Henry Goldman: Outsider as Empire-Builder

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Today, second generation German-Jewish immigrant Henry Goldman is primarily remembered for his role as an early partner in Goldman Sachs, the international investment bank that still bears his family’s name. His accomplishments stretched well beyond his own firm, however. In addition to revolutionizing Goldman Sachs, he helped change the American economy by shifting investment banking away from railroads and heavy industry and toward mass-retail establishments. He also pioneered an approach to capital valuation that focused not on physical assets, but on future earnings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImmigrant Entrepreneurship
Subtitle of host publicationGerman-American Business Biographies
EditorsGiles Hoyt
PublisherWashington DC: German Historical Institute
Number of pages25
StatePublished - 2015


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