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.

Nick LeesonNick Leeson
(British)

John MajorJohn Major
(British)
Christine LagardeChristine Lagarde
(French)
Fred GoodwinFred Goodwin
(British)

Nicholas WintonNicholas Winton
(British)
Janet YellenJanet Yellen
(American)
Mark CarneyMark Carney
(Canadian)

Charles PonziCharles Ponzi
(Italian,American)
Lawrence SummersLawrence Summers
(American)
Paul VolckerPaul Volcker
(American)

Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
(Ukrainian)
Hjalmar SchachtHjalmar Schacht
(German,Danish)
James ForrestalJames Forrestal
(American)

Paul WolfowitzPaul Wolfowitz
(American)
Nicky OppenheimerNicky Oppenheimer
(South African)
Jakob FuggerJakob Fugger
(German)

Peter R. OrszagPeter R. Orszag
(American)
Mario DraghiMario Draghi
(Italian)
Marcus GoldmanMarcus Goldman
(American)

Raj RajaratnamRaj Rajaratnam
(Indian,American)
Richard HolbrookeRichard Holbrooke
(American)
K. V. KamathK. V. Kamath
(Indian)

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

Jérôme KervielJérôme Kerviel
(French)
Roberto CalviRoberto Calvi
(Italian)
Edmond SafraEdmond Safra
(Brazilian)

Walther FunkWalther Funk
(Bulgarian,German)
Jacques DelorsJacques Delors
(French)
Randy LernerRandy Lerner
(American)

Evelyn Robert de RothschildEvelyn Robert de Rothschild
(British)
Samuel SachsSamuel Sachs
(American)
Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
(British)

Bimal JalanBimal Jalan
(Indian)
Stanley FischerStanley Fischer
(Israeli,American)
Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron RothschildNathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild
(British)

Chips KeswickChips Keswick
(British)
Mahbub ul HaqMahbub ul Haq
(Pakistani)
Jacob SchiffJacob Schiff
(American)

Sanusi Lamido SanusiSanusi Lamido Sanusi
(Nigerian)
Arseniy YatsenyukArseniy Yatsenyuk
(Ukrainian)
Jonathan BushJonathan Bush
(American)

Carlo Azeglio CiampiCarlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Italian)
Ernest OppenheimerErnest Oppenheimer
(South African)
James Mayer de RothschildJames Mayer de Rothschild
(French)

George Herbert WalkerGeorge Herbert Walker
(American)
Junius Spencer MorganJunius Spencer Morgan
(American)
John MeriwetherJohn Meriwether
(American)

Theodore Roosevelt VTheodore Roosevelt V
(American)
Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al RajhiSulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi
(Saudi Arabian)
Antoine-Henri JominiAntoine-Henri Jomini
(Swiss,French)

Moses MontefioreMoses Montefiore
(British)
Charles RothschildCharles Rothschild
(British)
Stephen GirardStephen Girard
(French,American)

Jacques AttaliJacques Attali
(French)
Bruce WassersteinBruce Wasserstein
(American)
Otto Hermann KahnOtto Hermann Kahn
(British,American)

Kyriakos MitsotakisKyriakos Mitsotakis
(Greek)
Khoo Teck PuatKhoo Teck Puat
(Australian,Malaysian,Singaporean)
Agha Hasan AbediAgha Hasan Abedi
(Pakistani)

Jean-Claude TrichetJean-Claude Trichet
(French)
Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und HalbachGustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach
(German)
Philipp HildebrandPhilipp Hildebrand
(Swiss)

Lee Shau-keeLee Shau-kee
(Chinese)
Guy de RothschildGuy de Rothschild
(French)
Khawaja Muhammad AsifKhawaja Muhammad Asif
(Pakistani)

Frank McKennaFrank McKenna
(Canadian)
Licio GelliLicio Gelli
(Italian)
Elvira NabiullinaElvira Nabiullina
(Russian)

John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
(British)
Amschel Mayer RothschildAmschel Mayer Rothschild
(German)
Axel A. WeberAxel A. Weber
(German)

Felix RohatynFelix Rohatyn
(American)
Alfred de RothschildAlfred de Rothschild
(British)
Jack DellalJack Dellal

Carl Mayer von RothschildCarl Mayer von Rothschild
(German)
Jacob WallenbergJacob Wallenberg
(Swedish)
August BelmontAugust Belmont
(American)

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

Lucas PapademosLucas Papademos
(Greek)
William Erasmus DarwinWilliam Erasmus Darwin
(British)
Zhou XiaochuanZhou Xiaochuan

Wim DuisenbergWim Duisenberg
(Dutch)
Pyotr AvenPyotr Aven
(Russian)
Tim UppalTim Uppal
(Canadian)