Company: Rubicon Group Holding
2013 was a big year for Rubicon Group Holding, the Amman-based entertainment company that Randa Ayoubi founded back in 1994. More details on its biggest project to date, a $1.5bn theme park based in Aqaba, were released. Ayoubi’s company survived on an initial investment of $140,000 for a decade before she persuaded family and friends to invest $3m. The result was Rubicon Group Holding, which is now has five international branches and 300 employees. Rubicon produces hits such as Ben & Izzy, a cartoon series promoting cross-cultural understanding between the Middle East and the West.