7 Well-known Americans of Foreign Descent Who Made America Great

We have heard time without number how President Trump wants to make America great again. Part of his initiatives includes a visa ban on 7 Muslim countries and they include; Somalia, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Syria, Sudan and Libya.  Based on US history, many prominent and successful US figures were originally immigrants or descendants from the very countries he aimed to put a visa ban on.  These people in so many ways made and still make America great.

  1. Tariq Farid


Tariq is the founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements. He is a Pakistani immigrant and his company work in the area of crafty fresh fruits. His business start in 1999 with an investment worth of $ 5,000. His business is now estimated at $480 million.

  1. Fayez Sarofim


Fayez is the co-owner of the NFL’s Houston Texans. He was originally from Egypt and became a US citizen in 1961. He is a wealthy fund manager from aristocratic roots and he also helped shaped the future of American football (which Americans are enjoying now).

  1. The late Steve Jobs


Steve Job is the Co-founder of Apple Inc. His father was a Syrian immigrant. Apple Inc. moved through the various stages of the business life cycle and is currently the multi-billion revenue worldwide company.

  1. Abdullah Hammoud


Abdullah is the first Arab American Muslim to win a seat in the State House of Representatives in Dearborn, Michigan.

  1. Hamidi Ulukaya


Hamidi is a Turkish citizenship. He is also the CEO of Chobani (the most popular Greek yogurt brand in America). The company is valued at $2 billion. The company is also known for good employee payments as well as benefits.

  1. Shahid Khan


Shahid is the owner of the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars. He is an immigrant from Pakistan. He started with small job until he made the top (employer). Currently, his company is known to support American football.

  1. Saadia Faruqi


Saadia is a Pakistani-American Muslim author of the acclaimed short story collection “Brick Walls: Tales of Hope & Courage from Pakistan”. She was born in Karachi, Pakistan.

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