|Born||May 1930 (age 88)|
Benoni, South Africa
|Residence||Beit Yanai, Israel|
|Education||Benoni High School|
|Known for||Founder and chairman of Aurec Group|
|Net worth||US$1.0 billion (January 2017)|
|Spouse(s)||Jackie Maloon (died 2011)|
Morris Kahn (born March 1930) is a South African-born Israeli billionaire entrepreneur. He is the founder of Golden Pages Israel, Amdocs, the Aurec Group, Coral World and other companies. Through Coral World he founded several marine parks around the world, including the underwater observatory in Eilat, Israel. He is active in philanthropy and venture philanthropy.
Morris Kahn was born in March 1930 in Benoni, South Africa, to a Jewish family. He is the eldest child of Philip and Beattie Kahn. He was an active member of the Zionist youth group, Habonim.
In 1978 Kahn and Shmuel Meitar founded the Aurec Group, an Israeli-based private equity firm which started with investments in the cable and telecom sectors. This led to the installation of a fiber optic cable from Israel to Italy, which connected Israel to the rest of the world.
His first major success began with the establishment of the Golden Pages in Israel in 1968, which led to the co-founding of Amdocs in 1982, together with Shmuel and Tzvi Meitar. Amdocs provides customer relationship management and billing software for big telecommunications firms.  The company, which is traded on NASDAQ (revenue in fiscal 2015: $3.6 billion) currently serves more than 300 clients in more than 90 countries, and has about 26,000 employees.
In 1997 the Aurec Group acquired 50% of Netcom, the launch of AIG Golden Insurance and Alpha Visa-Card.
He is a principal investor in Aurum Ventures and the clean tech water company Atlantium, that uses UV rays to disinfect water,  and N-Trig, a manufacturer of multi-touch screens for computers. In 2016 Aurum Ventures invested $3 million in a new method of diagnosing cancer developed by Noklaiks (Nucleix) Israel.
Time to Know is a digital education platform which Kahn first launched as a nonprofit organization focused on improving grade school education, but has since developed into a for-profit business which is being tested in schools in New York City and in Israel.
Kahn supports the work of “Save a Child’s Heart,” (SACH) an organization that brings Israeli doctors around the world to perform life-saving surgery and medical monitoring for children of all races, religions, nationalities, and economic status.
The Morris Kahn Initiative is a $4 million program to help develop pioneering cancer research at Tel Aviv University. The initiative’s aim is to develop 3D cancer modeling of live cancer tumors.
“Big Data Maccabi,” founded with contributions from Kahn, will help medical professionals to diagnose illness using the information collected during blood tests, imaging and other diagnostic testing.
He supports Serious Fun, a camp for children with terminal illness, and a therapeutic horse-riding camp for the disabled.
Kahn founded Zalul in 1999, a non-profit foundation which cleans bodies of water in Israel.
Founded by Morris Kahn, SpaceIL is the first to sign a launch agreement for a private moon mission on the SpaceX Falcon 9 Launcher. SpaceIL hopes to land an Israeli spacecraft on the moon later in the year 2017.
He started the Youth Leadership Program called LEAD, dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders.
The Morris Kahn Institute for Human Immunology was funded by Kahn.
He sponsors an Omo Valley and Jinka, Ethiopia-based project, Jinka Eye Camp, for volunteer Israeli surgeons to perform operations to restore eyesight to people living in rural villages suffering from eye diseases such as cataracts and trachoma.
Coral World International
Kahn, a former diver, founded Coral World International, a group of aquariums around the world in Eilat, Israel; Maui, Hawaii; Perth, Australia; St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Coral Island Nassau, The Bahamas; Oceanworld in Manly, Australia; and elsewhere. 
In October, 2016 Kahn received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Israel-USA Chamber of Commerce for his work promoting economic relations between Israel and the USA, with such business partnerships as Amdocs and AIG-Israel.
Former US astronaut Buzz Aldrin tweeted the following congratulatory note to Kahn: “I congratulate my friend Morris Kahn & TeamSpaceIL on inspiring the next generation in Israel to reach for space.”
Kahn has two sons, David and Benjamin Kahn, a marine biologist, who was a Time Magazine hero for his work on the environment. He was married to his late wife, Jacqueline, until the time of her death in 2011. He lives in Beit Yanai, north of Tel Aviv.
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