6 Entrepreneurs With a Horse in the Race
Owner: Ahmed Zayat
Business: Al Ahram Beverages Company
Ahmed Zayat moved to the United State from Egypt when he was 18. After earning degrees from Boston University and Harvard University, Zayat founded Al Ahram, a non-alcoholic beverage company, which, in 2002, sold to Heineken for a reported $280 million. That gave Zayat more time to focus on his other passion: horse racing. Zayat Stables, Zayat's venture into breeding racehorses, trains approximately 200 horses and keeps its headquarters in Hackensack, New Jersey.