BIOGRAPHY: PRIOR to taking over at Breitbart and joining the Trump campaign
Stephen Bannon was born in Virginia and earned his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in 1976. After graduation from Virginia Tech he joined the U.S. Navy, serving on destroyers and then as a special assistant to the chief of Naval operations at the Pentagon. (While there he earned a master’s degree in international studies from Georgetown University in night school.)
Leaving the Navy, he entered Harvard Business School in 1983 and after graduation landed a job with the investment bank Goldman Sachs. He then started his own media investment firm, Bannon & Company; while there he served as a deal maker for the sale of Castle Rock Entertainment, and in return received royalties from the TV show Seinfeld.