American bankerDied when: 86 years 177 days (1037 months)
Star Sign: Virgo
John Halle Gutfreund (14 September 1929 – 9 March 2016) was an American banker, businessman, and investor.He was the CEO of Salomon Brothers Inc, an investment bank that gained prominence in the 1980s.
Gutfreund turned Salomon Brothers from a private partnership into a publicly traded corporation, which started a trend in Wall Street for investment companies to go public.
In 1985, Business Week gave him the nickname "King of Wall Street".