Lloyd Blankfein net worth and salary: Lloyd Blankfein is an American finance executive who has a net worth of $1 billion. Lloyd Blankfein is best known for being the chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs. Prior to his career at Goldman, Lloyd Blankfein worked as a corporate tax lawyer for Donovan, Leisure, Newton and Irvine. Blankfein is one of the highest paid executives on Wall Street and regularly earns over $50 million per year in salary and bonuses alone. He also owns a significant number of Goldman equity.
Lloyd Blankfein was born in the Bronx, New York City, in 1954. His father worked at the U.S. Postal Service as a clerk, and his mother was a receptionist. He attended the public schools in the New York City Department of Education and attended high school at Thomas Jefferson High. He was their Valedictorian, in 1971. He earned his A.B. at Harvard College and a J.D. Degree at Harvard Law School. He married Laura Susan Jacobs, (a former lawyer) in 1983 and they have three adult children. Their two son's, Alex and Johnathan have positions at Goldman Sachs. Blankfein is also a Gala Chairman for the Rockefeller family's Asia Society, serves on the board of the Robin Hood Foundation, and on the board of overseers of Weill Cornell Medical College.
Blankfein and Goldman Sachs employees have been major contributors for Democratic candidates, such as, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. With almost a million dollar contribution from Goldman Sachs employees and Blankfein, their company helped to raise more money than any other entity during the 2008 campaign for Obama. Lloyd Blankfein made a statement, during an interview, that he was doing God's work. He later explained that it was merely a joke and it just came out the wrong way.