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.

Tom Steyer Tom Steyer
American

Carter Page Carter Page
American

Ahmed Hirsi Ahmed Hirsi
Somalian, American

Christine LagardeChristine Lagarde
French

Mark CarneyMark Carney
Canadian
Charles PonziCharles Ponzi
Italian, American

Nicholas WintonNicholas Winton
British

Lawrence SummersLawrence Summers
American

Janet YellenJanet Yellen
American
Prescott BushPrescott Bush
American

Mario DraghiMario Draghi
Italian
Audrey MeadowsAudrey Meadows
American

Richard HolbrookeRichard Holbrooke
American

James ForrestalJames Forrestal
American
Paul VolckerPaul Volcker
American

Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
Ukrainian
Jakob FuggerJakob Fugger
German

Bruce WassersteinBruce Wasserstein
American

Hjalmar SchachtHjalmar Schacht
German, Danish
Jonathan BushJonathan Bush
American

Paul WolfowitzPaul Wolfowitz
American
Nicky OppenheimerNicky Oppenheimer
South African

Raj RajaratnamRaj Rajaratnam
Indian, American

Kyriakos MitsotakisKyriakos Mitsotakis
Greek

Marcus GoldmanMarcus Goldman
American
Jérôme KervielJérôme Kerviel
French
Peter R. OrszagPeter R. Orszag
American

Chips KeswickChips Keswick
British

Roberto CalviRoberto Calvi
Italian

Edmond SafraEdmond Safra
Brazilian
Amadeo GianniniAmadeo Giannini
American

C. D. DeshmukhC. D. Deshmukh
Indian

Sanusi Lamido SanusiSanusi Lamido Sanusi
Nigerian

Evelyn Robert de RothschildEvelyn Robert de Rothschild
British

David René de RothschildDavid René de Rothschild
American
Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
British

Junius Spencer MorganJunius Spencer Morgan
American
Walther FunkWalther Funk
Bulgarian, German

Samuel SachsSamuel Sachs
American

Stanley FischerStanley Fischer
Israeli, American
Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron RothschildNathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild
British

Jacques DelorsJacques Delors
French
Jacob SchiffJacob Schiff
American

Mahbub ul HaqMahbub ul Haq
Pakistani

Theodore Roosevelt VTheodore Roosevelt V
American

Moses MontefioreMoses Montefiore
British

Arseniy YatsenyukArseniy Yatsenyuk
Ukrainian
James Mayer de RothschildJames Mayer de Rothschild
French

Carlo Azeglio CiampiCarlo Azeglio Ciampi
Italian

Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al RajhiSulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi
Saudi Arabian

John MeriwetherJohn Meriwether
American
Bimal JalanBimal Jalan
Indian

Jean-Claude TrichetJean-Claude Trichet
French
Antoine-Henri JominiAntoine-Henri Jomini
Swiss, French

Ernest OppenheimerErnest Oppenheimer
South African

Charles RothschildCharles Rothschild
British
Otto Hermann KahnOtto Hermann Kahn
British, American

Randy LernerRandy Lerner
American
Stephen GirardStephen Girard
French, American

George Herbert WalkerGeorge Herbert Walker
American

Lee Shau-keeLee Shau-kee
Chinese
K. V. KamathK. V. Kamath
Indian

Alfred de RothschildAlfred de Rothschild
British
Agha Hasan AbediAgha Hasan Abedi
Pakistani

Guy de RothschildGuy de Rothschild
French

Philipp HildebrandPhilipp Hildebrand
Swiss

Khoo Teck PuatKhoo Teck Puat
Australian, Malaysian, Singaporean
Jacques AttaliJacques Attali
French
Licio GelliLicio Gelli
Italian

Khawaja Muhammad AsifKhawaja Muhammad Asif
Pakistani

John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
British

Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und HalbachGustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach
German
Amschel Mayer RothschildAmschel Mayer Rothschild
German

Felix RohatynFelix Rohatyn
American

Elvira NabiullinaElvira Nabiullina
Russian

Axel A. WeberAxel A. Weber
German

August BelmontAugust Belmont
American
Sidney WeinbergSidney Weinberg
American

Jack DellalJack Dellal
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Jacob WallenbergJacob Wallenberg
Swedish

Carl Mayer von RothschildCarl Mayer von Rothschild
German
Michele SindonaMichele Sindona
Italian
Lucas PapademosLucas Papademos
Greek