Lloyd Blankfein

CATEGORY: Entrepreneurs
COMPANY: Goldman Sachs

WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: As chairman and CEO of one of the most well-known investment banks in the world, Blankfein has had his turn in the spotlight during this economic crisis. As the economy struggled during the recession and unemployment approached 10 percent, Goldman did some of the best investment banking of its 140-year history, posting a record quarterly revenue of $13.8 billion and 65 percent growth in profits. The company’s stock has doubled since January.

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