Famous Jewish-American Businesspeople & Entertainers

Movsha Acknowledges Jewish-Americans’ Movers & Shakers Contributions to the World.

Famous Jewish-American Businesspeople:

Sheldon Adelson, owner of Las Vegas casinos Venetian and Sands Casino
Beny Alagem, Israeli-American founder of Packard Bell
Steve Ballmer, was CEO of Microsoft (and unveiled Bing)

Burt Baskin co-founder of Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlor chain
Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google

Lillian Cahn, co-founder of Coach
Harry Cohn, co-founder of Columbia Pictures

Kenneth Cole, founder of Kenneth Cole Productions
Nathan Cummings, founder of Sara Lee Corporation
Michael Dell, founder, Chairman and CEO of Dell
Michael Eisner, Former CEO of Disney
Lawrence Ellison, founder of Oracle Corporation

Max Factor, founder of the company which bears his name
Donald & Doris Fisher, co-founders of The Gap
William Fox, founder of Fox Film Corporation
Ken Goldman, CFO of Yahoo!

Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve Chairman
Andrew Grove, Former COO, Chairman and CEO (1st) of Intel

Ruth Handler, President of Mattel Inc. and inventor of the Barbie doll
Bob Iger, CEO and Chairman of The Walt Disney Company
Jan Koum, Ukrainian-American co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp

Calvin Klein, founder and CEO of Calvin Klein
Jared Kushner, New York-based real estate entrepreneur and newspaper publisher, Sr Advisor to Pres. Trump

Michael Kors, founder, director and CCO of Michael Kors
Carl Laemmle, co-founder of Universal Pictures

Estée Lauder, founder of the company which bears her name
Ralph Lauren, founder of Polo Ralph Lauren
Sandy Lerner, co-founder of Cisco Systems
Gerald Levin, Time Warner, CEO of HBO

Paul Marciano, co-founder of GUESS
Bernard Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot
Louis B. Mayer, founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Michael Milken, financier, junk-bond specialist
Adolph Ochs, New York Times
Isaac Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel Entertainment
Jay Pritzker, co-founder of Hyatt Corporation
Sumner Redstone, chairman of CBS and Viacom

William Rosenberg, Founder of Dunkin’ Donuts
Steve Ross, Founder and CEO of Time Warner

David René de Rothschild, current chairman of Rothschild; the Rothschild family
Howard Schultz, Chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee
Dan Schulman, President and CEO of PayPal, Chairman of Symantec
Isadore Sharp, Founder and Chairman of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

George Soros, Wall Street investor and foreign currency speculator
Steven Spielberg, director, co-founder of DreamWorks

Isidor Straus, co-owner of Macy’s department store
Levi Strauss, founder of Levi Strauss & Co. clothing company
Ivanka Trump, Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions at the Trump Org
Warner Brothers Studios
Bob Weinstein, co-founder of Miramax
Jeff Weiner, CEO of Linkedin
Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube
Steve Wynn, Las Vegas casino owner
Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook

Mortimer Zuckerman, publisher of U.S. News and World Report and New York Daily News
Adolph Zukor, co-founder of Paramount Pictures

List of Jewish-American Entertainers

1980s
Zac Efron (born 1987), film/TV actor (Efron’s paternal grandfather was Jewish, and Efron has referred to himself as Jewish)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (born 1981), film/TV actor
Jake Gyllenhaal (born 1980), film actor (Brokeback Mountain)[
Scarlett Johansson (born 1984), film actress
Mila Kunis (born 1983), TV actress (That ’70s Show, Family Guy)
Adam Lambert (born 1982), singer and runner-up on “American Idol”
Shia LaBeouf (born 1986), TV/film actor (Even Stevens, Holes, Disturbia, Transformers)
Natalie Portman (born 1981), Israeli-born film actor (V for Vendetta)
Aubrey “Drake” Graham (born 1986), actor, singer, and rapper (Jewish mother)

