Richard Fairbank
Richard Fairbank
Celebrated Name: Richard Dana Fairbank
Real Name/Full Name: Richard Fairbank
Gender: Male
Age: 73 years old
Birth Date: 18 September 1950
Birth Place: California, United States of America
Nationality: American
Height: 188
Weight: 74kgs
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Chris Fairbank
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes 8 (Unknown)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Richard Fairbank Gay?: No
Profession: Entrepreneur, Banker and Businessman
Salary: Unknown
Net Worth in 2024: $1.5 Billion
Last Updated: June 2024

Richard Fairbank is a well-known American businessman. He is also known as an entrepreneur and a banker. As a businessman, he founded Capital One together with Nigel Morris in year 1988. As from 2004 up to 2006, he served on the board of directors of MasterCard International.

Moreover, he is a member of the Stanford Business School advisory council, the board of directors of the BITS Technology Forum and the Financial Services Roundtable. His career in business had enabled him to achieve some awards among many others things.

Maybe you know about Richard Fairbank very well But do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Richard Fairbank’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Richard Fairbank was born as Richard Dana Fairbank in California which is located in the United States of America on 18th September 1950. He is the son of William M. Fairbank his father and Jane Davenport his mother. He grew up with his lovely brothers namely; William Martin Fairbank Jr and Robert Harold Fairbank.

Moreover, Richard was enrolled in school where his primary and secondary levels have not been disclosed. After graduating from secondary school, he went at Pomona College before transferring to Stanford University and graduated with bachelor’s degree in economics. Later, he attained an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and graduated first in his class.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 18 September 1950, Richard Fairbank is 73 years old as of today’s date 22nd June 2024. His height is 188 m tall, and weight is 74 kg.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

Concerning his personal life, Richard Fairbank is married to a beautiful woman namely Chris Fairbank. Together, they have been blessed with eight children whom they have not revealed. The family lives a happy life where they own and live at Overlook farm, near Gunston Hall on the Potomac River in Virginia.

Richard has lived a straight life where he has no girlfriend. Also, he has a straight sexual orientation since he is not gay. Together with his wife and children, they enjoy life with the wealth that Richard has made.


Richard Fairbank co-founded Capital One with Nigel Morris, the company’s current Vice Chairman, in 1988. Mr. Fairbank devised the concept that would become Capital One’s defining feature – the Information Based Strategy (IBS).

Richard Fairbank and Nigel Morris introduced IBS by combining the historically distinct departments of marketing, credit, risk operations, and information technology into a single flexible decision-making framework that allows Capital One to personalize financial services to each customer’s specific needs.

Capital One’s client base has expanded to an incredible 47.2 million people, with $75.5 billion in managed loans under Mr. Fairbank’s leadership. Internationally, the corporation has grown into nations such as Canada and the United Kingdom.

Fairbank began his career in financial services in 1985 as a partner at Strategic Planning Associates (now Mercer Management Consulting), where he established the banking business.

The seeds of IBS were sown throughout this time period. Mr. Fairbank felt that credit card issuers were missing out on a chance to combine direct response marketing’s vital consumer feedback with the power of information technology to build a scientific method to addressing customer wants.

His objective was to develop a rigorous “test-and-learn” system for providing the right goods, at the right time, and at the right price to people with all types of credit.

Richard Fairbank then hired Morris, another Strategic Planning Associates expert, to flesh out this concept and identify a large credit card issuer eager to implement this novel, science-based marketing technique.

Signet Bank, located in Richmond, was the first to recognize the possibilities of this novel concept, and Mr. Fairbank and Mr. Morris joined Signet in 1988 to form Capital One.

Fairbank ultimately broke the code to produce bespoke products that fulfilled their strict risk requirements after a few years and hundreds of tests, and in 1991, he pioneered the “balance transfer” credit card product, which transformed the competitive landscape of the business. Signet’s credit card division was split off in 1995.

Awards & Achievements

Following the success of creating a very strong business which well established itself, Richard Fairbank has enjoyed several achievements with this being one of his major achievements he has had.

In addition to this, he has also received several awards such as the award by Washingtonian for the Business Leader of the Year together with being placed in the lists of the top 10 CEOs as well as 50 Best CEOs.

Net Worth & Salary of Richard Fairbank in 2024

Richard Fairbank Net Worth
Richard Fairbank Net Worth

As of June 2024, Richard Fairbank has an estimated net worth of $1.5 billion, which has been attributed to the earnings he makes from being the founder of Capital One. Fairbank is the current chairman and CEO of Capital One which highly contributes to his net worth. His current actual salary is yet to be known though he always receives remuneration from the company every month.

Richard Fairbank is one of the most renowned and most successful businessman in America would company has thrived being a cofounder together with Nigel Morris. With much diligence, they have been able to make the company rise into high levels.


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