Famous Lebanese Business People

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Carlos Ghosn
(Former CEO of Renault & Nissan)
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Birthdate: March 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guajará-Mirim, State of Rondônia, Brazil

Carlos Ghosn is a French–Lebanese–Brazilian businessman who served as the CEO of Michelin North America. He also served as the chairman and CEO of Nissan and Renault. In 1999, he saved Nissan from near bankruptcy and turned around its fortune. In 2018, he was arrested in Japan for misusing Nissan's assets. He dramatically escaped from the custody is currently an internationally wanted fugitive.

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Marcus Lemonis
(CEO of the Camping World)
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Birthdate: November 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Businessman Marcus Lemonis was born in Beirut, amidst a civil war, and was adopted by an American couple. He is now the CEO and chairman of enterprises such as Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises. He also gained fame for his appearance on the CNBC reality show The Profit.
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Edmond Safra
(Lebanese-Brazilian Banker )
Edmond Safra
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Birthdate: August 6, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Died: December 3, 1999

Edmond Safra was a Lebanese Brazilian banker. His father was a prominent banker, and he began his career working at his father’s bank. He was hardworking, ambitious, and street-smart and started earning millions while still in his teens. He was also a major philanthropist. He died in an arson that attracted wide media interest.  

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Joseph Safra
(Chairperson of Banco Safra)
Joseph Safra
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Birthdate: September 1, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Died: December 10, 2020

Joseph Safra was a Swiss-based Lebanese Brazilian banker and businessman. A billionaire, he ran the Brazilian banking and investment empire, Safra Group, and was the chairman of all Safra companies. At the time of his death in 2020, he was the richest person in Brazil. He was married to a Greek-born woman named Vicky and had four children. 

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Nicolas Hayek
(Entrepreneur)
Nicolas Hayek
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Birthdate: February 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Died: June 28, 2010
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Moise Safra
(Businessman)
Moise Safra
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Birthdate: April 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aleppo, Syria
Died: June 15, 2014

Moise Safra was a Lebanese-Brazilian businessman who co-founded Banco Safra—the sixth-largest banking institution in Brazil—with his brothers Edmond Safra and Joseph Safra. The sons of a prominent banker, the Safra brothers too cemented their place in the Brazilian financial services sector. Moise was also a major philanthropist. He was married to Chella Cohen Safra. 

Prince Moulay Ismail of Morocco
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Birthdate: May 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
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Henri Philippe Pharaoun
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Birthdate: 1901 AD
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: August 6, 1993

Lebanese art collector, politician, businessman and sportsman Henri Philippe Pharaoun, who became the national tennis champion of Lebanon, is mostly remembered for the significant role he played in securing Lebanon's independence from France. He designed the Lebanese flag, served in the Lebanese Parliament and as the Lebanese foreign minister. As a Mediterraneanist, he supported peaceful coexistence between Christians and the Muslims.   

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Jacob Safra
(Syrian-Lebanese Banker)
Jacob Safra
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Birthdate: 1891 AD
Birthplace: Aleppo, Syria
Died: May 27, 1963