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Lonely Goldman Sachs CEO Just Wants to Be Wanted

Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and CEO of The Goldman Sachs Group, participates in a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Investigations Subcommittee hearing
Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., speaks at the CARE conference in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. Blankfein agreed to be a prosecution witness in Galleon Group LLC co-founder Raj Rajaratnam’s insider trading trial this week, said a person briefed on the matter. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Mr. Blankfein did not rule out working in government after his tenure as the chief of Goldman is over. “I have aspirations to be desired,” he said eliciting laughter from the several hundred attendees. “By any president; I didn’t mean to limit it to the United States.”

Blankfein Just Wants to Be Wanted