Last Summer I read Alan Greenspan’s, “The Age of Turbulence” and I remember how shocked I was that the names he was dropping were still in government despite it being decades later.  Greenspan even mentions Hank Paulson! So when I saw CNBC’s “Highest Profile Goldman Sachs Alums” I knew I had to check it out.

Goldman Sach Partners and Executives in The Government

There are plenty of conspiracies out there about the connections between the government and Goldman Sachs.  There is even a best selling book in China about the connections.   I just wanted to highlight a few, but if this type of information interests you check out the full slide show or wikipedia’s full alumni list.

Henry M. Paulson

Was at Goldman for 22 years holding the position of CEO.  He was eventually named CEO at Goldman leaving to become the Secretary of Treasury under President Bush (43).

Neel Kashkari

Was a VP at Goldman from 2002 – 2006 when he left to become the Head of the TARP fund

Joshua Bolten

Was an Executive Director for Legal & Governmental Affairs in London who became White House Chief of Staff under George W. Bush

Jon Corzine

Was at Goldman for almost a quarter century and then became a Governor of New Jersey

Robert Rubin

Was at Goldman for nearly 3 decades, then became Secretary of Treasury under Bill Clinton

William C. Dudley

Was at Goldman for 21 years leaving to become the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Robert Zoellic

In and out of various positions in the Federal Government positions he spent one year at Goldman and then became World Bank President

Henry H. Fowler

Was Secretary of Treasury under President Johnson and then joined Goldman.

John Whitehead

Was at Goldman for 38 years and then became Deputy Secretary of State during Reagan’s administration

Is it me or does it seem like to be Treasury Secretary you need to work at Goldman Sachs?