Too-big-to-fail: 10 largest U.S. banks

JPMorgan Chase1. JPMorgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase was founded in 2000 when Chase Manhattan Corporation merged with J.P. Morgan & Co. When the Glass-Steagall Act was passed in the 1930s, J.P. Morgan & Co. opted to operate as a commercial bank, because at the time commercial lending was perceived as more profitable and prestigious.

2012: $2,320.330 billion
2008: $2,175.052 billion
TARP Bailout: $25 billion
Headquarters: New York City

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