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Sammy Ofer and family topped the list of Israelis mentioned in Forbes' World's
Billionaires list and came in number 79 overall, with a net worth of
$10.3 billion, up from $6.5 billion in 2010. According to Forbes,
the Ofer family owns a "vast global shipping empire, plus interests in
banking an real estate." Ofer currently lives in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
in 162 on the overall list, Netanya resident Beny Steinmetz came in
second for Israelis. His net worth, valued at $6 billion was made mostly
in the mining, diamonds, and real estate businesses.
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Shari Arison was the richest Israeli woman on the list. Coming in 200th
place overall, and third for Israelis, the Tel Aviv resident was valued
at $5.1 billion, with inheritances from $75 billion (assets) Bank
Hapoalim and infrastructure company Housing & Construction. She
also has stakes in Carnival Cruise.
A total of 16 Israelis made it to the Forbes billionaires
list, which was topped by Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu and
family ($74 billion), US citizen Bill Gates (Microsoft, $56 billion),
and US citizen Warren Buffet (Berkshire Hathaway, $50 billion).