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Famous Bankers from Germany

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List of notable or famous bankers from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top bankers born in Germany and even some popular bankers who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German 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 Germany is included when available.

This is a list that includes people like Alfred Herrhausen and Jürgen Ponto.

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

Use this list of renowned German bankers to discover some new bankers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
  • Abraham Mendelssohn Bartholdy1

    Abraham Mendelssohn Bartholdy

    Dec. at 59 (1776-1835)

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Abraham Ernst Mendelssohn Bartholdy (born Abraham Mendelssohn; 10 December 1776 – 19 November... more on Wikipedia
  • 2

    Alfred Freiherr von Oppenheim

    Dec. at 71 (1934-2005)

    BirthplaceCologne, Germany

    Alfred Paul Ernst Freiherr von Oppenheim (May 5, 1934 – January 5, 2005), known in America as... more on Wikipedia
  • Alfred Herrhausen3

    Alfred Herrhausen

    Dec. at 59 (1930-1989)

    BirthplaceEssen, Germany

    Alfred Herrhausen (30 January 1930 – 30 November 1989) was a German banker and the Chairman of... more on Wikipedia
  • Alois Dessauer4

    Alois Dessauer

    Dec. at 87 (1763-1850)
    Alois Joseph Dessauer (born Aron Baruch Dessauer; February 21, 1763, Gochsheim - April 11,... more on Wikipedia
  • Amschel Mayer Rothschild5

    Amschel Mayer Rothschild

    Dec. at 82 (1773-1855)

    BirthplaceFree City of Frankfurt

    Baron Amschel Mayer von Rothschild (12 June 1773 – 6 December 1855) was a German Jewish banker... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Andreas Raymond Dombret (born January 16, 1960 in the United States) is German-American... more on Wikipedia
  • August von Finck, Jr.7


    August von Finck Jr. (born 1930) is a Swiss-based German billionaire businessman.
  • Bailey Gatzert8

    Bailey Gatzert

    Dec. at 64 (1829-1893)

    BirthplaceDarmstadt, Germany

    Bailey Gatzert (December 29, 1829 – April 19, 1893) was an American politician and the eighth... more on Wikipedia
  • 9

    Carl Fürstenberg

    Dec. at 83 (1850-1933)

    BirthplaceGdańsk, Poland

    Carl Fürstenberg (August 28, 1850 – February 9, 1933) was one of the most prominent German... more on Wikipedia
  • Carl Mayer von Rothschild10

    Carl Mayer von Rothschild

    Dec. at 67 (1788-1855)

    BirthplaceFrankfurt, Germany

    Carl Mayer Freiherr von Rothschild (April 24, 1788 – March 10, 1855) was a German-born banker... more on Wikipedia
  • Carl Melchior11

    Carl Melchior

    Dec. at 62 (1871-1933)

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Carl Melchior (October 13, 1871 – December 30, 1933) was born in Hamburg. Melchior studied law... more on Wikipedia
  • Charles Hallgarten12

    Charles Hallgarten

    Dec. at 70 (1838-1908)

    BirthplaceMainz, Germany

    Charles Hallgarten, or Charles/Karl Lazarus Hallgarten (18 November 1838, Mainz – 19 April... more on Wikipedia
  • Daniel Itzig13

    Daniel Itzig

    Dec. at 76 (1723-1799)

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Daniel Itzig (also known as Daniel Yoffe 18 March 1723 in Berlin – 17 May 1799 in Potsdam) was... more on Wikipedia
  • David Hansemann14

    David Hansemann

    Dec. at 74 (1790-1864)

    BirthplaceFinkenwerder, Germany

    David Justus Ludwig Hansemann (12 July 1790 – 4 August 1864) was a Prussian politician and... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest Cassel15

    Ernest Cassel

    Dec. at 69 (1852-1921)

    BirthplaceCologne, Germany

    Sir Ernest Joseph Cassel, (3 March 1852 – 21 September 1921) was a British merchant banker... more on Wikipedia
  • Felix M. Warburg16

    Felix M. Warburg

    Dec. at 66 (1871-1937)

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Felix Moritz Warburg (January 14, 1871 – September 20, 1937) was a German-born American... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    Florida Rolf

  • 18

    Fritz Mannheimer

    Dec. at 49 (1890-1939)

    BirthplaceStuttgart, Germany

    Fritz Sjölin Mannheimer (19 September 1890 – 9 August 1939) was a German-born and, from 1936,... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Gerson von Bleichröder

    Dec. at 71 (1822-1893)

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Gerson von Bleichröder (22 December 1822 – 18 February 1893) was a Jewish German... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Jan Boner

    Dec. at 60 (1463-1523)

    BirthplaceLandau, Germany

    Jan Boner (before 1463–1523), also known as Hans Boner, was a German-born Polish merchant and... more on Wikipedia
  • Hermann Josef Abs21

    Hermann Josef Abs

    Dec. at 93 (1901-1994)

    BirthplaceBonn, Germany

    Hermann Josef Abs (15 October 1901 in Bonn – 5 February 1994 in Bad Soden) was a German... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Issachar Berend Lehmann

    Dec. at 69 (1661-1730)

    BirthplaceEssen, Germany

    Issachar Berend Lehmann, Berend Lehmann, Yissakhar Bermann Segal, Yissakhar ben Yehuda haLevi,... more on Wikipedia
  • Ivan Wilzig23

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, USA

    Ivan L. Wilzig (born January 6, 1956) is an American recording artist and songwriter who is... more on Wikipedia
  • Jakob Fugger24

    Jakob Fugger

    Dec. at 66 (1459-1525)

    BirthplaceAugsburg, Germany

    Jakob Fugger of the Lily (German: Jakob Fugger von der Lilie) (6 March 1459 – 30 December... more on Wikipedia
  • Jacob Schiff25

    Jacob Schiff

    Dec. at 73 (1847-1920)

    BirthplaceFrankfurt, Germany

    Jacob Henry Schiff (born Jakob Heinrich Schiff; January 10, 1847 – September 25, 1920) was an... more on Wikipedia