Serious question- has James Dimon, he of JPMorgan, come out looking better than some other Wall Street CEO’s because of a nice face, “fluffy white, unbankerish hair” and an ass you could bounce a quarter off of? Alternatively, has Dick Fuld become something of a villain not because of that business with Lehman Brothers’ balance sheet, per se, but because he’s got a mug that will haunt your dreams? Both are theories currently being floated.
Sayeth Vanity Fair”
JPMorgan Chase C.E.O. Jamie Dimon is tall. He’s fit. For a banker, he’s nice-looking. And he’s got that head of fluffy white, unbankerish hair. You could argue that Dimon’s single greatest asset is that he doesn’t look like Dick Fuld. Fuld, the former C.E.O. of Lehman Brothers, is a virtual Thomas Nast caricature of the venal banker; all that is missing is the stovepipe hat and the mustache-twirling. Because of his looks, Fuld has probably had a rougher ride of it over the past two and a half years. And because of his looks, Dimon has probably had too easy a ride. While Goldman Sachs C.E.O. Lloyd Blankfein became a piñata for legislators and the press, Dimon fully embraced his role as Wall Street’s fair-haired boy—or “America’s Least-Hated Banker,” as The New York Times Magazine put it just last December.
Dimon In The Rough [VF]