Guy Adami is an American trader, TV personality on CNBC, and professional investor. Adami was born in North Tarrytown, New York in 1963. His parents, Nancy C. and the deceased Guy M. Adami, met and were married during their time at Fordham Law School. His father was Village Justice in Croton-On-Hudson, NY, for more than two decades. Adami graduated in 1982 from Croton-Harmen High School, where he was captain of both the varsity football and basketball teams. He still holds the record for one of the longest recorded interception returns in high school football. Adami went on to graduate from Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown University in 1986. He since has been inducted into the Croton Harmen High School Hall of Distinguished Graduates and has been interviewed as part of the Georgetown University’s Witness to History.
After graduation, Adami began his career at Drexel Burnham Lambert where he worked on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange. In 1996, he joined Goldman Sachs’ commodity group J. Aaron as a vice president. He left Goldman Sachs to become an executive director at CIBC World Markets in 2003. In 2006, Adami became one of the original “Fast Money Five” on CNBC’s Fast Money. In October 2006, the New York Times highlights the show in an article called “The Brashness is Back in Money Talk, and Also at CNBC.” Adami frequently speaks at multiple colleges and universities, including: Quinnipiac University, Adelphi University, University of Richmond, Fordham University and Georgetown University. In August 2012, Adami became an Ironman after completing the NYC event in 16:19:52. He entered the Ironman as part of the fundraising effort for the New Jersey Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, where he is Vice Chairman. It was announced that the “Ironteam” raised $681,730 which surpassed their original goal of $500,000. Guy Adami currently resides in Morristown, New Jersey with his wife, Linda Adami, and their three children.