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Top Jewish Billionaires List 2012

March 14, 2012 2:28 pm 31 comments

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For the 25th consecutive year,  Forbes Magazine has released “The World’s Billionaires List”.  The combined wealth of the billionaires equals $4.6 trillion, with Mexico’s Carlos Slim coming in at number one.  According to Forbes, Slim is worth $69 billion.

Using the Forbes billionaire list, The Algemeiner has compiled the top Jewish Billionaires of 2012. The billionaires featured are listed in order of their “Jewish ranking”, followed by their net worth and their overall ranking within the Forbes List.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. Photo: wiki commons.

#1. Larry Ellison

Net Worth: $36 Billion

Forbes Ranking: #6

Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Ellison is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Oracle Corporation, the world’s leading venture software company. Mr. Ellison is 67 years old and lives in Woodside, California.

It is known that Mr. Ellison would have liked to pursue molecular biology as an alternative career, and for this reason he founded The Ellison Medical Foundation, a non-profit organization which supports biomedical research on age related diseases and disabilities.

Sheldon Adelson. Photo: wiki commons.

#2. Sheldon Adelson

Net Worth: $24.9 Billion

Forbes Ranking: #14

Sheldon Gary Adelson is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, the parent company of Venetian Macao Limited, which operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Mr.  Adelson is 78 years old and resides with his wife in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

Adelson has made major multi-million donations to The Adelson Educational Campus, Yad Vashem, Birthright Israel and The Adelson Program in Neural Repair and rehabilitation.

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg at 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. Photo: wiki commons.

#3. Michael Bloomberg

Net Worth: $22 Billion

Forbes Ranking: #20

Michael Rubens Bloomberg or “Mayor Mike” is the current Mayor of New York City. He is also the founder and majority stake owner of Bloomberg L.P., a financial news and information services media company. Mr. Bloomberg is 70 years old and resides in New York, NY, U.S.

Bloomberg’s has engaged in substantial philanthropic endeavors, including a donation of over $300 million to Johns Hopkins University.

George Soros. Photo: wiki commons.

#4. George Soros

Net Worth: $20 Billion

Forbes Ranking: #22

George Soros is the chairman of Soros Fund Management. He is known as “The Man Who Broke the Bank of England” because of his US$1 billion in investment profits during the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crisis. Mr Soros is 81 years old and resides in Katonah, NY, U.S.

Soros supports the “Open Society Foundation”.  According to its web-site is OSF’s mission is to “place the highest priorities on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities”.

Sergey Brin. Photo: wiki commons.

#5 (tie). Sergey Brin

Net Worth: $18.7 Billion

Forbes Ranking: #24 (tie)

Sergey Brin is a Russian-born American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur who, with Larry Page, co-founded Google, one of the most profitable companies in the world. Mr. Brin is 38 and resides with his wife Anne Wojcicki in Los Altos, CA, U.S.

Brin is an investor in Airship Ventures and private space travel company, Space Adventures. He is also a benefactor for research into Parkinson’s disease, after finding out that he had a genetic mutation increasing the odds that he’ll get the desease.

Larry Page. Photo: wiki commons.

#6 (tie) Larry Page

Net Worth: $18.7 Billion

Forbes Ranking: #24 (tie)

Lawrence “Larry” Page is an American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur who, with Sergey Brin, is best known as the co-founder of Google. Mr. Page is 39 years old and resides with his wife and child in Palo Alto, California.

Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: wiki commons.

#7. Mark Zuckerberg

Net Worth: $17.5 Billion

Forbes Ranking: #35

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg created the social networking site Facebook, and is the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Facebook was co-founded as a private company in 2004 by Zuckerberg along classmates Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes while they were students at Harvard University. Zuckerberg is 27 years old and lives in Palo Alto, California.

In December 2010, Zuckerberg, along with Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett, signed the “Giving Pledge”, in which they promised to donate to charity at least half of their wealth over the course of time.

Michael Dell. Photo: wiki commons.

#8. Michael Dell

Net worth: $15.9 Billion

Forbes Ranking: #41

Michael Saul Dell is an American business magnate and the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dell Inc, an American multinational computer technology corporation. Dell is 47 years old and he resides with his wife Susan in Austin, Texas.

Michael and Susan Dell established the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, which focuses on children’s causes.

Steve Ballmer. Photo: wiki commons.

#9. Steve Ballmer

Net Worth: $15.7 Billion

Forbes Ranking: #44

Steven Anthony Ballmer is the Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, an American multinational corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports products and services predominantly related to computing through its various product divisions. Mr. Ballmer is 56 years old and resides with his wife in Hunts Point, WA.

