Hamdi Ulukaya is a Turkish businessman, activist, and philanthropist. He is the founder, owner, chairman, and CEO of Chobani, a company specializing in strained yogurt. Born in Turkey, he immigrated to US as a young man and established his yogurt empire there with no prior experience in the yogurt business. He is also known for donating generously to various causes.
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.