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Fascinating facts about Amadeo Peter Giannini inventor of the consumer banking system in 1904

Amadeo Giannini
 
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The son of immigrants loaned to immigrants when other bankers refused. He built a vast Western banking empire, fueling California's growth, and created a national system of branch banks to serve ordinary people. Most bank customers today take for granted the things Giannini pioneered, including home mortgages, auto loans and other installment credit. In 1930 he renamed his banking empire Bank of America.  Source: Who Made America: Innovators
Inventor: Amadeo Peter Giannini
Amadeo Peter Giannini portrait  Time Warner
Criteria: First to invent. Modern prototype. Entrepreneur.
Birth: May 6, 1870 in San Jose, California
Death: June 3,1949 in San Mateo, California
Nationality: American

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