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Oppenheimer is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

In arts and media[edit]

In business[edit]


  • Bernard Oppenheimer (1866–1921), South African and British diamond merchant and philanthropist, brother of Ernest
  • Ernest Oppenheimer (1880–1957), diamond and gold mining entrepreneur and financier; controlled De Beers and founded the Anglo American Corporation of South Africa, brother of Bernard
  • Harry Frederick Oppenheimer (1908–2000), South African businessman of De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited, son of Ernest
  • Nicky Oppenheimer (born 1945), chairman of De Beers and of The Diamond Trading Company, son of Harry

Other businesses[edit]

In government and law[edit]

In science and academia[edit]

In other fields[edit]

  • Damon Oppenheimer (born 1962), Vice President and Director of Amateur Scouting for the New York Yankees
  • David Oppenheim (rabbi) (1664–1736), also called Oppenheimer, rabbi of Prague and bibliophile
  • Isabel la Negra (1901–1974), also known as Isabel Luberza Oppenheimer, Puerto Rican criminal
  • Josh Oppenheimer (born 1970), Israeli-American professional basketball coach, and former professional basketball player
  • Thomas Oppenheimer (born 1988), a German professional ice hockey player

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