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Welcome to the Billionaires’ Club

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/ By Orna Taub/

210 people from 42 countries have joined Forbes’ Billionaire Club. Noteworthy among them are two young American Jews that earned their fortune by the sweat of their brows: Tory Burch 46 and Nicholas Woodman 37.

Tory Burch is a beautiful fashion designer considered to be the queen of the Jet Set. Her net worth is estimated at 1 billion dollars which places her this year in the number 1342 place on Forbes’ list of worldwide billionaires and number 426 in the U.S list. She is the second youngest billionaire in America after Sara Blakely who is 42 years of age and the owner of Spandex the famous undergarment label who have applied for and received a patent for short, sculpted tights that may be worn as underpants.

Nick (Nicholas) Woodman, 37 entered the list of youngest billionaires in 17th place with an estimated worth of 1.3 billion dollars. Woodman, known as the “mad billionaire” is the founder and CEO of GoPro a company producing equipment for digital area and motion photography. GoPro is an American company with the greatest growth. The prototype model of the first camera he built in his bedroom using his mother’s sewing machine and a drill. The first camera, a 35mm model entered market in 2004 and today the company is worth 2.25 billion dollars. More on Nick Woodman to follow.

 

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