What is it about Jamie Dimon that has politicos from New York to London fawning?
But the JP Morgan chief has spread the political love around.
In a new Reuters profile we learn the bank chief executive is also good buddies with two ex-national chief executives.
Among his confidants are former President Bill Clinton and former British prime minister Tony Blair — two world leaders famous for their everyman approach to politics.
Blair, who’s been in an advisory role to JP Morgan for three years, just loves Jamie for his forthright, no-bull nature and audacity.
They even journeyed together to Africa!
[O]ne thing he admires about Dimon is his straight talk and openness to honest disagreement.
“He’s somebody who’s direct,” said Blair. “He’s not somebody who’ll sit in a meeting when someone says something he disagrees with quietly. He’ll get up, he’ll stand up and speak.”
As for Bill Clinton, he can see a future for Dimon in politics. “If he decides to get out of banking, I think he would be really good in politics,” he told Reuters.