S. Daniel Abraham
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|S. Daniel Abraham|
|Born||Sim Daniel Abraham
August 15, 1924
Long Beach, New York
|Known for||founder of Slim-Fast|
|Net worth||$2.0 billion (March 2014)|
Sim Daniel Abraham (born August 15, 1924) 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.
Abraham, is the founder of the Center for Middle East Peace in Washington, D.C. Through personal friendship with leaders in the United States, Israel, and throughout the Middle East, he's worked over the past two decades to help bring an end to the Arab/Israeli conflict. He is a major sponsor of the Washington-based United States Institute of Peace.
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. His gift to the Mayo Clinic served to create the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, whose opening in 2007 received national media coverage.
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.
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