The Rothschild family (known as The House of Rothschild, or more simply as the Rothschilds) is a European dynasty of German Jewish origin that established European banking and finance houses from the late 1700s. Five brothers of the Austrian branch of the family were given hereditary baronies of the Habsburg Empire by Emperor Francis II in 1816. The British branch of the family was elevated into the nobility by Queen Victoria.
Benjamin Olinde Rodrigues (1795–1851), more commonly known as Olinde Rodrigues, was a French banker, mathematician, and social reformer. Rodrigues was born into a well-to-do Portuguese Jewish family in Bordeaux, France. Rodrigues was awarded a doctorate in mathematics on 28 June 1815 by the University of Paris. His dissertation contains the result now called Rodrigues' formula. After graduation, Rodrigues became a banker.
Achille Fould (November 17, 1800 – October 5, 1867) was a French financier and politician. Born in Paris, the son of a successful Jewish banker, he was associated with and afterwards succeeded his father in the management of the business. As early as 1842 he entered political life, having been elected in that year as a deputy for the department of the Hautes-Pyrénées. From that time to his death he actively busied himself with the affairs of his country.
Jules Paul Benjamin Delessert (14 February 1773 – 1847) was a French banker and naturalist. He was born at Lyon, the son of Étienne Delessert (1735–1816), the founder of the first fire insurance company and the first discount bank in France. Young Delessert was travelling in England when the French Revolution broke out, but he hastened back to join the Paris National Guard in 1790, becoming an officer of artillery in 1793.
Henri Cernuschi (Enrico Cernuschi in Italian) (1821-02-19 in Milan - 1896-05-11 in Menton), was a major French banker, economist and Asian art collector, who started off as an Italian politician in 1848-1850. He was born of wealthy parents at Milan, and was destined for the legal profession. During his studies he became involved in the revolutionary movement.
Nicolas François, Count Mollien (28 February 1758 — 1850), French financier, was born at Paris. The son of a merchant, he early showed ability, and entered the ministry of finance, where he rose rapidly; in 1784, at the time of the renewal of the arrangements with the tax-farmers-general, he was practically chief in that department and made terms advantageous to the national exchequer.
Michel David-Weill is a French investment banker and former Chairman of New York City based Lazard Frères. He is the son of Berthe Haardt and Lazard Frères chairman Pierre David-Weill (1900-1975). During the last year of Nazi occupation, at age 11, he had to hide with his mother and younger sister, in a French village called Béduer (Lot, south-western France). After the war was over, he went to live in New York City with his family.
Pierre David-Weill (March 8, 1900 - January 14, 1975) was a French investment banker. Born Pierre Sylvain Désiré Gérard David-Weill in Paris, France, he was the son of Flora Raphael and David David-Weill (1871-1952), Chairman of Lazard Frères. He followed in his father's footsteps and in 1927 became a partner in the Paris office of the family's bank at the time under the direction of the Raymond Philippe.
Philippe Junot (born 19 April 1940) is was a stock broker and property developer with business interests in Paris, Montreal, and Detroit. He is best known as the first husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco. Junot was born in Paris, the son of Michel Junot, Deputy Mayor of Paris, and Lydia Tyckjaert, the daughter of a Danish industrialist. He has one sister, Catherine Junot, Mme. Vouillon. As a young man in the 1960s, he worked for Jack-In-The-Box, the American fast-food hamburger chain.
Nissim de Camondo (1892 – 1917) was a French banker. Named for his grandfather, he was born into the Camondo family of Paris, the son of the prominent and wealthy Jewish banker, Moïse de Camondo. As the only son of two children, Nissim de Camondo was expected to take over the family business. However, immediately upon the outbreak of World War I, he joined the French Army, then served as a pilot in the Aéronautique Militaire.
Édouard Alphonse James de Rothschild (24 February 1868 – 30 June 1949) was a French financier and a member of the prominent Rothschild banking family of France. Born in Paris, Édouard de Rothschild was the only son of Baron Alphonse James de Rothschild (1827-1905). His mother was Leonora de Rothschild (1837-1911), the daughter of Lionel de Rothschild of the English branch of the family.
Michel Nathaniel Robert de Rothschild is a French banker and member of the prominent Rothschild banking family of France. Known as Nathaniel, he is the first child and only son of Elie Robert de Rothschild and Liliane Elizabeth Victorie Fould-Springer. He will inherit from his father one-sixth of Château Lafite-Rothschild vineyard and one-quarter of Rothschild & Cie Banque. In 1975 he married Nili Limon (b. 1951). They had two children: Raphael Benjamin Jacob (1976-2000) Esther Eva (b.
David René James de Rothschild is a banker and a member of the prominent Rothschild banking family of France. He is the son of Guy de Rothschild (1909-2007) and his first wife and distant cousin, the former Baroness Alix Hermine Jeannette Schey de Koromla (1911-1982). David de Rothschild was born in the United States as a result of his parents having to escape the Nazis during the German occupation of France in World War II.
Joseph Pâris dit Duverney or Joseph Pâris Du Verney (10 April 1684 – 17 July 1770), was a French banker. The third of four brothers, he completed his military service, then followed the example of his elder brothers by going into business provisioning the army. In December 1721, he acquired the lordship of Plaisance (near Nogent) and undertook the reconstruction of the château there, turning it into a residence designed according to his own specifications.
Baron Guy Édouard Alphonse Paul de Rothschild (May 21, 1909 – June 12, 2007) was a French banker and member of the Rothschild family. He chaired the bank Rothschild Frères from 1967 to 1979, when it was nationalized by the French government, and maintained possessions in other French and foreign companies including Imerys.
Albert Kahn was a banker and French philanthropist. He was born Abraham Kahn at Marmoutier, Bas-Rhin, France on 3 March 1860, into a Jewish family, one of 5 children of his parents, Louis and Babette Kahn. He died at Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France on 14 November 1940, In 1879 Kahn became a bank clerk in Paris, but studied for a degree in the evenings. His tutor was Henri Bergson, who remained his friend all his life.