James Cayne

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Birthday
14, 1934
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
14, 1934 (age 84)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

He was the CEO of Bear Stearns, the New York based global investment bank and securities trading and brokerage firm, during the financial collapse of 2008.

Before Fame

He worked as a traveling salesman, selling photocopiers in the Midwest, and later sold scrap iron and municipal bonds.

Trivia

After reports surfaced that he was away from New York participating in a bridge tournament when his company collapsed, CNBC named him one of the Worst American CEOs of All Time and he was also named in Time Magazine's list of 25 People to Blame for the Financial Crisis.

Family Life

He had one child, Allison Cayne Schneider.

Associated With

Henry Paulson was also blamed for the 2008 financial crash.