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Jewish 100: Eduardo Elsztain – Philanthropy

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Eduardo Elsztain

Philanthropist, Investor

This wealthy businessman and philanthropist is one of South America’s major Jewish figures. Considered the richest Jew in his native Argentina, Elzstain raised his profile in Israel in 2012 after making his first substantial investment in the country, signing an investment deal in September totaling $100 million with Ganden, the private-holding company controlled by Israeli businessman Nochi Dankner. Elzstain is the prime Argentine supporter for Taglit-Birthright Israel, is the President of Chabad Argentina and is Chairman of the World Jewish Congress Governing Board.

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