Nomi Prins

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Nomi M. Prins
Born Poughkeepsie, NY
Nationality United States
Education Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Alma mater New York University
Occupation Author, Journalist and Senior Fellow at Demos
Known for All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power, It Takes a Pillage, Black Tuesday, Other People's Money

Nomi Prins is an American author, journalist, and public speaker. She has worked as a managing director at Goldman-Sachs for 2 years and as a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns for 7 years, as well as having worked as a senior strategist at Lehman Brothers and analyst at the Chase Manhattan Bank. Prins is known for her book All the Presidents' Bankers in which she explores over a century of close relationships between the 19 Presidents from Teddy Roosevelt through Barack Obama and the key bankers of their day based on original archival documents. Prins also received recognition for her whistleblower book, It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bonuses, Bailouts, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street, for her views on the U.S. economy,[1][2][3] for her published spending figures on federal programs and initiatives related to the 2008 bailout,[4] and for her advocacy for the reinstatement of the Glass–Steagall Act and regulatory reform of the financial industry.


Nomi Prins was born in upstate New York, the oldest child in her family. Her father worked for IBM. She received her Bachelor degree in Mathematics from SUNY Purchase and a Master in Science in Statistics from New York University.[5][6]


Regarding her book It Takes a Pillage, author Jim Hightower said, “Nomi Prins knows the mind-set, knows how to read spreadsheets, knows the people, and knows Wall Street’s games. Nomi knows and now Nomi tells.” [7]

Regarding All the Presidents' Bankers:

  • “A calm, authoritative elucidation of verifiable history” — Financial Times
  • “Even those who have read Secrets of the Temple, William Greider’s massive and brilliant 1987 exposé of the Federal Reserve, will find Prins’s book worth their time. She presents a new narrative, one that shows how the changing cast of six has shaped America’s fortunes under presidents in both parties.” — American Prospect
  • "Prins divides her justifiably long text into digestible one- to three-page segments and seamlessly incorporates dozens of prominent banker profiles. Her work is highly recommended both to general readers and to students of financial history." — Library Journal
  • "A revealing look at the often symbiotic, sometimes-adversarial relationship between the White House and Wall Street... [A] sweeping history of bank presidents and their relationships with the nation’s chief executives" — Kirkus Reviews


Prins' articles have appeared in The New York Times, Fortune, Newsday, Mother Jones,, The Guardian, The Nation, The American Prospect, Alternet, New York Daily News, La Vanguardia, and other publications.[8][9] She is a monthly contributor to Tom Dispatch where she offers analysis on the connections between Wall Street and Washington.[10] Currently, she is working on her latest book that will focus on the movement of money by central banks to influence global markets and economic policy in the domestic and global scale. The Nation Books holds the worldwide English rights to the forthcoming publication.[11]



  1. ^ "After Words with Nomi Prins". Book TV. Retrieved 2015-04-22. 
  2. ^ Leopold, Les (November 6, 2009). "To Create Jobs on Main Street, We Need to Kill Jobs on Wall Street". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
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  4. ^ "Bailout Tally Report by Nomi Prins and Krisztina Ugrin". September 2009. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
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  6. ^ Bernie Sanders interviews Nomi Prins C-SPAN interview from November 16, 2009
  7. ^ "It Takes a Pillage: An Epic Tale of Power, Deceit, and Untold Trillions". Wiley. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  8. ^ Prins, Nomi (June 14, 2009). "The Big Bank Bailout Payback Bamboozle". Mother Jones. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  9. ^ "The WIP Contributors : Nomi Prins". The Women's International Perspective. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  10. ^ "Tom Dispatch". Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  11. ^ "The Nation Books". 
  12. ^ "Authors". The Nation. 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 

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