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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
Bob Newhart George Robert "Bob" Newhart is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his album ...more

Donna Edmondson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Accountants

Julia Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Julia Sweeney Julia Anne Sweeney is an American actress, comedian and author. She is known for her role as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for her autobiographical solo shows. She played Mrs. Keeper ...more

Lee Van Cleef is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Lee Van Cleef Clarence Leroy "Lee" Van Cleef, Jr., was an American film actor who appeared mostly in Westerns and action pictures. His sharp features and piercing eyes led to his being cast as a ...more

Arthur Blank is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Arthur Blank Arthur M. Blank is an American businessman and a co-founder of The Home Depot. Today he is known for his philanthropy and his ownership of the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League.

Nikki Haley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Nikki Haley Nimrata "Nikki" Haley (née Randhawa, born January 20, 1972) is the 29th and current United States Ambassador to the United Nations. She served as the 116th governor of South ...more

Vito Fossella is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Vito Fossella Vito John Fossella, Jr. is a U.S. Republican politician from the state of New York who formerly represented the state's 13th Congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives for six ...more

Randolph Scott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Randolph Scott George Randolph Scott was an American film actor whose career spanned from 1928 to 1962. As a leading man for all but the first three years of his cinematic career, Scott appeared in a variety ...more

Krystal Ball is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Krystal Ball Krystal Marie Ball is an American businesswoman, certified public accountant, and a co-host on the MSNBC show The Cycle. She was the Democratic Party nominee for United States Congress in ...more

Phil Knight is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Phil Knight Philip H. Knight was born on February 24, 1938 in Portland, Oregon. He is the co-founder and Chairman of Nike, Inc... Knight attended the University of Oregon, where he received his bachelor's ...more

Veronica Guerin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Veronica Guerin Veronica Guerin was an Irish crime reporter who was murdered on 26 June 1996 by drug lords, an event which helped establish the Criminal Assets Bureau.

Naina Lal Kidwai is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Naina Lal Kidwai Naina Lal Kidwai, a chartered accountant by profession, is an Indian banker and business executive. She is currently the Group General Manager and Country Head of HSBC India. She is the Former ...more

Patricia A. Woertz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Patricia A. Woertz Patricia A. Woertz is the present Chairman and CEO of food and ethanol giant Archer Daniels Midland. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in ...more

Frederick Lawton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Frederick Lawton Frederick Joseph Lawton was an American bureaucrat who served as the ninth Director of the Bureau of the Budget. Lawton was born in Washington, D.C., and became a lawyer and an accountant. He ...more

Mary Alice Taylor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Mary Alice Taylor 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) 16 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Sergio Marchionne Sergio Marchionne is an Italian-Canadian executive widely known for his turnaround of the Italian automotive group Fiat and, more recently, for managing the US automotive group Chrysler from ...more

Walter Diemer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Walter Diemer Walter E. Diemer was an accountant and inventor of bubble gum. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Diemer was working as an accountant at Fleer in 1926 when the company president ...more

Ian Read is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Ian Read Ian Read began his career with Pfizer in 1978 as an operational auditor. He worked in Latin America through 1995 holding positions of various responsibilities from chief financial officer Pfizer ...more

Heidi Sorenson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Heidi Sorenson Heidi Sorenson is an actress.

Ryszard Siwiec is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Ryszard Siwiec Ryszard Siwiec was a Polish accountant and former Home Army resistance member who was the first person to commit suicide by self-immolation in protest against the Soviet-led invasion of ...more

Itzhak Stern is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Itzhak Stern Itzhak Stern was a man of Jewish faith who worked for German industrialist Oskar Schindler. He was the accountant for Schindler's enamelware company in Kraków and greatly helped run the ...more

Allen Klein is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Allen Klein Allen B. Klein was an American businessman, talent agent, and record label executive, most noted for his tough persona and unethical practices. He founded ABKCO Music & Records Incorporated ...more

Ghulam Haider Hamidi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Ghulam Haider Hamidi Former mayor of Kandahar, assassinated by a suicide bomber on July 27, 2011. He grew up in Kandahar province before leaving during the Soviet occupation, moving first to Pakistan and then to the ...more

Peter Falk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Peter Falk Peter Michael Falk was an American actor, best known for his role as Lt. Columbo in the television series Columbo. He appeared in numerous films such as The Princess Bride, The Great Race and ...more

Willem Drees is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Willem Drees Willem Drees was a Dutch politician of the Labour Party. He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from August 7, 1948 until December 22, 1958. He previously served as Member of the House ...more

