Famous American Bankers

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 1 J. P. Morgan

J. P. Morgan.
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Famous As: Financier
Birthdate: April 17, 1837
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: March 31, 1913
J.P. Morgan was an iconic figure of the economic boom of the Gilded Age and established the investment banking firm J.P. Morgan & Co. He also controlled companies such as U.S. Steel, General Electric, and AT&T. He prevented the American economy from collapsing during the Panic of 1907.

 2 David Rockefeller

David Rockefeller.
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: June 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: March 20, 2017
David Rockefeller, son of John D. Rockefeller Jr., was a banker who had also been the chairman and CEO of Chase Manhattan Corporation. He was the world’s oldest billionaire when he died in 2017 at age 101. He was criticized for his role in the Iran hostage crisis.
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 3 Jamie Dimon

Jamie Dimon.
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Famous As: CEO of JPMorgan Chase
Birthdate: March 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

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.

 4 Ben Bernanke

Ben Bernanke.
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: December 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States

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.

 5 Tom Steyer

Tom Steyer.
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: June 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York

 6 Prescott Bush

Prescott Bush
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 15, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Died: October 8, 1972

 7 Robert McNamara

Robert McNamara.
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Famous As: Former United States Secretary of Defense
Birthdate: June 9, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Died: July 6, 2009
Robert McNamara was the U.S. secretary of defense from 1961 to 1968. He supported the Gulf of Tonkin resolution to engage the U.S. forces in the Vietnam War. He was also one of the “Whiz Kids” who worked for Ford Motors. He was the president of the World Bank, too.
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 8 Marvin Bush

Marvin Bush
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: October 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, USA

 9 Carter Page

Carter Page.
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Famous As: Consultant
Birthdate: June 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

 10 Ronald Perelman

Ronald Perelman
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: nowrap Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.

 11 Jim Walton

Jim Walton.
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: June 7, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newport, Arkansas, United States

A member of the Walton family—the world’s richest family— James Walton has inherited retail giant Walmart along with his siblings. A graduate from the University of Arkansas, the billionaire is also the chairman of Arvest Bank and heads newspaper company, Community Publishers Inc. He played football during his younger days and leant to pilot planes. He has four children.

 12 Lawrence Summers

Lawrence Summers
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: November 30, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Apart from being the president of Harvard, Lawrence Summers has also been the U.S. secretary of the treasury, the World Bank’s chief economist, and the NEC director. The MIT alumnus became one of the youngest tenured faculty members at Harvard. He also writes regularly for The Washington Post.

 13 Andrew William Mellon

Andrew William Mellon.
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Famous As: Industrialist, Philanthropist
Birthdate: March 24, 1855
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 27, 1937

The son of wealthy Pittsburgh banker Thomas Mellon, Andrew William Mellon had followed in his father’s footsteps, to be a banker. He had also been the American ambassador to the U.K. and the American secretary of the treasury. He owned companies such as Alcoa, Old Overholt whiskey, and Gulf Oil.

 14 Audrey Meadows

Audrey Meadows
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: February 3, 1996

 15 Phil Murphy

Phil Murphy
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Famous As: Governor
Birthdate: August 16, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Needham, Massachusetts, United States

 16 J. P. Morgan Jr.

J. P. Morgan Jr..
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: September 7, 1867
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Irvington, New York, United States
Died: March 13, 1943

 17 Jonathan Bush

Jonathan Bush
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Famous As: banker
Birthdate: May 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Greenwich

 18 David René de Rothschild

David René de Rothschild
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Famous As: Banker, Politician, Businessperson
Birthdate: December 15, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City

 19 Harry Markopolos

Harry Markopolos
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Famous As: Accountant
Birthdate: October 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

 20 Herman Cain

Herman Cain
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: December 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: July 30, 2020

The son of a janitor and a domestic help, Herman Cain used his talent in math to join Purdue University. He had worked with the Navy and been an analyst for Coca-Cola. He later headed Pillsbury as its VP. He had announced his presidential candidacy in 2012 but later withdrew.

