NPR logo

Author Of Secret Goldman Sachs Elevator Tweets Outed

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/282359522/282359523" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Author Of Secret Goldman Sachs Elevator Tweets Outed

Business

Author Of Secret Goldman Sachs Elevator Tweets Outed

Author Of Secret Goldman Sachs Elevator Tweets Outed

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/282359522/282359523" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The author of the Twitter feed @GSElevator has been revealed. It turns out the tweets and Twitter feed were made up by a former bond trader who lives in Texas.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And onto some fratty shenanigans on Wall Street. Our last heard in business: Goldman Sachs Gossip.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

The author of the Twitter feed "@GSElevator" has been outed. The feed purported to leak comments overheard in the elevator at Goldman Sachs.

MONTAGNE: Comments from out-of-touch bankers.

GREENE: One Tweet: Some chick asked me what I would do with 10 million bucks. I told her I'd wonder where the rest of my money went.

MONTAGNE: Turns out the tweets and the Twitter feed are made up by a former bond trader who lives in Texas.

GREENE: Goldman Sachs issued this statement last night, quote, "We are pleased to report that the official ban on talking in elevators will be lifted effective immediately."

And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.

MONTAGNE: And I'm Renee Montagne.

Copyright © 2014 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.