Thirty Israelis were listed on Wednesday’s Forbes 2022 billionaires list, including tech entrepreneurs, shipowners and Hollywood producers embroiled in a corruption trial of Benjamin Netanyahu.
The highest-ranked Israeli was Miriam Adelson, who is listed as the 50th richest person in the world with a net worth of 27.5 billion dollars.
Adelson is from Israel but Forbes put her in the US in an annual ranking as she has US citizenship and lives in Las Vegas.
Adelson debuted on the list in 2021 after the death of her husband, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, earlier this year. He was a major donor to the Republican Party and publisher of Israel Hayom.
Miriam Adelson inherited most of her husband’s wealth and became the richest new billionaire in the world last year, placing 24th on the Forbest list. It lost about $ 360 million last year.
Eyal Ofer, head of Ofer Global Holdings, was Israel’s richest man on the list, ranked 117th with $ 15.4 billion in wealth from the real estate and shipping industries.
His brother, Idan Ofer, is the second richest Israeli in 188th place with 10.5 billion dollars from shipping and energy interests.
The two are the sons of Israeli naval authority Sammy Ofer, who was once Israel’s richest man.
The brothers Dmitri and Igor Bukhman, owners of the gaming company Playrix, were in 275th place with 8.1 billion dollars.
Arnon Milchan, an Israeli filmmaker in Hollywood and a key witness in the Netanayahu trial, was the 851st richest man with $ 3.5 billion.
Adam Neumann, founder of WeWork, was in 2,076. ranked with 1.4 billion dollars. He resigned from WeWork in 2019 after a tragic IPO attempt by the company, which was partly blamed on its executives. That year, he had $ 4.1 billion.
Roman Abramovich, a Russian citizen who had been called the richest Israeli, was in 350th place with an estimated net worth of $ 6.9 billion, compared to $ 14.5 billion last year. He was among 83 Russians on the list.
Forbes said 34 Russians fell off the list of billionaires following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the biggest drop in all countries except China, which lost 87 billionaires due to government technical measures.
Abramovich has been subject to sanctions by the European Union and the United Kingdom, but not the United States.
The richest man in the world was Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, with 219 billion dollars, followed by Jeff Bezos from Amazon with 171 billion.
US tech giants Bill Gates, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Larry Ellison and Steve Ballmer, as well as US investor Warren Buffet, were also in the top 10.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in 12th place with $ 82 billion, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was in 15th place with $ 67 billion, down from a year earlier.
Donald Trump, the former president of the United States, was in 1,012 seats with 3 billion dollars.
Josh Kushner, Jared Kushner’s brother, became the first of his family on the list with a net worth of $ 2 billion due to venture capital.
There were 2,668 billionaires in the world, 87 fewer than last year, totaling $ 12.7 trillion, Forbes said.
A total of 236 new billionaires were added to the list, including pop star Rihanna and director Peter Jackson, and 329 fell off the list. The US had the most participants, with 735, followed by China, with 607.
The world’s billionaires lost a total of $ 400 billion last year.
France’s Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, heiress to the L’Oreal beauty pageant, was the richest woman in the world, registered with her family in 14th place, along with 327 other women on the list. The richest self-made woman was Fan Hongwei from China, who runs the 88-billion-dollar chemical company Hengli Petrochemical.