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  2. Amadeo Giannini - Wikipedia

    Virginia Demartini (mother) Amadeo Pietro Giannini ( Italian pronunciation: [amaˈdɛːo ˈpjɛːtro dʒanˈniːni] ), also known as Amadeo Peter Giannini or A. P. Giannini (May 6, 1870 – June 3, 1949) was an American banker who founded the Bank of Italy, which became Bank of America. Giannini is credited as the inventor of many modern ...

  3. Meet Amadeo Giannini: The Son of Immigrants Who Built Bank of ...

    The couple named their son Amadeo Pietro Giannini, later known as Amadeo Peter Giannini or simply A. P. Giannini. With less and less gold being found with each passing day, Luigi Giannini chose to quit gold prospecting and become a farmer. Using the money he had, Luigi purchased a 40-acre farm in the Alviso area of San Jose in 1872.

  4. Amadeo Gianini | American Experience | Official Site | PBS

    Amadeo Peter Gianini, Courtesy Bank of America Produce Magnate Born into a family of Italian immigrants, Giannini knew early tragedy: his father was shot to death by a man who owed him a dollar....

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  5. A.P. Giannini | American financier | Britannica

    A.P. Giannini, in full Amadeo Peter Giannini, (born May 6, 1870, San Jose, California, U.S.—died June 3, 1949, San Mateo, California), American banker, founder of the California-based Bank of Italy—later the Bank of America —which, by the 1930s, was the world’s largest commercial bank. He was a major pioneer of branch banking.

  6. Meet Amadeo Giannini, the Italian man who built the Bank of ...

    When Amadeo Giannini passed away in 1949, his net worth was just as little as US$500.000. You might think that’s a meagre sum for the greatest Italian American banker of all time. The truth is that...

  7. Amadeo Peter "A.P." Giannini - Entrepreneur

    But Amadeo Peter "A.P." Giannini changed all that. Through his dogged determination and unusual focus on "the little people," Giannini built what was at his death the largest bank in the country,...

  8. History - A.P. Giannini Foundation

    Amadeo Peter Giannini was born on May 6, 1870 in San Jose, California. Known affectionately as “A.P.,” Giannini was not only an innovator in banking, but also a man with remarkable integrity and extraordinary faith in human character. The son of Italian immigrants, A.P. left school at age 13 to work in a wholesale produce business in San Francisco.

  9. Francis Amadeo Giannini - Agosto Foundation

    In 1959 Francis Amadeo Giannini published a weird book entitled Worlds Beyond the Poles. He was probably born in the late 1800s or early 1900s—maybe on exact a date as 1898, as the Oregon death index has someone by that exact name being born (somewhere) on 3 October 1898 (and dying in Multnomah County on 26 November 1973).

  10. Amadeo Pietro Giannini (1870 - 1949) - Genealogy

    Amadeo Pietro Giannini, also known as Amadeo Peter Giannini or A.P. Giannini (May 6, 1870 – June 3, 1949) was an American banker who founded the Bank of America. Giannini is credited as the inventor of many modern banking practices.

  11. From Tragedy to Triumph: A.P. Giannini and his Bank of America

    1949 - 3 June - The Modesto Bee - Death Calls A.P. Giannini, Bank of America Head - San Mateo, June 3 - Amadeo Peter Giannini, boy produce peddler who fought his way up to become the world's biggest banker, died today of a heart ailment. He was 78, and had been ill with a cold for a month.

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