Trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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NEW YORK: Bad news for financial titans like JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Jamie Dimon and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s Lloyd Blankfein: Most Americans hold unfavorable views of Wall Street banks and corporate executives, and distrust billionaires more than they admire them. Despite efforts by Wall Street firms to regain trust since the 2008 financial crisis, fewer than a third of Americans view the industry positively – unchanged from 2009, according to the latest Bloomberg national poll.The poll shows that Americans are much more likely to distrust billionaires than admire them, 53 percent to 31 percent.Republicans are much more likely to admire billionaires than Democrats, 53 percent to 17 percent. For some poll participants, the popularity of billionaires depends on the billionaire.The world's 500 richest people control $5 trillion in wealth, more than the assets on the Federal Reserve's balance sheet, and 161 of them are Americans.
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