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.

Nick LeesonNick Leeson
(British)

John MajorJohn Major
(British)
Christine LagardeChristine Lagarde
(French)
Charles PonziCharles Ponzi
(Italian,American)

Mark CarneyMark Carney
(Canadian)
Nicholas WintonNicholas Winton
(British)
Janet YellenJanet Yellen
(American)

Lawrence SummersLawrence Summers
(American)
Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
(Ukrainian)
Jakob FuggerJakob Fugger
(German)

Hjalmar SchachtHjalmar Schacht
(German,Danish)
James ForrestalJames Forrestal
(American)
Paul VolckerPaul Volcker
(American)

Paul WolfowitzPaul Wolfowitz
(American)
Richard HolbrookeRichard Holbrooke
(American)
Marcus GoldmanMarcus Goldman
(American)

Mario DraghiMario Draghi
(Italian)
Raj RajaratnamRaj Rajaratnam
(Indian,American)
Chips KeswickChips Keswick
(British)

David René de RothschildDavid René de Rothschild
(American)
Nicky OppenheimerNicky Oppenheimer
(South African)
Edmond SafraEdmond Safra
(Brazilian)

Amadeo GianniniAmadeo Giannini
(American)
Roberto CalviRoberto Calvi
(Italian)
Peter R. OrszagPeter R. Orszag
(American)

Jonathan BushJonathan Bush
(American)
Khawaja Muhammad AsifKhawaja Muhammad Asif
(Pakistani)
Jérôme KervielJérôme Kerviel
(French)

Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron RothschildNathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild
(British)
Jacques DelorsJacques Delors
(French)
Sanusi Lamido SanusiSanusi Lamido Sanusi
(Nigerian)

Walther FunkWalther Funk
(Bulgarian,German)
Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
(British)
Mahbub ul HaqMahbub ul Haq
(Pakistani)

Samuel SachsSamuel Sachs
(American)
Jacob SchiffJacob Schiff
(American)
C. D. DeshmukhC. D. Deshmukh
(Indian)

Evelyn Robert de RothschildEvelyn Robert de Rothschild
(British)
Stanley FischerStanley Fischer
(Israeli,American)
Carlo Azeglio CiampiCarlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Italian)

Junius Spencer MorganJunius Spencer Morgan
(American)
James Mayer de RothschildJames Mayer de Rothschild
(French)
Arseniy YatsenyukArseniy Yatsenyuk
(Ukrainian)

K. V. KamathK. V. Kamath
(Indian)
Fred GoodwinFred Goodwin
(British)
Bimal JalanBimal Jalan
(Indian)

John MeriwetherJohn Meriwether
(American)
Charles RothschildCharles Rothschild
(British)
Theodore Roosevelt VTheodore Roosevelt V
(American)

Randy LernerRandy Lerner
(American)
Moses MontefioreMoses Montefiore
(British)
Elvira NabiullinaElvira Nabiullina
(Russian)

George Herbert WalkerGeorge Herbert Walker
(American)
Stephen GirardStephen Girard
(French,American)
Khoo Teck PuatKhoo Teck Puat
(Australian,Malaysian,Singaporean)

Otto Hermann KahnOtto Hermann Kahn
(British,American)
Jacques AttaliJacques Attali
(French)
Guy de RothschildGuy de Rothschild
(French)

Antoine-Henri JominiAntoine-Henri Jomini
(Swiss,French)
Bruce WassersteinBruce Wasserstein
(American)
Ernest OppenheimerErnest Oppenheimer
(South African)

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

Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und HalbachGustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach
(German)
Licio GelliLicio Gelli
(Italian)
Agha Hasan AbediAgha Hasan Abedi
(Pakistani)

Jean-Claude TrichetJean-Claude Trichet
(French)
Amschel Mayer RothschildAmschel Mayer Rothschild
(German)
Philipp HildebrandPhilipp Hildebrand
(Swiss)

John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
(British)
Axel A. WeberAxel A. Weber
(German)
Alfred de RothschildAlfred de Rothschild
(British)

Jacob WallenbergJacob Wallenberg
(Swedish)
Felix RohatynFelix Rohatyn
(American)
Carl Mayer von RothschildCarl Mayer von Rothschild
(German)

August BelmontAugust Belmont
(American)
Frank McKennaFrank McKenna
(Canadian)
Jack DellalJack Dellal

Sidney WeinbergSidney Weinberg
(American)
Michele SindonaMichele Sindona
(Italian)
Lucas PapademosLucas Papademos
(Greek)

Zhou XiaochuanZhou Xiaochuan
William Erasmus DarwinWilliam Erasmus Darwin
(British)
Wim DuisenbergWim Duisenberg
(Dutch)

Leszek BalcerowiczLeszek Balcerowicz
(Polish)
Pyotr AvenPyotr Aven
(Russian)
Tim UppalTim Uppal
(Canadian)