Since the 1980s, Lazard CEO Bruce Wasserstein has helped broker deals worth $250 billion. Starting as an attorney for Cravath, Swaine & Moore attorney, Bruce Wasserstein later became the dominant merger and acquisition associate for First Boston Corp. Bruce Wasserstein founded the investment bank Wasserstein Perella & Co., which he sold in 2000 for about $1.4 billion in stock. Bruce Wasserstein also controls Wasserstein & Co., a private equity firm with investments in a number of industries, particularly media. Forbes has estimated Wasserstein’s net worth at $2.3 billion.

The Lazard official corporate biography of Bruce Wasserstein.

The comprehensive CityFile profile of Bruce Wasserstein, which details his career highlights and controversial deal-making.

Bruce Wasserstein is the chairman of Wasserstein & Co., which adopts an unusual investment strategy.

The Forbes profile of Bruce Wasserstein, which currently ranks the private equity banker as the 334st richest person in the world.

In this BusinessWeek article, Bruce Wasserstein gives his strong opinions about the current economic crisis. The BusinessWeek bio of Bruce Wasserstein summarizes his accomplishments.

GoogleBooks has a preview of Bruce Wasserstein’s book Big Deal.

In the Charlie Rose interview, Bruce Wasserstein talked about financial planning and private equity acquisitions.

Lazard is named Bank of the Year by Investment Dealers Digest for “dodging much of the subprime meltdown and thriving amid the chaos.”

In the Conde Nast Portfolio profile of Bruce Wasserstein, the investor talks about his personal work style, and his uncanny habit of making big comebacks.

The Huffington Post reported a lively breakfast debate between Bruce Wasserstein and Stephen Schwarzman, where the two private equity legends aired their ideas of what caused the economic crisis, and what is the best solution.

Bruce Wasserstein’s Harvard Business Review article, entitled “On Giving Great Advice,” is available for downloading.

Harvard Magazine’s article “Lawyers’ Perspective on a “Time of Turmoil” quotes Bruce Wasserstein as he gives his unique perspective on finances, leadership, and analyzing business risks.