Jim Johnson has been the chairman of Fannie Mae for exactly five years. During that time, Fannie has become the nation's largest financial corporation, holding $317 billion in assets, up 132% since 1990.

Its growth has not only been rapid but steady and consistent during a period when the lenders that supply Fannie Mae with its mortgages were alternately enriched and devastated by volatility in interest rates.

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