Rocco B. Commisso is an Italian-American multi-billionaire businessman. He is the owner of the Cable company Mediacom, a company founded by him in 1995. He is married to Catherine and has two children with her. Commisso has been honored with many awards for his contribution to the business industry.
Rocco B. Commisso was born on November 25, 1949, in Marina di Gioiosa Ionica, Calabria, Italy. His nationality is American and he belongs to the Italian-American ethnic group. Furthermore, his star sign is Sagittarius. However, details regarding Commisso parents and siblings (if any) is not out.
Rocco B. Commisso graduated from Mount Saint Michael Academy high school in the Bronx. Meanwhile, he was granted a full undergraduate scholarship in a bachelor’s degree. Eventually, he graduated his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University in 1971. Later, he joined Columbia Business School and earned an MBA in 1975.
Rocco B. Commisso married Catherine Commisso. But the date and the venue of the marriage are unknown. Catherine is currently the head of corporate administration for Mediacom. Furthermore, she held her responsibility as head of corporate administration since 2015. The couple is parents to two children. However, the details about the children have not made its way to the media and public at large.
Commisso is very sensitive about his personal life and his family life. He keeps his family members such as his wife and children far from the media’s attention. In addition, only less information is available about his family members. Moreover, there has been no rumors or news about any problem among the couple. Certainly, the couple is leading a happy life without issues and conflicts.
Rocco B. Commisso’s net worth is $4.7 billion. Obviously, he garnered such a huge net worth by his hard work and dedication. Following his migration from Italy to America in 1962, he used to work 40 hours per week to afford his school studies. He also earned a full scholarship at Columbia University. On the other hand, details regarding the annual income of Commisso is missing.
Commisso started his career at Pfizer Inc. Soon, after graduating from business school, he worked at Chase Manhattan Bank. Afterward, he got a job at the Royal Bank of Canada. Later, he was Executive Vice President, CFO, and Director at Cablevision.
Commisso founded his company Mediacom in 1995. In fact, he started the company out of his basement. Earlier, the company provided cable to the smaller American communities. But with time, the company became the 8th largest cable operator in the United States. Finally, in March 2011, Commisso became the sole owner of the company.
Commisso occupies a place on the board of directors of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc, C-SPAN, and National Cable & Telecommunication Associations. He also has a membership to the Cable TV Pioneers.
Commisso played soccer from 1967 to 1970 for the Columbia University Lions. Similarly, he served as c0-captain of 1970 team which made its appearance in the NCAA. Also, he received an invitation to play for the US team in the 1972 Summer Olympics. Furthermore, he made a huge contribution to the making of the Columbia Soccer Stadium.
Multi-billionaire businessman Commisso has been honored with various awards. He was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Likewise, he made his way to the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in 2007. Rocco was awarded Ellis Island Medal of Honour in 2015.