The slimiest financial bastards of 2010

The 2010 Time 100 list.

List influential people of “Least Influential People of 2010” published by Time magazine is interesting. On the top 100 list there are three Icelanders. So, statistically Iceland has the slimiest bastards of 2010 record. How such a small nation can produce so many slimy bastards is incredible. But sadly a fact.

The honor goes to: (the text below is a quote from Time Magazine)

Björgólfur Gudmundsson
Former owner and chairman of the Icelandic bank Landsbanki
Iceland’s second billionaire ever — the first was his son, Thor Björgólfsson (in Iceland, your last name is just your dad’s first name plus either -sson or -dottir) — he went from being worth $1.1 billion to $0. And he’s being investigated. And he destroyed his country’s economy. And Gordon Brown used antiterrorist laws to freeze Landsbanki’s U.K. holdings. And he named his bank Landsbanki. The British hate him more than they hate his country’s volcanoes.

Jón Ásgeir Jóhannesson
Icelandic businessman
When you’re a good-looking dude who sells clothing, you have to really screw up to have people protest in the streets against you. And for your ex-mistress to talk about your sex life during an accounting trial. Anyway, no one is lending him money now. Not even in kronur.

Hreidar Már Sigurdsson
Former head of the failed Icelandic band Kaupthing
I kind of went down a Wikipedia hole with the Icelandic financial crisis.


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