David M Solomon
Solomon is the Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, but his personal life is more fascinating than his job titles. He loves skiing, producing music as DJ ‘D-Sol’ and collecting wine.
Named as “Mr. Gourmet” in 2010 from the Society of Bacchus America for his taste in food and wine, perhaps it was no surprise that the billionairehad a 1000-bottle wine cellar in his Manhattan residence.
His love for wine is more than a dalliance. The CEO is a bona fide oenophile, but it was unceremoniously revealed through a theft.
His personal assistant who spent eight years working with him stole 500 bottles and US$1.2 million worth of rare vintage wine from his wine cellar in the Hamptons.
According to the indictment, the assistant had sold hundreds of bottles to a wine dealer based in North Carolina using the alias ‘Mark Miller’. In October 2016, he sold 7 bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, the most venerated wine estate in the world, worth more than US$133,000, to the dealer.The assistant eventually jumped off from a hotel on the day of his hearing.
Being the gourmand that he is, he also invested in resturants including Charlie Bird in New York. Grant Reynolds, wine director at Charlie Bird, told Bloomberg that Solomon has a taste for aged California Cabernets especially’70s and ’80s Cabernets.