Shari Arison and the Ofer brothers are among the richest Israeli billionaires, while Sheldon Adelson, Michael Bloomberg and Mark Zuckerberg are among the richest American-Jews.
Israelis Eyal and Idan Ofer, Shari Arison and Yitzhak Tshuva are among the richest people in the world according to Forbes magazine’s 2014 list of billionaires published on Monday.
Several Jewish-American billionaires have reached respectable spots on the list. Oracle CEO Larry Ellion is the richest Jew in the world, placed 5th on the list with $48 billion, while casino tycoon and Israel Hayom owner Sheldon Adelson reached the 8th spot with $38 billion.
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, was 16th on the list with $33 billion, while Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was placed 21st on the list with $28 billion.
Compared to the Jewish-American billionaires, Israeli billionaires were trailing quite far behind.
Eighteen Israelis out of a total of 1,645 billionaires made the list this year, up from 17 last year.
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