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)
Nicholas WintonNicholas Winton
(British)

Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
(Ukrainian)
Christine LagardeChristine Lagarde
(French)
Janet YellenJanet Yellen
(American)

Charles PonziCharles Ponzi
(Italian,American)
Lawrence SummersLawrence Summers
(American)
Jonathan BushJonathan Bush
(American)

Richard HolbrookeRichard Holbrooke
(American)
Nick LeesonNick Leeson
(British)
Mark CarneyMark Carney
(Canadian)

Hjalmar SchachtHjalmar Schacht
(German,Danish)
Paul WolfowitzPaul Wolfowitz
(American)
Jakob FuggerJakob Fugger
(German)

Paul VolckerPaul Volcker
(American)
James ForrestalJames Forrestal
(American)
Junius Spencer MorganJunius Spencer Morgan
(American)

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

David René de RothschildDavid René de Rothschild
(American)
Chips KeswickChips Keswick
(British)
Marcus GoldmanMarcus Goldman
(American)

Khawaja Muhammad AsifKhawaja Muhammad Asif
(Pakistani)
George Herbert WalkerGeorge Herbert Walker
(American)
Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
(British)

Walther FunkWalther Funk
(Bulgarian,German)
Theodore Roosevelt VTheodore Roosevelt V
(American)
Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron RothschildNathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild
(British)

Jérôme KervielJérôme Kerviel
(French)
Edmond SafraEdmond Safra
(Brazilian)
Amadeo GianniniAmadeo Giannini
(American)

Peter R. OrszagPeter R. Orszag
(American)
Sanusi Lamido SanusiSanusi Lamido Sanusi
(Nigerian)
Roberto CalviRoberto Calvi
(Italian)

Evelyn Robert de RothschildEvelyn Robert de Rothschild
(British)
Mahbub ul HaqMahbub ul Haq
(Pakistani)
Samuel SachsSamuel Sachs
(American)

Carlo Azeglio CiampiCarlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Italian)
Stanley FischerStanley Fischer
(Israeli,American)
K. V. KamathK. V. Kamath
(Indian)

James Mayer de RothschildJames Mayer de Rothschild
(French)
Jacob SchiffJacob Schiff
(American)
Arseniy YatsenyukArseniy Yatsenyuk
(Ukrainian)

Charles RothschildCharles Rothschild
(British)
Jacques DelorsJacques Delors
(French)
Moses MontefioreMoses Montefiore
(British)

Randy LernerRandy Lerner
(American)
C. D. DeshmukhC. D. Deshmukh
(Indian)
Fred GoodwinFred Goodwin
(British)

Guy de RothschildGuy de Rothschild
(French)
John MeriwetherJohn Meriwether
(American)
Ernest OppenheimerErnest Oppenheimer
(South African)

Jacques AttaliJacques Attali
(French)
Stephen GirardStephen Girard
(French,American)
Otto Hermann KahnOtto Hermann Kahn
(British,American)

Lee Shau-keeLee Shau-kee
(Chinese)
Bimal JalanBimal Jalan
(Indian)
Antoine-Henri JominiAntoine-Henri Jomini
(Swiss,French)

Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al RajhiSulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi
(Saudi Arabian)
Bruce WassersteinBruce Wasserstein
(American)
Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und HalbachGustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach
(German)

Amschel Mayer RothschildAmschel Mayer Rothschild
(German)
Khoo Teck PuatKhoo Teck Puat
(Australian,Malaysian,Singaporean)
Zhou XiaochuanZhou Xiaochuan

Philipp HildebrandPhilipp Hildebrand
(Swiss)
Kyriakos MitsotakisKyriakos Mitsotakis
(Greek)
Licio GelliLicio Gelli
(Italian)

Jean-Claude TrichetJean-Claude Trichet
(French)
Agha Hasan AbediAgha Hasan Abedi
(Pakistani)
Elvira NabiullinaElvira Nabiullina
(Russian)

Axel A. WeberAxel A. Weber
(German)
John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
(British)
Carl Mayer von RothschildCarl Mayer von Rothschild
(German)

Alfred de RothschildAlfred de Rothschild
(British)
Pyotr AvenPyotr Aven
(Russian)
Sidney WeinbergSidney Weinberg
(American)

Felix RohatynFelix Rohatyn
(American)
August BelmontAugust Belmont
(American)
Jacob WallenbergJacob Wallenberg
(Swedish)

Jack DellalJack Dellal
Frank McKennaFrank McKenna
(Canadian)
Michele SindonaMichele Sindona
(Italian)

Lucas PapademosLucas Papademos
(Greek)
William Erasmus DarwinWilliam Erasmus Darwin
(British)
Leszek BalcerowiczLeszek Balcerowicz
(Polish)

Wim DuisenbergWim Duisenberg
(Dutch)
Tim UppalTim Uppal
(Canadian)
George Bingham, Lord BinghamGeorge Bingham, Lord Bingham
(British)