Jamie Dimon is one of most popular business executives of United States of America. He is currently serving as the president, Chief Executive Officer and chairman of JP Morgan Chase which is the largest of all the four big American Banks. Prior to this, he was the part of Board of Directors of Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He also appeared in the Time’s “lists of the world’s 100 most influential people” several times i.e 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011.
Jamie Dimon was born on 13th December 1956 in New York City, United States. After completing his school education from Browning School, Jamie Dimon joined the Tufts University. He earned his graduation degree in psychology and economics. After completing his graduation degree, Jamie joined a management consulting firm. He served the firm for two years and thereafter attended the Harvard Business School. He did his summer internship from Goldman Sachs while studying in Harvard. In the year 1982, he earned the degree of Master of Business Administration and was bestowed with the title of Baker Scholar. After gaining his master’s degree he got job offers from Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Lehman Brothers but he was convinced by Sandy Weill to join the American Express as an assistant.
Parents and Grandparents
Jamie was born to Theodore Dimon and Themis Dimon. His father served American Express as an executive vice president. His paternal grandfather, who served as a banker in Athens, was an immigrant from Greece. He later changed his surname from Papademetriou to Dimon in order to give a French appeal. Both his grandfather and father served as stockbrokers in Shearson.
Siblings and Cousins
As per media reports, Jamie Dimon grew up among one elder brother named Peter and a fraternal twin brother called Ted. Damie was the youngest of all them.
Wife and Children
In the year 1983, Jamie Dimon married Judith Kent. While studying in Harvard Business School Jamie met his wife. The couple is blessed with three daughters namely Julia, Laura, and Kara Leigh. He resides with his family in Upper East Side in Manhattan, United States.
Jamie Dimon left American Express in the year 1985 along with Sandy Weill. Thereafter, they took their control over a consumer finance company called Commercial Credit. Dimon became the chief financial officer of the company. In the year 1988, Dimon and Weill established the Citi Group which in subsequent years became the world’s largest financial service provider company.
Jamie Dimon quit Citi Group in November 1998 following some professional disagreements. Jamie became the CEO of Bank One in March 2000. In July 2004, JP Morgan acquired Bank One and Jamie became the President and Chief Operating officer of the combined financial organization. Jamie became the CEO of the company on January 31st ,2005 and he was elected as a the Chairman of the board on 31st December 2006.In addition to this he became Class A board member of Federal Reserve Bank of New York in March 2008. He has a current net worth of US$1.1 billion and earns an annual salary of US$20 million