Gary Cohn Age, Biography, Wife, Children, Family, Facts & More

Gary Cohn

Full NameGary David Cohn
Nickname(s)"Globalist Gary" and "Carbon Tax Cohn"
ProfessionInvestment Banker
Famous ForChief Economic Advisor to President Donald Trump and Goldman Sachs President
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 191 cm
in meters- 1.91 m
in feet inches- 6’ 3”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 100 kg
in pounds- 220 lbs
Eye ColorHazel-Brown
Hair ColorSalt & Pepper (Semi-Bald)
Personal Life
Date of BirthAugust 27, 1960
Age (as in 2017)57 Years
Birth PlaceCleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
SignatureGary Cohn Signature
HometownShaker Heights, Ohio, United States
SchoolGilmour Academy, Ohio, United States
College/UniversityKogod School of Business, American University, Washington, D.C., United States
Educational QualificationA Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance, Real Estate and Urban Development from American University in 1982
Political InclinationDemocratic (registered); however, he says, “I’m not a Democrat, and I’m not a Republican. … I just want to get things done.”
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesDoing Philanthropy
ControversyIn November 2017, his name appeared in the list of politicians named in "Paradise Papers" allegations
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Wife/SpouseLisa A Pevaroff-Cohn (painting, jewelry, and collage artist)
Gary Cohn With His Wife Lisa A Pevaroff-Cohn
ChildrenSon- None
Daughters- 3
Gary Cohn Wife (2nd from left) and Daughters
ParentsFather- Victor Cohn (electrician turned real estate developer)
Mother- Ellen Cohn
SiblingsNot Known
Favorite Things
Favorite Leader(s)Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr.
Money Factor
Salaries$22 million (at Goldman Sachs in 2014)
$21 million (at Goldman Sachs in 2015)
$30,000 (as Chief Economic Advisor in the Donald Trump's administration in 2018)
Net Worth (approx.)Between $252 to $611 million

Gary Cohn

Some Lesser Known Facts About Gary Cohn

  • Does Gary Cohn smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Gary Cohn drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • He is the grandson of a poor Polish immigrant.
  • He grew up in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.
  • In his childhood, he was diagnosed with dyslexia, due to which, he had to attend 4 schools by the time he reached the 6th grade.
  • After graduating from the American University, he worked for U.S. Steel in Cleveland; selling aluminum siding.
  • Initially, his mother wanted him to become a truck driver.
  • In an interview, Cohn shared an interesting fact about his life, he said that once he bluffed his way into a job interview when he was on a trip to New York. He headed to Wall Street to grab a job, and when he saw a man in the suit, he jumped to share the cab with him. The man turned out to be a top player at a major Wall Street brokerage firm. Cohn further said, “I lied to him all the way to the airport. When he said, ‘Do you know what an option is? I said, ‘Of course I do, I know everything, I can do anything for you.”
  • After working few years on Wall Street, Cohn was recruited by Goldman Sachs in 1990. He spent 26 years at Goldman Sachs, working his way up to President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Gary Cohn ID Card
  • During the time of the 2008 economic crisis, Cohn was in a major leadership role at Goldman Sachs.
  • On 20 January 2017, Donald Trump appointed him the Director of the National Economic Council (NEC). Gary Cohn With Donald Trump
  • Under the Trump Administration, media cited him a supporter of globalism that led him to earn the nicknames- “Globalist Gary” and “Carbon Tax Cohn.”
  • Along with Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and Dina Powell, opponents referred them as the “Wall Street-wing” of the Trump administration. Gary Cohn With Ivanka Trump
  • On March 6, 2018, following Trump’s trade policy to impose import tariffs on steel and aluminum, Cohn resigned from the National Economic Council.
  • Cohn, along with his wife Lisa A Pevaroff-Cohn, is the founding board member of the New York University Child Study Center.
  • He is also a member of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. Gary Cohn Palm Beach County