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Rodney Sacks

Rodney Sacks

American business executive
Rodney Sacks
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Intro American business executive
Known for CEO of Monster Beverage
Is Businessperson Business executive
From United States of America
Type Business
Gender male
Birth 1950, South Africa
Age: 70 years
Residence Laguna Beach, Orange County, California, USA
Siblings: Ze'ev BielskiLeslie Sacks
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Rodney Cyril Sacks (born 1949/50) is a South African billionaire businessman, chairman, and CEO of Monster Beverage since 1990.

Early life

Rodney Cyril Sacks was born and grew up in South Africa. His brother was art collector Leslie Sacks. He was educated at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and graduated with a law degree as well as a postgraduate higher diploma in tax law.


Sacks worked as a lawyer in South Africa, and was the youngest person to be made a partner of Werksmans, the country's largest corporate law firm. In August 1989, Sacks emigrated to California with his family, having spent nearly 20 years with Werksmans and rising to become a senior partner.

In 1990, a consortium led by Sacks and his fellow South African, Hilton Schlosberg, acquired Hansen Natural Corporation, which in 1992 acquired Hansen's Natural Soda and Apple Juice for $14.5 million. Since 1990, Sacks has been chairman and CEO of Hansen Natural Corporation, which changed its name to Monster Beverage Corporation in 2012.

Personal life

Sacks and his family emigrated from South Africa to California in 1989. His sister Caron Sacks is married to Israeli politician Ze'ev Bielski, and is the mother of actress Adi Bielski. He is a supporter of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.

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