2. Chuck Prince, former Citigroup CEO
Prince, an attorney, was handed the top job in 2003 in part because he was considered well-equipped to clean up various regulatory messes at Citigroup at the time, including a total of $4.7 billion to settle lawsuits that claimed Citigroup helped defraud investors of Enron Corp.and WorldCom Inc., according to a Bloomberg report published at the time of Prince's departure from Citigroup.
The Federal Reserve pushed Prince to toughen internal controls at Citigroup, but he soon let risk run wild at the company under fixed income head Tom Maheras. He will always be remembered for the infamous quote he gave to the Financial Times, "as long as the music is playing, you've got to get up and dance," he told the newspaper, adding, "We're still dancing."Though Citigroup would eventually need $45 billion in bailout funds from the U.S. Treasury, Prince managed to walk away with $147 million in his final year, according to The New York Times.