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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 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 ...more

Bernard Madoff is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bankers
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 ...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

Sinclair Ross is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bankers
James Sinclair Ross, CM was a Canadian banker and author, best known for his fiction about life in the Canadian prairies. He is best known for his first novel, As For Me and My House.

Chetan Bhagat is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Chetan Bhagat is a well known Indian English writer, known for his bestselling about young urban middle-class Indians. Bhagat is also columnist for newspapers such as The Times of India and ...more

Mark Carney is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Mark Joseph Carney, OC is a Canadian central banker and the current Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the G20's Financial Stability Board. He was previously the Governor of the ...more

Randy Lerner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Randolph D. Lerner is an American entrepreneur and sports team owner. He was the majority owner of the American football team, the Cleveland Browns, of the National Football League upon the ...more

Jacob Schiff is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Jacob Henry Schiff was an American banker, businessman, and philanthropist. He helped finance, among many other things, the Japanese military efforts against Tsarist Russia in the Russo-Japanese ...more

Winfried Bischoff is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Sir Winfried Franz Wilhelm "Win" Bischoff is an Anglo-German banker and former chairman of Lloyds Banking Group. He previously served as chairman and interim CEO of Citigroup in 2007. ...more

Josef Ackermann is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Josef Meinrad Ackermann is a Swiss banker and former chief executive officer of Deutsche Bank. He has also been the member of the influential Washington-based financial advisory body, the Group ...more

James Dimon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Mr. Dimon became Chairman of the Board of JPMorganChase on December 31, 2006, and has been Chief Executive Officer and President of JPMorgan Chase since December 31, 2005.He had been President ...more

Michel David-Weill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Michel David-Weill is a French investment banker and former Chairman of New York City-based Lazard Frères. He is the son of Berthe Haardt and Lazard Frères chairman Pierre ...more

Herbert Sandler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Herbert Sandler is the former CO-CEO of Golden West Financial Corporation and World Savings Bank.

Emilio Botín is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Emilio Botín-Sanz de Sautuola y García de los Ríos, Marquis Consort of O'Shea was a Spanish banker. He was the Executive Chairman of Spain's Grupo Santander. In 1993 his ...more

Mayer Amschel Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Mayer Amschel Rothschild was a German banker and the founder of the Rothschild banking dynasty, which is believed to have become the wealthiest family in human history. Referred to as the ...more

Nancy Barry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Nancy M. Barry is the founder and president of Enterprise Solutions to Poverty. Launched in September 2006, the organization works with corporations, entrepreneurs, and business schools to build ...more

Fredric March is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Fredric March was a "distinguished stage actor and one of Hollywood's most celebrated, versatile stars of the 1930s and 40s." He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1932 for Dr. ...more

Michael Milken is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Michael Robert Milken is an American former financier and philanthropist. He is noted for his role in the development of the market for high-yield bonds, for his conviction following a guilty ...more

Darla Moore is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Darla Dee Moore is a partner of the private investment firm Rainwater, Inc, and is married to Richard Rainwater, who founded the firm.

Ajay Banga is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Ajay Banga is Chief Executive Officer of Citi Asia Pacific, a geography spanning markets from Japan to India. In this role, he is responsible for all the company's business lines in the region, ...more

Ruth Porat is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Ruth Porat is an American financial executive. She has been Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Morgan Stanley since January 2010. On May 26, 2015 she will become the first ...more

Seymour Parker Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Seymour Parker Gilbert was an American lawyer, banker, politician and diplomat. He is chiefly known for being Agent General for Reparations to Germany, from October 1924 to May 1930. Afterwards, ...more

David M. Moffett is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bankers
David McKenzie Moffett is an American businessman and was formerly the CEO of Freddie Mac. He was previously an executive with U.S. Bancorp. He also served as senior advisor to the Carlyle ...more

Robert L. Bacon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Robert Low Bacon was an American politician, a banker, Lieutenant Colonel, and congressman from New York.

Charles G. Dawes is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Charles Gates Dawes was an American banker and politician who was the 30th Vice President of the United States. For his work on the Dawes Plan for World War I reparations he was a cowinner of ...more

Audrey Meadows is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Audrey Meadows was an American actress best known for her role as the deadpan housewife Alice Kramden on the 1950s American television comedy The Honeymooners.

Carlo Azeglio Ciampi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bankers
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi is an Italian politician and banker. He was the 49th Prime Minister of Italy from 1993 to 1994 and was the tenth President of the Italian Republic from 1999 to 2006. He is ...more

Jeb Bush is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bankers
John Ellis "Jeb" Bush is an American politician. He served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. He is the second son of former President George H. W. Bush and former ...more