Famous French Bankers

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 1 Edmond James de Rothschild

Edmond James de Rothschild
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: August 19, 1845
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Died: November 2, 1934

Edmond James de Rothschild was a French businessman with deep connections to the Rothschild banking family. He was a strong supporter of Zionism and donated significant amounts that went towards the establishment of the State of Israel. He also provided funds for the foundation of the Friends of the French National Museum of Natural History Society. 

 2 Olivier Sarkozy

Olivier Sarkozy
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: May 26, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
French banker Olivier Sarkozy, half-brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, is based in the U.S. and is known for his efforts in Sallie Mae’s recapitalization. He has also held prominent posts, such as that of the Managing Director of the Financial Institutions Group at Credit Suisse First Boston.

 3 Jérôme Kerviel

Jérôme Kerviel
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Famous As: Trader, Banker
Birthdate: January 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cairo
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 4 Jean-Claude Trichet

Jean-Claude Trichet
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Famous As: Economist, Banker
Birthdate: December 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lyon

Jean-Claude Trichet is a French economist. He was the president of the European Central Bank from 2003 to 2011. Previously, he had been the governor of the Bank of France from 1993 to 2003 under the presidencies of François Mitterrand and Jacques Chirac. A much-decorated personality, he is a Commander of the Legion of Honor.  

 5 James Mayer de Rothschild

James Mayer de Rothschild
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Famous As: Banker, Art collector, Economist, Businessperson
Birthdate: May 15, 1792
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frankfurt
Died: November 15, 1868

German-French banker and the youngest child of Mayer Amschel Rothschild, James Mayer de Rothschild. He took over the reins of his family banking firm after the death of his brother Nathan and headed the French Rothschild banking family. The Légion d'honneur winner later also invested in a vineyard.

 6 Stephen Girard

Stephen Girard
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Famous As: Sailor, Entrepreneur, Banker
Birthdate: May 20, 1750
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bordeaux
Died: December 26, 1831

 7 Jacques Delors

Jacques Delors
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Famous As: Economist, Politician, Banker, Trade unionist
Birthdate: July 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris

Born to a Banque de France employee, Jacques Delors followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the bank later. Educated at the Sorbonne, he became a Socialist Party member. The former French finance minister has also served as president of the European Commission and supported the formation of the euro.

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 8 Guy de Rothschild

Guy de Rothschild
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: May 21, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 12, 2007

 9 Ariane de Rothschild

Ariane de Rothschild
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: November 14, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Salvador, El Salvador

 10 Albert Kahn (Banker)

Albert Kahn (Banker)
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Birthdate: March 3, 1860
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marmoutier
Died: November 14, 1940

 11 Élie de Rothschild

Élie de Rothschild
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: May 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 6, 2007

 12 Michel David-Weill

Michel David-Weill
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: November 23, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France

 13 Jacques Laffitte

Jacques Laffitte
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Famous As: French banker
Birthdate: October 24, 1767
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bayonne, France
Died: May 26, 1844

 14 Casimir Pierre Périer

Casimir Pierre Périer
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: October 11, 1777
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grenoble, France
Died: May 16, 1832

Casimir Pierre Périer was a prominent French banker, mine owner, and politician. As a highly successful businessman, he made major contributions to the economic development of France in the initial phases of industrialization. In politics, he led the liberal-conservative Resistance Party in support of the monarchy. He became the minister of interior in 1831. Sadly, he died the following year.   

 15 Jacques-Andre Istel

Jacques-Andre Istel
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Famous As: Skydiver
Birthdate: 1929 AD
Birthplace: France

 16 Achille Fould

Achille Fould
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Famous As: Financier
Birthdate: November 17, 1800
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 5, 1867

 17 Samuel Bernard

Samuel Bernard
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Famous As: Financier
Birthdate: October 29, 1651
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: France
Died: January 18, 1739

 18 François Cabarrus

François Cabarrus
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Famous As: Financier
Birthdate: November 15, 1752
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bayonne, France
Died: April 27, 1810