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)

Janet YellenJanet Yellen
(American)

John MajorJohn Major
(British)

Robert McNamaraRobert McNamara
(American)
Nicholas WintonNicholas Winton
(British)

Christine LagardeChristine Lagarde
(French)
Paul VolckerPaul Volcker
(American)

Mayer Amschel RothschildMayer Amschel Rothschild
(German)

Richard HolbrookeRichard Holbrooke
(American)

Lawrence SummersLawrence Summers
(American)
Evelyn Robert de RothschildEvelyn Robert de Rothschild
(British)

Mario DraghiMario Draghi
(Italian)
Nick LeesonNick Leeson
(British)

Paul WolfowitzPaul Wolfowitz
(American)

Mark CarneyMark Carney
(Canadian)

Alfred de RothschildAlfred de Rothschild
(British)
Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
(Ukrainian)

Charles PonziCharles Ponzi
(Italian,American)
Arseniy YatsenyukArseniy Yatsenyuk
(Ukrainian)

Hjalmar SchachtHjalmar Schacht
(German)

Stanley FischerStanley Fischer
(Israeli,American)

David René de RothschildDavid René de Rothschild
(American)
Raj RajaratnamRaj Rajaratnam
(Indian,American)

James ForrestalJames Forrestal
(American)
Randy LernerRandy Lerner
(American)

Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
(British)

Tim UppalTim Uppal
(Canadian)

Marcus GoldmanMarcus Goldman
(American)
Jérôme KervielJérôme Kerviel
(French)

Jakob FuggerJakob Fugger
(German)
Edmond SafraEdmond Safra
(Brazilian)

Amadeo GianniniAmadeo Giannini
(American)

Peter R. OrszagPeter R. Orszag
(American)

Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron RothschildNathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild
(British)
K. V. KamathK. V. Kamath
(Indian)

George Bingham, Lord BinghamGeorge Bingham, Lord Bingham
(British)
Nicky OppenheimerNicky Oppenheimer
(South African)

George Herbert WalkerGeorge Herbert Walker
(American)

Chips KeswickChips Keswick
(British)

Roberto CalviRoberto Calvi
(Italian)
Walther FunkWalther Funk
(German)

James Mayer de RothschildJames Mayer de Rothschild
(French)
Jacob SchiffJacob Schiff
(American)

Jacques AttaliJacques Attali
(French)

Ernest OppenheimerErnest Oppenheimer
(South African)

Jacques DelorsJacques Delors
(French)
Antoine-Henri JominiAntoine-Henri Jomini
(Swiss,French)

Jonathan BushJonathan Bush
(American)
Mahbub ul HaqMahbub ul Haq
(Pakistani)

John MeriwetherJohn Meriwether
(American)

Samuel SachsSamuel Sachs
(American)

Jean-Claude TrichetJean-Claude Trichet
(French)
Fred GoodwinFred Goodwin
(British)

Sanusi Lamido SanusiSanusi Lamido Sanusi
(Nigerian)
Elvira NabiullinaElvira Nabiullina
(Russian)

Moses MontefioreMoses Montefiore
(British)

Junius Spencer MorganJunius Spencer Morgan
(American)

Guy de RothschildGuy de Rothschild
(French)
Theodore Roosevelt VTheodore Roosevelt V
(American)

Philipp HildebrandPhilipp Hildebrand
(Swiss)
Carlo Azeglio CiampiCarlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Italian)

Bruce WassersteinBruce Wasserstein
(American)

Otto Hermann KahnOtto Hermann Kahn
(British,American)

Felix RohatynFelix Rohatyn
(American)
Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und HalbachGustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach
(German)

Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al RajhiSulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi
(Saudi Arabian)
Lee Shau-keeLee Shau-kee
(Chinese)

Zhou XiaochuanZhou Xiaochuan

Licio GelliLicio Gelli
(Italian)

Axel A. WeberAxel A. Weber
(German)
Charles RothschildCharles Rothschild
(British)

Bimal JalanBimal Jalan
(Indian)
Khoo Teck PuatKhoo Teck Puat
(Australian,Malaysian,Singaporean)

Frank McKennaFrank McKenna
(Canadian)

C. D. DeshmukhC. D. Deshmukh
(Indian)

Pyotr AvenPyotr Aven
(Russian)
Amschel Mayer RothschildAmschel Mayer Rothschild
(German)

Glenn StevensGlenn Stevens
(Australian)
Agha Hasan AbediAgha Hasan Abedi
(Pakistani)

Michele SindonaMichele Sindona
(Italian)

Leszek BalcerowiczLeszek Balcerowicz
(Polish)

John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
(British)
Wim DuisenbergWim Duisenberg

Khawaja Muhammad AsifKhawaja Muhammad Asif
(Pakistani)
Stephen GirardStephen Girard
(French,American)

August BelmontAugust Belmont
(American)

Carl Mayer von RothschildCarl Mayer von Rothschild
(German)

Kyriakos MitsotakisKyriakos Mitsotakis
(Greek)
Jacob WallenbergJacob Wallenberg
(Swedish)

Jack DellalJack Dellal
William Erasmus DarwinWilliam Erasmus Darwin
(British)

Sidney WeinbergSidney Weinberg
(American)

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