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Mario Matthew Cuomo was born on 15 June 1932, in Queens, New York City USA, to Andrea and Immacolata Cuomo, grocery store owners of Italian descent. He was a Democratic politician, best known for serving as the Governor of New York from 1982 to 1994.

A noted politician, how wealthy was Mario Cuomo? According to sources, Cuomo had acquired a net worth of over $10 million, established largely during his tenure as governor.

Mario Cuomo Net Worth $10 Million

Cuomo grew up in Queens the youngest of three children, and where he attended New York City P.S. 50 and St. John’s Preparatory School. He later enrolled in St. Jones University, but became a professional baseball player, being recruited by the Pittsburgh Pirates to play with its minor league team, the Brunswick Pirates, as a center fielder. However, after suffering a head injury, he quit baseball and returned to St. Jones University, obtaining his BA in 1953. He then enrolled in St. John’s University School of Law, graduating in 1956.

After completing his education, Cuomo became a law clerk with the New York state Court of Appeals judge. He eventually went into private practice, joining a small law firm in Brooklyn. In the early ’60s he began teaching law at St. John’s Law School.

His political career started by representing a community group in Queens in their legal battle with the city, which planned to replace their houses with a new high school. Earning a reputation as a skilled orator and arbitrator, he went on to represent other community groups in their legal issues, scoring victories and becoming a recognized figure. Suggestions to enter public service followed, and in 1974 Cuomo ran for Lieutenant Governor of New York, but lost to State Senator Mary Anne Krupsak, however, the following year he was appointed Secretary of State of New York. His net worth began to rise.

In 1977 Cuomo ran for Mayor of New York City, but was defeated by Edward Koch. However, a year later, he was elected as Lieutenant Governor of New York State.

In 1982 he entered the race for the Governor of New York, facing Edward Koch once again. This time he won the elections, becoming New York’s 52nd governor and an extremely popular political figure. He went on to win re-election in 1986, defeating Republican Andrew P. O’Rourke, and again in 1990, defeating Republican Pierre Andrew Rinfret, breaking the state record for the percentage of votes received for governor. Aside from boosting his popularity, Cuomo’s governor status considerably added to his wealth. He ran for a fourth term in 1994, but lost to Republican George Pataki. Although he was pushed to run for the presidential nomination several times, Cuomo declined each time.

During his tenure as governor, Cuomo achieved numerous accomplishments that earned him high praise. He pushed for balanced budgets, the enactment of sweeping fiscal reforms and lower taxes, strengthening the economy and re-vitalizing education, health care and infrastructure. He improved roads, created a large homeless assistance program as well as programs to deal with illnesses, and wrestling with two recessions. Under Cuomo, the state prison system greatly expanded and the assistance to local law enforcement agencies was greatly increased, in order to reduce crime.

Known for his excellent oratory skills, Cuomo surely made a name for himself, a name that will live on. He also established a considerable fortune. During his post-political career, he wrote many inspirational books and essays, and gave numerous speeches across the country. He also hosted a radio call-in show in New York City.

In his private life, in 1954 Cuomo married Matilda Nancy Raffa, with whom he remained until his death from heart failure in 2015. They had five children together, among them their son Andrew Cuomo, who has been the 56th Governor of New York, their other son Chris Cuomo, who is a CNN television journalist, and their daughter Margaret, a known radiologist, author and philanthropist.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 15, 1932, Briarwood, Queens, New York City, U.S.
Death date: January 1, 2015, Manhattan, New York City
Height:5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Profession:American Democratic politician, 52nd Governor of New York (1983-1994)
Education:New York City P.S. 50 and St. John's Preparatory School, St. John's University School of Law
Nationality:American
Spouse:Matilda Raffa (1954-2015; his death)
Children:Margaret I. Cuomo, Andrew Cuomo, Maria Cuomo, Madeline Cuomo, Christopher Cuomo
Parents:Andrea and Immacolata Cuomo
Awards:Barnard Medal of Distinction (1983), Honorary Doctor of Laws (1983 (1983), Yeshiva University)
Books:Forest Hills Diary: The Crisis of Low-income Housing (1974), Why Lincoln Matters: Today More Than Ever (2004), More than words (1993), The blue spruce (1999), C is for ciao (2008), Reason to believe (1995)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Was signed to the Major League Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates in 1952, using his signing bonus to pay for his wife Matilda's diamond engagement ring. He never actually made it to the "big leagues," having been injured (stuck by a pitch in the back of his head) while in the Pirate's minor league system.
2Died on the same day that he had been inaugurated (three times) as Governor of New York, January 1 (of 1983, 1987, and 1991), which was also the same exact day that his eldest son, and successor as Governor, Andrew Cuomo, was inaugurated as Governor of New York for Andrew's second term, on January 1, 2015.
3Served as the elected 58th Secretary of State of New York (January 1, 1975 - December 31, 1978).
4Served as the elected 69th Lieutenant Governor of New York (January 1, 1979 - December 31, 1982) during the second term of former Governor of New York Hugh Carey.
5Father of former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (1997-2001) Andrew Cuomo, Margaret Cuomo, Maria Cuomo Cole, Madeline Cuomo and former ABC News reporter/anchor Chris Cuomo.
6Ex-father-in-law of Kerry Kennedy (Robert F. Kennedy's daughter), who was married to his eldest son, Andrew Cuomo from 1990-2005.
7Father-in-law of fashion designer Kenneth Cole.
8Served as the elected 52nd Governor of New York for three full terms (January 1, 1983 - December 31, 1994).


Quotes

#Quote
1[from his speech nominating Bill Clinton for the Presidency, New York City, July 15, 1992] I want to clap my hands and throw my fists in the air, cheering neighborhoods where children can be children, where they can grow up and get a chance to go to college and one day own their own home. I want to sing proud songs, happy songs, arm in arm with workers who have a real stake in their company's success - who once again have the assurance that a lifetime of hard work will make life better for their children than it had been for them.
2You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.


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Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ghosts2011ShortGang Member in the Cherubs

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Magic of David Copperfield XII: The Niagara Falls Challenge1990TV Special producers wish to thank - as Mario M. Cuomo governor

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CNN Newsroom2014TV SeriesHimself - Ex-New York Gov.
Pricele$$2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Encore with John Palmer2006TV SeriesHimself
The U.S. vs. John Lennon2006DocumentaryHimself
Meet the Press2005TV SeriesHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2005TV SeriesHimself
Fahrenheit 9/11: A Movement in Time2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tanner on Tanner2004TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2004TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2003TV Series documentaryHimself
American Experience2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose1995-2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The American President2000TV Series documentaryMartin Van Buren
The Sweet Science1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The Great Depression1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHost / Narrator
Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir1998TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Vote for Me: Politics in America1996TV SpecialHimself
American Dreamers1996TV MovieHimself
Lauren Hutton and...1996TV SeriesHimself
Baseball1994TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHimself
The Last Party1993DocumentaryHimself (on TV) (uncredited)
Convention '921992DocumentaryHimself
The Statue of Liberty1985DocumentaryHimself
The Annual American Image Awards1984TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Central Park Five2012DocumentaryHimself
Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story2008DocumentaryHimself - Governor, New York
NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Charlie Rose1999TV SeriesHimself

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