JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon is doing well — and so are you. The most famous banker in the US, Dimon was the face of the banking business during the financial crisis and government bailouts of 2008. That fact, coupled with his exorbitant pay — in 2006 Dimon made $39 million; in 2014, $20 million; he did pretty well in between too — triggers in many people a visceral contempt for Dimon. But Dimon wishes people were happier. If only they saw what he sees.
Talking with NBC, Dimon stressed that the US has added “ten million jobs since the Great Recession.” Stating that “America has the best hand ever dealt right now ever,” Dimon is frustrated by people who aren’t satisfied. Saying America has the “best science, technology, engineering, math,” Dimon said “we have everything.” Why many Americans remain unsatisfied escapes him. “Boy we should count our blessings sometimes. And sometimes I wish people would start with that.”