Forbes ranking: The world’s richest Jews

Which names are at the top of the list, and just how low has Mark Zuckerberg fallen?

April 17, 2013 20:06
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at eG8 forum

Mark Zuckerberg at eG8 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Of the 1,426 billionaires around the globe, 165 of them are Jews, and their joint wealth reaches the incredible amount of $812 billion, according to Forbes Israel magazine’s 2013 world’s billionaires list.

Compared with last year, the joint wealth of the 165 Jewish billionaires has grown substantially. According to Forbes Israel, the growth was due mainly to a rise in shares. For example, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison’s net worth grew $7 billion to $43b. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s net worth rose $5b., and the net worth of both Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin rose $4.3b. to $23b. The net worth of Len Blavatnik, who recently acquired Clal Industries, jumped $4.1b. to $16b.

According to the Forbes Israel ranking, the richest Jew in the world is Ellison, whose net worth is estimated at $45b., $7b. more than he was worth last year. As of February 2013, Ellison’s Oracle shares were worth 20 percent more than last year. Ellison, the third-richest man in the US, made a number of lucrative real-estate purchases this past year. In June, he acquired ownership of 98% of the Hawaiian island of Lanai from David Murdock.

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