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List of notable or famous bankers from France, with bios and photos, including the top bankers born in France and even some popular bankers who immigrated to France. If you're trying to find out the names of famous French bankers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These bankers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known banker from France is included when available.

People on this list include Stephen Girard and Jean-Claude Trichet.

This historic bankers from France list can help answer the questions "Who are some French bankers of note?" and "Who are the most famous bankers from France?" These prominent bankers of France may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected French bankers.

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Achille Fould is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bankers from France
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Achille Fould was a French financier and politician. Born in Paris, the son of Beer Léon Fould, a successful Jewish banker, he was associated with and afterwards succeeded his father in the management of the business. As early as 1842 he entered political life, having been elected in that year as a deputy for the department of the Hautes-Pyrénées. From that time to his death he actively busied himself with the affairs of his country. He readily acquiesced in the revolution of February 1848, and is said to have exercised a decided influence in financial matters on the provisional government then formed. He shortly afterwards published two pamphlets against the use of paper money, entitled, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 67 (1800-1867)

Birthplace: Paris, France

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Albert Kahn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bankers from France
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Albert Kahn


Albert Kahn was a French banker and philanthropist, known for initiating The Archives of the Planet, a vast photographical project. Spanning 22 years, it resulted in a collection of 72,000 colour photographs and 183,000 meters of film. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 80 (1860-1940)

Birthplace: Marmoutier, France


André Benoit Mathieu Meyer was a French-born American Wall Street investment banker. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 81 (1898-1979)

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Baron Eugène Fould-Springer