Rick Santelli

Rick Santelli

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Rick Santelli is an American journalist and editor for the CNBC Business News network. Rick Santelli focuses on foreign exchange, interest rates, and the Federal Reserve.

Early Life

Rick Santelli’s full name is Rick John Santelli. Her date of birth is on July 6, 1956. Presently, he is 65 years old and his zodiac sign is Cancer. He comes from a family of Italian descent as his four grandparents were immigrants from Italy. At the age of 6, he together with his family moved to Lombard, Illinois.

Moreover, he had his high school studies at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, Illinois. After graduating, Rick attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. There, he was a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity, and in the year 1979, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in economics.

Professional Life and Career

Rick Santelli his career as a commodity trader and order filler with Drexel Burnham Lambert when he the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade in the year 1979. Then, he rose the ranks to become the Vice President of Interest Rate Futures and Options. Likewise, in the year 1999, Rick got a full-time job at CNBC and has been working for the channel ever since.

Regularly, he contributes to CNBC’s business show “Squawk on the Street”. Moreover, he provides live reports on the markets from his experience as a trader and financial executive. A few years back, the American political scene changed due in enormous part to one exhausted CNBC columnist.

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Caption: Rick Santelli while talking. Source: Business Insider


Rick, who covers the security markets at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, had considered enough to be Washington policymakers started channeling what might be trillions of dollars to rescue different divisions that had been hit during the money-related emergency. As he shut the portion, Rick went to brokers on the floor and inquired as to whether they might want to rescue their neighbors who had spent a lot of cash on their homes.

Moreover, a melody of “no” followed. However, prior to the portion, this guy recommended he and some others in Chicago arranged that late spring to toss a “casual get-together” to demonstrate their indignation. While shutting, he went to the camera and asked,

“President Obama, would you say you are tuning in?”

Dangerous occasions would pursue: Rick’s encouraging grabbed hold, with a huge number of U.S. voters framing many casual get-together affiliations the nation over that helped choose various applicants and change the discussion of American governmental issues. Further, much has changed from that point forward. Rick accepts its majority, in any event as far as open mindfulness and activism, has been great.

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Caption: Rick Santelli while in a conference. Source: CNBC

Rick Chicago Tea Party Remarks

Santelli made some remarks on February 19, 2009, about the Homeowners Affordability and Stability Plan that was announced on February 18. Rick directed his accusations to the government saying it was promoting bad behavior and raised the possibility of a “Chicago Tea Party”.

Also, he made the suggestion that individuals who knowingly obtained high-risk mortgages were “losers”. Moreover, the Tea Party remark was credited by some as “igniting” the Tea Party movement as a national phenomenon.

Relationship Status

Rick is married to Terri Santelli. They lives in Wayne, Illinois since 2015. Together, the two have 3 daughters but their names are not known. However, the family lives together. Nothing much is known about his past dating life.

Body Measurements

Rick is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 77 kilos. There is not much about his body stats. However, despite his age, he has a healthy body status. Further, his eyes are of darl brown and he has grey hair color.

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Caption: Rick Santelli posing for a photo. Source: CNBC

Social Media and Net Worth

His Twitter account ‘@RickSantelli’ has earned over 21.1K followers. He is not much active on other media including Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, etc.

This personality’s sources of wealth come from television and investment that he has made since he started his career. However, Rick’s net worth as of 2022 is $10 million.

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