31 Comments

  • kishore (kish)

    The chosen one of the living God,may you increase more and more. Do unto others what you want them to do.

    God bless

  • I will not name the religion but if all the people of the word follow this simple rule told by this religion, more then 75% of the people in this world will not have to starve or beg.

    The simple rule is: that all people those have money just give 2.5% of there wealth to the poor once in a year (only 2.5% once a year of there yearly savings), then all poor people at least have bread to eat.

    Thanks

  • Such many jews are the greatest to be seen around here. After getting fired, I figured “FIND THE BEST JEW” It’s something that has lead my life.

  • soo since some Jews are so wealthy and intelligent why don’t they pick up the aid America
    Sends to Israel every month and save the taxpayers here their hard earned money. Just sayin

  • Abiyot Gurasho

    I really appreciate these remarkable successes of Jewish people. They are known for their hard work. They contributed the lion’s share of the world’s effort to make our earth more convenient to live in. We cannot deny that 22% of Nobel Prize has been awarded for Jewish people. This is the real God’s blessing descended for the Offsprings of Abreham. God bless them.

  • Most of the world’s wealth is concentrated in the hands of the House of Rothschild, with lesser but still vast (undisclosed) amounts in the secret vaults of a few elite Jewish families: the Schiffs, the Wallenbergs, the Oppenheimers, the Morgenthaus, the Goldman-Sachs, the Lehmans and the Guggenheims. The entire wealth of the world has been estimated as $990 trillion. Of this, the lion’s share, roughly $500 trillion, is reported to belong to one dynastic family alone: the Rothschilds.

    The Rothschilds and the Rockefellers (the latter family rumored to be worth $100 trillion) own between them all the world’s major banks, big corporations, conglomerates and oil companies, apart from huge real estate holdings such as castles, palaces, stately mansions, luxury hotels, race courses, casinos, exotic holiday resorts, and vast tracts of farm land and virgin forest.

    Staggering amounts of gold bullion, diamonds, jewelry, rare art, antiquarian books, coins, precious metals and stones clog up their underground vaults. These people have never sight eyes on most of the things they possess. They have never set foot on the land they own. In spite of all their fantastic wealth, they feel desperately poor and insecure; nor can they rest easy in their beds until they own everything — and the rest of mankind is reduced to a condition of abject slavery.

    9/11 was a catalyzing event for these emperors of opulence. It ushered in a new world order and precipitated a series of catastrophic new wars that would help to create new starving refugees, new impoverished immigrants, and new opportunities for endless exploitation by an essentially hostile Jewish elite.
    In 2000 the 70-year-old Sir Evelyn de Rothschild married affluent businesswoman Lynn Forrester. They spent their wedding night at the White House in Washington DC, with Bill Clinton scuttling around serving them drinks and hors d’oeuvres. A year later, on September 11, 2001, the couple hired out the entire top two floors of a 5-star hotel in Manhattan. The hotel had a majestic view of New York.

    At 9 am precisely on that fateful morning, September 11, 2001, the lucky couple stepped out onto their balcony where breakfast was served. They had ringside seats of the World Trade Center. They could see the Twin Towers glittering in the distance. They could see the first plane approaching through an azure blue sky … and then the fireworks … the explosions … the billowing smoke … and then the second plane approaching …. They could see men and women leaping from the towers … spiraling downward to their deaths on the concrete below.

    As they sipped their coffees on the sunny balcony, musing on life and death and sex and shopping, they had the best seats in the house.

    • Nice conspiracy, too bad you have absolutely ZERO evidence.

      • Julian Clovelley

        I’m puzzled Buckaroo. I truly don’t know if Neil is right about the size of the Rothschild fortune or about where they drank their coffee on a particular morning. But these seem to be the only facts of consequence in Neil’s post. I don’t see any conspiracy theory on display at all.

        The destruction of the towers and the hundreds of murders were an outrage – and that really is all there is to it. Outrageous and cruel

  • They are God’s chosen people so it makes sense….
    Although lets just say that maybe the “God” that they are ‘his chosen’ is an impostor ‘God’ like the Gnostic’s warned us about then…….. yes they are Satan’s chosen people…and in case you have not noticed… it is Satan’s world where war, bloodshed and suffering is all that is promoted on the news….and his people will be rewarded for all their works …
    Rabbi Dov Zakheim born 1948, dual American-Israeli citizen, was appointed Comptroller of the Pentagon in May 2001. This put him in full charge of Pentagon finances. By September 2001, a mere three months later, he had managed to “lose” or misplace three trillion dollars — at the phenomenal rate of a trillion dollars a month.

