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.

Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
(Ukrainian)
Nicholas WintonNicholas Winton
(British)

Christine LagardeChristine Lagarde
(French)
Charles PonziCharles Ponzi
(Italian,American)
Richard HolbrookeRichard Holbrooke
(American)

Janet YellenJanet Yellen
(American)
Lawrence SummersLawrence Summers
(American)
James ForrestalJames Forrestal
(American)

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Mark CarneyMark Carney
(Canadian)
Paul WolfowitzPaul Wolfowitz
(American)
Jakob FuggerJakob Fugger
(German)

Raj RajaratnamRaj Rajaratnam
(Indian,American)
Paul VolckerPaul Volcker
(American)
Hjalmar SchachtHjalmar Schacht
(German,Danish)

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

Sanusi Lamido SanusiSanusi Lamido Sanusi
(Nigerian)
Nicky OppenheimerNicky Oppenheimer
(South African)
Marcus GoldmanMarcus Goldman
(American)

Kyriakos MitsotakisKyriakos Mitsotakis
(Greek)
Arseniy YatsenyukArseniy Yatsenyuk
(Ukrainian)
C. D. DeshmukhC. D. Deshmukh
(Indian)

Chips KeswickChips Keswick
(British)
Edmond SafraEdmond Safra
(Brazilian)
Amadeo GianniniAmadeo Giannini
(American)

David René de RothschildDavid René de Rothschild
(American)
Roberto CalviRoberto Calvi
(Italian)
Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
(British)

Randy LernerRandy Lerner
(American)
Evelyn Robert de RothschildEvelyn Robert de Rothschild
(British)
Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron RothschildNathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild
(British)

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Walther FunkWalther Funk
(Bulgarian,German)
Jacob SchiffJacob Schiff
(American)
Samuel SachsSamuel Sachs
(American)

Jacques AttaliJacques Attali
(French)
Jacques DelorsJacques Delors
(French)
Mahbub ul HaqMahbub ul Haq
(Pakistani)

Jérôme KervielJérôme Kerviel
(French)
Junius Spencer MorganJunius Spencer Morgan
(American)
Stanley FischerStanley Fischer
(Israeli,American)

James Mayer de RothschildJames Mayer de Rothschild
(French)
Theodore Roosevelt VTheodore Roosevelt V
(American)
Antoine-Henri JominiAntoine-Henri Jomini
(Swiss,French)

Lee Shau-keeLee Shau-kee
(Chinese)
John MeriwetherJohn Meriwether
(American)
Charles RothschildCharles Rothschild
(British)

Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al RajhiSulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi
(Saudi Arabian)
Otto Hermann KahnOtto Hermann Kahn
(British,American)
Moses MontefioreMoses Montefiore
(British)

George Herbert WalkerGeorge Herbert Walker
(American)
Bimal JalanBimal Jalan
(Indian)
Stephen GirardStephen Girard
(French,American)

Ernest OppenheimerErnest Oppenheimer
(South African)
Carlo Azeglio CiampiCarlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Italian)
K. V. KamathK. V. Kamath
(Indian)

Bruce WassersteinBruce Wasserstein
(American)
Khoo Teck PuatKhoo Teck Puat
(Australian,Malaysian,Singaporean)
Agha Hasan AbediAgha Hasan Abedi
(Pakistani)

Guy de RothschildGuy de Rothschild
(French)
Philipp HildebrandPhilipp Hildebrand
(Swiss)
Jean-Claude TrichetJean-Claude Trichet
(French)

Licio GelliLicio Gelli
(Italian)
Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und HalbachGustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach
(German)
Khawaja Muhammad AsifKhawaja Muhammad Asif
(Pakistani)

Amschel Mayer RothschildAmschel Mayer Rothschild
(German)
Alfred de RothschildAlfred de Rothschild
(British)
John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
(British)

Axel A. WeberAxel A. Weber
(German)
Michele SindonaMichele Sindona
(Italian)
Felix RohatynFelix Rohatyn
(American)

August BelmontAugust Belmont
(American)
Sidney WeinbergSidney Weinberg
(American)
Jack DellalJack Dellal

Jacob WallenbergJacob Wallenberg
(Swedish)
Elvira NabiullinaElvira Nabiullina
(Russian)
Carl Mayer von RothschildCarl Mayer von Rothschild
(German)

Lucas PapademosLucas Papademos
(Greek)
Frank McKennaFrank McKenna
(Canadian)
William Erasmus DarwinWilliam Erasmus Darwin
(British)

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

Pyotr AvenPyotr Aven
(Russian)
Tim UppalTim Uppal
(Canadian)
George Bingham, Lord BinghamGeorge Bingham, Lord Bingham
(British)