Henry Paulson was born on March 28, 1946, in Palm Beach, Florida. After Harvard, he worked in the Department of Defense. He started working at Goldman Sachs in 1974, and was chairman and CEO from 1996 to 2006. In 2006, he became secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. As such he managed the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and developed a U.S. financial bailout program.
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