Top 10 Richest Jews in the World and in America
The article presents the names of the richest Jews in the world. One who belongs to or follows Judaism or Jewish culture is termed as a Jew even though he/she may be an atheist. Jews form less than 1% of the world population. But when it comes to richest then a total of the 165 richest people among the 1426 billionaires on Earth are Jews. That is 11.57 percent of total world’s billionaires are Jew. Richest Jewish billionaires on Earth share a wealth which is estimated by Forbes to be around $812 billion. This staggering amount is more than the GDP of countries like Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Belgium, Norway and many others.
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List of Top 10 Jewish Billionaires
Name of Jew
(in Billions US Dollars)
|1||Larry Ellison||$43||United States of America (USA)|
#1) Richest Jew is Larry Ellison – From America (USA)
This Jew hails from the country of the United States and his net worth is more than any other Jew in the world. Larry Ellison’s wealth stands at staggering $43 billion which also makes him the fifth richest person on Earth. He is the founder of a software company named Oracle Corporation and is currently its CEO. His company makes software for enterprises and helps in data management for large information like that stored by the CIA. Ellison’s company has also developed a very popular programming language of the same name as that of a company and it is called ‘Oracle’. He resides in city of Woodland which is situated in California. He is also the richest man and Jew in California. He is also much in the news for his high-end purchases of the islands, yachts and airplanes. He also made an appearance in the hit movie Iron Man.
#2) Michael Bloomberg
One of the wealthiest persons in United States, Michael Bloomberg is the second wealthiest Jewish billionaire in the world and also in America. Bloomberg derives his wealth from a company which he founded and named it ‘Bloomberg’. His company makes hardware and software to be used in the financial market like that of Wall Street. A device nearly used in 1/3rd of financial market is a Bloomberg Terminal which is produced by Michael’s company. Michael owns 88% shares of his firm. Currently, he is the incumbent Mayor of New York City.
#3) Sheldon Adelson
Known as ‘****** mogul’ and the richest ****** billionaire in the world, Sheldon Adelson is a true rags-to-riches story. He was born to a cab driver and his mother did odd jobs. Adelson derives his billion dollars of net worth from the casinos which he owns in Las Vegas and around the USA. He has begun investing for new casinos in Japan and Europe. With the amount of money he has, Adelson is on this top 10 list.
#4) Larry Page
Perhaps this man needs no introduction. If you don’t know about Larry then only one word is sufficient and it is ‘Google’. This Jew is the co-founder of the most used website Google.com in the world. He is the co-founder of Google along with Sergey Brin who is also on this list. His path-breaking algorithm called ‘PageRank’ to rank websites in the world made Google stand out from the crowd of other search engines. He is also one of the youngest billionaires on the planet. He is the fourth richest Jew in America and also on planet Earth.
#5) Sergey Brin – One of the Richest Jews in the World
Another Jewish billionaire, Brin was born to parents who migrated from Russia to America. He became billionaire overnight after the IPO of Google in 2004 along with Larry Page. He left his Doctorate studies at Stanford to start Google along with Page. He has also received numerous awards for his research and development in the field of data mining.
#6) Carl Icahn
Carl Icahn is like all the top 5 on this list a Jewish American billionaire. He is the sixth in the world after Brin. He is majority stakeholder of a firm named Icahn Enterprises. His firm is an investment company which holds shares in various diverse businesses inside and outside the United States. In March 2011, he announced he would return outside investors’ money in his $7 billion hedge funds, but said he would continue investing his own money.
#7) George Soros
He is the founder of Soros Fund management. George Soros is one of the biggest investors in America. He is a hedge fund manager. Besides business, he also spends money on human rights, eradication of poverty and education for all. He has made great endowments to several European Universities and also in Hungary, a country in which he was born. Soros is counted as one of the greatest investors and is included in the list of people like Benjamin Graham.
#8) Mikhail Fridman
A Russian billionaire and the second richest man in Russia, Mikhail Fridman is the founder of Alpha Group Consortium. Through his consortium, he controls and runs some of the largest banking and investment industries in Russia. Mikhail Fridman is the richest Russian Jew and overall eighth wealthiest Jewish person on the globe.
#9) Len Blavatnik
An alumnus of Columbia University, Len Blavatnik was born in Ukraine during the Soviet era. Now, he is an American citizen. His wealth is diversified and he owns shares in several companies in Russia, America and Europe through his investment firm named Access Industries. He holds a degree in Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. This year he made news when he pledged $30 million for young scientists in USA for innovation. He also donated $50 million to his alma mater i.e. Harvard University.
#10) Joseph Safra
Safra has Lebanese origins as he was born in Beirut Lebanon to a rich Lebanese Jewish family. His family emigrated to Brazil and entered into the banking business which was later expanded by Joseph Safra. His net worth is estimated by Forbes Magazine to be close to $16 billions which also makes him the second richest person in Brazil.
Some things to note about this article is that out of ten, 8 are American Jews while remaining two are Brazilian and Russian each.