1970s
David Arquette (born 1971), film actor
Amber Benson (born 1977), actress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Adam Brody (born 1979), actor (The O.C.)
James Franco (born 1978), film actor (James Dean, Spider-Man)
Sarah Michelle Gellar (born 1977), actress, writer, director, film maker, comedian, singer (Buffy Summers)
Seth Green (born 1974), actor, writer, and TV producer
Maggie Gyllenhaal (born 1977), Golden Globe-nominated actress
Kate Hudson (born 1979), film actress (Almost Famous, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days)
Adam Levine (born 1979), musician (Maroon 5)
Gwyneth Paltrow (born 1972), actress and singer
Joaquin Phoenix (born Joaquin Bottom, 1974–), film actor (Walk the Line)
River Phoenix (born River Bottom, 1970–1993), film actor
Pink (born Alecia Moore, 1979–), singer and actress
Winona Ryder (born Winona Horowitz, 1971–), film actress
Alicia Silverstone (born 1976), actress and former fashion model (Clueless, Batman and Robin)
Tori Spelling (born 1973), actress (Beverly Hills 90210

1960s
Paula Abdul (born 1962), singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, dancer, and choreographer
Patricia Arquette (born 1968), Golden Globe-nominated actress
Hank Azaria (born 1964), film/TV actor, director, comedian, and voice artist
Jack Black (born 1969), film actor and musician
Matthew Broderick (born 1962), film and stage actor (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Producers)
Robert Downey Jr. (born 1965), actor and musician (Iron Man)
David Duchovny (born 1960), film/TV actor (The X-Files)
Melissa Gilbert (born 1964), former child actress, two terms as president of Screen Actors Guild
Lisa Kudrow (born 1963), actress (Friends)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (born 1962), Hollywood film actress (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (born 1961), actress (Seinfeld)
Julianna Margulies (born 1966), film/TV actress (ER)
Debra Messing (born 1968), actress (Will & Grace)
Sarah Jessica Parker (born 1965), Golden Globe, Emmy-winning actress
Sean Penn (born 1960), film actor (Mystic River, Milk)
Adam Sandler (born 1966), actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter, producer, and musician
Rob Schneider (born 1963), actor, comedian, and screenwriter
David Schwimmer (born 1966), Emmy-nominated actor and director (Friends)
Kyra Sedgwick (born 1965), Emmy-nominated actress
Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, 1962–), stand-up comedian, actor, author; host, head writer, and producer of The Daily Show
Ben Stiller (born 1965), Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, and film director
Helen Hunt (born 1963), actress

1950s
Jason Alexander (born Jay Greenspan, 1959–), actor, comedian, writer, director
Ellen Barkin (born 1954), actress
Jamie Lee Curtis (born 1958), Golden Globe-winning film actress, writer of books for children
Carrie Fisher (born 1956), film actress, novelist (Star Wars)
Jeff Goldblum (born 1952), film actor
Bill Maher (born 1956)
Bob Saget (born 1956), actor, stand-up comedian, and game show host
Jerry Seinfeld (born 1954), comedian, actor, and writer
Jane Seymour (born Joyce Frankenberg, 1951–), English-born film/TV actress
Howard Stern (born 1954), radio/TV personality, media mogul, humorist, actor, and author
Debra Winger (born 1955), actress

1940s
James Caan (born 1940), film, stage, and TV actor (The Godfather)
Peter Coyote (born Rachmil Pinchus Ben Mosha Cohon, 1941–), actor and author
Billy Crystal (born 1948), actor, writer, producer, comedian, and film director (When Harry Met Sally…)
Larry David (born 1947), Emmy-winning writer, director, comedian, actor, producer, co-creator of Seinfeld, and creator of Curb Your Enthusiasm
Richard Dreyfuss (born 1947), actor (The Goodbye Girl)
Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, 1941–), singer-songwriter, author, musician, and poet, also appeared in several films
Bob Einstein (born 1942), writer and comedian known as Super Dave
Donald Fagen (born 1948), musician, singer-songwriter, cultural critic, author, columnist, writer, and co-founder of the famous jazz-rock duo Steely Dan
Harrison Ford (born 1942), actor
Art Garfunkel (born 1941), singer and songwriter
Paul Michael Glaser (born 1943), actor (Starsky & Hutch)
Goldie Hawn (born 1945), film actress, director, and producer
Kevin Kline (born 1947), stage and film actor
Bette Midler (born 1945), singer, actress, and comedian, also known as The Divine Miss M
Lou Reed (1942-2013), musician, singer, and songwriter
Rob Reiner (born 1947), actor, director, producer, writer
Garry Shandling (born 1949), comedian and actor
Paul Simon (born 1941), singer, songwriter
Barbra Streisand (born 1942), two-time Academy Award-winning singer and actress
Henry Winkler (born 1945), actor, director, producer, and author (Happy Days)

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