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List of Famous Bankers

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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.
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  • David Rockefeller
    David Rockefeller (June 12, 1915 – March 20, 2017) was an American banker who served as...  more

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  • Bernard Madoff
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  • Timothy Geithner
    Timothy Franz Geithner (; born August 18, 1961) is a former American central banker who served...  more
  • J. P. Morgan
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  • C. D. Deshmukh
    Sir Chintaman Dwarakanath Deshmukh, CIE, ICS (14 January 1896 – 2 October 1982) was an Indian...  more
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  • Thomas Mellon
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