Mark Zuckerberg at eG8 311.
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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.
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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