List of famous bankers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Business people in the banking sector include the individuals who either solely or jointly with partners form a private bank. Banks are the financial institutions that accept deposits from customers, pay interest and provide other financial services like loans and mortgages to them. Banks play a vital role in the financial system and economy of a country, and are therefore highly regulated by the governments. Even the owners of the private banks need to adhere to the governmental policies regulating banks. Business people wanting to start banks have to possess business acumen along with a strong base in finance and have to have a deep knowledge and understanding of the various laws and regulations governing the banking sector. Private Banks play a major role in the expansion of business activities by proving essential financial services to the general public. The owners of private banks are also more receptive towards adopting newer tools and technologies to enhance the banking experience of their clients, especially in the developing countries. Starting a private bank is a challenging task, more challenging than starting any other kind of a venture; it is something only highly ambitious individuals with a profound knowledge of legal and financial matters will venture into. What follows is a collection of the biographies, timelines, trivia and other information about the professional and personal lives of some of the world’s most famous bankers.

Jonathan BushJonathan Bush
(American)
Christine LagardeChristine Lagarde
(French)
Nicholas WintonNicholas Winton
(British)

Janet YellenJanet Yellen
(American)
Charles PonziCharles Ponzi
(Italian,American)
George Herbert WalkerGeorge Herbert Walker
(American)

Lawrence SummersLawrence Summers
(American)
Nick LeesonNick Leeson
(British)
Mark CarneyMark Carney
(Canadian)

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Paul WolfowitzPaul Wolfowitz
(American)
Paul VolckerPaul Volcker
(American)
Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
(Ukrainian)

Hjalmar SchachtHjalmar Schacht
(German,Danish)
James ForrestalJames Forrestal
(American)
Jakob FuggerJakob Fugger
(German)

Jacob SchiffJacob Schiff
(American)
Nicky OppenheimerNicky Oppenheimer
(South African)
Peter R. OrszagPeter R. Orszag
(American)

Mario DraghiMario Draghi
(Italian)
Bimal JalanBimal Jalan
(Indian)
Raj RajaratnamRaj Rajaratnam
(Indian,American)

Marcus GoldmanMarcus Goldman
(American)
Richard HolbrookeRichard Holbrooke
(American)
Chips KeswickChips Keswick
(British)

David René de RothschildDavid René de Rothschild
(American)
Amadeo GianniniAmadeo Giannini
(American)
C. D. DeshmukhC. D. Deshmukh
(Indian)

Walther FunkWalther Funk
(Bulgarian,German)
Edmond SafraEdmond Safra
(Brazilian)
Evelyn Robert de RothschildEvelyn Robert de Rothschild
(British)

Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron RothschildNathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild
(British)
Jérôme KervielJérôme Kerviel
(French)
Roberto CalviRoberto Calvi
(Italian)

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Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
(British)
Arseniy YatsenyukArseniy Yatsenyuk
(Ukrainian)
Stanley FischerStanley Fischer
(Israeli,American)

Randy LernerRandy Lerner
(American)
Samuel SachsSamuel Sachs
(American)
Sanusi Lamido SanusiSanusi Lamido Sanusi
(Nigerian)

Junius Spencer MorganJunius Spencer Morgan
(American)
Theodore Roosevelt VTheodore Roosevelt V
(American)
Ernest OppenheimerErnest Oppenheimer
(South African)

Jacques DelorsJacques Delors
(French)
Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al RajhiSulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi
(Saudi Arabian)
Kyriakos MitsotakisKyriakos Mitsotakis
(Greek)

James Mayer de RothschildJames Mayer de Rothschild
(French)
Mahbub ul HaqMahbub ul Haq
(Pakistani)
Charles RothschildCharles Rothschild
(British)

Jacques AttaliJacques Attali
(French)
Moses MontefioreMoses Montefiore
(British)
K. V. KamathK. V. Kamath
(Indian)

John MeriwetherJohn Meriwether
(American)
Stephen GirardStephen Girard
(French,American)
Bruce WassersteinBruce Wasserstein
(American)

Otto Hermann KahnOtto Hermann Kahn
(British,American)
Antoine-Henri JominiAntoine-Henri Jomini
(Swiss,French)
Carlo Azeglio CiampiCarlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Italian)

Philipp HildebrandPhilipp Hildebrand
(Swiss)
Agha Hasan AbediAgha Hasan Abedi
(Pakistani)
Guy de RothschildGuy de Rothschild
(French)

Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und HalbachGustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach
(German)
Axel A. WeberAxel A. Weber
(German)
Khoo Teck PuatKhoo Teck Puat
(Australian,Malaysian,Singaporean)

Lee Shau-keeLee Shau-kee
(Chinese)
Jean-Claude TrichetJean-Claude Trichet
(French)
Amschel Mayer RothschildAmschel Mayer Rothschild
(German)

Licio GelliLicio Gelli
(Italian)
Jack DellalJack Dellal
John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
(British)

Alfred de RothschildAlfred de Rothschild
(British)
Khawaja Muhammad AsifKhawaja Muhammad Asif
(Pakistani)
Elvira NabiullinaElvira Nabiullina
(Russian)

Carl Mayer von RothschildCarl Mayer von Rothschild
(German)
Felix RohatynFelix Rohatyn
(American)
Frank McKennaFrank McKenna
(Canadian)

August BelmontAugust Belmont
(American)
Jacob WallenbergJacob Wallenberg
(Swedish)
Lucas PapademosLucas Papademos
(Greek)

Sidney WeinbergSidney Weinberg
(American)
Michele SindonaMichele Sindona
(Italian)
Leszek BalcerowiczLeszek Balcerowicz
(Polish)

William Erasmus DarwinWilliam Erasmus Darwin
(British)
Wim DuisenbergWim Duisenberg
(Dutch)
Zhou XiaochuanZhou Xiaochuan

Pyotr AvenPyotr Aven
(Russian)
Tim UppalTim Uppal
(Canadian)
George Bingham, Lord BinghamGeorge Bingham, Lord Bingham
(British)