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)

Robert McNamaraRobert McNamara
(American)
John MajorJohn Major
(British)
Janet YellenJanet Yellen
(American)

Charles PonziCharles Ponzi
(Italian,American)
Nicholas WintonNicholas Winton
(British)
Christine LagardeChristine Lagarde
(French)

Lawrence SummersLawrence Summers
(American)
Jonathan BushJonathan Bush
(American)
Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
(Ukrainian)

Nick LeesonNick Leeson
(British)
Paul VolckerPaul Volcker
(American)
Mark CarneyMark Carney
(Canadian)

Jakob FuggerJakob Fugger
(German)
Hjalmar SchachtHjalmar Schacht
(German)
James ForrestalJames Forrestal
(American)

Paul WolfowitzPaul Wolfowitz
(American)
Mario DraghiMario Draghi
(Italian)
Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
(British)

Raj RajaratnamRaj Rajaratnam
(Indian,American)
Nicky OppenheimerNicky Oppenheimer
(South African)
Richard HolbrookeRichard Holbrooke
(American)

Marcus GoldmanMarcus Goldman
(American)
Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron RothschildNathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild
(British)
Chips KeswickChips Keswick
(British)

Peter R. OrszagPeter R. Orszag
(American)
Stanley FischerStanley Fischer
(Israeli,American)
Amadeo GianniniAmadeo Giannini
(American)

Edmond SafraEdmond Safra
(Brazilian)
Roberto CalviRoberto Calvi
(Italian)
Evelyn Robert de RothschildEvelyn Robert de Rothschild
(British)

Walther FunkWalther Funk
(German)
James Mayer de RothschildJames Mayer de Rothschild
(French)
Jacob SchiffJacob Schiff
(American)

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

Samuel SachsSamuel Sachs
(American)
Mahbub ul HaqMahbub ul Haq
(Pakistani)
Theodore Roosevelt VTheodore Roosevelt V
(American)

C. D. DeshmukhC. D. Deshmukh
(Indian)
Charles RothschildCharles Rothschild
(British)
Junius Spencer MorganJunius Spencer Morgan
(American)

Jacques DelorsJacques Delors
(French)
Arseniy YatsenyukArseniy Yatsenyuk
(Ukrainian)
Moses MontefioreMoses Montefiore
(British)

K. V. KamathK. V. Kamath
(Indian)
Sanusi Lamido SanusiSanusi Lamido Sanusi
(Nigerian)
Fred GoodwinFred Goodwin
(British)

Bimal JalanBimal Jalan
(Indian)
Otto Hermann KahnOtto Hermann Kahn
(British,American)
Amschel Mayer RothschildAmschel Mayer Rothschild
(German)

John MeriwetherJohn Meriwether
(American)
Ernest OppenheimerErnest Oppenheimer
(South African)
Guy de RothschildGuy de Rothschild
(French)

Bruce WassersteinBruce Wasserstein
(American)
Philipp HildebrandPhilipp Hildebrand
(Swiss)
Antoine-Henri JominiAntoine-Henri Jomini
(Swiss,French)

George Herbert WalkerGeorge Herbert Walker
(American)
Carlo Azeglio CiampiCarlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Italian)
Jacques AttaliJacques Attali
(French)

Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al RajhiSulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi
(Saudi Arabian)
Kyriakos MitsotakisKyriakos Mitsotakis
(Greek)
Khoo Teck PuatKhoo Teck Puat
(Australian,Malaysian,Singaporean)

Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und HalbachGustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach
(German)
Alfred de RothschildAlfred de Rothschild
(British)
Agha Hasan AbediAgha Hasan Abedi
(Pakistani)

Licio GelliLicio Gelli
(Italian)
Axel A. WeberAxel A. Weber
(German)
Jean-Claude TrichetJean-Claude Trichet
(French)

Carl Mayer von RothschildCarl Mayer von Rothschild
(German)
Lee Shau-keeLee Shau-kee
(Chinese)
Jack DellalJack Dellal

Elvira NabiullinaElvira Nabiullina
(Russian)
Zhou XiaochuanZhou Xiaochuan
Felix RohatynFelix Rohatyn
(American)

Jacob WallenbergJacob Wallenberg
(Swedish)
John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
(British)
August BelmontAugust Belmont
(American)

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

William Erasmus DarwinWilliam Erasmus Darwin
(British)
Pyotr AvenPyotr Aven
(Russian)
Frank McKennaFrank McKenna
(Canadian)

Leszek BalcerowiczLeszek Balcerowicz
(Polish)
Wim DuisenbergWim Duisenberg
George Bingham, Lord BinghamGeorge Bingham, Lord Bingham
(British)

Glenn StevensGlenn Stevens
(Australian)
Tim UppalTim Uppal
(Canadian)
George H. WalkerGeorge H. Walker
(American)

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