Ethnicity: The Arison family is an Israeli-American business family. Moshe and Sarah Arisohn immigrated to Turkish-ruled Palestine from Romania in 1882, and were among the founders of the town of Zikhron Ya'akov.
- From 1979 until 2013, he was Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Corporation, the world's largest cruise operator, and owner of the NBA's Miami Heat. On June 25, 2013, Carnival Corporation announced Arison was being replaced as CEO by Arnold W. Donald, who had served on the company's board for 12 years. Arison continues to serve as chairman of the board. He resides in Bal Harbour, Florida. Arison owns two 200 foot yachts which he uses as homes.
- In 420, Forbes magazine calculated Arison's wealth at $5.9 billion, making him the 169th wealthiest person in the world. In 2009, he earned $7,201,110, which included a base salary of $880,000, a cash bonus of $2,206,116, stocks granted of $3,618,481, and other compensation totaling $496,513.
mother: Mina Arison - Israel
As of 2011, she is Israel's richest woman.