By Daniel P. Collins
June 19, 2012
The trading floors of futures exchanges in Chicago and New York have not only been training venues for successful traders and futures exchange executives but many famous folks have spent some of their formative years in the trading pits. The list is slightly skewed towards athletes who always have been drawn to the trading floor due to the physical demands of trading, but a few may surprise you. Futures would like to thank CME Group for help in compiling this list.
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