Jewish billionaires club
by Leslie Bunder
Successful Jews from across the globe have made it to the annual Forbes billionaires issue.
According to the business magazine, there are now 946 billionaires in the world and among them are Jewish people from the USA, Brazil, Spain, United Kingdom and Israel.
Richest Jew is casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. The 73-year-old who owns The Venetian in Las Vegas is worth $26.5bn and is the sixth wealthiest person on the planet.
Coming in at number 11 is Oracle boss Larry Ellison with a worth of $21.5bn.
Chelsea Football Club owner and Russian oil magnate Roman Abramovitch, has a worth of $18.7bn.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin, aged 33 is one of the youngest billionaires with a worth of $16.6bn.
Michael Dell, founder of the computer giant that bears his name is at number 30 on the Forbes list with a worth of $15.8bn. Just below him at 31 is Microsoft chief executive Steven Ballmer with a worth of $15bn.
Another Russian, metals tycoon Oleg Deripaska has a worth of $13.3bn.
Other Jews who have a worth of $10bn or less include Sumner Redstone, who famously sacked Tom Cruise from his Paramount film studio has a worth of $8bn.
British retail tycoon Sir Philip Green owner of BHs and Top Shop has a worth along with his wife Christina of $7bn.
Financial services owner Joseph Safra from Brazil is worth $6bn while his brother Moise is worth $2.9bn.
Esther Koplowitz from Spain is worth $5.6bn while her sister Alicia is worth $5bn.
Fashion tycoon Ralph Lauren has a worth of $5bn, the same as South African precious gems magnate Nicky Oppenheimer and his family.
New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg who founded the financial news organisation that bears his name is worth $5.5bn.
Music and entertainment mogul David Geffen comes in with a worth of $4.7bn.
UK Property owners David & Simon Reuben are worth $4.5bn.
Israel’s Stef Wertheimer & family have a worth of $4.4bn, Shari Arison $4.3bn, Lev Leviev $4.1bn, Yitzhak Tshuva $4bn, Sammy Ofer & family $3.9bn and Arnon Milchan $3bn.
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is worth $3bn.
Sharing 754th joint place are two Brits. Travelex founder Lloyd Dorfman is worth $1.3bn while media tycoon and owner of OK! magazine Richard Desmond is worth $1.3bn.
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