May 3rd 2010 10:19AM Yes, and Halsey was the largest shareholder in $8 B salesforce.com and halsey sold Grandcentral (now Google Voice) to Google for $63 mm and, and, and. I think the earnings number is probably closer to $500 mm.
If you ever listen to Halsey's side of the story Merrill yanked the loan out from under him just prior to the BofA sale and at the same time ML put a $1 B hold on his account.
I know Halsey so I know the facts and I don't know why you have to tear down one of the most successful entrepreneurs alive, a father of 5 children, a patron of the arts, a philanthropist just because ML (whatever and whoever that is) says he is bad. What about ML?
Lastly, how can people be mad at Halsey for the hotel when THE BANK FAILED, THE LARGEST SUCH FAILURE IN GEORGIA HISTORY. It is now owned by the FDIC. Since you love banks and hate people I assume you believe Halsey made the FDIC take over the bank.
Resist the need to tear a person down and maybe its time you focused on the institutions and not those people they harm. Halsey has done more good for the world than every Merrill employee combined, and the writer of this article.