S. Daniel Abraham
is an American businessman who was born and raised in Long Beach, New York
. He is frequently included in Forbes 400
list of the 400 wealthiest Americans, and is notable for his introduction of the Slim-Fast
beverage in the late 1970s.
A long-time donor to the Democratic Party, Abraham gave $1.5 million to the party and ranked as the number one contributor of soft money to the national parties in 2000.
He has received Honorary Doctoral Degrees from the Israeli universities of Bar Ilan, Ben Gurion and Tel Aviv, and from Yeshiva University in New York City
He has strong ties to Israel, and has used his friendship with leaders in the Middle East to work towards peace in the region. He is a Board Member of AIPAC.
Abraham is the author of the book Peace is Possible, with a foreword by President Bill Clinton. The book received praise from many Arab and Israeli leaders involved with the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.