 21 Eric Cantor

Eric Cantor
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: June 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, USA

 22 Janet Yellen

Janet Yellen
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: August 13, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Economist Janet Yellen has had an illustrious career as an academic and researcher, and has taught at Harvard University and other reputed institutes. After chairing the Federal Reserve for 4 years, she is now the United States Secretary of the Treasury. She is married to Nobel-winning economist George Akerlof.

 23 Leon Black

Leon Black
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Famous As: Investment banker
Birthdate: July 31, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States

 24 James Forrestal

James Forrestal
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Famous As: Officer, Banker, Investment banker
Birthdate: February 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beacon
Died: May 22, 1949

 25 Amadeo Giannini

Amadeo Giannini
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Famous As: Banker, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: May 6, 1870
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Jose
Died: June 3, 1949

 26 Timothy Geithner

Timothy Geithner
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: August 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

 27 Terry McAuliffe

Terry McAuliffe
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, USA

Democratic Party member and former governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe is a qualified lawyer. Born to a Democratic politician in New York, he began his first business at 14, maintaining driveways and parking lots in his area, and grew up to be a successful banker, real-estate developer, and venture capitalist.

 28 Jacob Schiff

Jacob Schiff
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Famous As: Banker, Financier
Birthdate: January 10, 1847
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Frankfurt
Died: September 25, 1920

 29 Allen Stanford

Allen Stanford
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Famous As: Financier
Birthdate: March 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexia, Texas, United States

 30 Henry Paulson

Henry Paulson
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: March 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Palm Beach, Florida, United States

 31 Charles Keating

Charles Keating
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: December 4, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Died: March 31, 2014

 32 Henry Sturgis Morgan

Henry Sturgis Morgan
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Famous As: Banker, Sailor
Birthdate: October 24, 1900
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 8, 1982

 33 Brian Moynihan

Brian Moynihan.
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Famous As: CEO of Bank of America
Birthdate: October 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marietta, Ohio, United States

 34 Robert Morris

Robert Morris
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 20, 1734
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toxteth, Liverpool, England
Died: May 8, 1806

 35 Marcus Goldman

Marcus Goldman
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Famous As: Banker, Entrepreneur, Financier
Birthdate: December 9, 1821
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Trappstadt
Died: July 20, 1904

 36 Richard Holbrooke

Richard Holbrooke
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Famous As: Banker, Diplomat, Politician, Writer
Birthdate: April 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 13, 2010

 37 Paul Wolfowitz

Paul Wolfowitz
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Famous As: Political scientist, Diplomat, Politician, Economist, Banker
Birthdate: December 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ithaca

 38 Randy Lerner

Randy Lerner
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Banker, Lawyer
Birthdate: February 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn

 39 Junius Spencer Morgan

Junius Spencer Morgan
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Famous As: Banker, Financier
Birthdate: April 14, 1813
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Holyoke
Died: April 8, 1890

 40 Samuel Sachs

Samuel Sachs
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Famous As: Banker, Entrepreneur, Investment banker
Birthdate: July 28, 1851
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maryland
Died: March 2, 1935

 41 John Hoeven

John Hoeven
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bismarck, North Dakota, United States

 42 George Herbert Walker

George Herbert Walker
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Famous As: Banker, Financier
Birthdate: June 11, 1875
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: June 24, 1953

 43 Sanford I. Weill

Sanford I. Weill
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: March 16, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 44 Raj Rajaratnam

Raj Rajaratnam
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Famous As: Financier, Banker
Birthdate: June 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Colombo

 45 Henry Wells

Henry Wells
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: December 12, 1805
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thetford, Vermont, United States
Died: December 10, 1878

 46 Bruce Wasserstein

Bruce Wasserstein
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Famous As: Banker, Financier, Investment banker
Birthdate: December 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: October 14, 2009

 47 John Meriwether

John Meriwether
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Famous As: Banker, Financier
Birthdate: August 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago

 48 Maggie Lena Draper Walker

Maggie Lena Draper Walker
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 15, 1864
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Died: December 15, 1934

 49 Bob Diamond

Bob Diamond
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Famous As: banker
Birthdate: July 27, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Holyoke

 50 John Gutfreund

John Gutfreund
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: September 14, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Scarsdale, New York, United States
Died: March 9, 2016