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Ben Cohen

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

1978 - 1994

Food & Tobacco

1970 b. 1951
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
Era - 1970

Cohen with his partner, Jerry Greenfield, created a business that was known as much for its socially conscious employment and philanthropy policies as for its high quality, unique ice cream flavors. During his tenure as CEO, Cohen ensured that Ben & Jerry's donated 7.5% of its pretax profits to non-profit organizations. What began as a small ice cream stand in Burlington, Vermont in 1978 became a $100 million operation with national distribution and franchise stores in 20 states.