Stephen Schwarzman Gives World Yet Another Reason To Want A Piece Of This

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When one considers the many, many reasons to admire Stephen Schwarzman, difficulty arises in keeping the list to a manageable length. An abridged version, a mere fraction of his attributes, would include building Blackstone with own two hands, his support of literacy, his vision and execution in creating Yale's first Ballet Society, his passion as it relates to the carried interest debate, on which he is not afraid to speak his mind, and his undying commitment to do right by clients.

Today another bullet point must be added, with regard to this:

That's right, ladies! Something you might not have known about Mr. Schwarzman is that this Wall Street powerhouse? Can put himself together a Halloween costume! For the ignoramuses among us, that's Schwarzman bearing an incredible likeness to Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, right down to the leather gloves and Swarovski-encrusted rings. Meanwhile, you have Kravis taping some pictures to his shirt of a bunch of centerfolds he cut out of magazines and telling people he's "a chick magnet." No contest.

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