John Corzine

Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is an American financial executive and politician. A Democrat, he was a United States Senator from New Jersey from 2001 to 2006 and was the 54th Governor of New Jersey from 2006 to 2010. He also worked as CEO of Goldman Sachs during the 1990s and was CEO of MF Global from 2010 to 2011. He was charged by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in connection with MF's bankruptcy in 2011.

Corzine began his career in banking and finance. In the early and mid-1970s, he worked for Midwestern banks (Continental-Illinois National Bank in Chicago, Illinois and BancOhio National Bank in Columbus, Ohio) during and after his master of business administration (MBA) studies at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In 1975 he moved to New Jersey to work for Goldman Sachs. He became Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs and the leading advocate in the firm's decision to go public. In 1999, having lost a power struggle with Henry M. Paulson, Corzine left the firm. After his departure from Goldman Sachs, he earned what has been estimated to be $400 million during the 1999 initial public offering of the company.

CEO of MF Global

Preceded by
Bernard Dan
 
Succeeded by
Position eliminated
 

54th Governor of New Jersey

Preceded by
Richard Codey
 
Succeeded by
Chris Christie
 

CEO of Goldman Sachs

Preceded by
Stephen Friedman
 
Succeeded by
Henry Paulson
 

Military service

Service/branch
United States Marine Corps
 
Years of service
1969–1975
 
Rank
Sergeant
 
Unit
Reserves
 

United States Senator from New Jersey

Preceded by
Frank Lautenberg
 
Succeeded by
Robert Menendez
 

Personal details

Born
Jon Stevens Corzine, 1947-01-01) January 1, 1947 (age 67), Taylorville, Illinois
 
Political party
Democratic
 
Spouse(s)
Joanne Dougherty (m. 1969; div. 2003), Sharon Elghanayan (m. 2010)
 
Children
Jennifer Corzine, Josh Corzine, Jeffrey Corzine
 
Residence
Hoboken, New Jersey
 
Alma mater
University of Illinois (B.A.), University of Chicago Booth School of Business (M.B.A.)
 
Profession
Financial executive
 
Religion
United Church of Christ
 
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