1946, on a farm outside Chicago
BA, English literature, Dartmouth; MBA, Harvard
Chairman, CEO of Goldman Sachs. On staff since 1974.
Pentagon aide 1970-72. Assistant to John Ehrlichman in Nixon White House 1972-73.
HOW HE STAYS PLUGGED IN
Is very active with clients. "That lets you see what's happening on the battlefield."
Met wife Wendy while at business school. Two children, a son and a daughter. Homes in New York City and Barrington, Ill.
Works with China's President Jiang Zemin and the Nature Conservancy to preserve the Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan province. Co-chairman of the Asia/Pacific Council of the Nature Conservancy. Board of Directors of the Peregrine Fund, which protects birds of prey. Paulson's father first got him interested in the outdoors. "When we went horseback riding, he'd point out sparrows and meadowlarks."