Newly selected Goldman Sachs CEO, David Solomon, has an unexpected side hustle. He is an EDM D.J. under the stage name of “DJ D-SOL” According to his Instagram, Solomon has frequent gigs in L.A., New York, and the Bahamas.
Above is “DJ D-SOL” playing a set in the Bahamas. He has over 500,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.
56 year old Solomon has been with Goldman for 20 years and is known best for his side activities which also include skiing and wine tasting.
On October 1st he will be replacing Goldman’s 12 year CEO Lloyd Blankfein.
Lloyd will remain chairman of the company until the end of the year until 2019 where Solomon will take the chairman position as well.
Lloyd released a statement explaining the hardships of leaving
” When things are going bad you can’t leave, and when things are going well you don’t want to leave. So when you go out, go out on your own steam…which is always when you don’t want to leave. And by the way, that’s why some people stay too long.”
Blankfein is 1 of 2 of the last CEO’s left from the market crash.
About Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs is the most influential firm on Wall Street with history dating back to 1896. Goldman is one of the firms that pulled through the financial crisis of ’08.
Goldman started as a trading firm until they went into investment banking and asset management, becoming the biggest investment bank in the world.
Goldman has 916B in assets under management, and has 32B in revenue. It is said that it is harder to get a job at Goldman Sachs than it is to get into Harvard.