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Indian among richest bankers in the world

Last updated on: March 15, 2012 11:08 IST

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Some bankers in the world are really wealthy.

Here we take a look at some of the richest bankers, according to Business Insider.

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Uday Kotak

Net worth: $4.1 billion

Bank: Kotak Mahindra Bank, founder

Age: 53

Country: India

Fun fact: He's India's first billionaire banker.

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Joseph Safra

Net worth: $13.8 billion

Bank: Grupo Safra

Age: 73

Country: Brazil

Fun fact: He's Brazil's wealthiest banker.

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Luis Carlos Sarmiento

Net worth: $12.4 billion

Bank: His financial services conglomerate, Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores, owns four banks.

Age: 79

Country: Colombia

Fun fact: Donated 400 apartments to Colombian families affected by landslides and heavy rain.

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Petr Kellner

Net worth: $8.2 billion

Bank: PPF (investment fund that owns banks), co-founder

Age: 47

Country: Czech Republic

Fun fact: Got his start selling office supplies.

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Sulaiman Al Rajhi & family

Net worth: $5.9 billion

Bank: Al Rajhi Bank, co-founder

Age: 92

Country: Saudi Arabia

Fun fact: He has 23 children.

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Teh Hong Piow

Net worth: $5 billion

Bank: Public Bank, founder

Age: 82

Country: Malaysia

Fun fact: He's treated as a national hero in Malaysia; for his birthday his employees arranged for him to be driven around in a golf cart by a supermodel.

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Aloysio de Andrade Faria

Net worth: $4.2 billion

Bank: Banco Real (which he sold most of) and Banco Alfa

Age: 91

Country: Brazil

Fun fact: Reportedly owns 150 pure-bred horses.

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Wee Cho Yaw and family

Net worth: $3.8 billion

Bank: United Overseas Bank, chairman

Age:83

Country: Singapore

Fun fact: His family owns nearly 25 per cent of Tiger Balm, an iconic Chinese ointment.

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Bruno Schroder and family

Net worth: $3.4 billion

Bank: Schroders, non-executive director

Age: 79

Country: United Kingdom

Fun fact: Raises Middle White pigs and flies his private plane as a hobby.

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Andre Esteves

Net worth: $3 billion

Bank: BTG Pactual, CEO

Age: 43

Country: Brazil

Fun fact: Worked up to his position as CEO of BTG from a spot in the IT department.

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Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair and family

Net worth: $2.6 billion

Bank: Mashreq, founder

Age: 57

Country: United Arab Emirates

Fun fact: The Al Ghurair family conglomerate is looking to invest in Libya.

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Pedro Moreira Salles

Net worth: $2.7 billion

Bank: Itau Unibanco, chair

Age: 52

Country: Brazil

Fun fact: Rumoured member of Group of Fifty, non-profit group of Latin American executives.

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Othman Benjelloun

Net worth: $2.3 billion

Bank: BMCE Bank

Age: 79

Country: Morocco

Fun fact: He started out in insurance, and used the proceeds from his company to build the bank.

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Abdullah Al Rajhi

Net worth: $2.2 billion

Bank: Al Rajhi Bank, co-founder

Age: N/A

Country: Saudi Arabia

Fun fact: Also has a big stake in Islamic bank Al Baraka Banking Group.

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Alexander Svetakov

Net worth: $1.7 billion

Bank: Absolut Bank (sold to Belgian KBC Group), founder

Age: 44

Country: Russia

Fun fact: His bank was sold for $983 million.

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Image: Alexander Svetakov, left, with Christina Krasnyanskaya and Alexander Fedotov.


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Roustam Tariko

Net worth: $1.5 billion

Bank: Russian Standard Bank

Age: 50

Country: Russia

Fun fact: Created Russian Standard vodka.

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Image: Roustam Tariko with Miss Universe Russia Irina Antonenko and Russian Standard Vodka models.


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Roman Avdeev

Net worth: $1.3 billion

Bank: Credit Bank of Moscow, owner

Age: 44

Country: Russia

Fun fact: He has 20 children - 16 of whom are adopted.

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Roberto Hernandez Ramirez

Net worth: $1.3 billion

Bank: Banamex (sold to Citigroup), former CEO

Age: 70

Country: Mexico

Fun fact: Made about $2 billion from Banamex's sale to Citi.

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Image: From left: Jamie Dimon, Judy Dimon, Roberto Hernadez Ramirez and Claudia Madrazo.


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Julio Bozano

Net worth: $1.3 billion

Bank: Banco Bozano, Simonsen (sold to banco Santander Central Hispano), co-founder

Age: 76

Country: Brazil

Fun fact: He is said to have over 300 horses on farms around the world.

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Emilio Botin

Net worth: $1.1 billion

Bank: Banco Santander, head

Age: 77

Country: Spain

Fun fact: His family has a Swiss bank account, though its holdings are unknown.

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Alfredo Harp Helu and family

Net worth: $1 billion

Bank: Banamex (since sold to Citigroup), former head

Age: 68

Country: Mexico

Fun fact: Cousin of Carlos Slim Helu.


Image: Alfredo Harp Helu, left.


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