21 Israelis are ranked on this year's Forbes 2019 World Billionaires list, up from 18 last year. Technically speaking Roman Abramovich, ranked 107, is now the wealthiest Israeli with a fortune of $12.4 billion, having received Israeli citizenship last May, but Forbes lists him as Russian.
The wealthiest Israeli as defined by Forbes is again Eyal Ofer ranked 149 with a fortune of $9.4 billion, down from 145 last year with $9.2 billion. In second place is Stef Werheimer ranked 303 with $5.7 billion, down from 269 in 2018 with $5.6 billion. In third place is Israel's wealthiest woman Shari Arison, ranked 355 with $5 billion, down from 334 with $4.9 billion last year. In fourth place is Idan Ofer ranked 394 with $4.7 billion up from 631 last year with $3.1 billion. Teddy Sagi has risen from 631 last year with $3.1 billion to 546 this year with $3.8 billion.
Hot owner Patrick Drahi, who has Israeli citizenship but is listed as French, is ranked 190 with a worth of $8 billion. Among major investors and donors in Israel, Sheldon Adelson is ranked 24 with wealth of $35.1 billion and Len Blavatnik is ranked 59 with wealth of $17.7 billion.
Published by Globes, Israel business news - en.globes.co.il - on March 5, 2019
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