Jamie Dimon

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Even With $2.5B, Oprah Isn't Among 400 Richest in US

Kanye West doesn't make the cut, either, though Donald Trump does

(Newser) - Donald Trump has found his way back onto Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans. The former president was excluded in 2021 for the first time in 25 years. But with an estimated net worth of $3.2 billion—up from $2.5 billion last year—he's back for...

Bank CEO: 'Brace Yourself' for an Economic 'Hurricane'

'We don’t know if it’s a minor one or Superstorm Sandy,' Jamie Dimon says

(Newser) - The chief of America's largest bank says an economic "hurricane" is brewing and the Federal Reserve will face a huge challenge as it tries to rein in inflation without causing a recession. "Right now it's kind of sunny, things are doing fine. Everyone thinks the Fed...

Jamie Dimon Warns of Unprecedented Trifecta

Pandemic recovery, Ukraine war, and high inflation could 'dramatically increase' risks to economy

(Newser) - JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon is out with his annual letter to shareholders, which Axios notes is closely watched in financial circles. The Wall Street Journal finds that it's less rosy than last year, when he saw a potential "Goldilocks" moment of sustained growth on the horizon. This year,...

JPMorgan CEO Regrets Joke About Chinese Government

Jamie Dimon said bank would probably outlast Chinese Communist Party

(Newser) - JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon says "he truly regrets" a quip he made this week about JPMorgan outlasting the Chinese Communist Party. At an event in Boston Tuesday, Dimon said, "I was just in Hong Kong and I made a joke that the Communist Party is celebrating its...

JPMorgan Chief Survives Health Scare

Jamie Dimon had emergency heart surgery

(Newser) - JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is recovering from another health scare, six years after he survived throat cancer . The bank says the CEO is "recovering well" after emergency heart surgery Thursday to treat an acute aortic dissection—a separation of tissues in the aorta wall, which is often fatal....

Chase Slammed for 'Poor-Shaming' After 'Motivational' Tweet

Elizabeth Warren among critics hitting Chase

(Newser) - Chase Bank's #MondayMotivation tweet was better suited for #ToneDeafTuesday, according to critics. The since-deleted tweet set up a hypothetical conversation between a bank account and its owner, who ponders the reasons for a low balance. "I guess we'll never know," the customer said, despite the bank...

Jamie Dimon: We've 'Bifurcated' the Economy

JP Morgan Chase CEO says the poor are being left behind

(Newser) - There are two Americas, according to JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon: In one, people are benefiting from corporations that are doing well. In the other, however, people are really struggling. "I don't want to be a tone deaf CEO," Dimon said, per CNBC , at the bank's...

Jamie Dimon Says He Could Beat Trump, Immediately Backtracks

'I should not have said it,' JPMorgan Chase head later clarifies

(Newser) - Jamie Dimon had fighting words for President Trump Wednesday morning, but by noon the JPMorgan Chase & Co. chairman and CEO was already backtracking. "I think I could beat Trump" in an election, Dimon said at an event celebrating the company's philanthropy. "I’m as tough as...

3 Corporate Giants to Go After the 'Hungry Tapeworm'

Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire Hathaway will team up on health care

(Newser) - "The ballooning costs of health care act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy," says Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, and he has teamed up with some equally huge names in an attempt to go after said tapeworm. Amazon.com, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase on Tuesday...

Republicans Get More Good News on Tax Changes

Starbucks, Disney plan raises and bonuses, and Jamie Dimon predicts economic growth

(Newser) - Republicans have a few more bragging points over their newly passed tax plan , which slashed the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%.
  • Starbucks: The chain is giving its US workers pay raises and stock grants this year, citing the tax changes, per the AP . Employees also soon will be
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JPMorgan Chase Head on Bitcoin Buyers: 'They're Stupid'

Jamie Dimon predicts big losses for the digital currency

(Newser) - Jamie Dimon says he would fire any employee caught trading bitcoin "in a second," the Guardian reports. "It’s against our rules, and they’re stupid. And both are dangerous," the head of JPMorgan Chase said at a conference Tuesday. According to Reuters , bitcoin dropped 10%...

'Almost an Embarrassment Being American': Jamie Dimon

JPMorgan CEO goes on anti-DC rant

(Newser) - During JPMorgan Chase's earnings conference call Friday, CEO Jamie Dimon went off on a bit of a tangent. "It's almost an embarrassment being an American citizen traveling around the world and listening to the stupid s--- we have to deal with in this country," he said...

JPMorgan CEO Has Throat Cancer

Jamie Dimon says prognosis is 'excellent'

(Newser) - JPMorgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon says he has been diagnosed with throat cancer—but it was caught early and he will be able to keep working while he is being treated. The 58-year-old CEO has told colleagues and shareholders that he will limit his travel during the eight weeks he...

JPMorgan Sinking $100M in Detroit Renewal

Effort aims to improve housing, offer job training

(Newser) - JPMorgan is moving to help a bankrupt city get back on its feet. The bank is putting $100 million, divided between loans and grants, toward Detroit's revitalization, the New York Times reports. The money is intended to help the city with an array of projects, including housing improvements, the...

China Regulator Asked JPMorgan for Hiring 'Favor'

Bank gave job to official's family friend

(Newser) - With JPMorgan Chase facing scrutiny over its hiring in China, the New York Times is raising questions about a worker who is a family friend of a Chinese insurance regulator. In June 2012, when JPMorgan was looking for work with Chinese insurance firms, CEO Jamie Dimon met with the regulator,...

JPMorgan Report Brings Back Calls to Break Up Banks

'Epic breakdown' in oversight led to $6B loss

(Newser) - A Senate subcommittee report on JPMorgan Chase has slammed America's biggest financial institution so hard for trying to hide $6 billion in losses tied to the "London Whale" fiasco that business analysts are once again talking about the need to break up the biggest banks, reports Bloomberg . JPMorgan...

Senate Hits JPMorgan Execs on $6B Loss

'London Whale' resurfaces

(Newser) - A Senate subcommittee is taking JPMorgan to task over billions in losses tied to the so-called " London Whale ." The report, by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, is likely to slam executives over a failure to adequately alert regulators and investors as the bank made big bets. Executives...

JPMorgan Cuts CEO Dimon's Pay in Half—to $11.5M

Meanwhile, traders at Morgan Stanley get IOUs

(Newser) - That sound you're hearing is probably Wall Street's tiniest violin playing for Jamie Dimon. As many expected , JPMorgan Chase's board slashed the CEO's salary in response to the "London Whale" disaster, dropping his incentive pay a backbreaking 53.5% to $10 million, leaving him a...

JPMorgan Might Dock Dimon's Bonus Over 'Whale'

He will likely no longer be top-paid banking executive as a result

(Newser) - He probably won't win a lot of sympathy for this, but it looks like JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon is going to lose bragging rights of being the nation's highest-paid banking exec. The board is expected to dock Dimon's 2012 bonus because of the disastrous "London whale"...

Tom Brady to Jamie Dimon: 'Hang In There'

CEO of America's biggest bank gets a profile in Vanity Fair

(Newser) - When the firestorm around JPMorgan's "London Whale" scandal was burning hottest, Jamie Dimon got a surprise call from Tom Brady. "Hang in there," the Patriots quarterback told him. "I was surprised he even knew who I was, to tell you the truth," Dimon says....

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