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

Items include everything from Edward Kennedy, Jr. to Robert Lawrence Kuhn.

From reputable, prominent, and well known investment bankers to the lesser known investment bankers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the investment banker field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous investment bankers ever?" and "What are the names of famous investment bankers?" then you're in the right place. (107 items)

Peter George Peterson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Peter George Peterson 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

Daniel L. Doctoroff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Daniel L. Doctoroff Daniel L. Doctoroff (born July 11, 1958) became President of Bloomberg L.P., the leading global provider of financial data, analytics and news, in January 2008. He was the longest-serving deputy ...more

James B. Lee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
James B. Lee James B. Lee Jr., commonly known as Jimmy, is an investment banker, notable for his role in the development of the leveraged finance markets in the U.S. in the 1980s. Lee is widely credited as ...more

Roger Altman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Roger Altman Roger Charles Altman is an American investment banker and Democratic politician. He served as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury from 1993 to 1994 under the Clinton administration until he ...more

Walter V. Shipley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Walter V. Shipley Walter V. Shipley was the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chase Manhattan Bank and its predecessor Chemical Bank. Shipley was named chief executive of Chemical in 1981 and held ...more

Edward M. Kennedy, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Edward M. Kennedy, Jr. Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy, Jr. is an American lawyer and politician. He is a partner at Epstein Becker & Green, a firm headquartered in New York City, New York, and currently ...more

Steven Black is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Steven Black Steven D. Black has been Co-Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan Investment Bank at JP Morgan Chase Co., since March 5, 2004. Mr. Black assumed day-to-day responsibility for the business and ...more

Bruce Wasserstein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Bruce Wasserstein Bruce Jay Wasserstein was an American investment banker, businessman, and writer. He was a graduate of the McBurney School, University of Michigan, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Law ...more

Uberto Pasolini is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Uberto Pasolini Uberto Pasolini Dall'Onda is an Italian film producer, director, and former investment banker known for producing the 1997 film The Full Monty and directing and producing the 2008 film Machan.

Robert Lawrence Kuhn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Robert Lawrence Kuhn Robert Lawrence Kuhn is an international corporate strategist, investment banker, and public intellectual. He has a doctorate in brain research and is the author or editor of over 25 books, he ...more

Jimmy Wales is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Jimmy Wales Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales is an American Internet entrepreneur best known as the co-founder and promoter of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia and the for-profit Wikia ...more

Per Wimmer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Per Wimmer Per Wimmer is a Danish philanthropist, space advocate, entrepreneur, financier, adventurer, author and future space tourist. On Oct 6, 2008, Per Wimmer participated in the World's first tandem ...more

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Richard C. Blum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Richard C. Blum Richard C. Blum is an American investment banker. He is the husband of United States Senator from California Dianne Feinstein. He is the chairman and president of Blum Capital, an equity ...more

Felix Rohatyn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Felix Rohatyn Felix George Rohatyn is an American investment banker. He is known for his role in preventing the bankruptcy of New York City in the 1970s, and he also served as United States Ambassador to ...more

Ted Hartley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Ted Hartley Theodore Ringwalt "Ted" Hartley has been a US Navy fighter pilot, an investment banker, an actor, producer, and is currently CEO of RKO Pictures. He is married to heiress, actress and ...more

Steven Rattner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Steven Rattner Steven Lawrence Rattner is an American financier who served as lead adviser to the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry in 2009 for the Obama administration. He was a managing principal ...more

Muhamed Sacirbey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Muhamed Sacirbey Muhamed Sacirbey is a Bosnian American lawyer, businessman and diplomat. Sacirbey rose to prominence in the 1990s when Bosnia and Herzegovina appointed him to be its ambassador to the United ...more

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Blythe Masters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Blythe Masters Blythe S. Masters has been the Head of Currencies and Commodities of JP Morgan Chase Co., since November 15, 2006.

Tanya Beckett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Tanya Beckett Tanya Louise Beckett is an English television and radio journalist.

Denis Bovin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Denis Bovin Denis Bovin, a former Vice Chairman at Bear Stearns, founded Stone Key Partners in 2008 with Michael Urfirer.

Philip Lehman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Philip Lehman Philip Lehman was an American investment banker.

Lou Correa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Lou Correa Jose Luis Correa is a California Democratic Party politician. He served as a member of the California State Senate, representing the 34th Senate District. The district includes the cities of ...more

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Michael Urfirer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Michael Urfirer Michael Urfirer is a former managing director at Bear Stearns who founded Stone Key Partners with Dennis Bovin.

