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Famous Bankers from the United States

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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 Bernanke1

    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia, United States of America

    Ben Shalom Bernanke ( bər-NANG-kee; born December 13, 1953) is an American economist at the... more on Wikipedia

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  • David Rockefeller2
    David Rockefeller (June 12, 1915 – March 20, 2017) was an American banker who served as... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jeb Bush3

    Jeb Bush

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceMidland, Texas, USA

    John Ellis "Jeb" Bush (born February 11, 1953) is an American politician who served as the... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bernard Madoff4

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Bernard Lawrence Madoff (; born April 29, 1938) is an American former market maker,... more on Wikipedia

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  • J. P. Morgan5

    J. P. Morgan

    Dec. at 76 (1837-1913)

    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut

    John Pierpont Morgan Sr. (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913) was an American financier and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Audrey Meadows6

    Audrey Meadows

    Dec. at 74 (1922-1996)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Audrey Meadows (born Audrey Cotter, February 8, 1922 – February 3, 1996) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Peter George Peterson7

    BirthplaceKearney, Nebraska, United States of America

    Peter George Peterson (June 5, 1926 – March 20, 2018) was an American investment banker who... more on Wikipedia
  • Prescott Bush8

    Prescott Bush

    Dec. at 77 (1895-1972)

    BirthplaceArea code 614, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America, United States

    Prescott Sheldon Bush (May 15, 1895 – October 8, 1972) was an American banker and politician.... more on Wikipedia
  • Paul Wolfowitz9

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Paul Dundes Wolfowitz (; born December 22, 1943) is an American political scientist and... more on Wikipedia
  • Andrew W. Mellon10

    Andrew W. Mellon

    Dec. at 82 (1855-1937)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    Andrew William Mellon (; March 24, 1855 – August 26, 1937), sometimes A.W., was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • G. Kennedy Thompson11

    BirthplaceRocky Mount, North Carolina

    G. Kennedy Ken Thompson is an American businessman who was previously chairman, president, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Amadeo Giannini12

    Amadeo Giannini

    Dec. at 79 (1870-1949)

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Amadeo Pietro Giannini (Italian pronunciation: [amaˈdɛːo ˈpjɛːtro dʒanˈniːni]), also known as... more on Wikipedia
  • Randy Lerner13

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Randolph David "Randy" Lerner (born February 21, 1962) is an American billionaire investor and... more on Wikipedia
  • Jacob Schiff14

    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
  • James Dimon15

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Jamie Dimon (; born March 13, 1956) is an American business executive. He is Chairman and CEO... more on Wikipedia
  • Michel David-Weill16

    BirthplaceParis, France

    Michel David-Weill (born November 23, 1932) is an investment banker and former Chairman of New... more on Wikipedia
  • Herbert Sandler17
    Herbert Sandler (November 16, 1931 – June 5, 2019) was a co-CEO (with his wife, Marion... more on Wikipedia
  • Nancy Barry18
    Nancy M. Barry is the president of Enterprise Solutions to Poverty, which she founded in... more on Wikipedia
  • Michael Milken19

    BirthplaceEncino, California

    Michael Robert Milken (born July 4, 1946) is an American convicted felon, financier and... more on Wikipedia
  • Darla Moore20

    BirthplaceLake City, South Carolina

    Darla Dee Moore (born August 1, 1954) is an American investor and philanthropist. She is the... more on Wikipedia
  • Ruth Porat21

    Ruth Porat

    Age: 63
    Ruth Porat is an American financial executive. She has been Chief Financial Officer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Seymour Parker Gilbert

    Dec. at 46 (1892-1938)

    BirthplaceBloomfield, New Jersey, United States of America

    Seymour Parker Gilbert (October 13, 1892 - February 23, 1938) was an American lawyer, banker,... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    David McKenzie Moffett (born February 22, 1952) is an American businessman and was formerly... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert L. Bacon24

    Robert L. Bacon

    Dec. at 54 (1884-1938)

    BirthplaceEastern United States, Boston, Jamaica Plain, New England, United States of America

    Robert Low Bacon (July 23, 1884 – September 12, 1938) was an American politician, a banker and... more on Wikipedia
  • Charles G. Dawes25

    Charles G. Dawes

    Dec. at 86 (1865-1951)

    BirthplaceMarietta, Ohio, United States of America

    Charles Gates Dawes (August 27, 1865 – April 23, 1951) was an American banker, general,... more on Wikipedia

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