How Goldman Sachs became the most powerful investment bank on Wall Street

9:52 AM ET Wed, 1 May 2019

Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street investment bank, has a storied history. Founded by Marcus Goldman 150 years ago, his son Henry revolutionized the industry with company valuations and IPOs. It was the gold standard in investment banking for decades and partners got rich when the company went public. But the firm's reputation took a beating during the financial crisis, eventually leading to one of the most interesting pivots in Wall Street history.