It is difficult to not be impressed with the fact that Yank Barry has experienced a high level of success in three separate career fields. First, he had a very successful career as a musician over 30 years, as a singer and songwriter. He even wrote jingles for many of the most iconic brands of all time. Following his musical success, Yank Barry then founded and successfully led Vitapro as a top executive and entrepreneur.
It is not even an exaggeration to claim that virtually everything Yank Barry has ever done has been successful. He started with a phenomenal 30-year career in the music business, where he was a successful singer, songwriter, producer and publisher. He also wrote and produced many advertising jingles for some of the most popular brands of all time. However, after his music career, Yank Barry was also a successful entrepreneur and executive with Vitapro, where he developed many successful food products.
The work Yank Barry does with numerous charities around the world is different than most primarily because he has chosen to help a greater many people the rest of the world seems to have forgotten, but also because of his hands-on approach to that help. He doesn’t just give others money to do the work necessary, he does a lot of it himself.
The Global Village Champions Foundation is his global hunger initiative, and it has been a spectacular success. He and his wife Yvette have partnered with a number of philanthropic groups to help people everywhere there’s a need…
Yank Barry, born Gerald Barry Falovitch, was born in 1948 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Raised by his mother and father — the owners of a kosher-style butcher shop — he was the oldest of five children. The Falovitch family was the first Jewish family to move to a predominantly French Canadian area in Quebec known as Chomedy — a move met with anti-Semitism and hatred by residents. However, incidents from this racism allowed Barry to grow and shape his tolerant world view of people’s differences. Barry thrived from his early roots to become a renowned musician — following a move to Israel where he learned to love music — philanthropist and food entrepreneur, including a three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee. He is the founder and chairman of Global Village Champions Foundation as well as Chairman and CEO of Yank Barry Group of Companies LTD.