“Is it possible to make too much money, to have too much ambition, to be too successful? As the guardian of the interests of the shareholders and, by the way, for the purposes of society, I’d like to continue to do what they are doing. I don’t want to put a cap on my employees’ ambition. It’s hard for me to argue for a cap on their compensation.”- Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs CEO
People in Hong Kong love supercars. Goldman Sachs’ employees there are no different. Home of Goldman Sachs Asia is Cheung Kong Center. Almost all senior bankers are chauffeur driven (A Filipino driver in Hong Kong costs a mere $1,500 a month). Just to put the below images into perspective, you need to understand how much more expensive luxury cars are in Asia. According to Mercedes Benz, a new S600 sedan that runs $166,900 in the US will cost $386,000 in Hong Kong – or 21 years of servitude for a Pilipino chauffeur.
Mercedes SLS AMG
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Aston Martin V8 Vantage S
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
Unfortunately, working at Goldman Sachs is not a reality for most people in the world, and working at Goldman Sachs Hong Kong seems absolutely impossible, but after you see these ridiculous cars in their garage you might want to reconsider your aspirations?