Famous British Bankers

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 1 Mark Carney

Mark Carney
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: March 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada

After his 13-year stint with Goldman Sachs, Mark Carney served as the governor of the Bank of Canada and the Bank of England. He was also part of the Canadian finance department. He is an ice-hockey lover and played the sport actively during the school and university days.

 2 Evelyn Robert de Rothschild

Evelyn Robert de Rothschild
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Famous As: Banker, Polo player
Birthdate: August 29, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo

 3 Jacob Rothschild

Jacob Rothschild
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: April 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berkshire, United Kingdom
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 4 Gina Miller

Gina Miller
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Famous As: Business owner and activist
Birthdate: April 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Guyana

 5 Nathaniel Philip Rothschild

Nathaniel Philip Rothschild
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Famous As: Financier, Economist and Banker
Birthdate: July 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

 6 Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild

Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
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Famous As: Biologist, Banker, Politician, Zoologist, Ornithologist, Entomologist, Lepidopterist
Birthdate: February 8, 1868
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: England
Died: August 27, 1937

 7 George Bingham, Lord Bingham

George Bingham, Lord Bingham
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Birthdate: September 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
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 8 Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild

Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild
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Famous As: Politician, Banker
Birthdate: November 8, 1840
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London
Died: March 31, 1915

 9 Chips Keswick

Chips Keswick
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: February 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London

 10 John Templeton

John Templeton
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Famous As: Investor
Birthdate: November 29, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Winchester, Tennessee, United States
Died: July 8, 2008

 11 Charles Rothschild

Charles Rothschild
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Famous As: Banker, Entomologist
Birthdate: May 9, 1877
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London
Died: October 12, 1923

 12 Moses Montefiore

Moses Montefiore
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Famous As: Financier
Birthdate: October 24, 1784
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Livorno, Italy
Died: July 28, 1885

 13 Otto Hermann Kahn

Otto Hermann Kahn
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Famous As: Art collector, Banker
Birthdate: February 21, 1867
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mannheim
Died: March 29, 1934

 14 Noam Gottesman

Noam Gottesman
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Famous As: Businessman, former hedge fund manager, and co-founder of GLG Partners
Birthdate: April 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Israel

 15 Alfred de Rothschild

Alfred de Rothschild
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Famous As: Banker, Diplomat
Birthdate: July 20, 1842
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
Died: January 31, 1918

Part of the famous Rothschild banking family from Frankfurt, Alfred de Rothschild started his career with his family’s N.M. Rothschild Bank in London. He later had a 20-year stint as the director of the Bank of England. A passionate art collector, he later also served as a trustee of the National Gallery.

 16 Mervyn King

Mervyn King
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: March 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire, England

British economist Mervyn King, Member of the House of Lords Lord Temporal, serves as School Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and as Chairman of the Philharmonia. He taught at the University of Birmingham, Harvard and MIT, and served the Bank of England as a non-executive director, chief economist, deputy governor and lastly as Governor.  

 17 William Erasmus Darwin

William Erasmus Darwin
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Famous As: Charles Darwin's son
Birthdate: December 27, 1839
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: 1914 AD

 18 John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury

John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
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Famous As: Anthropologist, Politician, Archaeologist, Prehistorian, Banker, Statistician, Naturalist, Zoologist, Entomologist
Birthdate: April 30, 1834
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London
Died: May 28, 1913

British banker John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury, better known as Sir John Lubbock, had also been an MP. However, he is best known for his contribution to ethnography and archaeology. He is also credited with coining the terms Paleolithic and Neolithic, and is known for his books on animal behavior.

 19 Edward George, Baron George

Edward George, Baron George
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Famous As: British economist and banker
Birthdate: September 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Carshalton, England
Died: April 18, 2009

Edward Alan John George was a British economist and banker who served as the Governor of the Bank of England from 1993 to 2003. Credited with guiding BOE to independence, enabling it to take full control of the country’s monetary policy, he was also acclaimed for his adept handling of UK’s withdrawal from the European Communities’ exchange-rate mechanism in 1992.

 20 Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet

Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: April 18, 1740
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Exeter, England
Died: September 11, 1810

 21 Reginald McKenna

Reginald McKenna
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 6, 1863
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 6, 1943

 22 Henry Thornton

Henry Thornton
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: March 10, 1760
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 16, 1815

Born to a well-known merchant and evangelist, Henry Thornton too followed in his father’s footsteps to become part of the evangelical Clapham Sect. A monetory theorist, he later became the first to explain the difference between nominal and real interest rates. The noted economist had also been a parliamentarian.

 23 Thomas Attwood

Thomas Attwood
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: October 6, 1783
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Halesowen, Shropshire, England
Died: March 6, 1856

British banker, economist, political-campaigner Thomas Attwood is best-remembered as a leader in the electoral reform movement. He founded the Birmingham Political Union and emerged as a prominent figure of the underconsumptionist Birmingham School and during the public campaign for Great Reform Act of 1832. After the act was passed, Attwood and Joshua Scholefield became the first two Members of Parliament for Birmingham.

 24 William Ormsby-Gore, 4th Baron Harlech

William Ormsby-Gore, 4th Baron Harlech
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 11, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 14, 1964

 25 Walter Cunliffe, 1st Baron Cunliffe

Walter Cunliffe, 1st Baron Cunliffe
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: December 3, 1855
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 6, 1920

 26 Sassoon David Sassoon

Sassoon David Sassoon
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Famous As: Businessman, Philanthropist
Birthdate: July 31, 1832
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: June 24, 1867

 27 Frederick David Mocatta

Frederick David Mocatta
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Famous As: Financier
Birthdate: January 15, 1828
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 16, 1905

 28 Alex Cowper-Smith

Alex Cowper-Smith
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Famous As: Investor, Banker
Birthdate: January 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: United Kingdom