Jacqui Safra

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Jacqui (Jacob) Eli Safra (*1948, alias: J.E. Beaucaire) is a Swiss investor from Geneva[1][better source needed]. He is a descendant of the Syrian-Swiss Jewish Safra banking family.[2]


Jacqui Eli Safra is the son of Elie Safra (1922-1993) and Yvette Dabbah (1927-2006) and the nephew of Edmond Safra. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and worked in various leading positions at the Republic National Bank of New York.[3]

Some of Safras investments include:[4]


Under the name J.E. Beaucaire (the name of the character played by Bob Hope in the film Monsieur Beaucaire), Safra appeared in minor roles in three movies and financed eight Woody Allen films through a production company, Sweetland Films, run with girlfriend Jean Doumanian, a close friend of Allen.[7]


Executive producer[edit]


  • Weinraub, Bernard. (June 11, 2001). "A Friendship Founders Over Suit by Woody Allen". The New York Times, p. 1.
  • Claffey, Mike & Goldiner, Dave. (June 6, 2002). "Judge Backhands Woody's Rival". Daily News (New York), p. 8.
  • Claffey, Mike & Goldiner, Dave. (June 7, 2002). "Woody's Backer Admits to Some Overcharging". Daily News (New York), p. 4.
  • Wapshott, Nicholas. (June 7, 2002). "To the jury, Woody Allen's former friend Jean Doumanian must appear scheming and grasping, while the diminutive comic seems a classic dupe" The Times (London).

References list[edit]

  1. ^ he:יעקב (ז'אקי) ספרא
  2. ^ Robert Kolker. "Shadows And Fog". New York Magazine. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Charles Lyons. "Safra: Woody's claim lame". Variety. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  4. ^ Unknown. "Chateau Chevalier in the spotlight: Jacqui Safra" (PDF). Gold Series Wine Press. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  5. ^ http://www.irishexaminer.com/property/commercial/sheen-falls-poised-for-sale-219103.html
  6. ^ http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/parknasilla-hotel-revenues-likely-to-rise-by-6-450262.html
  7. ^ Calderone, Michael. "Jaqui Safra Asks $50 Million For East Side House". New York Observer. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 

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