While Europe ponders whether to kick out the creator of democracy, now indebted to the tune of over 300 billion euros which it shows no sign of ever being able to repay, the CEO of Goldman Sachs, the financial firm that "helped" Greece conceal its financial situation from Europe and everyone else has now become a billionaire in a classic American success story.
Born into a modest household, Lloyd Blankfein's fortune comes entirely from Goldman Sachs.
The same Goldman Sachs that, starting in 2002, cleverly used a special "off-the-books" kind of "cross currency swaps" with "fictional exchange rate" to falsify Greek financial accounts in order to hide the extent of the debt it was already carrying. (Der Spiegel)
Goldman made millions in fees for its advice in hiding Greece's debt, which it nearly doubled in the process (The Nation)
Incidentally, the IMF has known for years that Greece's debt was (as they so politely put it) unsustainable. But Europe insisted on actively ignoring this, leading to major clashes as the IMF resented being pressured to bend its own rules (which it did under DSK in 2010) (WSJ)
Sources and further reading on Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, creative accounting in Greece, and the IMF's discomfort in violating its own rules to go along with Europe's ill-advised bailout of Greece in 2010