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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. (189 items)
Warren Buffett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He was the most successful investor of the 20th century. Buffett is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder ...more
George Soros is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Financiers
George Soros is a Hungarian-born American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Soros Fund Management. He is known as "The Man Who Broke the Bank of ...more
Bernard Madoff is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Financiers
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
Alexander Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Alexander Hamilton was a founding father of the United States, chief staff aide to General George Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the U.S. Constitution, the ...more
J. P. Morgan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Financiers
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
T. Boone Pickens, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Thomas Boone Pickens, Jr., known as T. Boone Pickens, is an American business magnate and financier. Pickens chairs the hedge fund BP Capital Management. He was a well-known takeover operator ...more
Carlos Slim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world. Known as the "Warren Buffett of ...more
Ronald Perelman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Mr. Perelman is the founder of MacAndrews Forbes Holdings Inc. and its sole owner. He began his career as an investor and financier in 1978 with the purchase of a stake in retail jewelry store ...more
John Paulson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Financiers
John Alfred Paulson is an American hedge fund manager and billionaire who heads Paulson & Co., a New York-based investment management firm he founded in 1994. He has been called "one of ...more
Carl Icahn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Carl Celian Icahn is an American businessman, activist shareholder, and investor. He is the majority shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified holding company.
Bernard Baruch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Bernard Mannes Baruch was an American financier, stock investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant. After his success in business, he devoted his time toward advising U.S. ...more
Alejandro Santo Domingo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Alejandro Santo Domingo Dávila is a Colombian American financier. He is the son of Julio Mario Santo Domingo and his second wife, Beatriz Dávila. He's brother of Andres Santo ...more
Leonard Blavatnik is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Leonard "Len" Blavatnik is a Ukrainian-born American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He made his fortune through business via diversified investments in myriad companies ...more
Evelyn Robert de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Sir Evelyn Robert Adrian de Rothschild is a British financier, and a member of the Rothschild family.
Stephen A. Schwarzman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Stephen Allen Schwarzman is an American business magnate and financier. He is the chairman and CEO of the Blackstone Group, a global private equity and financial advisory firm he established in ...more
Henry Kravis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Henry R. Kravis is an American businessman. He is the co-founder of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a private equity firm with $94.3 billion in assets as of December 31, 2013. He has an ...more
Leon Black is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Leon David Black is an American businessman. He specializes in leveraged buyouts and private equity. He founded the private equity firm Apollo Global Management in 1990.
Eli Broad is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Eli L. Broad is an American philanthropist and entrepreneur. He is the only person to build two Fortune 500 companies in different industries.
Ryan Kavanaugh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Ryan Colin Kavanaugh is an American film producer and film financier. He is the founder and current CEO of Relativity Media. Through Relativity, he has financed more than 200 films representing ...more
Edward Lampert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Edward Scott Lampert is an American businessman and investor. He is the chairman and CEO of Sears Holdings and founder, chairman, and CEO of ESL Investments. Until May 2007 he was a director of ...more
Philip Anschutz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Philip Frederick Anschutz is an American entrepreneur. Anschutz bought out his father's drilling company, Circle A Drilling, in 1961 and earned large returns in Wyoming. He has invested in ...more
Kirk Kerkorian is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Kerkor "Kirk" Kerkorian is an American businessman. He is the president/CEO of Tracinda Corporation, his private holding company based in Beverly Hills, California. Kerkorian is known ...more
Tom Gores is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Tom Gores is an American businessman, a billionaire with an estimated current net worth of $2.5 billion according to the 2011 Forbes list of World's Billionaires. He is the founder of Platinum ...more
François Pinault is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Financiers
François Pinault is a French businessman and art collector. He is the major shareholder and Honorary Chairman of the retail company Kering.
Laurance Rockefeller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Laurance Spelman Rockefeller was an American philanthropist, businessman, financier, and major conservationist. He was a prominent third-generation member of the Rockefeller family, being the ...more