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List of famous accountants, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top accountants in the world? This includes the most prominent accountants, living and not, both in America and abroad. You might recognize these popular accountants because some are celebrities who majored in accounting or studied at one of the best accounting colleges. This list of notable accountants is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic accountants 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 accountants of now and in history.

This list features some of the best accountants in the world, including big names (at least to those in the know) like Vito Fossella, Donna Edmondson, Nikki Haley, and more. To be a successful accountant you need an unwavering attention to detail, solid math skills, and determination. Celebrity accountants, like Bob Newhart, might be few and far between, but accountants don't need all that glitz and glamor anyway.

From reputable, prominent, and well known accountants these are some of the best professionals in the accountant field - great accountants crunching numbers day in and day out. Who are the most famous accountants ever? What are the names of famous accountants? Take a look below!

Bob Newhart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Accountants
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Julia Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Accountants
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Lee Van Cleef is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Accountants
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Arthur Blank is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Accountants
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Nikki Haley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Accountants
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Vito Fossella is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Vito John Fossella Jr. (born March 9, 1965) is an American Republican politician from the state of New York who formerly represented the state's 13th Congressional district in the U.S. House of ...more
Randolph Scott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Accountants
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Krystal Ball is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Accountants
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Phil Knight is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Accountants
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Veronica Guerin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Veronica Guerin (5 July 1958 – 26 June 1996) was an Irish crime reporter who was murdered by drug lords. Born in Dublin, she was an athlete in school, and later played on the Irish national ...more
Naina Lal Kidwai is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Naina Lal Kidwai
Naina Lal Kidwai (born 1957) is an Indian banker, Chartered Accountant and business executive. She was formerly a Group General Manager and the Country Head of HSBC India. She is also a former ...more
Patricia A. Woertz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Patricia Ann Woertz, (born March 17, 1953), is a retired American businesswoman. She has formerly served as the President and CEO of Archer Daniels Midland. She was previously Executive Vice ...more
Frederick Lawton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Frederick Joseph "Fred" Lawton (November 11, 1900 – 1975) was an American bureaucrat who served as the ninth Director of the Bureau of the Budget. Lawton was born in Washington, D.C., ...more
Mary Alice Taylor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Mary Alice Taylor is an active independent business executive. During her career, she has served in senior executive positions with Fortune 100 companies until her retirement in 2000.
Sergio Marchionne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Sergio Marchionne (Italian: [ˈsɛrdʒo marˈkjɔnne]; June 17, 1952 – July 25, 2018) was an Italian-Canadian businessman, widely known for his turnarounds of the automakers Fiat and Chrysler, his ...more
Walter Diemer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Walter E. Diemer (January 8, 1904 – January 8, 1998) was an accountant who in 1928 invented bubble gum.
Ian Read is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Ian Read
Ian C. Read (born 1953) is a Scottish-born American business executive, a chartered accountant, serving as executive chairman of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. He was succeeded as CEO by Albert ...more
Heidi Sorenson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Accountants
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Ryszard Siwiec is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Ryszard Siwiec (Polish pronunciation: [ˈrɨʂart ˈɕivjɛt͡s]; 7 March 1909 — 12 September 1968) was a Polish accountant and former Home Army resistance member who was the first person to commit ...more
Itzhak Stern is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Itzhak Stern
Itzhak Stern (25 January 1901 – 1969) was a Polish-Israeli Jewish Holocaust survivor who worked for Sudeten-German industrialist Oskar Schindler and assisted him in his rescue activities during ...more
Allen Klein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Allen Klein (December 18, 1931 – July 4, 2009) was an American businessman, music publisher, writers' representative and record label executive, most noted for his tough persona and aggressive ...more
Ghulam Haider Hamidi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Accountants
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Peter Falk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Accountants
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Willem Drees is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Accountants
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Bruce Marshall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Lieutenant-Colonel Claude Cunningham Bruce Marshall, known as Bruce Marshall (24 June 1899 – 18 June 1987) was a prolific Scottish writer who wrote fiction and non-fiction books on a wide range ...more