Jonny Kim is a Navy Seal, Harvard educated doctor, and Astronaut. Who are some other people that have really impressive resumes?

Who are some people that have excelled or are accomplished in a lot of different areas.

Whoever comes to mind

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Jan 16, 2020

Donald J. Trump

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Jan 16, 2020

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Jan 16, 2020

Are we allowed to use historic figures?

George H.W. Bush's resume is one of the most absurd I can think of.

  • Highschool at Philips Academy where he was president of the senior class and the community fund raising group and captain of both the soccer and baseball teams.
  • Naval aviator in WWII. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross award after being shot down and surviving.
  • Yale undergrad. Fraternity president. baseball captain, and Skull & Bones society.
  • Successful oil entrepreneur
  • Congressman
  • Ambassador to the United Nations
  • RNC Chairman
  • Head of U.S. Liaison Office in China
  • CIA Director
  • Two-term Vice President of the United States
  • One-term President of the United States
  • Tons of charity work post-presidency along with Bill Clinton
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Jan 16, 2020

guy i found on linkedin:
- Undergrad Yale
- MS Oxford
- MPhil Cambridge
- MBA HBS
- Yale Law

THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS RESUME OF ALL TIME

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Jan 16, 2020

that guy better be making like $2 million a year to get any kind of ROI on his education

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Jan 16, 2020

according to linkedin he did all of this in succession so hasn't worked full time at all yet and is finishing up his yale law degree this year, he also went to a target high school - harvard westlake. but his internships are quite prestigious i must say.

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Jan 16, 2020

99.9% chance he's a fuckhead who can dick around getting degrees until he is 35 because he comes from family money. He'll never actually utilize any of those degrees and he'll be trading bitcoin or some other bullshit full time in 6 months.

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Jan 16, 2020

name???? is that the guy with the education non-profit that he's been doing since like 15?

Jan 21, 2020

How does one afford this

Jan 24, 2020
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How does one afford this

Rich dad

Jan 16, 2020

Bill Bradley

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Jan 16, 2020

Bradley has a beast of a resume:

Princeton undergrad - named top U.S. Amateur Athlete
Drafted by New York Knicks - didn't sign to take a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford
Dropped out of Oxford two months shy of graduation to join the Air Force Reserves
Went back to the Knicks and became a Hall of Famer
Became US Senator for NJ for 18 years
After politics became an MD at Allen & Co and special advisor to McKinsey

Few players recall big pots they have won, strange as it seems, but every player can remember with remarkable accuracy the outstanding tough beats of his career.

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Jan 17, 2020
WillHunting:

Bradley has a beast of a resume:

Princeton undergrad - named top U.S. Amateur Athlete
Drafted by New York Knicks - didn't sign to take a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford
Dropped out of Oxford two months shy of graduation to join the Air Force Reserves
Went back to the Knicks and became a Hall of Famer
Became US Senator for NJ for 18 years
After politics became an MD at Allen & Co and special advisor to McKinsey

Bradley is one of the most qualified people to lose the Presidency. He ran in 2000 and got destroyed by Gore in the primary, not winning a single state.

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Jan 18, 2020

Thank u

Jan 16, 2020

Robert Mueller is impressive too:

  • St. Paul's School - 3 sport captain and school's top athlete
  • Princeton undergrad - Lacrosse
  • NYU for masters
  • Joined the Marines - led a rifle platoon, was shot, earned a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Always loved this quote from a Wire article a couple years back: "Word was out real fast--Ivy League guy from an affluent family. That set off alarms. The affluent guys didn't go to Vietnam then--and they certainly didn't end up in a rifle platoon"
  • UVA law school
  • U.S. Attorney/Partner in private practive
  • Head of FBI during September 11th, served 12 years longest since J. Edgar Hoover
  • Professor at Stanford/Partner in private practice
  • Special Counsel

Few players recall big pots they have won, strange as it seems, but every player can remember with remarkable accuracy the outstanding tough beats of his career.

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Jan 17, 2020

yep.

Jan 17, 2020

Excellent golfer too. I know someone who knows.

Jan 16, 2020

Jim Simons

  • P.H.D from Berkeley
  • Guy was a code cracker for the NSA
  • Also assisted IBM in testing an early version of Data Encryption software
  • Taught at Harvard and MIT
  • Math chair at a university
  • Added concepts to math-won awards for them as well
  • Inducted into the National Academy of Sciences of the USA
  • Built the best quantitative HF today
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Jan 17, 2020

Thank you.

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Jan 29, 2020

lol

"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

Jan 16, 2020

Mohamed A. El-Erian his accomplishments are to long to list. Just check out his Wiki page.

Jan 18, 2020

Fair but I fail to see any value in what he says when being interviewed...

Jan 19, 2020

Same but I grew curious to see why they bring people on and he had a impressive resume

Jan 16, 2020

Justine Tobine

What concert costs 45 cents? 50 Cent feat. Nickelback.

