Carl Paladino Net Worth $150 Million
Carl Pasquale Paladino, born August 24, 1946, is an American businessman and political activist. Paladino is the chairman of Ellicott Development Co., a real estate development company he founded in 1973.
He opposes most social distancing efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, believing they have destroyed small businesses and were an overreaction to a virus he recognizes as serious. Paladino himself contracted the virus through unknown community spread and was briefly hospitalized with mild pneumonia in early September 2020 but has since recovered; he has not changed his stance.