CEO Today Top 50 – Lloyd Blankfein
CEO Top 50
Name: Lloyd Blankfein
Net worth: Approx. $1 billion
Company: Goldman Sachs
Bio: While attending Thomas Jefferson High School, Blankfein worked as a lifeguard to stay in shape and earn money while studying. He went on to receive a B.A. degree from Harvard College with a major in history in 1975, and earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Harvard Law School in 1978. He joined commodities trading firm J. Aron & Co. in 1982, working as a precious metals salesman, and the company was later acquired by the investment bank Goldman Sachs. Blankfein was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in 2004, and later became CEO in 2006.
In November 2011, he was listed as #43 on Forbes’ List of The World’s Most Powerful People. Additionally, he serves on the board of directors of the Partnership for New York City and the board of overseers of the Weill Cornell Medical College.
“Businesses will ultimately go where the markets and opportunities are.”