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This world-famous man helped found a band and toured as a member. Many years later, in 2002, he received an honorary knighthood. No, it's not Sir Paul McCartney – it's Alan Greenspan, head of the Federal Reserve. After studying clarinet at Julliard, Greenspan played saxophone with a swing band, reportedly dating Barbara Walters before settling down as the spouse of NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell. The 79-year-old economist reportedly plays a mean game of tennis. Oh, yes, and he helped steer the American economy through the crash of 1987, the recession of the early 1990s, the dot-com bubble and the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. According to ABC News, in 1998 unemployment reached a 24-year low, inflation hit an 11-year low and consumer confidence was the highest it had been...