Published On: Wed, Mar 7th, 2018

Jews Make-Up 19% of Forbes 200 World’s Richest List

Jews are disproportionately represented on the roster of the richest business people, with 10 Jews among the top 50 (20%), and 38 (19%) Jews among first 200 world's wealthiest.

2,208 billionaires were included in Forbes 2018 world’s richest list. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos ousted Microsoft founder Bill Gates this year and was named the richest man on the planet, valued at $127 billion.

Bill Gates, who has been 18 times in the past 24 years the world’s richest man in the world, moved into second place with a personal fortune of $ 91 billion, while Warren Buffett made do with third place with a fortune of $ 87.7 billion.

US President Donald Trump, whose personal fortune is estimated at $ 3.1 billion, has dropped more than 200 places this year to the world’s 766th richest place – his personal fortune fell by $ 400 million last year, largely due to the decline in property values in Manhattan and falling revenues The golf courses he owns.

Jews are disproportionately represented on the roster of the richest business people, with 10 Jews among the top 50 (20%), and 38 (19%) Jews among first 200 world’s wealthiest.

Forbes pinned down 259 newcomers from 227 billion a year ago, among them are few jews: Russ Weiner, 48, worth $4.4 billion, the founder and CEO of Rockstar energy drinks; Jerry Reinsdorf, 82, owner of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls and the MLB’s Chicago White Sox. He started his professional life as a tax attorney with the Internal Revenue Service, and Ken Grossman, 63, worth $1 billion, a co-founder of the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Weiner is the son of conservative radio talk show host Michael Savage (born Michael Weiner).

Women

The richest woman in the world is Alice Walton, the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton, who has $42 billion in personal capital and ranks 18th in the world rankings.

Jewish Women the list including Shari Arison ($4.4 billion), Karen Pritzker ($4.3 billion), Lynn Schusterman ($3.7 billion) and Doris Fisher ($3.2 billion) and Sheryl Sandberg ($1 billion)

 

Two well knows Jewish figures are among the first 10th of world richest. (1-10):

#5 Mark Zuckerberg, 33, (Facebook) with $71 billion

#10 Larry Ellison, 73, (Oracle)  with $58.5 billion.

 

Three Jewish businessmen rank in the second 10th (10-20):

#11 Michael Bloomberg, 76, (Bloomberg LP) with $50 billion

#12 Larry Page, 44, (Google) with $48.8 billion

#13 Sergey Brin, 44, (Google)  with $47.5 billion.

 

Ranked 20-50 

#21 Sheldon Adelson, 84, (Casinos) with $38.5 billion

#22 Steve Ballmer, 61, (Microsoft)  with $38.4 billion.

#36 Joseph Safra, 79, (banking) with $23.5 million

#39 Michael Dell, 53 (Dell computers) with $22.7 billion

#48 Len Blavatnik, 60 (diversified)  with $20.2 billion.

 

