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June 21, 2013 9:41 am

NBA Finals Game 7 Win Gives Israeli-Born Owner Micky Arison Two Straight Titles

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The Miami Heat logo. The Heat's NBA Finals Game 7 win Thursday gave Israeli-born team owner Micky Arison his second straight title. Photo: Miami Heat.

JNS.orgThe Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs, 95-88, in Game 7 of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals on Thursday night to give Israeli-American team owner Micky Arison his second straight NBA championship.

Arison, who is also CEO of the Carnival cruise operator and bought the Heat in 2010, was born in Tel Aviv in 1949. His estimated wealth is $5.7 billion, making him the 211th-richest person in the world, according to Forbes. He is a full billion dollars richer than a year ago, when Forbes ranked him at 223rd in the world with a fortune of $4.7 billion.

LeBron James scored 37 points in Game 7 to lead Arison’s Heat to the third championship in franchise history.

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