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The Man Who Brought Riches to the Powerful
CNBC.com | April 04, 2012 | 10:59 AM EDT

He was also able to make his clients believe in deals no one else believed in. His most famous deal for the Bass brothers was their $478 million investment in Disney in 1984, where he installed then Paramount Pictures studio head Michael Eisner based on a seven minute phone conversation. The same faith in his own ideas marked his strategy when Rainwater left the Bass umbrella to found Rainwater Inc. in 1986. “I was there during periods of time where energy and natural gas didn't do well,” recalled Lampert on "Squawk Box." “He never really wavered.”

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