Last Updated: March 11, 2024
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Category:
Richest BusinessCEOs
Net Worth:
$2.1 Billion
Salary:
$27.5 Million
Birthdate:
Mar 13, 1956 (68 years old)
Birthplace:
New York City
Gender:
Male
Profession:
Entrepreneur, Banker, Businessperson
Nationality:
United States of America
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What is Jamie Dimon's net worth and salary?

Jamie Dimon is an American billionaire investment banker and CEO who has a net worth of $2.1 billion. Jamie Dimon earned his net worth from his current position as the CEO and chairman of JPMorgan Chase & Co, currently the largest American bank. In addition, he was on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Notably, Dimon is one of the few bank chief executives to become a billionaire without being a founder of the bank. He is one of the few people in history to go from non-founding employee to billionaire. Other examples of non-founding employees who became billionaires include Oracle CEO Safra Catz, former Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg is also in this club, as are Apple CEO Tim Cook and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Stock Holdings

As of this writing, Jamie directly owns 7.8 million shares of the company. This represents about 0.2% of all outstanding shares of JPMorgan Chase. Dimon's shares are currently worth about $1.4 billion (assuming a price per share of $180). Dimon's ownership of JPMorgan Chase shares makes him one of the largest individual shareholders of the company. His shares are also a significant part of his personal wealth.

He has earned at least $500 million in salary and other stock compensation over the years both from JP Morgan and previous positions at banks like Citigroup.

In October 2023 Jami announced that he plans to sell 1 million shares over time for tax and estate planning purposes. At the time of the announcement, 1 million shares were worth $141 million. His first significant share sale occurred in February 2024, when he sold 822,00 shares for a pre-tax windfall of $150 million.

Salary and Compensation

In a typical year Jamie earns a base salary of $27.5 million. With other forms of compensation including bonuses, stock options, private jet usage and personal security, Jamie's annual total compensation typically tops $30-40 million.

In June 2015 Jamie Dimon's net worth topped $1 billion for the first time. During his time at JP Morgan, Jamie has earned approximately $200 million in salary and dividends. He has also been generously awarded with stock. At the lowest low-point of the 2008 financial crisis, his holdings were worth a little under $100 million.

Outside of stock investments, he owns roughly $100 million worth of real estate, including a Park Avenue apartment and a 30-acre property in Bedford Corners, New York.

Jamie's non-JP Morgan related financial assets are currently worth slightly north of $500 million.

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Early Life and Career Beginnings

James Dimon was born in 1956 in New York City, New York to Greek immigrants Themis and Theodore. He has an older brother named Peter and a fraternal twin brother named Ted. Both Dimon's father and grandfather were stockbrokers at Shearson. As a youth, Dimon went to the all-boys Browning School. He went on to attend Tufts University, where he studied economics and psychology and graduated summa cum laude. Following his graduation, Dimon worked in management consulting for a couple of years before enrolling at Harvard Business School. During the summer, he worked at Goldman Sachs. Dimon graduated with his MBA in 1982. Subsequently, at the advice of banker Sandy Weill, he turned down offers from Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Lehman Brothers to join Weill as an assistant at American Express, where Dimon's father was an executive vice president.

When Weill departed from American Express in 1985, Dimon followed. Together, the pair went on to take over the consumer finance company Commercial Credit. At Commercial Credit, Dimon served as the chief financial officer and helped to turn the company around. Then, via a series of mergers and acquisitions, Dimon and Weill managed to form the financial services conglomerate Citigroup in 1998. Shortly after, Dimon left Citigroup when Weill asked him to resign.

Upon leaving the company, Jamie sold 2.3 million Citigroup shares for a pre-tax profit of $110 million.

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J.P. Morgan

In early 2000, Dimon became CEO of Bank One, the fifth largest bank in the United States at the time. Four years later, when the bank was bought by JPMorgan Chase, Dimon became president and chief operating officer of the company. Subsequently, on New Year's Eve in 2005, he was named CEO of JPMorgan Chase. Exactly one year later, he became chairman and president. Thanks in part to the acquisitions made under Dimon's leadership, JPMorgan Chase became the leading US bank in domestic assets under market capitalization value, management, and publicly traded stock value.

In May of 2012, JPMorgan Chase launched an emergency conference call to report a loss of at least $2 billion in trades. Dimon claimed the trades were poorly reviewed and executed, and were designed to hedge the bank's credit risks. Following a nine-month investigation, a US Senate report stated that Dimon had misled investors and regulators, and that the bank hid losses and dodged oversight. As a result, Dimon's compensation was reduced for the fiscal year 2011. Despite the scandal and fines, it was announced that Dimon would earn $20 million for his work during 2013, which saw record profits and stock prices.

TARP Transfer

During his tenure as head of JPMorgan Chase in 2008, Dimon oversaw the transfer of $25 billion in funds from the US Treasury Department to the bank, carried out under the Troubled Asset Relief Program. It was the fifth largest amount ever transferred under Section A of TARP to assist with troubled assets related to residential mortgages. However, by early 2009, the government had not moved forward with the funding. The deal was highly controversial, as JPMorgan Chase was among the most economically stable of all the large US banks and did not need to take the funds.

Jamie Dimon Net Worth

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Political Affiliations

Dimon is mostly affiliated with the Democratic Party, to which he frequently donates. He has had close ties with some members of the Obama administration, including former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Additionally, he was named by the Associated Press as one of three CEOs, along with Vikram Pandit and Lloyd Blankfein, to have had access to former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

Despite his Democratic leanings, Dimon often publicly dissented from some of Obama's policies. Moreover, in December of 2016, he joined a business forum assembled by Donald Trump to offer policy advice on economic issues.

Personal Life and Health

While attending Harvard Business School, Dimon met Judith Kent. After graduating, the couple married in 1983. Together, they have three daughters: Julia, Laura, and Kara Leigh.

In 2014, Dimon was diagnosed with throat cancer; he subsequently underwent eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy. Later, in 2020, he underwent emergency heart surgery to repair a tear in his aorta. Following his recovery, he returned to work in a remote capacity due to the COVID pandemic.

Honors

Among his accolades, Dimon received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement in 2006, presented by Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley. In 2010, Dimon was named the Executives' Club of Chicago's International Executive of the Year. Other honors have included the National Association of Corporate Directors Directorship 100, the Intrepid Salute Award, and the Americas Society Gold Medal. Additionally, Dimon was included on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011.

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