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

List people include David Rockefeller, Ben Bernanke and more.

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

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Ben Bernanke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
age 65
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 ...more
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David Rockefeller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
David Rockefeller (June 12, 1915 – March 20, 2017) was an American banker who was chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation. He was the oldest living member of third generation ...more
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Jeb Bush is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
age 66
John Ellis "Jeb" Bush is an American politician. He served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. He is the second son of former President George H. W. Bush and former ...more
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Bernard Madoff is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
age 80
Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff is an American swindler a former stockbroker, investment advisor, and financier. He is the former non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, ...more
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J. P. Morgan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
Dec. at 76 (1837-1913)
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, ...more
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Audrey Meadows is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
Dec. at 74 (1922-1996)
Audrey Meadows was an American actress best known for her role as the deadpan housewife Alice Kramden on the 1950s American television comedy The Honeymooners.
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Peter George Peterson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
age 92
Peter George "Pete" Peterson is an American businessman, investment banker, fiscal conservative, philanthropist, and author, who served as United States Secretary of Commerce from ...more
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Prescott Bush is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
Dec. at 77 (1895-1972)
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 ...more
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Paul Wolfowitz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
age 75
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 ...more
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Andrew W. Mellon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
Dec. at 82 (1855-1937)
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 ...more
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G. Kennedy Thompson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
age 68
G. Kennedy Ken Thompson is an American businessman who was previously chairman, president, and CEO of Wachovia Corporation, formerly First Union Corporation, from 2000 through 2008.
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Amadeo Giannini is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
Dec. at 79 (1870-1949)
Amadeo Pietro Giannini, also known as Amadeo Peter Giannini or A.P. Giannini, born in San Jose, California, was an American banker who founded the Bank of America.
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Randy Lerner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
age 57
Randolph D. Lerner is an American entrepreneur and sports team owner. He was the majority owner of the American football team, the Cleveland Browns, of the National Football League upon the ...more
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Jacob Schiff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
Dec. at 73 (1847-1920)
Jacob Henry Schiff was an American banker, businessman, and philanthropist. He helped finance, among many other things, the Japanese military efforts against Tsarist Russia in the Russo-Japanese ...more
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James Dimon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
age 62
Mr. Dimon became Chairman of the Board of JPMorganChase on December 31, 2006, and has been Chief Executive Officer and President of JPMorgan Chase since December 31, 2005.He had been President ...more
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Michel David-Weill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
age 86
Michel David-Weill is a French investment banker and former Chairman of New York City-based Lazard Frères. He is the son of Berthe Haardt and Lazard Frères chairman Pierre ...more
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Herbert Sandler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
Herbert Sandler is the former CO-CEO of Golden West Financial Corporation and World Savings Bank.
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Nancy Barry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
Nancy M. Barry is the founder and president of Enterprise Solutions to Poverty. Launched in September 2006, the organization works with corporations, entrepreneurs, and business schools to build ...more
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Michael Milken is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
age 72
Michael Robert Milken is an American former financier and philanthropist. He is noted for his role in the development of the market for high-yield bonds, for his conviction following a guilty ...more
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Darla Moore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
age 64
Darla Dee Moore is a partner of the private investment firm Rainwater, Inc, and is married to Richard Rainwater, who founded the firm.
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Ruth Porat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
age 62
Ruth Porat is an American financial executive. She has been Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Morgan Stanley since January 2010. On May 26, 2015 she will become the first ...more
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Seymour Parker Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
Dec. at 46 (1892-1938)
Seymour Parker Gilbert was an American lawyer, banker, politician and diplomat. He is chiefly known for being Agent General for Reparations to Germany, from October 1924 to May 1930. Afterwards, ...more
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David M. Moffett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
age 67
David McKenzie Moffett is an American businessman and was formerly the CEO of Freddie Mac. He was previously an executive with U.S. Bancorp. He also served as senior advisor to the Carlyle ...more
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Robert L. Bacon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
Dec. at 54 (1884-1938)
Robert Low Bacon was an American politician, a banker, Lieutenant Colonel, and congressman from New York.
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Charles G. Dawes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bankers from the United States
Dec. at 86 (1865-1951)
Charles Gates Dawes was an American banker and politician who was the 30th Vice President of the United States. For his work on the Dawes Plan for World War I reparations he was a cowinner of ...more