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    Ken Langone Is Sorry If You Think His Comments About Hitler Were About Hitler

    As we’ve witnessed over the last number of years, de rigueur among a subset of the 0.001 percent is to describe the president, the current administration, Democrats in general, and any person or group doing lefty-type things (e.g. so much as thinking about raising taxes) as reminding them a lot of Adolf Hitler. (Generally the […]

    / May 19, 2014 at 5:22 PM
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    Ken Langone: Unintelligible Something Something Hitler 1933 1% Something Something

    “I hope it’s not working,” Ken Langone, the billionaire co-founder of Home Depot and major GOP donor, said of populist political appeals. “Because if you go back to 1933, with different words, this is what Hitler was saying in Germany. You don’t survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on envy or jealousy.” […]

    / Mar 18, 2014 at 1:15 PM
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    Architect Of Draft Christie ’12 Movement Happy To Take Governor At His Word

    The early consensus among New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s many Wall Street supporters is that the George Washington Bridge flareup has hurt him but barring any new revelations, it will not derail his possible presidential candidacy in 2016. […] “As I hoped and expected, Governor Christie was forthright, sincere, seriously embarrassed and unequivocally apologetic,” Ken […]

    / Jan 10, 2014 at 2:26 PM
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    Taking Chairman Title Away From Jamie Dimon Is The Craziest God Damn Thing Ken Langone’s Heard Today

    As you may have heard, recently some JP Morgan shareholders have been making a lot of noise about their desire to strip Jamie Dimon of his gig as JP Morgan Chairman. Their argument centers largely on last summer’s incident in which one of the bank’s employees lost $6+ billion on a trade. So far the board has rallied behind JD, but we hadn’t yet heard from veterans of the business community.

    What, for instance, is Ken Langone’s reaction to the idea that Jamie can’t hold down two jobs at the same time? Whattayanuts? It’s horse shit, is what! “Nuts!” he told Bloomberg TV the afternoon. “It’s nuts!” 1. Jamie Dimon is the best CEO in America, nay, the universe 2. JPMorgan is so good is can afford things like the Whale. 3. Ken loves Jamie, as a human. 4 This “whole nonsense about governance is a lot of horse feathers” to Big Langs and 5. Unrelated but important: Ken Langone would like to remind you that he once vanquished Eliot Spitzer.

    / Apr 26, 2013 at 3:20 PM
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    Romney Backers Might’ve Lost, But They’ve Got Each Other (And That’s A Lot)

    At the private air terminal at Logan Airport in Boston early Wednesday, men in unwrinkled suits sank into plush leather chairs as they waited to board Gulfstream jets, trading consolations over Mitt Romney’s loss the day before. “All I can say is the American people have spoken,” said Kenneth Langone, the founder of Home Depot […]

    / Nov 8, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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    Julian Robertson Likes Mitt Romney So Much He’s Considering Letting The Governor Take Over The Number 1 Spot On Speed Dial

    A slot previously held by a certain Home Depot founder who’d better step his shit up next time he’s on CNBC.

    “I think people are getting to know the real Mitt Romney. I am thrilled that that is happening. He is really quite a guy. He is, in my opinion, intellectually and morally and managerially the man that is most qualified by far to be president of the United States. You’re having a guy this afternoon that is a great hero of mine, but Mitt Romney is even better than Ken Langone…I think the campaign is going good. I think Governor Romney is really getting the American people to see the real Romney. That is what we have needed all along. I wish his family would expose itself more…I’d like to see Mrs. Romney, I would like to see the boys out and all of that more.”

    Tiger’s Robertson: hedge fund managers are scared [BloombergTV]

    / Oct 26, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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    Confidential To The White House: Ken Langone Needs To Feel Loved (And Spoiler Alert, He Isn’t)

    “I’m going to be very political. If we change the faces in the White House, we’re on the road to recovery. I believe it’s that simple. We need leadership, we need cheer leading, we need encouragement. We need businessmen and ‘fat cats’ to feel like they’re doing something good, not that they’re villains and not […]

    / Nov 22, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    Ken Langone Sees A Much Bigger Problem Than The Debt Ceiling

    Ken Langone popped by CNBC earlier this morning to guest host Squawk Box with Becky, Joe and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Is he worried about the debt ceiling? No. “It’s a done deal,” Langone told the gang. “They don’t know it yet, but it’s taken care of.” There is something Ken is losing sleep over, however, […]

    / Jul 28, 2011 at 9:35 AM
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    If Chris Christie Were To Theoretically Run For President, He Could Theoretically Count On Money From Paul Tudor Jones, Stanley Druckenmiller, Et Al

    Earlier this week, Ken Langone invited 50 hedge fund managers and other financial services employees to his office. The occasion? A sit down with with Chris Christie, who the Home Depot founder apparently forced to discuss the possibility of running for president. Here’s what the New Jersey governor had to say:

    / Jul 21, 2011 at 11:43 AM
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    Ken Langone’s Rallying Cry: Charity, America, Freedom

    Ken Langone just gave a speech at this year’s Ira Sohn conference on why the hedge fund industry should be writing checks to charitable causes. Why? KEN LANGONE TELL YOU WHY!

    / May 25, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    Ken Langone Still Not Yet In His Zen Place Re: Eliot Spitzer

    “I don’t like the guy and every time I get a chance to take a shot at him I do it.”

    / May 25, 2011 at 4:15 PM
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    Confidential To CNBC: You Need More Ken Langone

    From the random walking on set, the declaration of love for Lloyd Blankfein, the lack of an indoor voice, the accusation that David Faber dyes his hair and later, the shoulder squeezes and kisses on the head, KL’s got regular contributor material written all over him. Just something to think about.

    / Dec 13, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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    A Private Bank for Aging BSDs

    Forget about stashing your cash with Bank of America, JPMorgan or Citigroup. The real grandfathers of finance take their dough to Fieldpoint Private Bank & Trust. The Greenwich institution was founded by some ex-Merrill Lynch execs, including Dan Tully and David Komansky, in 2008 as a place where senior BSD’s can get the top notch service they deserve.

    / Jun 3, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    Ken Langone Hates The New York Times

    Legendary Wall Streeter Ken Langone, who once attempted to purchase the New York Stock Exchange, hurled insults at the New York Times this morning on CNBC’s Squawk Box. He was describing an op-ed he’s been working on for the Wall Street Journal about his long battle with disgraced former New York governor and Eliot Spitzer. […]

    / Jul 22, 2008 at 10:26 AM
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    Langone: Spitzer Is A Hypocrite Who Once Sent $2,800 Of Money Orders To A Hooker

    Oh, wait. Not all of Spitzer’s targets are keeping as quiet as Grasso, Blodget and Greenberg. Last night CNBC caught up with Ken Langone, a former director of the New York Stock Exchange, near the Tribeca Grill. He wasn’t exactly reserved about his feelings for the soon-to-be former New York governor. “I had no doubt […]

    / Mar 11, 2008 at 10:10 AM

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