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.

John MajorJohn Major
(British)
Christine LagardeChristine Lagarde
(French)

Charles PonziCharles Ponzi
(Italian,American)
Nicholas WintonNicholas Winton
(British)
Janet YellenJanet Yellen
(American)

Lawrence SummersLawrence Summers
(American)
Richard HolbrookeRichard Holbrooke
(American)
Nick LeesonNick Leeson
(British)

Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
(Ukrainian)
Mark CarneyMark Carney
(Canadian)
Hjalmar SchachtHjalmar Schacht
(German,Danish)

Jakob FuggerJakob Fugger
(German)
James ForrestalJames Forrestal
(American)
Paul VolckerPaul Volcker
(American)

Mario DraghiMario Draghi
(Italian)
Paul WolfowitzPaul Wolfowitz
(American)
Chips KeswickChips Keswick
(British)

Raj RajaratnamRaj Rajaratnam
(Indian,American)
David René de RothschildDavid René de Rothschild
(American)
Marcus GoldmanMarcus Goldman
(American)

Nicky OppenheimerNicky Oppenheimer
(South African)
Jonathan BushJonathan Bush
(American)
Edmond SafraEdmond Safra
(Brazilian)

Roberto CalviRoberto Calvi
(Italian)
Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
(British)
Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron RothschildNathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild
(British)

Amadeo GianniniAmadeo Giannini
(American)
Khawaja Muhammad AsifKhawaja Muhammad Asif
(Pakistani)
Peter R. OrszagPeter R. Orszag
(American)

Sanusi Lamido SanusiSanusi Lamido Sanusi
(Nigerian)
Walther FunkWalther Funk
(Bulgarian,German)
Mahbub ul HaqMahbub ul Haq
(Pakistani)

Jérôme KervielJérôme Kerviel
(French)
Theodore Roosevelt VTheodore Roosevelt V
(American)
Carlo Azeglio CiampiCarlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Italian)

Evelyn Robert de RothschildEvelyn Robert de Rothschild
(British)
Samuel SachsSamuel Sachs
(American)
Stanley FischerStanley Fischer
(Israeli,American)

Jacob SchiffJacob Schiff
(American)
Junius Spencer MorganJunius Spencer Morgan
(American)
C. D. DeshmukhC. D. Deshmukh
(Indian)

James Mayer de RothschildJames Mayer de Rothschild
(French)
Randy LernerRandy Lerner
(American)
K. V. KamathK. V. Kamath
(Indian)

Arseniy YatsenyukArseniy Yatsenyuk
(Ukrainian)
Charles RothschildCharles Rothschild
(British)
Jacques DelorsJacques Delors
(French)

Moses MontefioreMoses Montefiore
(British)
John MeriwetherJohn Meriwether
(American)
Stephen GirardStephen Girard
(French,American)

Fred GoodwinFred Goodwin
(British)
George Herbert WalkerGeorge Herbert Walker
(American)
Bimal JalanBimal Jalan
(Indian)

Otto Hermann KahnOtto Hermann Kahn
(British,American)
Jacques AttaliJacques Attali
(French)
Guy de RothschildGuy de Rothschild
(French)

Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al RajhiSulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi
(Saudi Arabian)
Kyriakos MitsotakisKyriakos Mitsotakis
(Greek)
Ernest OppenheimerErnest Oppenheimer
(South African)

Khoo Teck PuatKhoo Teck Puat
(Australian,Malaysian,Singaporean)
Antoine-Henri JominiAntoine-Henri Jomini
(Swiss,French)
Bruce WassersteinBruce Wasserstein
(American)

Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und HalbachGustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach
(German)
Lee Shau-keeLee Shau-kee
(Chinese)
Licio GelliLicio Gelli
(Italian)

Amschel Mayer RothschildAmschel Mayer Rothschild
(German)
Agha Hasan AbediAgha Hasan Abedi
(Pakistani)
Jean-Claude TrichetJean-Claude Trichet
(French)

Philipp HildebrandPhilipp Hildebrand
(Swiss)
August BelmontAugust Belmont
(American)
John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
(British)

Elvira NabiullinaElvira Nabiullina
(Russian)
Axel A. WeberAxel A. Weber
(German)
Alfred de RothschildAlfred de Rothschild
(British)

Carl Mayer von RothschildCarl Mayer von Rothschild
(German)
Felix RohatynFelix Rohatyn
(American)
Jacob WallenbergJacob Wallenberg
(Swedish)

Sidney WeinbergSidney Weinberg
(American)
Frank McKennaFrank McKenna
(Canadian)
Michele SindonaMichele Sindona
(Italian)

Lucas PapademosLucas Papademos
(Greek)
Jack DellalJack Dellal
Pyotr AvenPyotr Aven
(Russian)

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

Leszek BalcerowiczLeszek Balcerowicz
(Polish)
Tim UppalTim Uppal
(Canadian)
Glenn StevensGlenn Stevens
(Australian)