Meyer found out about the win shortly after arriving in Israel to visit family, after being away for so long due to the coronavirus pandemic.
He was born in France in 1957 and raised in Switzerland. He told Haaretz, “my culture is French, my heart is in Switzerland, where I grew up, and I miss the landscape there, but my soul is in Israel—I arrived in 1980 and lived there until 2008. My soul is there.”
He has three daughters and five grandchildren who live in Israel.