Fattest Person You Have Seen in Finance?

Okay guys, I am clocking in at 415 lbs. During this pandemic I have mainly consumed Mountain Dew and Goldfish for sustenance. 

Would I be the largest person on the street? Are there any MD's that also have bad genetics? Will this limit my ability to break into MF PE?

-- Note, I am 5'2. But slim-thick. 

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Apr 19, 2021 - 12:23pm

Jesus, maybe switch to lean cuisine? I am moderately overweight but to be eating like that at 415 lbs is insane.

I have seen a guy who is quite obese in a director position in AM, but its definitely not looked on positively. he was just incredibly smart.

Apr 20, 2021 - 10:00pm

I look positively upon Gordon Gekko's obese sweaty trader in the 1985 wall St.  That guy is cooler than gordon gekko.  

"Dilute the sonofabitch. Ollie I want every orifice in his body flowing red."

    OLLIE

  He's flowing, Gordo. Piece of cake.

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Apr 19, 2021 - 1:05pm

Analyst 1 in AM - Equities

Are there any MD's that also have bad genetics? 

I think this is more than just a case of bad genetics

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Apr 20, 2021 - 11:20am

His genes caused him to buy a lot of pastries 

I come from down in the valley, where mister when you're young, they bring you up to do like your daddy done

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Apr 19, 2021 - 1:35pm

Is this a joke? I think you're a good candidate for intermittent fasting.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Apr 20, 2021 - 4:24am

Imagine having some of the greatest genetics you could have as a guy for height and fucking wasting it because you want to be a fatass glutton. You are not the best version of yourself and will die early if you don't get in shape. Wake the fuck up!!

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Apr 20, 2021 - 10:00am

A guy with decent genetics can carry that weight (~270-280) at that height if they are reasonably athletic. Dude admitted that he's a bit out of shape, so probably not an optimal weight for him, but it's not like he's Ralphie May or fucking Eric Cartman. "Fatass glutton" is a bit harsh. I'm going to bet this dude could drop 30-40 lbs. in a couple months and be just fine. 6'6" is fucking tall. Pretty sure that if he isn't a total pacifist or disabled that he could wreck like 90% of this site and hold his own against the rest.

Apr 20, 2021 - 2:58am

A couple of times I saw Bruce Wasserstein in a banana hammock, granted at his own Hamptons' house private beach so go for it bro. Not a tall or thin man by any means, but very generous socially on booze and food.

A buddy married one of his daughters, although it didn't work. He more or less looked like Danny DeVito as the Penguin in whatever Batman movie that was. very short and stout. I liked him though...good energy. 

Apr 20, 2021 - 4:26am

America is a pathetic nation of literal whales obsessed with eating themselves into early graves. If you are overweight or obese, you need to look in the mirror and realize that you are not the best version of yourself. Your time on this planet is limited and you want to spend it being a disgusting fat sack of shit? Wake the fuck up! 

Apr 20, 2021 - 7:37am

This post better be trolling... if you are actually 415 pounds you will probably die of a heart attack under the slightest amount of stress. I wouldn't hire a 415 person as a bus driver, much less for MF PE. You shouldn't be in client facing roles because clients will be worried you'll try to eat them.

Apr 20, 2021 - 9:02am

Analyst 1 in AM - Equities

Okay guys, I am clocking in at 415 lbs. Will this limit my ability to break into MF PE?

Not if you can pull your own weight. 

I'm sure you could break into anything just by running at it at this stage, problem is you'll have to learn to run.

Apr 20, 2021 - 2:59pm

When I was an intern at a small bank in Boston, we went out to pick up lunch and in line there this guy, looked about 50 years old, who was an absolute planet of a person. He had to have been above 400 pounds and was like 6'6 to match. My VP looked at me and said "that guy's suit is larger than my sheets" and honestly he probably wasn't exaggerating too much.

Dayman?
Apr 20, 2021 - 4:15pm

I'll offer somewhat of a counterpoint.

I'm 6'3 and played at 295 in D1 college.  I was the exactly the same as a freshman in high school. While the proportions have changed over the 30 years (to put it mildly), genetics do play a PART in the discussion.

5'2'' @ 415lbs is definitely an interesting stat sheet though.

Namaste.

D.O.U.G.

Apr 20, 2021 - 5:05pm

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Okay guys, I am clocking in at 415 lbs. During this pandemic I have mainly consumed Mountain Dew and Goldfish for sustenance. 

Would I be the largest person on the street? Are there any MD's that also have bad genetics? Will this limit my ability to break into MF PE?

-- Note, I am 5'2. But slim-thick. 

pics or you don't exist 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Apr 24, 2021 - 10:42pm

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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