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List of Famous Accountants

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List of famous accountants, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top accountants in the world? This includes the most prominent accountants, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable accountants is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic accountants were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned accountants.

This list features some of the best accountants in the world, including big names (at least to those in the know) like Vito Fossella, Donna Edmondson, and more. To be a successful accountant you need an unwavering attention to detail, solid math skills, and determination. Celebrity accountants might be few and far between, but accountants don't need all that glitz and glamor anyway.

From reputable, prominent, and well known accountants these are some of the best professionals in the accountant field - great accountants crunching numbers day in and day out. Who are the most famous accountants ever? What are the names of famous accountants? Take a look below!



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    Bob Newhart
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    George Robert "Bob" Newhart is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his album of comedic monologues The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart was a worldwide bestseller and reached number one on the ...more

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    • Age: age 86
    • Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Accountant, Copywriter, Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter, + more
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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Accountant, Nude Glamour Model
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    Julia Anne Sweeney is an American actress, comedian and author. She is known for her role as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for her autobiographical solo shows. She played Mrs. Keeper in the film Stuart Little and voiced Brittany in Father of the Pride.more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Spokane, USA, Washington
    • Profession: Accountant, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Author, + more
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    Lee Van Cleef
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    Clarence Leroy "Lee" Van Cleef, Jr., was an American film actor who appeared mostly in Westerns and action pictures. His sharp features and piercing eyes led to his being cast as a villain in scores of films, such as Kansas City Confidential, High Noon, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and The Good, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1925-1989)
    • Birthplace: Somerville, USA, New Jersey
    • Profession: Accountant, Soldier, Actor
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    Arthur M. Blank is an American businessman and a co-founder of The Home Depot. Today he is known for his philanthropy and his ownership of the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League.more

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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: Sunnyside, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur
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    Nikki Haley
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    Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley is an American politician and the 116th and current Governor of South Carolina. She is currently serving in her second term. A member of the Republican Party, Haley represented Lexington County in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2005 to 2010. In the 2010 ...more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Bamberg, South Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Accountant, Politician
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    Vito Fossella
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    Vito John Fossella, Jr. is a U.S. Republican politician from the state of New York who formerly represented the state's 13th Congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives for six terms, from 1997 to 2009 serving as the lone Republican from New York City. Fossella, a Staten Island native, ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Accountant, Politician, Attorney at law, Lawyer
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    Randolph Scott
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    George Randolph Scott was an American film actor whose career spanned from 1928 to 1962. As a leading man for all but the first three years of his cinematic career, Scott appeared in a variety of genres, including social dramas, crime dramas, comedies, musicals, adventure tales, war films, and a few ...more

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1898-1987)
    • Birthplace: USA, Virginia
    • Profession: Accountant, Film Producer, Actor
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    Phil Knight
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    Philip H. Knight was born on February 24, 1938 in Portland, Oregon. He is the co-founder and Chairman of Nike, Inc... Knight attended the University of Oregon, where he received his bachelor's degree in accounting in 1959. In college, Knight ran track for Coach Bill Bowerman, with whom he co-founded ...more

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    • Age: age 77
    • Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur
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    Veronica Guerin was an Irish crime reporter who was murdered on 26 June 1996 by drug lords, an event which helped establish the Criminal Assets Bureau.more

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    • Age: Died at 38 (1958-1996)
    • Birthplace: Artane, Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Accountant, Journalist
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    Frederick Lawton
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    Frederick Joseph Lawton was an American bureaucrat who served as the ninth Director of the Bureau of the Budget. Lawton was born in Washington, D.C., and became a lawyer and an accountant. He spent most of his professional career working with the government bureaucracy. He helped President Franklin D.more

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    • Birthplace: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 202, + more
    • Profession: Accountant
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    Sergio Marchionne
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    Sergio Marchionne is an Italian-Canadian executive widely known for his turnaround of the Italian automotive group Fiat and, more recently, for managing the US automotive group Chrysler from bankruptcy to profitability. Marchionne currently holds several roles of major importance, including serving as ...more

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    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: Chieti, Italy
    • Profession: Accountant, Businessperson
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    Walter E. Diemer was an accountant and inventor of bubble gum. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Diemer was working as an accountant at Fleer in 1926 when the company president sought to cut costs by making their own gum base. The company's founder, Frank Henry Fleer, had previously made a ...more

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    • Age: Died at 94 (1904-1998)
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Accountant, Inventor
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    Ian Read

    Ian Read
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    Ian Read began his career with Pfizer in 1978 as an operational auditor. He worked in Latin America through 1995 holding positions of various responsibilities from chief financial officer Pfizer Mexico to country manager of Brazil, Pfizers largest subsidiary in Latin America.more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: United Kingdom
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    Heidi Sorenson is an actress.more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
    • Profession: Accountant, Actor
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    Ryszard Siwiec
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    Ryszard Siwiec was a Polish accountant and former Home Army resistance member who was the first person to commit suicide by self-immolation in protest against the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. Although his act was captured by a motion picture camera, Polish press omitted any mention of the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 59 (1909-1968)
    • Birthplace: Dębica, Poland
    • Profession: Accountant
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    Itzhak Stern

    Itzhak Stern was a man of Jewish faith who worked for German industrialist Oskar Schindler. He was the accountant for Schindler's enamelware company in Kraków and greatly helped run the business. He is credited with typing the list of names known as Schindler's list, a list of Jews who survived the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1901-1969)
    • Birthplace: Poland
    • Profession: Accountant
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    Allen B. Klein was an American businessman, talent agent, and record label executive, most noted for his tough persona and unethical practices. He founded ABKCO Music & Records Incorporated in 1961. As manager of the Rolling Stones, he controversially acquired sole copyrights to all of their music ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1931-2009)
    • Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Accountant, Businessperson
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    Ghulam Haider Hamidi
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    Former mayor of Kandahar, assassinated by a suicide bomber on July 27, 2011. He grew up in Kandahar province before leaving during the Soviet occupation, moving first to Pakistan and then to the U.S. where he lived for 20 years. He returned to Afghanistan in 2007 to become Kandahar mayor.more

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1947-2011)
    • Birthplace: Kandahar, Afghanistan
    • Profession: Accountant
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    Willem Drees was a Dutch politician of the Labour Party. He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from August 7, 1948 until December 22, 1958. He previously served as Member of the House of Representatives from May 9, 1933 until June 24, 1945. And as the Parliamentary leader of the Social ...more

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    • Age: Died at 102 (1886-1988)
    • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Profession: Accountant, Politician, Author, Civil servant
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