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

List is made up of a variety of people, including David Rockefeller and Ben Bernanke. Featuring great bankers, successful bankers, and more, this list has it all. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known bankers to the lesser known bankers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the banker field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous bankers ever?" and "What are the names of famous bankers?" then you're in the right place.
Ben Bernanke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bankers
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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 his tenure as chairman, Bernanke oversaw the Federal Reserve's response to the late-2000s financial crisis. Before becoming Federal Reserve chairman, Bernanke was a tenured professor at Princeton University and chaired the department of economics there from 1996 to September 2002, when he went on public service leave. From 2002 until 2005, he was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, proposed the Bernanke Doctrine, and first discussed "the Great Moderation" — the theory ...more

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David Rockefeller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bankers
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David Rockefeller is an American banker and philanthropist who served as chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation. He is the oldest living member of the Rockefeller family and family patriarch since July 2004. Rockefeller is also the only surviving child of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, and the only surviving grandchild of John D. Rockefeller and Laura Spelman Rockefeller. ...more

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Bernard Madoff is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bankers
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Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff is an American swindler convicted of fraud and a former stockbroker, investment advisor, and financier. He is the former non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, and the admitted operator of a Ponzi scheme that is considered to be the largest financial fraud in U.S. history. Madoff founded the Wall Street firm Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC in 1960, and was its chairman until his arrest on December 11, 2008. The firm was one of the top market maker businesses on Wall Street, which bypassed "specialist" firms by directly executing orders over the counter from retail brokers. He employed at the firm his brother Peter, as Senior Managing ...more

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Timothy Geithner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bankers
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Timothy Franz Geithner is an American economic policy maker and central banker who served as the 75th United States Secretary of the Treasury, under President Barack Obama, from 2009 to 2013. He was previously the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2003 to 2009. He now serves as president of Warburg Pincus, a Wall Street private equity firm. Geithner's position included a large role in directing the Federal Government's spending on the crisis, including allocation of $350 billion of funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program enacted during the previous administration. At the end of his first year in office, he continued to deal with multiple high visibility issues, ...more

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