Columnist, Bloomberg View
Author, Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World
William D. Cohan, a former senior Wall Street M&A investment banker for 17 years at Lazard Frères & Co., Merrill Lynch and JPMorganChase, is the bestselling author of House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street and of The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co., the winner of the 2007 FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. His new book, Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World, was published April 12. It is also a New York Times bestseller.
He is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, a contributor to Fortune, and writes a weekly opinion column for BloombergView. He previously wrote a bi-weekly opinion column for The New York Times. He also writes occasionally for The Financial Times, The Atlantic, ArtNews, the Irish Times and the Washington Post, and appears occasionally as a guest on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC and on Bloomberg TV, where he is a contributing editor. He has also appeared as a guest on the Daily Show, with Jon Stewart, The NewsHour, The Charlie Rose Show and the Tavis Smiley Show, as well as on numerous NPR, BBC and Bloomberg radio programs.
He is a graduate of Duke University, Columbia University School of Journalism and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.