Lloyd Craig Blankfein is among the most popular American Business Executives today and serves as the CEO of Goldman Sachs. This highly lucrative and coveted position was offered to him in 2006 by the then Secretary of State. It is based on his performance in this position that he remains a popular figure in family photos at major financial and investment events in the US.
Despite the prominent and influential position he holds today, Mr. Blankfein lived a relatively simple childhood having been born into a Jewish family in the Bronx. His father was employed as a clerk with the postal service and his mother was a receptionist. Mr. Blankfein attended public schools during his primary and secondary years; he at times worked as a vendor at the Yankees stadium.
Despite these humble beginnings he completed high school as a valedictorian before proceeding to Harvard where he majored in History; he received two degrees from Harvard. It is very likely that his humble roots and personality are the reason for his popularity in executive family photos at various events.
Despite his brilliance as a Business Executive, Mr. Blankfein has occasionally been in the press for the wrong reasons. In 2010, he was one of many Executives that were found to be partially responsible for the decisions that contributed to the US financial crisis. In these interviews, Blankfein fiercely defended Goldman Sachs.
His prominence and arguments in these interviews are in part why he remains one of the most powerful people in the US. This is one of many reasons that Blankfein remains a force to reckon with in high profile family photos. Blankfein is known for his tough stance and adamancy he is respected, and even revered by many executives across the United States.