Wall Street King Jamie Dimon is ‘recovering well’ after emergency heart surgery
The ‘King of Wall Street’ Jamie Dimon is recovering well after emergency heart surgery, JP Morgan said.
Dimon, who has led the US banking giant for 15 years, was rushed into a New York hospital on Thursday morning after experiencing chest pains.
The 63-year-old had an ‘acute aortic dissection’ – one of the most lethal cardiovascular conditions – but is ‘recovering well’, his employer said.
Jamie Dimon (pictured with wife Judith), who has led JP Morgan for 15 years, was rushed into a New York hospital on Thursday morning after experiencing chest pains
Father-of-three Dimon does not smoke, and has previously said he keeps in shape by eating healthily and exercising four times a week.
The onset of his condition gave the bank’s succession plan a test run. Daniel Pinto and Gordon Smith, co-presidents since 2018, filled in and are both potential successors, although Briton Marianne Lake is favourite to be the next chief.
Pinto and Smith said in a note to colleagues: ‘He is awake, alert and recovering well.’
Dimon is one of America’s most well-known business figures – the only Wall Street chief executive still in post who saw his bank through the 2008 financial crisis.