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Richard Fuld, Former CEO Lehman Brothers

Richard Fuld
Former CEO Lehman Brothers

*Compensation at Lehman
(2000-2007):
$529 Million

Real Estate:
9-bedroom mansion in Greenwich, Conn.
(Est. value: $8M)
40-plus-acre ranch in Sun Valley, Idaho
5-bedroom home in Jupiter Island, Fla. 
(Est. value: $10.6M)
Park Avenue apartment,
NYC: Sold for $25.87M (2009)

Current Employment:
Matrix Advisors
(clients include AT&T, GlyEco, Ecologic Transportation)
 
Source: Center for Public Integrity, SEC Filings
*Includes salary, bonus and stock options; estimate by Oliver Budde, former Lehman associate general counsel

The Price of Failure: Ex-Wall Street CEOs Still Living Large


Five years after Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy plunged the global economy into chaos, over 11 million Americans remain unemployed including nearly all Wall Street CEOs at the center of the crisis.  But none of the executives have faced any criminal charges nor appear to be suffering for their contributions to the worst recession since the Great Depression. Quite the contrary.
 
The former CEOs of Wall Street’s biggest firms circa 2008 are “living in quiet luxury,” according to a report this week by The Center for Public Integrity.  The 5 former CEOs examined by the Center – Dick Fuld (Lehman Brothers) Jimmy Cayne (Bear Stearns), Stanley O’Neal (Merrill Lynch), Chuck Prince (Citigroup) and Ken Lewis (Bank of America) -- took home nearly $1.5 billion in total compensation from 2000 to 2008.
 
It’s an astounding amount of money, especially given their collective incompetence and mismanagement, for which we’re all still paying.

By Aaron Task