Blankfein: Goldman is job for life

The chief executive and chairman of Goldman Sachs said yesterday he has no plans to relinquish his duties running the bank. Speaking to reporters after a breakfast appearance in Chicago, Lloyd Blankfein quipped: “I'm 57. What am I going to do with the other 60 years of my life?” Blankfein said five of his predecessors left Goldman for jobs with the government, and six died while still heading the firm.

Given Goldman’s unpopularity on Main Street, Blankfein said: “I'd say the government probably isn't going to call me ... so that leaves staying forever and dying at my desk.”