And then there were two.
Goldman Sachs Chairman and Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein, who worked as a vendor in Yankee Stadium as a youth before a long and successful career on Wall Street, is now a billionaire.
The net worth of the 60-year-old Bronx native, the son of a postal worker, has grown to $1.1 billion, according to a report.
Blankfein, who has been the top dog at Goldman since 2006, has roughly $500 million in Goldman stock and $600 million in other holdings — including real estate, cash and investments, according to Bloomberg, which made the calculation.
Blankfein earned $24 million in total compensation last year.
Just two weeks ago, Bloomberg touted Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, as the first head of a bank to see their net worth reach 10 figures.
Dimon, 59, has been the leader of JPM, the country’s biggest bank by assets, since 2005. He, too, has a high percentage of his net worth tied up in his company’s stock.
Bloomberg added it up and it came to $485 million. Dimon also has $540 million in other investments that was seeded by shares in Citigroup, where he used to work. Dimon earned $20 million last year in total compensation.
JPM shares are up 93 percent in the last 10 years — compared to a 75 percent rise in the S&P 500 over that same span.
Blankfein’s wealth was aided in large part by the banker’s huge Goldman stock cache in 1999 when the Wall Street firm went public.
While Goldman shares are up 100 percent over the last decade, they have quadrupled since the IPO — leaving Blankfein in a position where he could possibly buy the stadium where he used to sell hot chocolate.
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