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.

Nicholas WintonNicholas Winton
(British)
Christine LagardeChristine Lagarde
(French)

Charles PonziCharles Ponzi
(Italian,American)
Janet YellenJanet Yellen
(American)
Lawrence SummersLawrence Summers
(American)

James ForrestalJames Forrestal
(American)
Paul WolfowitzPaul Wolfowitz
(American)
Paul VolckerPaul Volcker
(American)

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Jakob FuggerJakob Fugger
(German)
Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
(Ukrainian)
Hjalmar SchachtHjalmar Schacht
(German,Danish)

Mark CarneyMark Carney
(Canadian)
Jacob SchiffJacob Schiff
(American)
Raj RajaratnamRaj Rajaratnam
(Indian,American)

Mario DraghiMario Draghi
(Italian)
Peter R. OrszagPeter R. Orszag
(American)
Jonathan BushJonathan Bush
(American)

Nicky OppenheimerNicky Oppenheimer
(South African)
Richard HolbrookeRichard Holbrooke
(American)
Marcus GoldmanMarcus Goldman
(American)

David René de RothschildDavid René de Rothschild
(American)
Chips KeswickChips Keswick
(British)
Amadeo GianniniAmadeo Giannini
(American)

Edmond SafraEdmond Safra
(Brazilian)
Roberto CalviRoberto Calvi
(Italian)
Walther FunkWalther Funk
(Bulgarian,German)

Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
(British)
Jérôme KervielJérôme Kerviel
(French)
Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron RothschildNathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild
(British)

Evelyn Robert de RothschildEvelyn Robert de Rothschild
(British)
C. D. DeshmukhC. D. Deshmukh
(Indian)
Sanusi Lamido SanusiSanusi Lamido Sanusi
(Nigerian)

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Theodore Roosevelt VTheodore Roosevelt V
(American)
Arseniy YatsenyukArseniy Yatsenyuk
(Ukrainian)
Stanley FischerStanley Fischer
(Israeli,American)

Samuel SachsSamuel Sachs
(American)
Mahbub ul HaqMahbub ul Haq
(Pakistani)
Kyriakos MitsotakisKyriakos Mitsotakis
(Greek)

Jacques DelorsJacques Delors
(French)
Junius Spencer MorganJunius Spencer Morgan
(American)
Bimal JalanBimal Jalan
(Indian)

James Mayer de RothschildJames Mayer de Rothschild
(French)
Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al RajhiSulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi
(Saudi Arabian)
George Herbert WalkerGeorge Herbert Walker
(American)

K. V. KamathK. V. Kamath
(Indian)
Stephen GirardStephen Girard
(French,American)
Moses MontefioreMoses Montefiore
(British)

Randy LernerRandy Lerner
(American)
Charles RothschildCharles Rothschild
(British)
John MeriwetherJohn Meriwether
(American)

Jacques AttaliJacques Attali
(French)
Antoine-Henri JominiAntoine-Henri Jomini
(Swiss,French)
Otto Hermann KahnOtto Hermann Kahn
(British,American)

Ernest OppenheimerErnest Oppenheimer
(South African)
Carlo Azeglio CiampiCarlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Italian)
Bruce WassersteinBruce Wasserstein
(American)

Lee Shau-keeLee Shau-kee
(Chinese)
Khoo Teck PuatKhoo Teck Puat
(Australian,Malaysian,Singaporean)
Axel A. WeberAxel A. Weber
(German)

Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und HalbachGustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach
(German)
Guy de RothschildGuy de Rothschild
(French)
Khawaja Muhammad AsifKhawaja Muhammad Asif
(Pakistani)

Jean-Claude TrichetJean-Claude Trichet
(French)
Agha Hasan AbediAgha Hasan Abedi
(Pakistani)
Philipp HildebrandPhilipp Hildebrand
(Swiss)

Licio GelliLicio Gelli
(Italian)
Jack DellalJack Dellal
Amschel Mayer RothschildAmschel Mayer Rothschild
(German)

Alfred de RothschildAlfred de Rothschild
(British)
John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
(British)
Felix RohatynFelix Rohatyn
(American)

Michele SindonaMichele Sindona
(Italian)
Carl Mayer von RothschildCarl Mayer von Rothschild
(German)
Elvira NabiullinaElvira Nabiullina
(Russian)

Jacob WallenbergJacob Wallenberg
(Swedish)
August BelmontAugust Belmont
(American)
Lucas PapademosLucas Papademos
(Greek)

Sidney WeinbergSidney Weinberg
(American)
William Erasmus DarwinWilliam Erasmus Darwin
(British)
Frank McKennaFrank McKenna
(Canadian)

Leszek BalcerowiczLeszek Balcerowicz
(Polish)
Zhou XiaochuanZhou Xiaochuan
Wim DuisenbergWim Duisenberg
(Dutch)

Pyotr AvenPyotr Aven
(Russian)
Tim UppalTim Uppal
(Canadian)
Glenn StevensGlenn Stevens
(Australian)