List of Famous Investment Bankers

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. {#nodes}
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  • Peter George Peterson (June 5, 1926 – March 20, 2018) was an American investment banker who served as United States Secretary of Commerce from February 29, 1972, to February 1, 1973, under the Richard Nixon administration. Before serving as Secretary of Commerce, Peterson was chairman and CEO of Bell & Howell from 1963 to 1971. From 1973 to 1984 he was chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers. In 1985 he co-founded the private equity firm The Blackstone Group, and served as chairman. Peterson was chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations until retiring in 2007, after being named chairman emeritus. In 2008, Peterson was ranked 149th on the "Forbes 400 Richest Americans" with a net worth of $2.8 billion. He was also known as founder and principal funder of The Peter G. Peterson Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting fiscal sustainability.
  • Daniel Louis Doctoroff (born July 11, 1958) is an American businessman and former government official. He is the chief executive officer of Sidewalk Labs, a startup company focused on developing technology focused on city life. Previously, he was the CEO and president of Bloomberg L.P., deputy mayor for economic development and rebuilding for the City of New York under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, led New York City's bid for the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, and was a managing partner at Oak Hill Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm.
  • 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 the architect of the modern-day syndicated loan market. Lee currently serves as vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and a member of the bank’s executive committee. Additionally, Lee serves as Co-Chairman of JPMorgan's investment bank.
  • Roger Charles Altman (born April 2, 1946) is an American investment banker, the founder and senior chairman of Evercore, and a former Democratic politician. He served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Carter administration from January 1977 until January 1981 and as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton administration from January 1993 until he resigned in August 1994, amid the Whitewater controversy.
  • 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 the position through 1999 and remained at the bank as chairman through January 2000, just prior to the bank's merger with J.P. Morgan & Co.. During his 18-year tenure, Shipley oversaw Chemical's mergers with Texas Commerce Bank in 1987, Manufacturers Hanover in 1991 and Chase Manhattan Bank in 1996. Shipley was a rumored candidate for Secretary of the Treasury in 2000 but was passed over in favor of Paul H. O'Neill. Shipley was also a member of the board of Lincoln Center. Shipley was the son of noted investment banker Linwood Parks Shipley, a former partner in the investment banking firm of Brown Brothers Harriman & Company.
  • Edward Moore Kennedy Jr. (born September 26, 1961) is an American lawyer and politician. He is a partner at Epstein Becker & Green, a firm headquartered in New York City, and previously represented Connecticut's 12th Senate district in the Connecticut Senate between 2015 and 2019. He is the son of Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy from Massachusetts and nephew of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy.