Haim Saban

Israeli–American media proprietor, investor

Haim Saban is an Israeli-American investor, and producer of records, film, and television.

Haim Saban
Born15 October 1944
Occupation(s)Businessman, investor; record, film & television producer

He is ranked by Forbes as the 232nd richest person in America.[1]



Saban was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in an Egyptian-Jewish family. In 1956, the Saban family immigrated to Israel.[2]

He served as a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces.[3]

Saban started his career in 1966 as a bass player.

In the 1970s, Saban moved to France where he worked as a music producer.

He became a television producer, founding Saban Entertainment in 1988.

In August 2003, Saban led a consortium, which acquired ProSiebenSat.1 Media.[4]

Saban sponsors the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee's.[5]

Saban is a long-time supporter of many pro-Jewish and Israel causes.[6][7]


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  2. "'You made it big, you jerk!' - Haaretz - Israel News". web.archive.org. 2008-05-28. Archived from the original on 2008-05-28. Retrieved 2021-10-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. "המיליארדר שהיה פועל זבל והחליט שהילרי קלינטון תהיה נשיאת ארה"ב". TheMarker. Retrieved 2021-10-12.
  4. "Archives". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2021-10-12.
  5. ":: APN :: In the Press". web.archive.org. 2008-10-25. Archived from the original on 2008-10-25. Retrieved 2021-10-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. Sorkin, Andrew Ross (2004-09-05). "Schlepping to Moguldom". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-10-12.
  7. Nast, Condé (2010-05-03). "The Influencer". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2021-10-12.