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

Ahmed Hirsi Ahmed Hirsi
Somalian, American
Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
Ukrainian

Christine LagardeChristine Lagarde
French
Nicholas WintonNicholas Winton
British
Richard HolbrookeRichard Holbrooke
American

Charles PonziCharles Ponzi
Italian, American
Janet YellenJanet Yellen
American
Lawrence SummersLawrence Summers
American
Mark CarneyMark Carney
Canadian

Paul WolfowitzPaul Wolfowitz
American
Jakob FuggerJakob Fugger
German
Mario DraghiMario Draghi
Italian

Hjalmar SchachtHjalmar Schacht
German, Danish
James ForrestalJames Forrestal
American
Paul VolckerPaul Volcker
American
Peter R. OrszagPeter R. Orszag
American

Kyriakos MitsotakisKyriakos Mitsotakis
Greek
Roberto CalviRoberto Calvi
Italian
Sanusi Lamido SanusiSanusi Lamido Sanusi
Nigerian

Raj RajaratnamRaj Rajaratnam
Indian, American
Marcus GoldmanMarcus Goldman
American
Nicky OppenheimerNicky Oppenheimer
South African
Chips KeswickChips Keswick
British

C. D. DeshmukhC. D. Deshmukh
Indian
Arseniy YatsenyukArseniy Yatsenyuk
Ukrainian
Amadeo GianniniAmadeo Giannini
American

Edmond SafraEdmond Safra
Brazilian
Theodore Roosevelt VTheodore Roosevelt V
American
Randy LernerRandy Lerner
American
David René de RothschildDavid René de Rothschild
American

Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
British
Evelyn Robert de RothschildEvelyn Robert de Rothschild
British
Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron RothschildNathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild
British

Jonathan BushJonathan Bush
American
Walther FunkWalther Funk
Bulgarian, German
Samuel SachsSamuel Sachs
American
Jérôme KervielJérôme Kerviel
French

Jacques DelorsJacques Delors
French
Jacques AttaliJacques Attali
French
Junius Spencer MorganJunius Spencer Morgan
American

Mahbub ul HaqMahbub ul Haq
Pakistani
Stanley FischerStanley Fischer
Israeli, American
Jacob SchiffJacob Schiff
American
James Mayer de RothschildJames Mayer de Rothschild
French

Antoine-Henri JominiAntoine-Henri Jomini
Swiss, French
John MeriwetherJohn Meriwether
American
Lee Shau-keeLee Shau-kee
Chinese

Bimal JalanBimal Jalan
Indian
Otto Hermann KahnOtto Hermann Kahn
British, American
Charles RothschildCharles Rothschild
British
Moses MontefioreMoses Montefiore
British

Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al RajhiSulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi
Saudi Arabian
Stephen GirardStephen Girard
French, American
Carlo Azeglio CiampiCarlo Azeglio Ciampi
Italian

Ernest OppenheimerErnest Oppenheimer
South African
Bruce WassersteinBruce Wasserstein
American
George Herbert WalkerGeorge Herbert Walker
American
K. V. KamathK. V. Kamath
Indian

Agha Hasan AbediAgha Hasan Abedi
Pakistani
Khoo Teck PuatKhoo Teck Puat
Australian, Malaysian, Singaporean
Jean-Claude TrichetJean-Claude Trichet
French

Guy de RothschildGuy de Rothschild
French
Licio GelliLicio Gelli
Italian
Khawaja Muhammad AsifKhawaja Muhammad Asif
Pakistani
Philipp HildebrandPhilipp Hildebrand
Swiss

Alfred de RothschildAlfred de Rothschild
British
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
Axel A. WeberAxel A. Weber
German
August BelmontAugust Belmont
American
Sidney WeinbergSidney Weinberg
American

Elvira NabiullinaElvira Nabiullina
Russian
Jack DellalJack Dellal
-
Felix RohatynFelix Rohatyn
American

Jacob WallenbergJacob Wallenberg
Swedish
Carl Mayer von RothschildCarl Mayer von Rothschild
German
Michele SindonaMichele Sindona
Italian
Lucas PapademosLucas Papademos
Greek

Frank McKennaFrank McKenna
Canadian
William Erasmus DarwinWilliam Erasmus Darwin
British
Leszek BalcerowiczLeszek Balcerowicz
Polish

Zhou XiaochuanZhou Xiaochuan
-
Wim DuisenbergWim Duisenberg
Dutch
Pyotr AvenPyotr Aven
Russian
Tim UppalTim Uppal
Canadian