Dec. 22, 1961, Washington
BA in economics and Chinese from Tufts University, 1984; MBA, Northwestern University, 1987
Former chief financial officer, Enron. Removed from post in October, 2001, amid controversy over off-balance-sheet partnerships that he ran and held stakes in.
Worked in structured finance group at Continental Illinois Bank from 1984 to 1990. Joined Enron Finance in 1990 and developed close relationship with up-and-coming executive Jeffrey Skilling. Fastow became CFO in 1998 with Skilling's backing.
WHAT EVERYBODY WANTS TO KNOW
Did Fastow hide some aspects of the partnerships from Enron's top execs and board, which approved the deals?
Married grocery store and real estate heiress Lea Weingarten, who previously worked at Continental Illinois and Enron; they have two sons. When naming the LJM partnerships that later triggered the scandal, he used the first letters of his wife's and two sons' names.