Vulture Capitalist

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The Vulture Capitalist is one that lives of the rotting flesh of once good companies in order to produce high quarterly profits.


  • Vital Signs: 50 years ago Milton Friedman told us greed was good and that business had no need for moral principles.
  • Investopedia definition.

Vulture Capitalist Firms

Internal Vulture Capitalists

These are companies that were run for quarterly profits by Vulture Capitalists for a while, but then went back to their roots.

  • General Electric under Jack Welch
  • Microsoft under Steve Balmer
  • Boeing under Dennis A. Muilenburg
  • Intel under Paul S. Otellini and Brian M. Krzanich