Famous Israeli Business People

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 1 Roman Abramovich

Roman Abramovich
Birthdate: October 24, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saratov, Russia

Roman Abramovich is an Israeli-Russian businessman and politician. Over the years, he has played an influential role as the primary owner of Millhouse LLC and as the owner of the popular Premier League football club Chelsea F.C. Roman Abramovich is one of the richest persons in the world and has donated over US$2.5 billion to various charitable causes between 1999 and 2013.

 2 Adam Neumann

Adam Neumann
Famous As: Co-founder of WeWork
Birthdate: March 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Adam Neumann is an Israeli-American businessman. He is credited with co-founding the popular commercial real estate company, WeWork, which he established in 2010 alongside his wife Rebekah Neumann and Miguel McKelvey. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Adam Neumann had aspirations like becoming the first trillionaire, living forever, and becoming president of the world.

 3 Avi Arad

Avi Arad
Famous As: CEO and founder of Marvel Studios
Birthdate: April 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ramat Gan, Israelr

Avi Arad is an Israeli-American businessman and film producer. He became a prominent business figure as the CEO of the company Toy Biz in the 1990s. He then proceeded to become the chief creative officer of Marvel Entertainment and founded Marvel Studios. In 2006, he resigned from his Marvel positions and formed his own production company, Arad Productions. 

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 4 Yossi Ghinsberg

Yossi Ghinsberg
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 25, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel

Yossi Ghinsberg is an Israeli adventurer, entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker, and humanitarian. He is best known for his survival story which happened in 1981 when he was stranded in the Amazon jungle for three weeks. The story inspired the 2017 Australian biographical film Jungle and was featured in Discovery Channel's popular documentary series I Shouldn't Be Alive.

 5 Safra A. Catz

Safra A. Catz
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: December 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Holon, Israel

 6 Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely
Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: April 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.

Dan Ariely is an Israeli-American professor and author. He is the founder of the research institution, The Center for Advanced Hindsight, and the co-founder of several companies. Currently, he is also the James B. Duke Professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University. He is the author of the three New York Times bestsellers as well. 

 7 Neil Druckmann

Neil Druckmann
Famous As: Best known for his work on the Uncharted and The Last of Us video game franchises
Birthdate: December 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Israel
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 8 Ami James

Ami James
Famous As: Tattoo artist
Birthdate: April 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Israel

Born in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, then part of Israel, Ami James began illustrating at age 6, perhaps to compensate for the absence of his artist father, who had abandoned the family. Mentored by tattooist Lou Sciberras, he now owns several tattoo studios and the online tattoo community Tattoodo.

 9 Lyor Cohen

Lyor Cohen
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: October 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York (state) New York, U.S.

 10 Stanley Fischer

Stanley Fischer
Famous As: Economist, Educationist, Writer, Professor, Banker
Birthdate: October 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mazabuka

Stanley Fischer is an Israeli American economist. He was previously the chief economist at the World Bank and the vice-chairman of the Federal Reserve. In 2014, he was nominated by US President Barack Obama to be the vice-chairman of the US Federal Reserve Board of Governors. He is a member of the Inter-American Dialogue as well.  

 11 Meshulam Riklis

Meshulam Riklis
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: December 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Died: January 25, 2019

Israeli businessman Meshulam Riklis is credited with having originated complicated paper transactions like high-yield bonds and leveraged buyouts. He built his financial empire by taking control of major corporations like McCrory Stores, Leeds Travelware, Gruen Watch Company, and Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics. His financial dealings were controversial, and he filed for bankruptcy protection in 2013. 

 12 Shai Agassi

Shai Agassi
Famous As: Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Manager
Birthdate: April 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ramat Gan

 13 Arcadi Gaydamak

Arcadi Gaydamak
Famous As: Businessperson, Politician
Birthdate: April 8, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 14 Abdul Majeed Shoman

Abdul Majeed Shoman
Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: 1912 AD
Birthplace: Beit Hanina, Israel
Died: July 5, 2005