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List of Famous Financiers

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

List people include Warren Buffett, George Soros and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known financiers to the lesser known financiers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the financier field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous financiers ever?" and "What are the names of famous financiers?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
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  • Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist who serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of...  more

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  • George Soros, Hon (born Schwartz György; August 12, 1930) is a Hungarian-American investor and philanthropist. As of February 2018, he had a net worth of $8 billion, having donated more than $32...  more

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  • Bernard Lawrence Madoff (April 29, 1938 – April 14, 2021) was an American market maker, investment advisor, financier, and convicted fraudster who served a federal prison sentence for offenses...  more

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  • Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was an American statesman, politician, legal scholar, military commander, lawyer, banker and economist. He was one of the Founding...  more

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  • John Pierpont Morgan Sr. (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913) was an American financier and banker who dominated corporate finance on Wall Street throughout the Gilded Age. As the head of the banking...  more

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  • John Alfred Paulson (born December 14, 1955) is an American investor, hedge fund manager and philanthropist. He leads Paulson & Co., a New York-based investment management firm he founded in 1994. He...  more
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