Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs
Goldman's success amidst widespread financial hardship hasn't won its CEO many fans.
Internet chatter gave Blankfein a 53% positive rating, no doubt influenced by the rage of a Rolling Stone
writer who, in an oft-repeated quote, called Goldman "a vampire
squid wrapped around the face of humanity."
Blankfein only made things worse for himself when he told a reporter in November that he was just a banker "doing God's work."
Days later he insisted the statement was meant as a joke, but a $500 million pledge to support small businesses showed he realized Goldman's image problem was no laughing matter.More galleries