Profession: Investment Banker
Why Famous: Former CEO of Salomon Brothers Inc, named 'King of Wall Street' by Business Week in 1985. Also featured prominently in the book Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis.
- 1981-10-01 US's largest private investment bank Salomon Brothers sold to commodities trader Phibro Corporation for $483 million
- 1991-08-16 John Gutfreund announces his resignation as chief executive of Salomon Brothers amid illegal bidding scandal