redwoods.[2] The Redwoods would later move to Sacramento to become the Sacramento Mountain Lions.

Personal lifeEdit

Paul Pelosi married Nancy Pelosi (née D'Alesandro), the 52nd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, on September 7, 1963, in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.[6] They have five children, Nancy Corinne, Christine, Jacqueline, Paul, and Alexandra.


  1. ^ Young, George H. (August 6, 2012). "Sacramento Mountain Lions Bring UFL Action to Raley Field". Sacramento Press.
  2. ^ a b Carpenter, Les (October 17, 2009). "Paul Pelosi, Husband of House Speaker, Takes His Shot at Football". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "Board of Advisors". Georgetown University. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  4. ^ "Open Secrets | Nancy Pelosi". Open Secrets. Dow Jones Newswires. June 17, 2003. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Nancy Pelosi". Retrieved December 9, 2019.
  6. ^ McManus, Margaret (February 4, 1995). "Baltimore-bred lawmaker lives, breathes politics". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved December 10, 2011.

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