Sidney Weinberg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Sidney Weinberg Sidney James Weinberg was a long-time leader of the Wall Street firm Goldman Sachs, nicknamed “Mr. Wall Street” by The New York Times and "director's director" by Fortune magazine. In ...more

Anshu Jain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Anshu Jain Anshuman Jain is an Indian business executive. He took over as Co-CEO of Deutsche Bank on June 1, 2012 to succeed Management Board Chairman Josef Ackermann. Jain is a member of Deutsche Bank’s ...more

Samuel Sachs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Samuel Sachs Samuel Sachs was an American investment banker. He was born in the state of Maryland to Jewish immigrants from Bavaria, Germany. Sachs, along with his longtime friend Philip Lehman of Lehman ...more

Mac Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Mac Sweeney David McCann "Mac" Sweeney is a Republican former member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas. Born in Wharton in Wharton County west of Houston, Sweeney earned his ...more

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William D. Cohan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
William D. Cohan William David Cohan is an American business writer. He has written books about the Wall Street industry and is a contributor to Vanity Fair, The Financial Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The ...more

John P. Costas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
John P. Costas John P. Costas is an American businessman, banker and trader. He is the former Chairman and CEO of UBS Investment Bank where he oversaw the growth of the Swiss bank's investment banking ...more

Eric Gleacher is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Eric Gleacher Eric Gleacher is chairman of Gleacher Partners LLC, the international investment banking firm that he founded in 1990.

Harry Crosby is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Harry Crosby Harry Lillis Crosby III is an American actor, singer, and investment banker. Crosby was born in Hollywood, California, at Queen of Angels Hospital. He is the fifth son of actor and singer Bing ...more

Marshall Field III is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Marshall Field III Marshall Field III was an American investment banker, publisher, racehorse owner/breeder, philanthropist, heir to the Marshall Field department store fortune and a leading financial supporter ...more

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Willard Dickerman Straight is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Willard Dickerman Straight Willard Dickerman Straight was an American investment banker, publisher, reporter and diplomat.

Bill Hambrecht is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Bill Hambrecht William R. "Bill" Hambrecht is an American investment banker and chairman of WR Hambrecht + Co which he founded in 1998. He helped persuade Google to use an Internet-based auction for ...more

Gary Parr is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Gary Parr Gary W. Parr is a vice chairman of Lazard. He is an investment banker who has focused on the financial services industry for more than 30 years.

Winthrop H. Smith, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Winthrop H. Smith, Jr. Winthrop H. Smith, Jr. is the former Executive Vice President of Merrill Lynch & Co. and Chairman of Merrill Lynch International, Inc. He spent twenty-eight years at Merrill Lynch beginning ...more

Ander Crenshaw is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Ander Crenshaw Ander Crenshaw is the U.S. Representative for Florida's 4th congressional district, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district includes just over half of ...more

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John L. Loeb Jr. is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
John L. Loeb Jr. John Langeloth Loeb, Jr. is a businessman, philanthropist, art collector, and former United States Ambassador to Denmark and Delegate to the United Nations. Since 1979, Loeb has been chairman of ...more

Thom Weisel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Thom Weisel Thomas "Thom" Weisel is an American banker, businessman, and investor. He was one of the pioneers in the development of the high tech industry in Silicon Valley. Weisel is the founder ...more

Byron Trott is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Byron Trott Byron Trott is an American banker and investor. He is the chairman and CEO of BDT Capital Partners, a merchant bank that provides advice and capital to family-owned companies. Formerly, Trott ...more

Clarence Dillon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Clarence Dillon Clarence Dillon, was an American financier, and namesake of Dillon, Read & Co., an investment bank.

William Donner Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
William Donner Roosevelt William Donner Roosevelt, a grandson of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt and the son of Elliott Roosevelt, was a prominent investment banker and philanthropist. His maternal ...more

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Welles Crowther is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Welles Crowther Welles Remy Crowther was an American equities trader known for saving at least a dozen lives during the September 11 attacks in New York City, during which he lost his own life.

Arthur Sinodinos is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Arthur Sinodinos Arthur Sinodinos AO, an Australian politician, is a Liberal member of the Senate representing New South Wales since 2011. Sinodinos was the Assistant Treasurer in the Abbott Ministry. He stepped ...more

Blair Effron is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Blair Effron Blair W. Effron is an American financier. Effron co-founded Centerview Partners, a boutique investment banking firm based in New York City. Centerview has offices in London, New York, Los ...more

Peter S. Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Peter S. Kaufman Peter S. Kaufman is an American investment banker and private equity investor. He is the President and Head of Restructuring and Distressed M&A at Gordian Group LLC, an Investment Bank and ...more

Benjamin M. Bitanga is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Benjamin M. Bitanga Benjamin "Benjie" Mendoza Bitanga is a Filipino investment banker. He is the present chairman, president, CEO, and CIO of MRC Allied Inc., a property development firm in the ...more

Dean G. Witter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Dean G. Witter Dean G. Witter was a U.S. businessman who co-founded Dean Witter & Company, which became the largest investment house on the West Coast. Witter's family had moved to Northern California from ...more

Warren Hellman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Warren Hellman F. Warren Hellman was an American private equity investor and co-founder of Hellman & Friedman, a multi-billion dollar private equity firm. Hellman also co-founded Hellman, Ferri Investment ...more

Gus Levy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Investment Bankers
Gus Levy Gustave "Gus" Levy was senior partner of Goldman Sachs from 1969 until his death in 1976, succeeding the renowned Sidney Weinberg.