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Jan 16, 2020

GOAT!

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Jan 16, 2020

This is such a good thread and I'm so glad no one hit you with the GS --> BX --> HBS path:

These folks are sharp

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Jan 16, 2020

Johnny Sims

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Jan 16, 2020

You mean Johnny Sins?

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Jan 16, 2020

Yes :/

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Jan 16, 2020

Any fighter pilots or special ops
D1 athletes like andrew luck having an engineering degree from Stanford

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Jan 16, 2020

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Jan 16, 2020

There are a lot of high level athletes who are also just really drive/accomplished people and have succeeded off the field.

Football players who became doctors: Craig Krenzel won a natty at OSU and is now a doctor, which is pretty cool. Similarly, Myron Rolle was a Rhodes Scholar at FSU, got drafted by the Titans, and according to wiki is now a neurosurgery resident at Mass Gen (Harvard). Bill McColl, who played 8 seasons in the NFL while attending medical school at UChicago and went on to become a surgeon, had a son (Milt) who played 9 seasons in the NFL while attending med school at Stanford (and also became a doctor). There's also that math genius O lineman, forget his name.

Bill Bradley was an NBA all star and US senator. Probably a bunch of athletes turned politicians.

Eddie George (yes, that Eddie George) stars in a stage production of Chicago. I almost went to go see it but was out of town. Has an MBA too.

Roger Staubach was a super successful businessman in RE I think, sold his company for a shit ton back in the day.

Edit: I think I was wrong about Krenzel. But I was pretty sure there was some other OSU athlete who became a doctor...

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Jan 17, 2020

Great list. You're thinking of John Urschel who was a center for the Ravens.

Jan 17, 2020

Urschel is INSANE. The guy was doing a freaking math Phd at MIT while playing for the Ravens. He's basically a stoic athlete genius who lives super frugally and spends his free time playing chess and doing math. Amazing guy.

Jan 21, 2020

Solid list.

I'd add Justin Tuck's path from Notre Dame Mendoza (graduated) --> NFL (two SB rings) --> Wharton MBA --> VP at Goldman Sachs

Jan 17, 2020

Roses are red
Violets are blue
There's always an Asian
Better than you

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Jan 17, 2020

Case in point -
Name : Yang
Role : Quant at DB
Known for : assisting Jared Vennett with figuring out maths which predicted the housing crisis
Achievements: 1st place math competition in a China, doesn't speak English

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Jan 19, 2020

+1 sb thanks lol

Buying tesla weeklies is literally free money.

Jan 17, 2020

Homer Simpson.

Among others: CEO, missionary, mayor, boxer, astronaut, inventor.

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Jan 17, 2020

I have a median GPA from a T10 public and work in equities...I'm deff up there, don't discount my volunteer work either

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Jan 17, 2020

Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • Born in '47 to abusive former Nazi storm trooper in some Austrian village
  • Decides to become a bodybuilder at 14 as a ticket to the US, goes on to become the greatest bodybuilder of all time, bringing it into the mainstream
  • Becomes greatest Hollywood action star of all time, lead role in movies that gross $4B+
  • Marries into Kennedy family
  • Becomes Governor of California
  • Hosts Celebrity Apprentice
  • Next step: get Constitutional amendment and become POTUS?

relevant bill burr bit:

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Jan 18, 2020

He won't become president now, but if he had been born in the US, he absolutely could have about a decade ago. He was the most famous guy in America, pretty much every man looked up to Arnold Schwarzenegger. I think he's lost a lot of momentum in his old age, isn't really in the spotlight anymore.

Jan 21, 2020

Don't forget his mail order business that netted him enough money to get into real estate, which made him a millionaire before he ever starred in a movie.

Jan 17, 2020

Molly and Jeremy Bloom. Both Olympic-level skiers (Jeremy a world champion, Molly injured in qualifying but would've qualified).

Jeremy also played in NFL, went to Wharton afterward and has done some kind of successful venture/startup something or other since then.

Molly got into Harvard Law before deciding instead to shake up the underground poker world and make a movie out of it.

I think they also have a brother who's been really successful (I think in medicine) but less famous. Quite a family.

Jan 17, 2020

That reminds me of the Emanuel brothers:

Ezekiel: Amherst -> Oxford -> Harvard MD and PhD, very successful medical doctor

Rahm: Sarah Lawrence -> Northwestern MA -> Mayor of Chicago (not saying he did a great job but nonetheless is a huge accomplishment)

Ari: famously (fictitiously) portrayed as Ari Gold in Entourage, he became the co-CEO of WME, one of the largest talent agencies in the world

Pretty impressive group of brothers

"The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary." - Nassim Taleb

Jan 17, 2020

You forgot to mention Rahm being White House Chief of Staff, which is arguably a bigger deal than being Mayor of Chicago.

