Ben Bernanke
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Born: December 13, 1953 (age 60)

Nationality: Irish

Bio: Ben Shalom Bernanke is an American economist and currently chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States. During his tenure as chairman, Bernanke has overseen the Federal Reserve's response to the late-2000s financial crisis.

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