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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2017


Haim Saban

Entertainment mogul

Billionaire entertainment mogul Haim Saban is one of America’s staunchest supporters of Israel and godfather of its support in the Democratic party.

Saban was born in Egypt, grew up in Israel, and became a media giant through Saban Entertainment with shows like the children’s adventure program “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers.” He also owns media outlets like the Spanish-language network Univision.

“As an Israeli-American I am always concerned about the well-being of Israel,” Saban says. He sponsors, for example, AIPAC’s Saban National Political Leadership Training Seminar, the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, and numerous fundraising activities inside and outside of Hollywood.

He is also a chief supporter of the Democratic party and was a major donor to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. Following Clinton’s loss, he helped prevent the election of Keith Ellison to head of the DNC, saying, “If you go back to his positions, his papers, his speeches, the way he has voted, he is clearly an antisemite and anti-Israel individual.” (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.)


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