"Forbes Israel" ranks Minister of Galilee and Negev Development Silvan Shalom as Israel's wealthiest politician, with a fortune estimated at NIS 167 million. He owns a house in Ramat Gan worth NIS 15 million.
Minister of Justice Yaakov Ne'eman is in second place, with a fortune estimated at NIS 100 million. He lives in Jerusalem's prestigious Talbiyeh neighborhood. Minister of Defense Ehud Barak is third place, with a fortune estimated at NIS 70 million. He owns a NIS 22 million apartment in Tel Aviv's Akirov Towers. MK Meir Sheetrit (Kadima) is in fourth place, with a fortune estimated at NIS 55 million. He owns a house in Yavne worth NIS 6 million.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in fifth place, with a fortune estimated at NIS 38 million. He owns a house in Caesarea.
Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy Dan Meridor, who has a fortune estimated at NIS 30 million, and MK Isaac Herzog (Labor), with a fortune estimated at several million shekels and a NIS 12 million house in the north Tel Aviv neighborhood of Zahala, also made the "Forbes Israel" list.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on November 15, 2011
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