Vincent Viola
Vincent Viola

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Name: Vincent Viola
Occupation: Finance
Gender: Male
Birth Day: February 12, 1956
Age: 66
Birth Place: New York, New York, United States

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Vincent Viola

Vincent Viola was born on February 12, 1956 in New York, New York, United States (66 years old). Vincent Viola is a Finance, . Find out Vincent Violanet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$2.8 Billion

Salary 2020

Not known

With the net worth of $2.8 Billion, Vincent Viola is the # 585 richest person on earth all the time follow our database.

Vincent Viola Net Worth Detail

In October 2020, Viola had a net worth of $2.5 billion, ranking him No. 339 on the Forbes 400 list of the richest people in America.

Biography Timeline


Viola was born in 1956 to an Italian American family in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, the son of Virginia (Torre) and John A. Viola. His father, an immigrant from Italy, worked as a truck driver, after serving in the U.S. Army in the European theater of World War II. His father's Army service made a significant impression on Viola as a youth. Upon graduating from Brooklyn Technical High School, Viola attended the United States Military Academy. At West Point, Viola played on the sprint football team and was cadet company commander for Company E-4 his senior year.


Viola graduated with a bachelor's degree from the United States Military Academy in 1977 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. After graduating from the Infantry Officer Basic Course and Ranger School, he served with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell for several years. He received his juris doctor degree from New York Law School, but did not complete the bar exam.


Viola began his business career as a trader in the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) in 1982, raising $10,000 to purchase a seat on the exchange. He helped build the NYMEX while he served on the board of directors, as chairman of the Technology Committee, the Natural Gas Advisory Committee and the Facilities Committee, co-chairman of the Options Committee, vice chairman of NYMEX from 1993 to 1996 and chairman from March 2001 to March 2004. Prior to and following the Gulf War, Viola earned millions of dollars betting on oil prices.


Viola has launched a number of businesses during his career. In 1987, he founded Pioneer Futures, one of the top fifty futures commission merchants in the US. In 1988, he founded The Independent Bank Group, a Texas-based regional bank which is listed on NASDAQ (IBTX). Viola was also one of the two partners who launched EWT, LLC and Madison Tyler, LLC, two electric trading firms formerly based in Beverly Hills, CA and was able to use the electronic trading technique to his own personal gain making him one of the richest men in the world. In 2008, Viola founded Virtu Financial, active in electronic market making. Viola took Virtu Financial public in April 2015, trading as a NASDAQ listed company (VIRT).


Viola and his wife Teresa have three adult sons, and live in New York City. In 2013, their Upper East Side townhouse was listed for sale at $114 million. They currently have a townhouse in Brooklyn Heights Historical District.


On December 19, 2016, then-President-elect Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Viola for the position of Secretary of the Army. The choice was reported to be concerning to the nominated Secretary of Defense General James Mattis, who was reportedly not informed of the choice prior to the announcement, a position he would directly oversee, and was concerned about potential trading practices which were not yet fully investigated.


Viola withdrew himself from consideration for the position on February 3, 2017, citing his inability to comply with Pentagon regulations regarding personal businesses. Military Times reported that Viola had been searching for ways to divest from his business ventures, including transferring ownership of the Florida Panthers to his family members and transferring responsibility for operations to Vice Chairman Douglas Cifu.


In October 2020, Viola had a net worth of $2.5 billion, ranking him No. 339 on the Forbes 400 list of the richest people in America.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
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#2 Virginia Torre Viola Parents N/A N/A N/A
#3 Teresa Viola Spouse N/A N/A N/A

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