2 Ben Bernanke(14th Chair of the Federal Reserve (2006-2014))
Ben Bernanke is an American economist who served two terms as the chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 to 2014, during which he supervised the Federal Reserve's response to the global financial crisis (GFC). For his efforts during GFC, Ben Bernanke was named Time Person of the Year in 2009.
3 Mario Draghi(Economist, Banker, University teacher)
The son of a banker father, Italian economist Mario Draghi initially served as the president of the European Central Bank and the Bank of Italy governor, and is the current prime minister of Italy. The media named him Super Mario for efficiently handling the Eurozone debt crisis.
4 Mark Carney(Economist)
After his 13-year stint with Goldman Sachs, Mark Carney served as the governor of the Bank of Canada and the Bank of England. He was also part of the Canadian finance department. He is an ice-hockey lover and played the sport actively during the school and university days.
5 Robert McNamara(Former United States Secretary of Defense)
6 Edmond James de Rothschild(Businessperson)
Edmond James de Rothschild was a French businessman with deep connections to the Rothschild banking family. He was a strong supporter of Zionism and donated significant amounts that went towards the establishment of the State of Israel. He also provided funds for the foundation of the Friends of the French National Museum of Natural History Society.
7 Prescott Bush(Politician)
8 Jamie Dimon(American Businessman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ‘JPMorgan Chase’)
Jamie Dimon is an American business executive, currently serving as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the largest of the popular American banks, JPMorgan Chase. He is among the few bank chief executives in the world to become a billionaire. In 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011, Jamie Dimon was named in Time magazine's world's 100 most influential people lists.
9 Lloyd Blankfein(CEO of Goldman Sachs (2006-18))
10 Carter Page(Petroleum industry consultant)
11 David René de Rothschild(Banker & Member of the French Branch of the 'Rothschild Family')
12 Audrey Meadows(Actress)
13 Evelyn Robert de Rothschild(Banker, Polo player)
14 Mikhail Prokhorov(Business Tycoon)
Mikhail Prokhorov is a Russian billionaire, former owner of the American professional basketball team Brooklyn Nets, and politician. One of Russia's most prominent industrialists, Prokhorov is credited with helping Norilsk Nickel become the largest producer of palladium and nickel in the world.
15 J. P. Morgan Jr.(Banker)
16 Timothy Geithner(Banker)
17 Harry Markopolos(Accountant)
18 Jonathan Bush(banker)
19 Olivier Sarkozy(Banker)
20 Hjalmar Schacht(Reichsminister of Economics (1934-37))
German banker Hjalmar Schacht was appreciated for his role in saving the Weimar Republic from inflation and later served as the Reichsminister of Economics under Adolf Hitler. Following as assassination attempt on Hitler, her was imprisoned, but was later freed and then set up his own bank in Düsseldorf.
21 Gary Cohn(Vice chairman of IBM (Since 2021))
22 Leon Black(Investment banker)
23 Marvin Bush(Businessman)
24 Zhou Youguang(Chinese economist and linguist)
Best remembered for creating a new writing system that allows Mandarin to be written in Roman alphabets, Chinese economist Zhou Youguang started working on the project in 1955, reaching his goal after three years of labor. Known as Father of Pinyin, he has also authored forty books, most notable among them being The Historical Evolution of Chinese Languages and Scripts.
25 Jacob Rothschild(Banker)
26 Carl C. Icahn(Investor)
Carl C. Icahn is an American businessman. He is credited with founding a diversified conglomerate holding company called Icahn Enterprises, which is based in New York City. He also serves as the chairman of the popular auto parts manufacturer and developer, Federal-Mogul. Also known for his charity work, Icahn joined the Giving Pledge list in 2010.
27 Lucio Tan(Entrepreneur)
28 Viktor Yushchenko(Economist, Politician, Banker)
29 Ronald Perelman(Entrepreneur)
30 Marc Rich(Businessman and Founder of 'Glencore')
One of the most well-known white-collar criminals ever, Marc Rich, an NYU dropout, was a self-made business magnate and commodities trader who established Glencore but was later charged with fraud and tax evasion, among other crimes. He also donated generously for leukemia research and Jewish causes.
31 Brian Moynihan(CEO of Bank of America)
32 Phil Murphy(Governor)
33 Jim Yong Kim(Physician)
Jim Yong Kim, or Kim Yong, was born in South Korea and later moved to the US, where he grew up to be the president of the World Bank. The physician and anthropologist has also taught at Harvard Medical School, his alma, and co-owns the medical care company Partners in Health.
34 Henry Paulson(Banker)
35 Raj Rajaratnam(Banker who is founder of the Galleon Group)
36 Gina Miller(Business owner and activist)
37 Henry Sturgis Morgan(Banker, Sailor)
38 Chanda Kochhar(CEO of ICICI Bank)
39 Sanusi Lamido Sanusi(Banker)
40 Jim Himes(Politician)
41 William M. Daley(24th White House Chief of Staff (2011-12))
42 Paul Wolfowitz(28th United States Deputy Secretary of Defense, 10th President of the World Bank Group)
43 Eric Cantor(Political Leader)
44 Peter R. Orszag(CEO of Financial Advisory at Lazard)
45 Kyriakos Mitsotakis(Politician, Banker)
Kyriakos Mitsotakis is a Greek politician who has been serving as the president of the New Democracy political party since 2016. The current Prime Minister of Greece, Mitsotakis also served as the Minister of Administrative Reform between 2013 and 2015. He is also one of the most controversial leaders, having been associated with the Siemens Greek bribery scandal in 2007.
46 Jérôme Kerviel(Trader, Banker)
47 Jean-Claude Trichet(Economist, Banker)
Jean-Claude Trichet is a French economist. He was the president of the European Central Bank from 2003 to 2011. Previously, he had been the governor of the Bank of France from 1993 to 2003 under the presidencies of François Mitterrand and Jacques Chirac. A much-decorated personality, he is a Commander of the Legion of Honor.
48 Urjit Patel(Economist)
Urjit Patel is an Indian economist. From 2016 to 2018, he served as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. In 2018, he resigned stating personal reasons. He also became the fifth governor to have resigned before the completion of his term. Urjit Patel is the recipient of Yale University’s Wilbur Cross Medal.