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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
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 ...more
David Rockefeller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bankers
David Rockefeller (June 12, 1915 – March 20, 2017) was an American banker who was chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation. He was the oldest living member of third generation ...more
Bernard Madoff is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff is an American swindler a former stockbroker, investment advisor, and financier. He is the former non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, ...more
Timothy Geithner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bankers
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 ...more
J. P. Morgan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bankers
John Pierpont "J.P." Morgan was an American financier, banker, philanthropist and art collector who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation during his time. In 1892, ...more
C. D. Deshmukh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Sir Chintaman Dwarakanath Deshmukh, CIE, ICS was an Indian civil servant and the first Indian to be appointed as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India in 1943 by the British Raj authorities. ...more
David René de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Baron David René James de Rothschild is an American banker and a member of the French branch of the Rothschild family. He is the chairman of Rothschild Continuation Holdings, a Swiss ...more
Mikhail Fridman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Mikhail Maratovich Fridman is a Russian businessman of Ukrainian Jewish descent. Fridman graduated from Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys in 1986. In the 1980s, as a student, Fridman scalped ...more
Evelyn Robert de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Sir Evelyn Robert Adrian de Rothschild is a British financier, and a member of the Rothschild family.
Mario Draghi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Mario Draghi is an Italian economist, manager and banker who succeeded Jean-Claude Trichet as the President of the European Central Bank on 1 November 2011. He was previously the governor of the ...more
Michael McDonald is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Michael James "Mike" McDonald is an American actor, director, writer, and comedian. He is best known for starring in the sketch comedy show MADtv. McDonald joined the show during the ...more
Thomas Mellon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Thomas Alexander Mellon was a Scotch-Irish American, entrepreneur, lawyer, and judge, best known as the founder of Mellon Bank and patriarch of the Mellon family of Pittsburgh.
Peter George Peterson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Peter George "Pete" Peterson is an American businessman, investment banker, fiscal conservative, philanthropist, and author, who served as United States Secretary of Commerce from ...more
Jean-Claude Trichet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Jean-Claude Trichet is a French civil servant who was the president of the European Central Bank from 2003 to 2011. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International ...more
Mervyn King is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Sir Mervyn Allister King, Baron King of Lothbury, KG GBE FBA was the Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of its Monetary Policy Committee from 2003 to 2013. He had been Deputy Governor ...more
Prescott Bush is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Prescott Sheldon Bush was an American banker and politician. He was a Wall Street executive banker and a United States Senator, representing Connecticut from 1952 until January 1963. He was the ...more
Alfred Herrhausen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Alfred Herrhausen was a German banker and Chairman of Deutsche Bank. From 1971 onwards he was a member of the bank's board of directors. He was a member of the Steering Committee of the ...more
Jürgen Ponto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Jürgen Ponto was a German banker and chairman of the Dresdner Bank board of directors. Previously, he had worked as a lawyer. He was assassinated by members of the Red Army Faction in ...more
Paul Wolfowitz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Paul Dundes Wolfowitz is a former President of the World Bank, United States Ambassador to Indonesia, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, and former dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced ...more
Andrew W. Mellon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Andrew William Mellon was an American banker, businessman, industrialist, philanthropist, art collector, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom and United States Secretary of the ...more
Muhammad Yunus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker, economist and civil society leader who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concepts of ...more
Frank McKenna is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Francis Joseph "Frank" McKenna, PC OC ONB QC is a Canadian businessman and former politician and diplomat. He is currently Deputy Chairman of the Toronto-Dominion Bank. He served as ...more
G. Kennedy Thompson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bankers
G. Kennedy Ken Thompson is an American businessman who was previously chairman, president, and CEO of Wachovia Corporation, formerly First Union Corporation, from 2000 through 2008.
Amadeo Giannini is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Amadeo Pietro Giannini, also known as Amadeo Peter Giannini or A.P. Giannini, born in San Jose, California, was an American banker who founded the Bank of America.
Manmohan Singh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Manmohan Singh is an Indian economist who served as the 14th Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014. The first Sikh in office, Singh was the first prime minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to be ...more