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 banking practices.
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.
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.
The son of Italian immigrants, Amadeo Pietro Giannini was born in San Jose, California in 1970. His father had been fatally shot when Giannini was only 7 years old. When he turned 13, he left...
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....
1904–1936. Industry: Finance. Era: 1900. Giannini grew Bank of America into the world’s largest bank. Three years after surviving the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, Giannini’s banking operations expanded by opening its first branch in San Jose. He continued to open banks throughout California, consolidating operations in 1927.
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).
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.
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.
Amadeo Pietro Giannini, also known as A.P. Giannini, was the man who began the democratization of banking and helped California become one of the world's largest economies. Amadeo was the son of Italian immigrants.