S. Daniel Abraham

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S. Daniel Abraham
Born Sim Daniel Abraham
(1924-08-15) August 15, 1924 (age 90)
Long Beach, New York
Nationality United States
Ethnicity Jewish
Occupation businessman, philanthropist
Known for founder of Slim-Fast
Net worth Increase $2.0 billion (March 2014)[1]

Sim Daniel Abraham (born August 15, 1924)[2] is an American businessman whose company, Thompson Medical, introduced the Slim-Fast line of diet products in the late 1970s. Abraham took Thompson Medical private in 1988; Unilever acquired Slim-Fast for $2.3 billion in 2000.[3][4]


Abraham was born and raised to a Jewish family[5] in Long Beach, New York. He is frequently included in Forbes 400 list of the 400 wealthiest Americans.

Abraham, is the founder of the Center for Middle East Peace in Washington, D.C. He has funded candidates in Israel who oppose the Likud Party.[6]

Abraham has endowed an S. Daniel Abraham Chair in Middle East Policy Studies at Princeton University, and a Chair in Nutritional Medicine at Harvard University Medical School. He has also funded the Dan Abraham School for Business Administration and Economics at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, and the S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program at Yeshiva University, and Honors Program at Stern College for Women. He holds honorary doctorates from Ben-Gurion University, Bar-Ilan University and Yeshiva University. He is also the founder of the New Synagogue of Palm Beach.[7] His gift to the Mayo Clinic served to create the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, whose opening in 2007 received national media coverage.[8]

He is a long-time donor to the Democratic Party and the Clinton Foundation. He gave $1.5 million to the party and ranked as the number one contributor of soft money to the national parties in 2000.

Abraham is the author of the book Peace is Possible, with a foreword by President Bill Clinton. Abraham also published his memoirs in 2010, entitled Everything is Possible: Life and Business Lessons from a Self-Made Billionaire and the Founder of Slim Fast.[citation needed]


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