Forbes’ 2012 list of the richest people in the world includes 1,153 individuals. Within that group, quite a few reaped their wealth from traditional banking.
We picked out the big names around the world—everywhere from the Czech Republic to the Morocco—that got their riches off banking, whether it was a personal business or an inherited company.
Thought you were playing in the big leagues? Think again.
Alfredo Harp Helu & family
Net worth: $1 billion
Bank: Banamex (since [...]