King of Capital, Part 1

Why Citigroup's Sandy Weill has always been so devoted to cross-selling -- and why he agreed to merge his Shearson with AmEx in 1981

Sandy Weill has become a legend on Wall Street because he has a rare ability to do deals that not only build huge companies but create value for shareholders. His signature deal (so far in his career) was the 1998 merger of Travelers and Citibank to form Citigroup (C ). Weill is also a remarkable survivor who has been able to bounce back from setbacks that might have stalled less driven executives.

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