RYE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Rye’s Mario Joseph Gabelli!
Mario Joseph Gabelli, who has his investment firm headquartered in Rye, turns 72 on Thursday.
Gabelli, stock investor, investment adviser, and financial analyst, was born June 19, 1942, in The Bronx. He is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Gabelli Asset Management Company Investors a $30 billion global investment firm headquartered in Rye. Forbes magazine's 2006 Forbes 400 rankings listed him as #346 on the list of wealthiest Americans and estimated his net worth at $1 billion as of 2011.
Gabelli is a chartered financial analyst, a member and former officer of the New York Society of Security Analysts, the New York Society of Auto Analysts and the Entertainment Analysts Group of New York.
On June 27, 2013 at the Foreign Policy Association's 95th Anniversary and Annual Dinner, Mr. Gabelli was awarded the Foreign Policy Association Medal which recognizes individuals who demonstrate responsible internationalism and work to expand public knowledge of international affairs. On April 12, 2013, Mario Gabelli received the 2013 Legacy Award from Iona College.
Of the many awards he’s received throughout his 45-year career in the financial industry, which include the CCF award for Business and Education; the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for Business Leaders; the South Bronx Educational Foundation’s distinguished Public Service Award and the Sacred Heart University’s Discovery Award, presiding over the Columbus Day Parade on behalf of CCF, of which he’s been a member since 1976, is especially rewarding given Gabelli’s advocacy for academics and CCF’s legacy of supplementing the education of deserving students.