Who is Scott Galloway’s wife? His family and relationships explored

Scott Galloway has plenty of experience in the financial world to make predictions about the right places to invest. After selling the branding intelligence firm L2 for $134 million, Scott Galloway rightly predicted that Amazon would acquire Whole Foods, among other correct predictions. 

However, he also made wrong predictions, earning him many haters. For instance, he forecasted that Tesla would drop to below $100 a share, only for it to rise to nearly $500 a share; he also wrongly predicted that Macy’s would outpace Amazon. 

Nevertheless, despite your feelings towards Galloway, you will listen to the advice of potentially ‘the most influential thought leader in the history of business.’

Scott was a relatively successful activist investor – a career he might have persisted with had he not welcomed his first son with his long-term partner. Various outlets say Scott’s wife’s name is Anne Galloway, but the reports remain unconfirmed. 

“It’s one thing when your career isn’t going well and it’s just you,” Galloway told First Company. “Once you have a kid, other people are depending on [you]. And so I really wanted to get L2 right.”

Being an activist investor can be rewarding but also carries many risks. In July 2021, Galloway wrote an article titled Three Jackets and a Glove on his blog, detailing his cash-strapped upbringing. He wrote:

“Before my parents split, our household wasn’t economically anxious, but stressed. My mom and I were always on edge, fearful we’d committed a crime against humanity anytime we spent money.”

Galloway wrote he spent the first half-century of his life instinctively searching for money to provide for his family. Now that he has enough funds, he hopes to create meaningful relationships with his children. He wrote:

“I’m trying to be more focused on moments of engagement with my boys and strengthening relationships. Listening, disciplining (bad at this), and trying to make thousands of little investments of affection and patience.”

“Trusting/hoping that when I’m old, upset, and feeling helpless, I will see my sons and feel a mix of relief and reward.”

Scott has spoken about the positive effects of fatherhood in his life. In his book, The Algebra of Happiness, Galloway writes that his perspective of masculinity changed after he became a father:

“Feeling masculine is hugely rewarding. As a younger man, I felt masculine by impressing my friends, having sex with strange women, and being ripped. Masculinity now means relevance, good citizenship, and being a loving father.”

In May 2021, Galloway wrote an article on Insider about divorce. He revealed that his parents split when he was nine, setting him up for a failed marriage in the future.

“[Children of divorced parents] are more likely to ultimately get divorced themselves,” Scott wrote. Galloway was 34 years old when he divorced his first wife. 

Galloway wrote that he ‘acknowledged his shortcomings’ after telling his wife he wanted a divorce. He added that telling the story of his divorce years later elicited mixed feelings from married couples in rocky relationships:

“Five years after my own divorce, telling people about it still inspired a depressing mix of pity and judgment from those whose (married) lives rested somewhere between denial and awful.”

Nevertheless, it seems like Galloway and his first wife split amicably. He humorously mentioned in the previously cited blog piece:

“My son’s tendency to lose stuff is likely inherited. My ex-wife said if my penis wasn’t attached, we’d run across it in SoHo on a card table next to secondhand books and a script for Goodfellas.”