Investor: Carson Block

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Carson Block  (Block grew up in Summit, New Jersey, and holds a law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Mr Block went to work with his father, a period he describes as “very embittering” as he was “lied to by a parade of management” of internet companies. He quit equity analysis for law school, later moving to Shanghai before leaving law and setting up the self-storage business in 2007. Continue reading “Investor: Carson Block”

CEO: Bernard L. Schwartz

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Bernard Leon Schwartz  Schwartz was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn. Schwartz graduated from Townsend Harris High School in NYC. He holds a B.S. in finance and an honorary doctorate of science from City University of New York.[1] He is a World War II veteran, having served in the US Army Air Corps.

After school, he worked as an accountant eventually becoming a partner at a Wall Street firm. Continue reading “CEO: Bernard L. Schwartz”

CEO: Richard S. Fuld Jr.

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Richard Severin Fuld Jr  born April 26, 1946) is an American banker best known as the final Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of major investment Bank Lehman Brothers.

Fuld held this position from the firm’s 1994 spinoff from American Express until 2008. Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 on September 15, 2008, and subsequently announced the sale of major operations to parties including Barclays Bank and Nomura Securities. Continue reading “CEO: Richard S. Fuld Jr.”

CEO: Jeff Bezos

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Jeffrey Preston Bezos  (/ˈbeɪzoʊs/; né Jorgensen; born January 12, 1964) is an American internet entrepreneur, industrialist, media proprietor, and investor. He is the founder and CEO of the multi-national technology company Amazon. He is the richest person in the world according to the Forbes Real-Time Billionaires ranking.

Born in Albuquerque and raised in Houston and later Miami, Bezos graduated from Princeton University in 1986. He holds a degree in electrical engineering and computer science. He worked on Wall Street in a variety of related fields from 1986 to early 1994. Bezos founded Amazon in late 1994, on a cross-country road trip from New York City to Seattle. Continue reading “CEO: Jeff Bezos”