List of Famous Stock Brokers

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

Bernard L. Madoff and Jim Moran are included on this list along with many more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known stock brokers to the lesser known stock brokers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the stock broker field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous stock brokers ever?" and "What are the names of famous stock brokers?" then you're in the right place. (53 items)
Bernard Madoff is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Stock Brokers
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Bernard Lawrence Madoff (; born April 29, 1938) is an American former market maker, investment advisor and financier who is currently serving a federal prison sentence for offenses related to a massive Ponzi scheme. He is the former non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, the confessed operator of the largest Ponzi scheme in world history, and the largest financial fraud in U.S. history. Prosecutors estimated the fraud to be worth $64.8 billion based on the amounts in the accounts of Madoff's 4,800 clients as of November 30, 2008.Madoff founded a penny stock brokerage in 1960 which eventually grew into Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities. He served as its chairman until his ...more on Wikipedia

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Brian Dennehy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Stock Brokers
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Brian Manion Dennehy (July 9, 1938 - April 15, 2020) is an American actor of film, stage, and television. A winner of one Golden Globe, two Tony Awards and a recipient of six Primetime Emmy Award nominations, he gained initial recognition for his role as Sheriff Will Teasle in First Blood (1982). He has had roles in numerous films including Gorky Park (1983), Silverado (1985), Cocoon (1985), F/X (1986), Presumed Innocent (1990), Romeo + Juliet (1996), and Knight of Cups (2015). Dennehy won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Willy Loman in the television film Death of a Salesman (2000). ...more on Wikipedia

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Chris Gardner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Stock Brokers
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Chris Gardner

Christopher Paul Gardner (born February 9, 1954) is an American businessman and motivational speaker. During the early 1980s, Gardner struggled with homelessness while raising a toddler son. He became a stock broker and eventually founded his own brokerage firm Gardner Rich & Co in 1987. In 2006, Gardner sold his minority stake in the firm and published a memoir. That book was made into the motion picture The Pursuit of Happyness starring Will Smith. ...more on Wikipedia

Jim Moran is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Stock Brokers
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James Patrick Moran Jr. (born May 16, 1945) is a former U.S. Representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district in Northern Virginia, including the cities of Falls Church and Alexandria, all of Arlington County, and a portion of Fairfax County. Moran served from 1991 to 2015, and is a member of the Democratic Party. Moran was the mayor of Alexandria, Virginia from 1985 to 1990, when he resigned to run for Congress. He defeated Republican incumbent Stanford Parris in the general election on November 6, 1990, and was sworn in the following January. He is of Irish descent, and is the son of professional football player James Moran Sr. and the brother of former Democratic Party of Virginia ...more on Wikipedia