American inventor and businessman.
Co-founder of Mattel, a multinational toy company.
Handler co-founded Mattel with Harold Matson, who sold out to Elliot soon after founding the company in 1945. Through Mattel, and with his wife Ruth Handler, Elliot developed some of the best-selling toys in American history, such as Barbie, Chatty Cathy, and Hot Wheels.
Elliot Handler - Wikipedia
"The Eulogizer: Elliot Handler, Barbie’s ‘dad,’ and more on alleged mobster Francois Abutbul" - Jewish Telegraphic Agency (2011)