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Curtis Sliwa is a famous social activist, radio talk show host, and founder and CEO of the Guardian Angels.
The Guardian Angels were established as a non-profit organization that worked to prevent the onslaught of unarmed crime. The person in the discussion, Curtis Sliwa, was born on March 26, 1954, in New York City, New York.
Since then, the radio personality has even emerged as a Republican Nominee for the New York City Mayoral Election of 2021, thus keeping his name in politics. But unfortunately, he lost the election to Brooklyn Borough president Eric Adams.
The outstanding achievements of Curtis Sliwa make it hard to believe that in his youthful days, the boy's only source of income was by delivering newspapers. Yes, Curtis Sliwa used to be a newspaper delivery boy for Daily News. Perhaps greatness was etched in his life quite intricately that even as he worked at the job, Curtis Sliwa got awarded the 'Newsboy of the Year'.
This was not the only prize Curtis Sliwa got from his toiling years as a delivery boy. He even won a trip to the White House as a reward for saving numerous inhabitants from a burning building that fell in his paper route. Before he reached a position where he could found Guardian Angels, Curtis Sliwa also worked as a night manager in a McDonald's restaurant situated on Fordham Road in the Bronx.
As mentioned before, Curtis Sliwa has proved himself to be a man well-versed in many different fields. He built a foundation to prevent unarmed crime from scratch, starting from politics. He is even a talk show host and a radio broadcaster who has been in this field for over three decades.
Curtis Sliwa has a net worth almost touching the $5 million mark.
The estimated annual income or a yearly salary of Curtis Sliwa is estimated to be about $55,500-120,200.
According to the records, Curtis Sliwa is around 6 ft (184 cm) tall.
Curtis Sliwa was born on March 26, 1954, in New York City, New York. Therefore, Curtis Sliwa is 68 years old as of 2022.
Curtis was born on March 26, 1954, in Brooklyn. His family consists of his parents, Francesca Sliwa, his mother, and Chester Sliwa, his father. The professions of his parents are not known. Curtis Sliwa also has two sisters, Aleta St. James, and Maria Sliwa.
Curtis Sliwa went to a Jesuit High School named Brooklyn Prep. However, he was later expelled from the school for reasons that have neither been explained nor known. After his expulsion, Curtis Sliwa joined another high school from where he completed his graduation. This was Canarsie High School. However, information about the educational institutions like colleges and universities from where Curtis Sliwa may have completed his higher studies is unknown.
Curtis Sliwa has gotten married four times, and his current marital status remains married. The name of his first wife and the details of his first marriage has always remained a mystery. However, his second wife was Lisa Evers, whom he married in 1981. During that time, Lisa Evers was the National Director of the Guardian Angels. She was also the co-host of a WABC-AM radio show known as Angels in the Morning. Lisa Evers is even said to be a prominent martial artist with a short span of expert training with the World Wrestling Federation in 1986. The couple separated later in 1995.
Five years later, in 2000, Curtis Sliwa got married for the third time to Mary Galda. Professionally, the lady was an ex-WABC team member, and ironically enough, she was The Guardian Angels' national director. Although the couple separated in 2012, they have a son named Anthony Chester.
Curtis Sliwa was reportedly in a relationship with Melinda Katz, the Queens County District Attorney. They never got married but conceived two children through in vitro fertilization over the prior five years. They ended their relationship in 2014.
Four years after the fiasco, Curtis Sliwa married Nancy Regula at the famous Howe Caverns in 2018.
Curtis Sliwa is best known for founding The Guardian Angel and being a media personality and a weekday radio broadcaster.
'Magnificent 13' was a civil group created by Curtis Sliwa in May 1977 as a group for the civilians that would help and protect them from violence and crimes in the New York City Subway, using combat as a measure. This was when New York City was under a crime wave.
It was this Magnificent 13 that was later changed and renamed The Guardian Angels in 1979. Sliwa still remains the CEO of Guardian Angels. So, Mayor Ed Koch, a critic of Sliwa and the organization, launched an investigation into the Guardian Angels. Sliwa, however, admitted in 1992 to having faked heroic deeds and rescues to gain popularity.
Curtis Sliwa had also been an active radio broadcaster for more than three decades. He was mainly with WABC-AM after kick-starting his radio talk show career in 1990. He was widely known for his weekday radio program and became a radio personality.
Curtis Sliwa is also involved in politics as he was able to launch a successful program of a hostile takeover of the Reform Party of New York State. However, the party lost its ballot access in the November 2018 elections.
The entire lifework of Curtis Sliwa, The Guardian Angel, is, in a way, a charity.
In 1992, Curtis Sliwa was awarded the Courage of Conscience Award from the Peace Abbey at Kennedy Library in Boston.
Curtis Sliwa has an interest in helping others.
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