An Heir To Blankfein’s Goldman Throne? Probably Another Middle-Aged Balding White Guy
1:31 pm, April 29th | by Hillary Reinsberg
Is the crown prince of Wall Street getting ready to pass the torch? With almost five years under his belt, Lloyd Blankfein is closing in on the typical length for a reign as Goldman Sachs’ CEO, notes CNBC. Is it time for a transfer of power?
Obviously, it’s been a trying five years, what with that whole financial crisis nonsense — which is why it seems industry insiders are already placing bets on when Blankfein will bow out. CNBC says Wall Streeters are also abuzz about who could take the top spot.
Their top picks are (unsurprisingly) members of Blankfein’s inner circle: Gary Cohn (pictured above, left, with Blankfein), who is Blankfein’s number two and the company’s COO, and J. Michael Evans, the Vice Chairman and Global Head of Growth Markets. Shocker: both are balding, middle-aged guys who we happen to think look vaguely like their boss.