The Wertheimer family (Iscar Ltd.) top the rankings for the richest Israelis, with a fortune of $3.5 billion, followed second by diamond merchant Dan Gertler, with a fortune of $2.3 billion, according to “Hurun”, the Chinese equivalent of “Forbes.” There are 13 Israelis on “Hurun’s” 2015 Global Rich List. Shari Arison (Bank Hapoalim (TASE: POLI), Carnival Cruise) is the richest Israeli woman, in third place, with a fortune of $2.3 billion, and in fourth place is Idan Ofer (shipping, energy and chemicals) with a fortune of $2.2 billion.
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In fifth place is Arnon Milchan (media) with a fortune of $2.1 billion, followed by Yitzhak Tshuva (energy) in sixth place with a fortune of $2 billion. Seventh is Beny Steinmetz ($2 billion) (mining).
Eighth is Gil Shwed ($2 billion)(Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), ninth is Marius Nacht ($2 billion) (Check Point), tenth is Teddy Sagi ($1.9 billion) (Internet, real estate).
11th is Michael Federmann ($1.7 billion)(Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ESLT; TASE: ESLT), Dan Hotels), 12th Shaul Shani ($1.5 billion) ECI Telecom Ltd., and 13th Morris Kahn ($1 billion) (Amdocs Ltd. (NYSE: DOX).
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news – www.globes-online.com