Saban was born in Alexandria, Egypt. He is one of two children of a salesman father and a housewife mother. Sephardic Jews, they were poor but extremely close-knit. Saban did not have a brilliant education. He was expelled from school for bad temperament. Then, he decided to join the Israeli Defense Forces. But ironically, he was outstanding from his former classmates with his intelligence and creativity.
He has always wanted to be financially stable, something his family has not been able to provide. He was determined to achieve this on his own, and by his own means. Without even playing guitar, Saban made his way into a local Tel Aviv band as a bass player. He quickly acquired the role of manager. He started to collaborate with the largest German broadcasting group, ProSiebenSat.1 Media.
He felt that Israel was getting too small for him, so he decided to move to France. He saw it as a better environment for a start-up. He seized his chance in Europe and became a record producer. Immersed in this universe, his circle of friends grew wider. The famous composer and producer Shuki Levy offered him to come and live in Los Angeles. It is there that Saban could live his dreams to the fullest. He saw enormous potential in Hollywood.
Saban Entertainment was founded in 1980. Saban entered into a lucrative partnership with Levy. The two men created cartoon music and composed music for series such as:
- Inspector Gadget
- The Mysterious Cities of Gold
- Dragon Quest
- He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
- Princess of Power
As for “Power Rangers”, it became a huge success from day one of its releases. Saban’s career was on a roll, and today he was able to afford a spot in Beverly Park.