In the early 1980s, Warner served as a staff member to US Senator Christopher Dodd, a Democrat from Connecticut. He later used his knowledge of federal telecommunication law and policies as a broker of mobile phone franchise licenses, making a significant fortune.
As founder and managing director of Columbia Capital, a venture capital firm, he helped found and was an early investor in a number of technology companies. He was one of the early investors of Nextel, co founded Capital Cellular Corporation and built up an estimated net worth that places him in the top six Members of Congress in regards to wealth.
Mark Robert Warner was born on December 15 1954. He is a member of the Democratic party. Warner was the 69th Governor of Virginia and is the honorary chairman of the Forward Together PAC. Warner delivered the keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
In 2006 he was widely expected to pursue the Democratic nomination in the 2008 US presidential elections; however he announced he would not be running because of a desire to not disrupt his family life.
Warner was considered to be a potential vice presidential candidate, until he took himself out of consideration after receiving the Democratic nomination for the US Senate. Originally contested by another former governor of Virginia, Warner won the elction with 65% of the vote. Warner won re-election in 2014, although his margin of 17,000 votes was narrower than expected, defeating former Republican National Chairman Ed Gillespie.
Warner’s education was in Political Science. He obtained his degree from George Washington University. Warner has had political ambitions for a long time. It is reputed that when his parents visited him in college he told them that one day they would visit him in the White House.