Goldman Sachs was founded in 1869 by Marcus Goldman.
In 1882, Goldman’s son-in-law, Samuel Sachs, joined the business.
In 1885, Goldman’s son, Henry, and another son-in-law joined the business and the name Goldman, Sachs & Company was adopted.
In 1896, the company is listed on the NYSE.
In 1906, the company has an IPO.
In 1929, the Goldman Sachs Trading Corporation fails after the stock market crash. This failure hurts the firm’s reputation.
In 1956, the firm manages the IPO for Ford Motor Company.
In 1981, the firm acquires J. Aron & Company.
In 1999, the company goes public and offers an IPO under the leadership of Henry Paulson, Jr. Paulson would go on to become Secretary of the US Treasury.
Today, Goldman Sachs is one of the largest investment banks in the world. The firm engages in investment banking, securities trading and other financial services.