Was in the Israel Defense Forces; wounded in the Six-Day War and spent 15 months in a hospital
Moved to America; worked as a truck driver and taught Hebrew to put himself through school
Designed toys for Mattel, Hasbro and Tyco
Joined with fellow Israeli immigrant Ike Perlmutter at Toy Biz; created a series of X-Men action figures
Became head of Marvel Studios division devoted to film and TV projects, when Marvel acquired a chunk of Toy Biz
Took over Marvel Entertainment after its bankruptcy settlement
Executive produced the surprise Wesley Snipes hit "Blade"
Produced TV series "Spider-Man Unlimited", "Avengers" and "The Silver Surfer"
Produced the blockbuster hit "X-Men"
Produced the sequal to the suprise hit "Blade II," once again starring Wesley Snipes
Produced the summer Blockbuster "Spider-man," starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst; directed by Sam Raimi
Produced "Daredevil," starring Ben Affleck
Produced "X2," directed by Bryan Singer
Produced "Hulk," based on the TV series, starring Eric bana