As a refugee growing up in Tel Aviv, Haim Saban remembers not having enough money to eat. As an adult, he hustled his way into the entertainment business, writing theme songs for classic cartoons like Inspector Gadget and Heathcliff

But producing the mega-hit Mighty Morphin Power Rangers put him on track to becoming a billionaire media titan.

How I Built This - Power Rangers: Haim Saban

Illustration: Andrew Holder for NPR


You’re the woman I love. You’re the one who kissed me outside of a pool house when it was pouring rain, took me to shoot tommy guns on Valentine’s Day. That’s who you are. You’re the one who proposed with beef jerky in her hand even though you’re a vegetarian. You’re the Roxie to my Tony. You’re the Wanda to my Buck. Who else is gonna sing Hot Blooded with me? And besides, we are way better than Mulder and Scully.

20 People that would make a better RPDR Pre-Show Host than Wendy Williams
  1. Todrick Hall
  2. Raven
  3. Neil Patrick Harris
  4. Michelle Visage
  5. Detox
  6. Alaska
  7. Katya and Trxie
  8. Morgan Freeman
  9. A bucket of drywall
  10. Sand.
  11. Ornacia
  12. Hamburger Mary
  13. Lil Poundcake
  14. Lance Bass
  15. RuPaul
  16. Rapal, the meme version of RuPaul
  17. A sentient kitten heel
  18. cheese
  19. Literally anyone else
    who likes LGBT people
  20. This is not difficult