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List of Famous Bankers

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List of famous bankers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top bankers in the world? This includes the most prominent bankers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable bankers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic bankers 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 bankers.

List is made up of a variety of people, including David Rockefeller and Ben Bernanke.

From reputable, prominent, and well known bankers to the lesser known bankers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the banker field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous bankers ever?" and "What are the names of famous bankers?" then you're in the right place. (945 items)
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    Ben Bernanke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bankers
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    Ben Shalom Bernanke is an American economist at the Brookings Institution who served two terms as chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States from 2006 to 2014. During his tenure as chairman, Bernanke oversaw the Federal Reserve's response to the late-2000s financial crisis.more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Professor, Economist, Banker
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    David Rockefeller is an American banker and philanthropist who served as chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation. He is the oldest living member of the Rockefeller family and family patriarch since July 2004. Rockefeller is also the only surviving child of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and ...more

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    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Statesman, Businessperson, Banker
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    Bernard Madoff is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bankers
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    Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff is an American swindler convicted of fraud and a former stockbroker, investment advisor, and financier. He is the former non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, and the admitted operator of a Ponzi scheme that is considered to be the largest financial fraud in ...more

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    • Age: 77
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Investment broker, Businessperson, Investor, Stock broker, Financial adviser, + more
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    Timothy Geithner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bankers
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    Timothy Franz Geithner is an American economic policy maker and central banker who served as the 75th United States Secretary of the Treasury, under President Barack Obama, from 2009 to 2013. He was previously the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2003 to 2009. He now serves as ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Economist, Banker
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    J. P. Morgan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bankers
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    John Pierpont "J.P." Morgan was an American financier, banker, philanthropist and art collector who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation during his time. In 1892, Morgan arranged the merger of Edison General Electric and Thomson-Houston Electric Company to form General Electric.more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1837-1913)
    • Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Banker, Financier
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    C. D. Deshmukh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bankers
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    Sir Chintaman Dwarakanath Deshmukh, CIE, ICS was an Indian civil servant and the first Indian to be appointed as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India in 1943 by the British Raj authorities. He subsequently served as the Finance Minister in the Union Cabinet. It was during this time that he also ...more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1896-1982)
    • Birthplace: Mahad, India
    • Profession: Banker
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    Baron David René James de Rothschild is an American banker and a member of the French branch of the Rothschild family. He is the chairman of Rothschild Continuation Holdings, a Swiss holding company. He was formerly a chairman of De Beers. Since May 2013, de Rothschild is also the chairman of the ...more

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    • Age: 73
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Banker
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    Mikhail Fridman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bankers
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    Mikhail Maratovich Fridman is a Russian businessman of Ukrainian Jewish descent. Fridman graduated from Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys in 1986. In the 1980s, as a student, Fridman scalped theater tickets on a large scale. In 1988 Fridman started his career in trading and financial services before ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine, Lviv Oblast, Europe, Earth, + more
    • Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Banker
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