GOLDMAN SACHS PRESIDENT: A Teacher Told My Parents If They Were Really Lucky I Might Grow Up to Be a Truck Driver

Goldman Sachs Cohn

By Julia La Roche

A teacher once told Gary Cohn's parents that if they were lucky he might grow up to be a truck driver.

"I was a horrible student," Cohn, the president and COO of Goldman Sachs, told a room full of teachers.

On Thursday night, Cohn was honored at Teach For America's Annual New York City Benefit Dinner held at the Waldorf-Astoria.