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List of Famous Bankers

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 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 on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Statesman, Businessperson, Banker
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 77
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Investment broker, Businessperson, Investor, Stock broker, Financial adviser + 3 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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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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    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 on Wikipedia
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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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    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 on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Banker
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
    • Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Banker
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    Sir Evelyn Robert Adrian de Rothschild is a British financier, and a member of the Rothschild family. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 84
    • Profession: Banker, Financier
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    Mario Draghi is an Italian economist, manager and banker who succeeded Jean-Claude Trichet as the President of the European Central Bank on 1 November 2011. He was previously the governor of the Bank of Italy from December 2005 until October 2011. In 2014 Forbes nominated Draghi 8th most powerful person ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    • Profession: Economist, Banker
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    Michael James "Mike" McDonald is an American actor, director, writer, and comedian. He is best known for starring in the sketch comedy show MADtv. McDonald joined the show during the fourth season and remained in the cast until the end of the thirteenth and penultimate season, having become the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Fullerton, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter + 3 more
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    Thomas Alexander Mellon was a Scotch-Irish American, entrepreneur, lawyer, and judge, best known as the founder of Mellon Bank and patriarch of the Mellon family of Pittsburgh. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 95 (1813-1908)
    • Birthplace: Cappagh, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Founder/President T. Mellon & Sons Bank, Judge, Banker
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    Peter George "Pete" Peterson is an American businessman, investment banker, fiscal conservative, philanthropist, and author, who served as United States Secretary of Commerce from February 29, 1972 to February 1, 1973. He is also known as founder and principal funder of The Peter G. Peterson Foundation, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 89
    • Birthplace: Kearney, Nebraska, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Author, Investment Banker
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    Jean-Claude Trichet is a French civil servant who was the president of the European Central Bank from 2003 to 2011. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements. In 2008, Trichet ranked fifth on Newsweek’s list of the world's most powerful along with economic ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: Lyon, France
    • Profession: Economist, Banker
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    Sir Mervyn Allister King, Baron King of Lothbury, KG GBE FBA was the Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of its Monetary Policy Committee from 2003 to 2013. He had been Deputy Governor from 1998 to 2003, Chief Economist and Executive Director from 1991, and a non-executive director of the Bank ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Chesham Bois, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Professor, Economist, Banker
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    Prescott Sheldon Bush was an American banker and politician. He was a Wall Street executive banker and a United States Senator, representing Connecticut from 1952 until January 1963. He was the father of George H. W. Bush and the grandfather of George W. Bush and Jeb Bush. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 77 (1895-1972)
    • Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Soldier, Military Officer, Banker
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    Alfred Herrhausen was a German banker and Chairman of Deutsche Bank. From 1971 onwards he was a member of the bank's board of directors. He was a member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 59 (1930-1989)
    • Birthplace: Essen, Germany
    • Profession: Banker
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    Jürgen Ponto was a German banker and chairman of the Dresdner Bank board of directors. Previously, he had worked as a lawyer. He was assassinated by members of the Red Army Faction in events leading up to the German Autumn. Actor Erich Ponto was his uncle. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 54 (1923-1977)
    • Birthplace: Bad Nauheim, Germany
    • Profession: Banker
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    Paul Dundes Wolfowitz is a former President of the World Bank, United States Ambassador to Indonesia, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, and former dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He is currently a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Diplomat, Political scientist, Banker
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    Andrew William Mellon was an American banker, businessman, industrialist, philanthropist, art collector, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom and United States Secretary of the Treasury from March 4, 1921 to February 12, 1932, from the wealthy Mellon family of Pennsylvania. He and his brother ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 82 (1855-1937)
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Banker
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