By Contributing Author
There are many influential Israeli investors and businessmen. All around the world, you can find business leaders with roots in Israel who have made a name for themselves in various industries. While the list of the richest people in Israel keeps changing, there are quite a few names that have remained in the top 10 list for a while now. The following are the 10 richest people in Israeli in 2018.
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Roman Abramovich is popularly known as the owner of Chelsea FC. The Russian-based businessman also has other investments though. His investments stretch from sports to steel and asset management among other things. As of 2018, Abramovich tops the list of the richest people in Israel. His investments amount to a total of 10.8 billion US dollars. He is heavily involved in charity and various philanthropic activities.
Following closely is Eyal Ofer, a real estate and shipping investor. Ofer is based in Monaco and he is the chairman of Ofer Global, Zodiac Group and Global Holdings. Through these companies, he carries out business in the property, shipping, energy, technology, and art industries. His investments stretch various continents with the footprint of his companies being in over 50 countries. Ofer has an estimated worth of 9.4 billion US dollars.
Patrick Drahi is a French-Israeli businessman who has invested heavily in the telecoms industry. He is the founder of Altice and he controls the biggest shares in the company. This businessman has a longstanding career in the media industry having owned a number of media companies over several years. He currently operates a number of media companies in France and Israel. He has an estimated worth of 7.1 billion US dollars.
Known for his philanthropy, Stef Wertheimer is a businessman who is involved in the metal and tools industry. He is among the many Israelis whose investments have also trickled into the healthcare stocks industry. His well-known company, IMC Group, has several metalworking companies under its umbrella. Stef Wertheimer has a longstanding career having started the first business in 1952. He is currently a huge investor in Israel with many industrial parks being credited to him. His estimated net worth is 5.7 billion US dollars as of 2018.
Known as Israel’s wealthiest woman, Shari Arison is a huge investor and philanthropist. She owns the company known as Arison Investments. This conglomerate has numerous companies and organizations under its wing. Her business empire stretches across different countries. As of 2018, Shari Arison is estimated to be worth 5.5 billion US dollars. Much of this wealth comes from her companies Bank Hapalim and Carnival Cruises.
This business magnate is known for his El-Ad Group. This conglomerate owns a couple of investments in the hotels’ industry. In addition, he is also an owner of the Delek Group. With this conglomerate, he has been able to make several investments in the energy and infrastructure industries. As of now, Yitzhak Tshuva companies are spread over various industries. The total estimated personal worth for the businessman is about 3.7 billion US dollars as of 2018.
Idan Ofer is a London-based businessman who has various investments in the shipping and drilling industries. He also owns Israel Corporation and Ofer Brothers Group. These two companies have invested in areas like shipping, petrochemical, and transportation among other areas. Idan Ofer is involved with various charities and he has an estimated worth of around 3.6 billion US dollars as of 2018.
Arnon Milchan owns Regency Enterprises and a couple of investments in the movie-making industry. The businessman started investing in the 1970s. Over the years, his investments have grown beyond his initial base in the movie industry to television and entertainment as well. He is estimated to be worth 3.6 billion US dollars.
Teddy Sagi has various investments in the gambling and technology industries. Playtech, his gambling software company, has been in the market for nearly 20 years. With this company, Sagi has been able to accumulate a wealth of over 3.4 billion US dollars.
Swarth Group is a well-known private equity company owned by Shaul Shani. The company also has ownership of the ECI Telecom company. The company has expanded into various other industries. As a result of investments in this company, Shaul Shani has an accumulated wealth of 3.4 billion US dollars.