Ranked 50-200 

#52 James Simons, 79 (hedge funds) with $20 billion

#64  Leonid Mikhelson, 62 (gas, chemicals) with $18 billion

#69 Gina Rinehart, 64, (mining)  with $17.4 billion

#73 Carl Icahn, 82 (Investments)  with $16.8 billion

#83 Vladimir Potanin, 57, (metals) with $15.9 billion

#88 David & Simon Reuben (investments, real estate) with $15.5 billion

#93 Mikhail Fridman, 53, (oil, banking, telecom) $15.1 billion

#99 Viktor Vekselberg, 60, (metals, energy) $14.4 billion

#102 Steve Cohen, 61, (hedge funds) with $14 billion

#102 Dustin Moskovitz, 33, (Facebook) with $14 billion

#108 Philip Anschutz, 78, (investments) with $13 billion

#108 Alain Wertheimer, 69, (Chanel) with $13 billion

#108 Gerard Wertheimer, 67, (Chanel) with $13 billion

#113 Leonard Lauder, 80, (Estee Lauder) with $12.9 billion

#116 Hasso Plattner, 74, (software) with $12.7 billion

#117 Stephen Schwarzman, 71, (investments) $12.6 billion

#138 David Tepper, 60, (hedge funds) with $11 billion

#140 Roman Abramovich, 51, (steel, investments) with $10.8 billion

#148 Eduardo Saverin, 35, (Facebook) with $10.1 billion

#152 German Khan, 56, (oil, banking, telecom) with $9.8 billion

#152 Ronald Perelman, 75,  (leveraged buyouts) with $9.8 billion

#154 Micky Arison, 68, (Carnival Cruises) with $9.7 billion

#158 Mikhail Prokhorov, 52, (investments) $9.6 billion

#167 Harry Triguboff, 82, (real estate) with $9.2 billion

#170 Jan Koum, 42, (WhatsApp) with $9.1 billion

#186 Xavier Niel, 50, (internet, telecom) with $8.1 billion

#190 David Geffen, 75, (movies, record labels) with $8 billion

#190 George Soros, 87, (hedge funds) $8 billion

#202 Nicky Oppenheimer, 72, (diamonds) with $7.7 billion

 

The Israelis

Twenty-two Israelis entered the world’s richest rankings this year. Eyal Ofer, who holds Israeli citizenship but lives permanently in Monaco, has a personal fortune of $9.6 billion.

These are Israel’s rich Estimated Capital As of Yesterday, March 6, 2018:

1. Eyal Ofer, $ 9.6 billion, ranking – 168

2. Steff Wertheimer, $ 5.8 billion

3. Shari Arison, $ 5.4 billion, and its location – 374

4. Yitzhak Tshuva, $ 3.9 billion, his location – 608

5. Idan Ofer, $ 3.7 billion, place 630

6. Arnon Milchan, $ 3.4 billion, placing 710

7. Teddy Sagi, $ 3.4 billion, 713th place

8. Shaul Shani, $ 3.4 billion, 737th place

9. Haim Saban, $ 3.2 billion, 768th place (holding US citizenship)

10. Yakir Gabai, $ 3.1 billion, 807th place (real estate business in Germany, holder of Cypriot citizenship)

11. Gil Shwed, $ 2.8 billion, place 901

12. Adam Neumann, $ 2.5 billion, place 1041

13. Alexander Mankiewicz, $ 2.4 billion, place 1068

14. Shmuel Harlap, $ 1.9 billion, place 1345

15. Marius Nacht, $ 1.6 billion, place 1529

16. Murray Arkin, $ 1.5 billion, place in 1691

17. Dan Gertler, $ 1.2 billion, in 1991

18. Zadik Bino, $ 1.2 billion, place in 2026

19. Liora Ofer, $ 1.1 billion, place 2111

20. Lev Leviev, $ 1 billion, place 2189

21. Benny Steinmetz, $ 1 billion, place 2190

22. Maurice Kahn, $ 1 billion, place 2237

 

Countries

By dividing the world’s richest by country, the US leads the ranking with 585 billionaires, followed by China (including Taiwan) with 476 billionaires, Germany (123), India (119) and Russia (102).

 

Unbelievable wealth

The past year was an excellent year for the world’s richest, but it also marks a huge increase in economic inequality in the world. The wealth of the 2,200 billionaires in the world jumped 18 percent in the past year, and together their personal wealth reached $9.1 trillion, nearly half of Israel’s annual GDP, up 18% from a year ago.

The 20 richest are worth $1.2 trillion. In aggregate, they may represent less than 1% of total billionaires but their riches amount to 13% of the total fortune of all billionaires worldwide.

For the first time in 32 years in which Forbes’ world’s richest ranking is published, Saudi billionaires are not included in the list. The Forbes system decided this year not to include the top 10 Saudi billionaires in the ranking following the arrest and seizure of property belonging to Saudi Arabia’s 200 wealthy Saudis by the Crown Prince and the uncertainty about the extent of their personal property today.

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