James "Jamie" Dimon
(; born March 13, 1956) is an American business executive. He is the current chairman, president and chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase, one of the Big Four banks of the United States, and previously served as a Class A director of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Dimon was named to Time
magazine's 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011 lists of the world's 100 most influential people. He was also named to Institutional Investor'
s Best CEOs list in the All-America Executive Team Survey from 2008 through 2011.
He was named the CEO of the Year in 2011.
He received a $23 million pay package for fiscal year 2011, more than any other bank CEO in the United States. Dimon received $20 million in compensation for his work in fiscal year 2013.
Dimon was born in New York City to Theodore and Themis (née Kalos) Dimon, one of three sons. He is of Greek descent and attended Browning School.
In a power struggle Citation needed|date=May 2014, Weill left American Express in 1985 and Dimon followed him. The two then took over Commercial Credit, a consumer finance company, from Control Data. Dimon served as the chief financial officer, helping to turn the company around. Through a series of unprecedented mergers and acquisitions, in 1998 Dimon and Weill were able to form the largest financial services conglomerate the world had ever seen, Citigroup. Dimon left Citigroup in November 1998, after being asked to resign by Weill during a weekend executive retreat. It was rumored at the time that he and Weill argued in 1997 over Dimon's not promoting Weill's daughter, Jessica M. Bibliowicz, In his 2005 University of Chicago Graduate School of Business Fireside Chat and 2006 Kellogg School of Management interviews, Dimon confirmed that Weill fired him.
Dimon resigned as CEO of First Chicago Corp. In March 2000, Dimon became CEO of Bank One, the nation's fifth largest bank. When JPMorgan Chase purchased Bank One in July 2004, Dimon became president and chief operating officer of the combined company.
On December 31, 2005, he was named chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase and one year later, on December 31, 2006, he was named chairman of the board.
In March 2008 he was a board member of the New York Federal Reserve Bank and CEO of JPMorgan.
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