Jerry Greenfield
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"Jerry Greenfield" is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is a co-founder of Ben & Jerry's/ Ben & Jerry's Homemade Holdings, Inc.

Throughout his childhood, Greenfield lived in New York, on Long Island. In 1969, he enrolled at Oberlin College, where he followed a pre-med curriculum before graduating in 1973. He applied unsuccessfully for medical school in two successive years, 1973 and 1974.

In 1978 Greenfield and his friend Ben Cohen (ice cream)/Ben Cohen opened Ben and Jerry's Homemade ice cream scoop shop in an old gas station in downtown Burlington, Vermont. The company has since opened almost 200 franchising/franchised shops and reports earnings of $237 million annually.

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