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.

Bernard MadoffBernard Madoff
(American)

Robert McNamaraRobert McNamara
(American)
John MajorJohn Major
(British)
Janet YellenJanet Yellen
(American)

Nicholas WintonNicholas Winton
(British)
Charles PonziCharles Ponzi
(Italian,American)
Christine LagardeChristine Lagarde
(French)

Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
(Ukrainian)
Lawrence SummersLawrence Summers
(American)
Nick LeesonNick Leeson
(British)

Jakob FuggerJakob Fugger
(German)
Hjalmar SchachtHjalmar Schacht
(German)
Paul VolckerPaul Volcker
(American)

James ForrestalJames Forrestal
(American)
Mark CarneyMark Carney
(Canadian)
Junius Spencer MorganJunius Spencer Morgan
(American)

Mario DraghiMario Draghi
(Italian)
Nicky OppenheimerNicky Oppenheimer
(South African)
Raj RajaratnamRaj Rajaratnam
(Indian,American)

Paul WolfowitzPaul Wolfowitz
(American)
Jonathan BushJonathan Bush
(American)
David René de RothschildDavid René de Rothschild
(American)

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

Jérôme KervielJérôme Kerviel
(French)
Amadeo GianniniAmadeo Giannini
(American)
Walther FunkWalther Funk
(German)

Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron RothschildNathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild
(British)
Roberto CalviRoberto Calvi
(Italian)
Edmond SafraEdmond Safra
(Brazilian)

Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
(British)
Evelyn Robert de RothschildEvelyn Robert de Rothschild
(British)
Jacob SchiffJacob Schiff
(American)

Stanley FischerStanley Fischer
(Israeli,American)
Theodore Roosevelt VTheodore Roosevelt V
(American)
Samuel SachsSamuel Sachs
(American)

Mahbub ul HaqMahbub ul Haq
(Pakistani)
Peter R. OrszagPeter R. Orszag
(American)
Khawaja Muhammad AsifKhawaja Muhammad Asif
(Pakistani)

James Mayer de RothschildJames Mayer de Rothschild
(French)
Sanusi Lamido SanusiSanusi Lamido Sanusi
(Nigerian)
Carlo Azeglio CiampiCarlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Italian)

Arseniy YatsenyukArseniy Yatsenyuk
(Ukrainian)
Stephen GirardStephen Girard
(French,American)
K. V. KamathK. V. Kamath
(Indian)

Charles RothschildCharles Rothschild
(British)
C. D. DeshmukhC. D. Deshmukh
(Indian)
Jacques DelorsJacques Delors
(French)

Fred GoodwinFred Goodwin
(British)
Randy LernerRandy Lerner
(American)
Otto Hermann KahnOtto Hermann Kahn
(British,American)

Moses MontefioreMoses Montefiore
(British)
John MeriwetherJohn Meriwether
(American)
Ernest OppenheimerErnest Oppenheimer
(South African)

Bimal JalanBimal Jalan
(Indian)
Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al RajhiSulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi
(Saudi Arabian)
Guy de RothschildGuy de Rothschild
(French)

Lee Shau-keeLee Shau-kee
(Chinese)
George Herbert WalkerGeorge Herbert Walker
(American)
Antoine-Henri JominiAntoine-Henri Jomini
(Swiss,French)

Bruce WassersteinBruce Wasserstein
(American)
Amschel Mayer RothschildAmschel Mayer Rothschild
(German)
Philipp HildebrandPhilipp Hildebrand
(Swiss)

Jacques AttaliJacques Attali
(French)
Zhou XiaochuanZhou Xiaochuan
Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und HalbachGustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach
(German)

Kyriakos MitsotakisKyriakos Mitsotakis
(Greek)
Jean-Claude TrichetJean-Claude Trichet
(French)
Khoo Teck PuatKhoo Teck Puat
(Australian,Malaysian,Singaporean)

Axel A. WeberAxel A. Weber
(German)
Agha Hasan AbediAgha Hasan Abedi
(Pakistani)
Licio GelliLicio Gelli
(Italian)

Alfred de RothschildAlfred de Rothschild
(British)
Carl Mayer von RothschildCarl Mayer von Rothschild
(German)
Jacob WallenbergJacob Wallenberg
(Swedish)

Elvira NabiullinaElvira Nabiullina
(Russian)
Jack DellalJack Dellal
John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
(British)

Felix RohatynFelix Rohatyn
(American)
Pyotr AvenPyotr Aven
(Russian)
Sidney WeinbergSidney Weinberg
(American)

August BelmontAugust Belmont
(American)
Michele SindonaMichele Sindona
(Italian)
Frank McKennaFrank McKenna
(Canadian)

Lucas PapademosLucas Papademos
(Greek)
William Erasmus DarwinWilliam Erasmus Darwin
(British)
Wim DuisenbergWim Duisenberg
(Dutch)

Leszek BalcerowiczLeszek Balcerowicz
(Polish)
George Bingham, Lord BinghamGeorge Bingham, Lord Bingham
(British)
Tim UppalTim Uppal
(Canadian)