|Jamie Dimon Quick Info
|Date of Birth
|March 13, 1956
Jamie Dimon is an American billionaire business executive and banker who was appointed as the chairperson and chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase in 2005. He has also served on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as well as has served on the board of directors of many non-profit institutions such as the Business Roundtable, the Bank Policy Institute, and the Harvard Business School.
New York City, New York, United States
Jamie Dimon studied at the Browning School, a college preparatory school for boys located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. After that, he got enrolled at Tufts University and graduated summa cum laude majoring in psychology and economics.
Later on, he attended Harvard Business School (HBS) located in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated in 1982, earning an MBA as a Baker Scholar.
Business Executive, Banker
- Father – Theodore Dimon (Worked as a stockbroker at Shearson, Served as an executive vice president at American Express)
- Mother – Themis (née Kalos) Dimon
- Siblings – Peter Dimon (Older Brother), Ted Dimon (Fraternal Twin Brother)
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, he has a net worth of $2 Billion as of 2023.
6 ft or 183 cm
76 kg or 167.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jamie Dimon has dated –
- Judith Kent (1983-Present) – He met Judith Kent at Harvard Business School and the duo tied the knot in 1983. They have been blessed with 3 daughters – Julia, Laura, and Kara Leigh.
Race / Ethnicity
Jamie Dimon is of Greek descent.
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Jamie Dimon Facts
- His paternal grandfather was a Greek immigrant who was employed as a banker in Izmir and Athens and he changed the family name from “Papademetriou” to “Dimon”.
- While studying at Tufts University, he wrote an essay on Shearson’s mergers and his mother sent the paper to Sandy Weill. Weill subsequently hired Dimon to work at Shearson during one summer break.
- After graduating from Tufts University, Jamie Dimon was employed in management consulting at Boston Consulting Group for 2 years.
- While at Harvard, he worked at Goldman Sachs.
- Following his graduation from Harvard Business School, he was convinced by Sandy Weill to turn down offers from Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Lehman Brothers in order to join him as an assistant at American Express. Even though he was not offered the same amount of money as the investment banks, it was promised that he would have “fun”.
- In 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011, Jamie Dimon was included in Time magazine’s lists of the world’s 100 most influential people.
- In 2014, he was diagnosed with throat cancer and received eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy ending in September 2014.
- Jamie Dimon wrote a memorandum during the 2020 United States presidential election calling for candidates to respect the democratic process and a peaceful transition of power, writing: “While strong opinions and tremendous passion characterized this U.S. election, it is the responsibility of each of us to respect the democratic process, and ultimately, the outcome.”
- He underwent “emergency heart surgery” in March 2020 at the age of 63. Reportedly, the surgery was performed in order to repair an acute aortic dissection, a tear in the inner layer of the aorta, an artery that is the largest blood vessel in the body.
- He eventually recovered from the surgery and returned to work in a remote capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Jamie Dimon previously served as chairperson of the Business Roundtable and has also served as the chairperson of the Bank Policy Institute.
- He endorsed Nikki Haley for the 2024 United States presidential election in November 2023.
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