Bruce Marshall is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Bruce Marshall Lieutenant-Colonel Claude Cunningham Bruce Marshall, known as Bruce Marshall was a prolific Scottish writer who wrote fiction and non-fiction books on a wide range of topics and genres. His ...more

José María Soler García is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Accountants
José María Soler García José María Soler García was a Spanish archaeologist, historian, researcher and folklorist. He is one of the persons who most deeply studied Villena and its surrounding area, ...more

Sharon Lechter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Sharon Lechter Sharon L. Lechter is an American accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant, author, businesswoman, investor, international speaker, financial literacy activist and philanthropist. ...more

Jacobo Majluta Azar is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Jacobo Majluta Azar Jacobo Majluta Azar was one of the generations of politicians in the Dominican Republic whose ambition was continually thwarted by the country's labyrinthine power struggles and explosive ...more

Brad Sherman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Brad Sherman Bradley James "Brad" Sherman is an American politician. He has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1997. He currently represents California's ...more

Terry Le Sueur is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Terry Le Sueur Terence Augustine Le Sueur OBE was Chief Minister of Jersey between 2008 and 2011. He was born at Millbrook, Saint Helier, and was educated at De La Salle College, Jersey and Oxford University, ...more

Allen Carr is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Allen Carr Allen Carr was a British author of books about quitting smoking and other psychological dependencies including alcohol addiction. He quit smoking after 33 years as a hundred-a-day chain smoker.

Robert Muldoon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Robert Muldoon Sir Robert David "Rob" Muldoon GCMG CH served as the 31st Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1975 to 1984, as leader of the governing National Party. Muldoon had been a Minister of ...more

Eddie Thompson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Eddie Thompson Edward Henry "Eddie" Thompson OBE was a Scottish businessman, he was the chairman of Scottish football club Dundee United and a well-known figure in the Scottish retail industry. ...more

Margot Wallström is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Margot Wallström Margot Elisabeth Wallström is a Swedish politician of the Social Democrats and diplomat. She has been the Minister for Foreign Affairs since 3 October 2014. Wallström previously served ...more

Jack Zuta is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Jack Zuta John U. "Jack" Zuta was an accountant and political "fixer" for the Chicago Outfit.

Amr Khaled is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Amr Khaled Amr Mohamed Helmi Khaled is an Egyptian Muslim activist and television preacher. The New York Times Magazine, in reference to Khaled's popularity in Arab countries, described him in its April ...more

Aroon Purie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Aroon Purie Aroon Purie is an Indian businessman who is the founder-publisher and editor-in-chief of India Today and the chief executive of the India Today Group. He is the managing director of Thomson ...more

Shekhar Kapur is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Shekhar Kapur Shekhar Kapur is an Indian film director, actor and producer known for his works in Hindi cinema. Kapur became known in Bollywood with his recurring role in the TV series Khandan in the ...more

David M. Walker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Accountants
David M. Walker David M. Walker served as United States Comptroller General from 1998 to 2008, and is Founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative. He was considered a potential contender for the ...more

Fiona Ma is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Fiona Ma Fiona Ma is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who has represented the second district on the California Board of Equalization since 2015. She previously served on the San ...more

Kevin Kilner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Kevin Kilner Kevin Kilner is an American television and film actor.

Bishindeegiin Urantungalag is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Bishindeegiin Urantungalag Urantungalag Bishindee is an athlete. He represented Mongolia in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Marta Sobral is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Marta Sobral Marta de Souza Sobral is a former Brazilian female basketball player. Sobral, while a member of the Brazil women's national basketball team, participated in three Summer Olympics, and won a ...more

T. Coleman Andrews is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Accountants
T. Coleman Andrews Thomas Coleman Andrews was an accountant and an independent candidate for President of the United States. Andrews was born in Richmond, Virginia. After high school, he worked at a meat packing ...more

Bryan Sharratt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Bryan Sharratt Bryan Edwards Sharratt was a United States Navy and Air Force officer, a lawyer, a Certified Public Accountant, a real estate broker, and a Democratic politician from Wyoming. After losing his ...more

Delphine Racinet is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Delphine Racinet Delphine Reau is an athlete.

Adrian Raine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Adrian Raine Adrian Raine is a British psychologist. He currently holds the chair of Richard Perry University Professor of Criminology & Psychiatry in the Department of Criminology of the School of Arts ...more

Harry Markopolos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Accountants
Harry Markopolos Harry M. Markopolos is an American former securities industry executive and an independent forensic accounting and financial fraud investigator. Markopolos discovered evidence over nine years ...more

James Southam is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Accountants
James Southam James Southam is a cross-country skier.