January 19, 2020

Top 3 Businesses that You Probably Didn’t Know were Found by Jewish Owners

When more than 11% of all the world’s billionaires belong to the Jewish community, it shouldn’t be too hard to guess that quite a few of the big companies are being run by Jews. However, the names of those companies are not always as apparent. You might be surprised after reading the names on this list and realizing that they were started by members of the community and in some instances, are still being run by them.



The $19 billion company is the global leader in manufacturing and supplying storage devices. It was originally found by a most peculiar combination of three people, who were all immigrants from three separate countries. Jack Yuan was from Taiwan, Sanjay Mehrotra was from India and of course, Eli Harari emigrated from Israel. Harari was the CEO of the company till 2010 when Mehrotra took over the position of CEO from Harari when he decided to retire. In 2014, Harari was also awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation for his immense contribution in the field of memory chips.

Dreamworks Pictures


Dreamworks was founded originally by three prominent Jewish icons in Hollywood; Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg, when they decided to build a company of their own in 1994. Dreamworks has so far bagged three Academy Awards and 22 Emmy Awards, with successful animated movies like the Shrek series, the How to Train Your Dragon series, The Road to El Dorado, Megamind, the Kung Fu Panda series, the Madagascar series and much more under its belt. If you are even remotely into watching animated movies, you must have seen or at least heard about most of these movies, but chances are that you did not realize that it was a Jewish found company that made them, ‘til now.

Dunkin’ Donuts


Initially named Open Kettle, the first of the Dunkin’ Donuts establishments came into existence back in 1948. It wasn’t until 1950 though that it was renamed Dunkin’ Donuts by founder William Rosenberg. Today, the confectionary and café chain brand earns an annual revenue of over USD 10 billion worldwide. The catchy slogan, “America Runs on Dunkin’” was adopted in 2006, but has not been changed in the last eleven years due to its popularity. Although it isn’t owned by the founding Jewish family anymore, a large portion of the company’s employees and key persons are still Jewish.

If you found the three origin stories to be inspirational and you have a business idea of your own, it is recommended that you start working on that idea as soon as possible. Register your company online with Quality Formations and you have already taken that elusive first step towards building your own business empire. Just in case you need more inspiration, consider the fact that Sheldon Adelson, Michael Steinhardt, Larry Ellison, Sergey Brin and Mark Zuckerberg all have only two things in common; they are all Jewish and all of them are now rich and famous.

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