9. Leonard Blavatnik

“Mark Twain said, ‘The definition of an expert is someone from out of town.’ Well, I’m an expert.”

This quote was taken from an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek on November 17, 2011.

J-Connection: Industrialist Len Blavatnik was born in 1957 to Jewish parents in the Ukraine. In the past, he has sponsored a 2008 Russian exhibition dedicated to the Jewish soldiers of World War II as well as a food bank for needy families in Israel.