6 DONNA BENTON
Category: Brand: Technology The Entertainer Nationality: Australian
Donna Benton is best known for starting discount voucher app, the Entertainer, which provides buy-one-get-one free incentives and is currently available in 15 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe, including Saudi Arabia, Greece, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Last year, Bahrain-based investment firm GFH Financial Group bought Abraaj’s 50% stake in the Entertainer and an additional 35% from Benton at a $150 million valuation. Then, in July, U.A.E.-based conglomerate AlFuttaim and Al Zarooni Emirates Investments acquired minority stakes in the Entertainer from GFH. The Entertainer has over 10,000 merchant partners and more than 10 million downloads.