Dominic Pezzola Net Worth 2023, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Salary

Dominic Pezzola net worth

Read about Dominic Pezzola net worth, age, wife, children, height, family, parents, salary and Proud Boys as well as other information you need to know.


Dominic Pezzola is an American member of the Proud Boys who participated in the January 6 United States Capitol attack, a violent attack at the U.S. Capitol. He is best known for stealing a police riot shield and using it to break a Capitol window on January 6, 2021, making him the first rioter to do so. Indicted in 2021, on federal charges, he was tried in 2023 alongside Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and his key lieutenants, Ethan Nordean, Joseph Biggs, and Zachary Rehl.

In May 2023, following a five-month jury trial, Pezzola was convicted of obstruction of a congressional proceeding, assaulting a police officer, and other crimes. He was acquitted of seditious conspiracy, the most serious charge (of which all his co-defendants were convicted). The jury deadlocked on other charges against Pezzola, including conspiring to obstruct the counting of the electoral votes.

Early life

NameDominic Pezzola
Net Worth$1 million
OccupationActivist, Businessman
Dominic Pezzola net worth

Pezzola is a resident of Rochester, New York. He graduated from The Aquinas Institute of Rochester in 1995. Classmates later described him as an “aloof, angry guy” who was a talented boxer and who frequently got into fights. After graduation, Pezzola enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. An infantry assaultman, he served from 1998 to 2005. He never deployed. He was discharged at the rank of corporal.

At the time of his arrest, he owned a flooring company. In the years before his arrest, many Facebook friends reported that he was posting increasingly racist and extremist content, and many of them unfriended him. Pezzola was present at a violent pro-Trump rally in Washington, D.C., on December 12, 2020. During extensive street fighting in the aftermath, four people were stabbed, two police officers were injured, and 23 people were arrested.

January 6 United States Capitol attack

Dominic Pezzola was a fairly new member of the Proud Boys at the time of the January 6 insurrection. In his subsequent criminal trial in 2023, Pezzola’s attorney called his common-law wife as a character witness; she testified that Pezzola had joined the Proud Boys in late 2020, after becoming increasingly isolated and obsessed with right-wing politics in the summer of 2020. She testified that “He started drinking very heavily and inundated himself with Fox News day and night.”

According to federal prosecutors, Pezzola was among a group of about 100 Proud Boys who gathered near the Washington Monument at about 10:00 a.m. on January 6, 2021, led on the scene by Ethan Nordean. They had no intention of listening to Donald Trump’s speech at The Ellipse. They were dressed incognito instead of in their customary black and yellow garb. Their alleged plan was to “split up into groups, attempt to break into the Capitol building from as many different points as possible, and prevent the Joint Session of Congress from certifying the Electoral College results.”

Pezzola was among the very first who reached the entrances to the Capitol, and “ripped away” an officer’s riot shield, and “can be seen on video that has been widely distributed, using that riot shield to smash a window at the U.S. Capitol”, according to prosecutors. An FBI witness said that Pezzola had “bragged about breaking the windows to the Capitol and entering the building” and that Pezzola had “said that anyone they got their hands on they would have killed,” including Nancy Pelosi and Mike Pence. According to Politico, “Images of Pezzola smashing the Capitol window quickly proliferated after the attack and became a symbol of the brazen assault on Congress, which forced lawmakers and then-Vice President Mike Pence to flee for safety.”

Dominic Pezzola was arrested nine days after the attack on the Capitol. On the same day, investigators executed a search warrant of Pezzola’s home. They seized a thumb drive that contained instructions on the manufacture of homemade firearms, explosives, and poisons. The contents of the thumb drive were one reason why Pezzola was held in pretrial detention. Pezzola unsuccessfully argued in court papers (asking to be released on bond) that he had been duped by Donald Trump.

Pezzola’s actions were discussed extensively at Trump’s second impeachment, for incitement of insurrection. Congressional delegate Stacey Plaskett said “Pezzola came to the Capitol on January 6 with deadly intentions,” adding “He commandeered a Capitol Police shield, used it to smash a glass window, entered the Capitol, and paved the way for dozens of insurrectionists.” In late February 2021, Pezzola’s attorney said that he was considering a guilty plea, saying “Pezzola has indicated his desire to begin disposition negotiations and acceptance of responsibility for his actions.” Pezzola did not plead guilty.

Also in late February 2021, Assistant U.S. Attorney Erik Kenerson announced that charges of domestic terrorism would be added against Pezzola, describing it as a crime that “is calculated to influence or affect the conduct of a government by intimidation or coercion, or to retaliate against government conduct,” adding “At the entrance to the Capitol itself, Pezzola was not just on the front lines, but first to breach a window so successfully that he and other rioters could enter the Capitol through it”. In March 2021, a federal judge denied Pezzola’s attorneys’ motion seeking their client’s release on bail; Pezzola thus remained detained pending trial.

In June 2022, charges of seditious conspiracy were added against Pezzola. Prosecutors said the goal of the conspiracy was to “to oppose the lawful transfer of presidential power by force.” Pezzola was accused of “encouraging Proud Boys members to attend the January 6 protests, participating in meetings and encrypted conversations in Washington, D.C., to plan the attack, using communications equipment to coordinate the attack as it happened, directing, mobilizing, and leading the crowd onto Capitol grounds and inside the building, dismantling barricades, destroying property and assaulting police.”

In October 2022, Pezzola was among 33 jailed January 6 defendants who signed a petition asking to be transferred to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba, claiming that the food and medical care were better there and that prisoners there had more religious freedom.

Dominic Pezzola and his four co-defendants were tried in 2023. Pezzola and Rehl were the only two to take the stand to testify in their own defense. In his testimony, Pezzola first told the jury that he wanted “to take responsibility for my actions on January 6” but later lashed out on cross-examination, downplaying the violence and saying that the trial was “corrupt” and the charges against him were “fake.”

On May 4, 2023, following a three-month trial and 30 hours of jury deliberation, Pezzola was convicted of multiple charges, including obstruction of a Congressional proceeding, civil disorder, assaulting an officer, robbing an officer, and destroying the window. The jury acquitted him of the most serious charge, seditious conspiracy, although his four co-defendants were convicted of that crime. The jury deadlocked on other charges against Pezzola, including conspiring to obstruct the counting of the electoral votes.


Dominic Pezzola’s marital is unclear. He rarely speaks about his personal life.

Dominic Pezzola net worth

How much is Dominic Pezzola worth? Dominic Pezzola’s net worth is estimated at around $1 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as an activist and former broadcaster. Dominic Pezzola’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $320,000 dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential Proud Boys members in the United States. He stands at an appealing height of 1.78m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.