Steve Ballmer - CEO and President of Microsoft. Made news when he announced that his companys stock was overvalued. He personally lost a billion dollars in paper value the same day he opened his mouth. Update: Recently made head of Microsoft. In a 1998 Business Week article, it is noted that he went to Hebrew School.
Zora Arkus-Duntov - Designer of the famous automobile, the Corvette, the only true sports car produced by an American company. Also the inventor of four wheel disc brakes & a fuel injection system still used in many cars today. Born in Belgium of Russian parents. He served in the French airforce in WWII & then fled to the U.S. (1910-1996).
Citroën was a French industrialist. He is remembered chiefly for the make of car named after him, but also for his application of double helical gears.
CEO of Intel Corp. He was a refugee, who came to the United States following the 1956 Hungarian revolution.
CEO and founder of Compaq Computer. Born in New Orleans, his parents divorced when he was young and his mother raised the family alone on a secretarys salary. He and his brother became engineers. Rosen moved on to being a technology analyst on Wall Street. He quickly spotted and helped direct capital to promising PC companies. He recently took over Compaq again and is a hands-on manager.
Israeli-American founder CEO and president of Packard Bell Electronics
CEO and founder of Applied Materials, one of the most impt. high-tech firms in Silicon Valley. A native Israeli. The company has major investments in Israel. Maydan and his wife Dalia (who taught physics) are major benefactors of the Northern California Jewish community.
Founder of Polaroid. Family came from Russia and "landed"--thats how he got his last name.
Founder and CEO of 3-Com corporation. Its most famous product is the Palm Pilot.
President of General Electric from the 1920s until the late 40s. Was one of the few Jews who rose, or was allowed to rise, to the head of a major US industrial company before WWII. Made GE the "powerhouse" it still is. Advocated "welfare capitalism" for employees & accepted unionization more easily than most. Major early donor to Israel.
co-founder of Google, Inc.
CEO and Founder of Oracle Corporation