Power Rangers: Haim Saban

How I Built This by NPR

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Mon Mar 27 • 43 min

As a refugee growing up in Tel Aviv, Haim Saban remembers not having enough money to eat. As an adult, he hustled his way into the entertainment business, writing theme songs for classic cartoons like Inspector Gadget and Heathcliff. But producing the mega-hit Mighty Morphin Power Rangers put him on track to becoming a billionaire media titan.

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4 comments

Andrew Meyer
4 months ago
Andrew Meyer
Haim is a clever businessman. Good insights into the world of scores and compositions for children's television shows. I would pay to listen in on the meeting he had with Pat Robertson's son to buy the Family Channel.
Yair Sakols
4 months ago
Yair Sakols at 33:30
What a boss
Ryan DeCosmo
4 months ago
Ryan DeCosmo at 22:03
This guy is possibly one of the most interesting people ever
Barak Ben Ezer
3 months ago
Barak Ben Ezer at 39:18
Super shrewd, sharp and sounds humble kind of guy. Interestingly , through he grew up in an Egyptian Jewish family, his vocabulary is rich with Yiddish. I guess this polish Jewish GF was very close to him :).