Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Samuel Zemurray (January 18, 1877-November 30, 1961) was a U.S. businessman. He made his fortune in the banana trade and founded the Cuyamel Fruit Company, which played a significant and controversial role in the history of Honduras. Zemurray later became head of the United Fruit Company.Zemurray's original name was Schmuel Zmurri. He was born in Kishinev, Bessarabia, Russian Empire (present-day Chişinău, Moldova) to a poor Jewish family that emigrated to America when he was fourteen years old. Zemurray had no formal education.