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TRENDING List of Famous Financiers

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

List people include Warren Buffett, George Soros and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known financiers to the lesser known financiers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the financier field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous financiers ever?" and "What are the names of famous financiers?" then you're in the right place. (189 items)
Warren Buffett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Financiers
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Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He was the most successful investor of the 20th century. Buffett is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, and consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people. He was ranked as the ...more

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Age: 86

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur, Financier

Credits: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, The Billionaires' Pledge, I.O.U.S.A., The University of Sing Sing

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George Soros is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Financiers
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George Soros is a Hungarian-born American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Soros Fund Management. He is known as "The Man Who Broke the Bank of England" because of his short sale of US$10 billion worth of pounds, giving him a profit of $1 billion during the 1992 ...more

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Age: 86

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Profession: Analyst, Business magnate, Trader, Businessperson Speculator, + more

Credits: Inside Job, Manê kakumei, Jonathan Dimbleby, Tavis Smiley

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Bernard Madoff is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Financiers
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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 ...more

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Age: 78

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Investment broker, Businessperson, Investor, Stock broker Financial adviser, + more

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Alexander Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Financiers
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Alexander Hamilton was a founding father of the United States, chief staff aide to General George Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the U.S. Constitution, the founder of the nation's financial system, and the founder of the Federalist Party, the world's first ...more

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Age: Died at 47 (1757-1804)

Birthplace: Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Profession: Politician, Author, Economist, Financier Lawyer

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J. P. Morgan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Financiers
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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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#59 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

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T. Boone Pickens, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Financiers
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Thomas Boone Pickens, Jr., known as T. Boone Pickens, is an American business magnate and financier. Pickens chairs the hedge fund BP Capital Management. He was a well-known takeover operator and corporate raider during the 1980s. As of September 2014, Pickens has a net worth of $1 billion. ...more

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Age: 88

Birthplace: Holdenville, Oklahoma, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur, Financier

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Carlos Slim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Financiers
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Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world. Known as the "Warren Buffett of Mexico", Slim derived his fortune from his extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his ...more

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Age: 77

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Financier

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Ronald Perelman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Financiers
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Mr. Perelman is the founder of MacAndrews Forbes Holdings Inc. and its sole owner. He began his career as an investor and financier in 1978 with the purchase of a stake in retail jewelry store chain Cohen-Hatfield Industries. Over the last 25 years, he has built MacAndrews Forbes into a ...more

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Age: 74

Birthplace: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Investor, Financier

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