    That’s $1000 billion (or $1 million million) in 30 days! No one in recorded history has ever managed to “lose” such a colossal sum of money in so short a time.

    In spite of this, the woefully incompetent — or shamelessly rapacious — rabbi was allowed to continue in his post of Pentagon Comptroller until March 2004, almost another three years. With complete impunity.

    • Julian Clovelley

      – As for this one of Neil’s I can’t quite see what being Jewish has to do with it any more than his shoe size.

      The concept of Gnosticism seems to have come off the back of a packet of corn flakes

    • NOT sure the money was in the Pentagon. I am sure there 3 Trillion was under the WTC and it was removed by trucks. This was a Bush move. Stop blaming Jews for everything. Next thing you will blame the Jews for is the natural Tsunami’s.

  • I always wonder how can the characteristics of seven billion people, not Jews brought him a number of world chess champion as the Jews are a total of 14 million people. It’s just surreal chess champions have seven Jews and all non-Jewish world also has only seven. Not a little strange? Another thing that is strange that out of 14 million people in the Jewish world, the world’s best physicist is Albert Einstein Jewish. The best psychologist in the world is Jewish Zigmweind Freud. Two of the best chess players in the world are Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. The world’s best magicians are Houdini, and David O’Brien. The person with the most IQ Jewish world is William James Sidis. The world’s best violinist Jascha Heifetz is. The world’s best mathematician John von Neumann are, and Carl Gustav Jacobi. The greatest philosopher in history he is a Jew named Baruch Spinoza.

    • Daniel K K Chemno

      \it is a blessing from God. It is a mark that surely numbers dont count but the worth of the numbers.

    • Daniel K K Chemno

      \it is a blessing from God. It is a mark that surely numbers don’t count but the worth of the numbers.

  • power of worlds wealth in limited peoples,symptoms of end time.

  • adewuyi oluwatobi

    It was educating and informative.

  • harris freedman

    these people worked their touch off to get this
    kind of bucks..hats off to all the Jerwish
    billionaires

    • They hate Jews for being chosen, for being smart, for being accomplished, for being good looking :)
      In short they do not need a reason to hate, they just justify it all. The world is a mess and they need someone to blame.

  • Hi, that’s so cool of these guys. Do this people support other people with visions to live their dreams? not really through donations but fund business plans and get refunded in installments after a certain grace period.

    thank you.
    Peter M.M

  • I am an orphan married to one wife taking care of my three siblings and one son. I need people who will help me start a business that will help me educate and sustain my family. I suggest a Shop or Internet Cyber cafe.

    Recently we sold everything in the house, but with your help i can begin and stand again.

    Any person willing to sponsor and offer any support will be highly appreciated and the Lord God will bless you.

    Can contact me in my email for further information and details.

    God Bless

  • why don’t these blessed men sponsor me to get my university education in this blessed country,Israel?

  • John W. Rosen.

    It is fantastic that the Jews, who make up such a small percentage of the world’s population, can outstrip the vast majority of the wealthiest, most generous,the largest number of Nobel Prize winners, for their size of population: 1 in 5600 people on earth. The Jews are at the forefront of Chemistry, Physics, Medicine, Dentistry, Innovation, Architecture, Law, Music and Arts, and the greatest donors to Research and Development, and to Social Upliftment, and Charitable causes

  • Joe WIlkerson

    I wonder if any of these men are religious.

    • duh, most jewish are not religious, they are hard headed people, they cause God a very severe head-ache, peace….

      • What ridiculous ant jewish nonsense . Jews have an unbroken covenant with God. Christians are self deluding and have caused countless deaths . That’s really what I call trouble

        • Julian Clovelley

          Steady onAnnette- Christianity has just as strong Jewish roots as modern Judaism. The first Christians and Jesus himself – if he actually existed, of which I am very unconvinced were all inhabitants of the partially Jewish regions, provinces and communities of the time

          As with many other Jewish people they internarried integrtaed and assimilated – and accepted converts

          There is neither Gentile nor Jew

          There never was. Its a religion. The convenants, promised land, right of perpetual ownership and uncontaminated bloodline and common origin are all religious beliefs. And frankly that is all they are. I don’t believe them – but then my family include so many assimilated Jews

      • And you know this HOW???????

  • Just wondering where are the women on this list?
    Hope they get a chance to make it this century. Anyway, it IS an interesting list.
    Hindi Diamond (VP)
    Florida Int’l Press Club

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