Check Out The 11 Lucky Wall Streeters Who Were Invited To The Obama Dinner

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President Obama’s invited lots of fun people to the State Dinner with Hu Jintao last night.

He invited Jackie Chan, Barbara Streisand, Anna Wintour, lots of prominent Chinese-Americans, and in the vein of his recent pro-business article in the NYTimes – bankers.

The most notable among the Wall Street invites are Lloyd Blankfein and Jamie Dimon, but there are 8 9 more people with powerful connections to Wall Street on the guest list, too.

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  • CEO of Goldman Sachs


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  • CEO of JPMorgan


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  • Assistant to the President for Economic Policy
  • Director of the National Economic Council
  • Previously the Chairman of Midwest Region of J.P. Morgan
  • Most recently the Head of Corporate Social Responsibility

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  • Paid $887,727 in 2008 by Goldman Sachs
  • Assistant to the President for Economic Policy & Director of the National Economic Council

Source: Harvard Business Blogs
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  • Works in fixed income
  • She’s a CFA
  • She went to Barnard undergrad (class of ’83, Architecture and French) and Columbia Business School
  • Co-chair of the council for Barnard Athena centre’s Excel Leadership studies program
  • Member of the National Advisory Board of the Democratic National Committee
  • Member of the Obama National Finance Committee

Source: Linked In and Barnard
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  • On the board of Jumpstart (with Larry Robbins)
  • Married to Azita R
  • He was made a partner at Goldman in ’92

Source: San Francisco State University; North Hollywood High; NYTimes, and City of Belvedere
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  • Managing Partner of Celsius Capital, an investment firm focused on companies in the technology, media and telecommunications industries
  • Used to be the Global Head of Internet/Electronic Commerce Investment Banking at Credit Suisse First Boston

Source: DLD Conference
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  • Operating Advisor at Pegasus Capital Advisors, a private equity firm
  • President and Chief Executive Officer of MWW Group

Source: LinkedIn
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  • Co-founded the Carlyle Group, a private equity giant
  • President of the Economic Club of Washington

Source: Carlyle Group
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  • Non-executive Chairman for HSBC
  • donated the John L Thornton China centre for the Brookings Institute

Source: HSBC and Brookings Institute
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  • Used to be a stockbroker at Bear Stearns
  • Married to Vera Wang

Source: NYTimes
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