Famous Israeli Business People

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Bar Refaeli
(Israeli Model, Businesswoman and Actress Who Hosted ‘The X Factor Israel’)
Bar Refaeli
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Birthdate: June 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hod Hasharon, Israel
One of the highest-paid Israeli models, Bar Refaeli topped Maxim’s Hot 100 in 2012 and has worked for GQ and Elle. She has also hosted Germany's Next Top Model, The X Factor Israel, and the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. She faced criticism for avoiding Israel’s mandatory military service recruitment.
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Adam Neumann
(Businessman, Investor and Co-Founder of ‘WeWork’)
Adam Neumann
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Birthdate: April 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
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.

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Yossi Ghinsberg
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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.

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 4 
Haim Saban
(Investor and Founder of Saban Entertainment Which Produced the X-Men and Power Rangers)
Haim Saban
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Birthdate: October 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt

Haim Saban is an Israeli-American investor, media proprietor, and film producer. He is credited with founding Saban Entertainment which produces children's television programs like Power Rangers. For his achievements in the TV industry, Saban was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Also a philanthropist, Haim Saban donated $14 million for the completion of a children's hospital.

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Avi Arad
(CEO and founder of Marvel Studios)
Avi Arad
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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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Safra A. Catz
(Businessperson)
Safra A. Catz
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Birthdate: December 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Holon, Israel
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Neil Druckmann
(Best known for his work on the Uncharted and The Last of Us video game franchises)
Neil Druckmann
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Birthdate: December 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Israel
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Lyor Cohen
(Businessperson)
Lyor Cohen
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Birthdate: October 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York (state) New York, U.S.
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Ami James
(Tattoo artist)
Ami James
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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.

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Stanley Fischer
(Economist, Educationist, Writer, Professor, Banker)
Stanley Fischer
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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.  

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Daniel M. Lewin
(Mathematician and entrepreneur who co-founded internet company Akamai Technologies)
Daniel M. Lewin
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Birthdate: May 14, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Died: September 11, 2001

Daniel M. Lewin was an American–Israeli entrepreneur and mathematician best remembered for co-founding the popular internet company Akamai Technologies. On September 11, 2001, Lewin became the first victim of the September 11 attacks when he was stabbed to death onboard American Airlines Flight 11 by one of the hijackers.

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Meshulam Riklis
(Businessman)
Meshulam Riklis
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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. 

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Eliad Cohen
(Actor, Model, and the co-founder of Gay-ville)
Eliad Cohen
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Birthdate: May 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Acre, Israel

Eliad Cohen is an Israeli producer, actor, and model. After completing his mandatory army service, he began modeling and found considerable success. He then starred in several music videos, gaining further fame. He is openly gay and founded Gay-ville, a gay-friendly vacation rental service. He is one of the most popular homosexual Israeli celebrities. 

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Shai Agassi
(Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Manager)
Shai Agassi
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Birthdate: April 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ramat Gan
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Edouard de Rothschild
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Birthdate: December 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France
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Yosef Abramowitz
(Entrepreneur, president and CEO of Energiya Global Capital as well as co-founder of the Arava Power Company)
Yosef Abramowitz
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Birthdate: 1964 AD
Birthplace: United States
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Arcadi Gaydamak
(Businessperson, Politician)
Arcadi Gaydamak
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Birthdate: April 8, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Rebecka Belldegrun
(President and CEO of Bellco Capital)
Rebecka Belldegrun
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Birthdate: 1950 AD
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

Finnish-born Rebecka Belldegrun is not only an ophthalmic surgeon but also a billionaire businesswoman. While she initially launched a real-estate company, she later served as the CEO of the investment firm BellCo Capital LLC. She has also previously invested in the biotech and hotel industries and heads several corporate boards.

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Bruce Rappaport
(Businessperson, Banker)
Bruce Rappaport
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Birthdate: February 15, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Haifa, Mandatory Palestine
Died: January 8, 2010
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Ariel Muzicant
(Business people)
Ariel Muzicant
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Birthdate: February 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Haifa, Israel
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Yaron Versano
(Israel Real-Estate Developer and Husband of Actress Gal Gadot)
Yaron Versano
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Birthdate: June 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Yaron Versano is an Israeli real-estate developer and business magnate. He is credited with co-founding a real-estate company along with his brother. Yaron Versano started hogging the limelight after marrying popular Israeli actress and model, Gal Gadot.

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