Jacqui Safra

Jacqui (Jacob) Eli Safra (born c. 1940) is a millionaire Brazilian investor from Geneva[1][circular reference]. He is a descendant of the Lebanese-Swiss Jewish Safra banking family.[2]

Jacqui Safra
Jacob Eli Safra

1940 (age 79–80)
Partner(s)Jean Doumanian
Parent(s)Yvette Dabbah Safra
Elie Safra
FamilyEdmond Safra (uncle)
Moise Safra (uncle)
Joseph Safra (uncle)
Jacob Safra (grandfather)


Jacqui Eli Safra is the son of Elie Safra (1922–1993) and Yvette Dabbah (1927–2006) and the nephew of Edmond Safra. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and worked in various positions at the Republic National Bank of New York.[3]

Some of Safra's investments include:[4]


Under the name J.E. Beaucaire (the name of the character played by Bob Hope in the film Monsieur Beaucaire), Safra appeared in minor roles in three movies and financed eight Woody Allen films through a production company, Sweetland Films, run with his long-time girlfriend Jean Doumanian, a close friend of Allen.[7][8]


Executive producerEdit


  • Weinraub, Bernard. (June 11, 2001). "A Friendship Founders Over Suit by Woody Allen". The New York Times, p. 1.
  • Claffey, Mike & Goldiner, Dave. (June 6, 2002). "Judge Backhands Woody's Rival". Daily News (New York), p. 8.
  • Claffey, Mike & Goldiner, Dave. (June 7, 2002). "Woody's Backer Admits to Some Overcharging". Daily News (New York), p. 4.
  • Wapshott, Nicholas. (June 7, 2002). "To the jury, Woody Allen's former friend Jean Doumanian must appear scheming and grasping, while the diminutive comic seems a classic dupe" The Times (London).

References listEdit

  1. ^ he:יעקב (ז'אקי) ספרא
  2. ^ Robert Kolker. "Shadows And Fog". New York Magazine. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  3. ^ Charles Lyons. "Safra: Woody's claim lame". Variety. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  4. ^ Unknown. "Chateau Chevalier in the spotlight: Jacqui Safra" (PDF). Gold Series Wine Press. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  5. ^ http://www.irishexaminer.com/property/commercial/sheen-falls-poised-for-sale-219103.html
  6. ^ http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/parknasilla-hotel-revenues-likely-to-rise-by-6-450262.html
  7. ^ Calderone, Michael. "Jaqui Safra Asks $50 Million For East Side House". New York Observer. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  8. ^ Smith, Dinitia (November 9, 1997). "Woody Allen's Best (Hence Very Secretive) Friend". The New York Times.

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