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Jan 19, 2020

Ari Emmanuel Went to macalester college

Jan 17, 2020

"Molly's Game" was an awesome movie. Very underrated.

Jan 17, 2020

HW and Bill Bradley had amazing resumes. I always thought John Kerry had some cool accomplishments as well

  • Yale Grad
  • Literal War Hero - Silver Star, Bronze Star, and multiple Purple Hearts. Guy literally hopped out of a boat, and knifed a guy with a rocket launcher
  • Comes back and becomes the face of the anti-war movement and stars in the Fullbright trials
  • BC Law Grad
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Senator
  • Secretary of State
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Jan 17, 2020

Richard Branson

  • Born with dyslexia, high school dropout
  • Started record store
  • Started record label, signing many huge artists over time
  • Started airline
  • Started space tourism company
  • World record breaker
  • Countless humanitarian projects
  • Worth $4B
Jan 17, 2020

Laresen Jensen

  • 3x NCAA D1 Swimming Champion at USC
  • Navy Seal School Valedictorian and SEAL officer
  • 2x Olympic Swimming Medalist
  • Stanford GSB (Internships at Goldman PE & Andreessen Horowitz)
  • Partner at Lightspeed Ventures and Start up co-founder
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Jan 18, 2020
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Laresen Jensen

  • 3x NCAA D1 Swimming Champion at USC
  • Navy Seal School Valedictorian and SEAL officer
  • 2x Olympic Swimming Medalist
  • Stanford GSB (Internships at Goldman PE & Andreessen Horowitz)
  • Partner at Lightspeed Ventures and Start up co-founder

Lol. My friend was in his class at Stanford GSB. Was in absolute awe of him.

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Jan 17, 2020

Surely Dwight Eisenhower is up there:

-Born in rural Kansas
-Goes to West Point
-Misses action in WWI, but ends up working up to the senior military ranks regardless
-becomes 5-star General, commands all allied forces in Europe, liberates Western Europe
-President of Columbia university
-commander of nato
-2 term US President in two landslide elections

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Jan 18, 2020

Mohammed A El Erian

  • Bachelor's from Cambridge
  • Masters and Doctorate from Oxford
  • Worked at and became Deputy Director of International Monetary Fund
  • Worked at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup
  • Worked at PIMCO on Emerging Markets became MD and Head of the EM portfolio team
  • CEO and President of Harvard Management Company
  • Taught at Harvard Business School
  • Still a member of Harvard Global Advisory Council
  • Became CEO and co-CIO of PIMCO (Helped grow assets from under $1T to $2T
  • Appointed Chair of the President's Global Development Council in 2012
  • Member of Allianz (Parent company of PIMCO) International Executive Committee, chairman of its International Advisory Committee and still advises its management board.
  • Member of Financial Times A-List of writers
  • Bestselling Author
  • Was named Foreign Policy's list of Top Global Thinkers four years in a row 2009-2012
  • Foreign Policy named him one of the most 500 powerful people on the planet
  • Honorary Doctorate from American University in Cairo
  • Honorary fellow of Queens' College Cambridge
  • Served on U.S. Treasure Borrowing Advisory Committee and other Government Boards
  • Senior Global Fellow of the Lauder Institute at Wharton
  • Soon to be President of Queens' College, Cambridge
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Jan 19, 2020

This dude has my utter respect. Easily could be an MD at Apollo now instead of the path he chose. He was a well respected SEAL, which in of it self is a huge accomplishment.

Jan 19, 2020

Exactly and still be on any Board of a company that he chooses guy definitely stays busy.

Jan 20, 2020

This guy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo_da_Vinci
da Vinci "was an Italian polymath of the Renaissance whose areas of interest included invention, drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, paleontology, and cartography. He has been variously called the father of palaeontology, ichnology, and architecture, and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time"

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Feb 10, 2020

underrated as hell!!! everything else is kind of linear if you think about it. who cares if you went to top school, got into some investment banking/pe and then got into politics. that's impressive but not crazy. People knowing your name 500 years after you die and being recognised as the world's best (at the time) in at least 5 unrelated disciplines is much more impressive. I'll consider myself successful if I have done well in finance and something else unrelated by the time I'm 60.

Jan 24, 2020

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_von_Neumann
"I have sometimes wondered whether a brain like von Neumann's does not indicate a species superior to that of man."

-Hans Bethe, Nobel Laurete

Jan 24, 2020

Teddy Roosevelt had one hell of a resume.

-Harvard undergrad
-Columbia Law School (dropped out into politics)
-New York State Assemblyman
-US Civil Service Commission
-President of NYC police board
-Assistant and Secretary of the Navy
-Commander of the Rough Riders (rank of Colonel)
-Governor of New York
-Vice President
-President
-Accomplished author

Jan 24, 2020
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Jan 29, 2020
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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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