There are always two types of the richest person present, one who is rich by birth i.e., who has born with a silver spoon in their mouth and the other is the one who worked hard until succeed and became a billionaire.
There is a huge number of richest personality present in every continent. However, they are not only noteworthy as the richest person in their very mainland but also all over the geographies. Most of them also peaked to the list of top richest personalities in the world. As of the records of 2018, the list of top twelve richest Jewish personalities in the world are as follows:
12. Leslie Wexner – $6.1 billion
Leslie Wexner was born on 8 September 1937 in Dayton, Ohio, US. Currently, he is the chairman and the CEO of L Brands Corporation. He has acquired his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Ohio State University. He earns a net worth of $6.1 billion dollars and is considered the richest man in the Ohio city. Leslie Wexner is widely popular as the owner renowned ‘Victoria’s Secret’ chain. He also supports Hillel and Birthright Israel that runs the programs of Jewish and pro-Israel on college campuses.
11. John Paulson – $7.9 billion
Born on 14 December 1955 in Queens, New York City, U.S. John Paulson is an American investor, philanthropist and a hedge fund manager. He has completed his higher education from Harvard Business School, Boston with an MBA degree in 1980. His own hedge fund ‘Paulson & Co.’ was founded in 1994. His prominence was made in the year 2007 when he earned near about $4 billion personally. He has also made many charitable donations in his career. His total net worth is 7.9 billion dollars.
10. Roman Abramovich – $8.8 billion
Born on 24 October 1966 in Lithuania, Roman rose from a common mechanic and toy-maker to an oil oligarch. Roman is now a billionaire politician, businessman and an investor as well. He is widely known across the geographies as an owner of the Chelsea football club of England since 2003. Roman’s net worth is 8.8 billion dollars. He was also recognised as the Russian Jewish philanthropist of the year 2004.
9. Mikhail Fridman – $14.2 billion
Mikhail Fridman was born on 21 April 1964 in Lviv, Ukraine. He has graduated from the National University of Science and Technology in 1986. He is appraised as the second richest man in Russia. His net worth is about 14.2 billion dollars. He founded the Alfa Bank, the leading private bank in Russia in 1990. In the year 1997, he collaborated with Viktor Vekselberg and Len Blavatnik to buy a Siberian oil company named ‘TNK’ for US$800 million. In the year 1996, Fridman was one among the founders of a non-profit charitable fund- the Russian Jewish Congress.
8. Michael Dell – $20.6 billion
The CEO of Dell technologies, Michael Dell is an American business investor, magnate, author, and philanthropist. He was born on February 23, 1965, in Houston, Texas, U.S. He earns a total net worth of 20.6 billion dollars. He is ranked number 8 in the list of the richest Jewish in the world. He has also written many books including ‘Direct from Dell: Strategies That Revolutionised an Industry’ of 1999 where he gives a brief account of his company’s founding, its growth and the lessons he learned during his early years.
7. George Soros – $25.2 billion
George Soros was born on August 12, 1930, in Budapest, Hungary. He is an American Investor, hedge fund manager, and a philanthropist and is regarded as one of the most prosperous investors of the world. He has completed his graduation from the London School of Economics and Political Science, London. His total net worth is 25.2 billion dollars and is ranked number 7 on the list of top richest Jewish in the world. He is well known for Managing Soros Fund Management and advising the Quantum Group of Funds. He also founded the Open Society Foundations in April 1993.
6. Steven Ballmer – $30.3 billion
Steven Ballmer, the owner of ‘Los Angeles Clippers’, was born on 24 March 1956. His father, was a Swiss immigrant while his mother was a Jewish. He is also the former CEO of Microsoft. He graduated from the Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics. His total net worth is estimated at 30.3 billion dollars and is regarded as one of the richest Jewish in the world. At present, he is also a member of the ‘Jewish National Fund’s World Chairman’s Council’.
5. Sheldon Adelson – $ 32.3 billion
Born on August 4, 1933, in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A, Sheldon Adelson is an American businessman, investor, and a philanthropist. After completing his high school education, Adelson attended the City College of New York. However, he decided to drop out his further studies in order to concentrate in entrepreneurship. He is now the founder and CEO of casino cum resort ‘Las Vegas Sand Corporation’. He is one of the major contributors to the GOP or the Republican Party Candidates. And with a net worth of 32.3 billion dollars, Adelson is considered as the richest of all in Boston.
4. Sergey Brin – $40.1 billion
Sergey Brin was born on August 21, 1973. He is from Moscow, Russia but when he was only six years old, he along with his family moved to Los Altos, California. His father, Mikhail Brin was a mathematics professor and his mother, Yevgenia was a researcher at NASA. He has acquired his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Stanford University. Sergey Brin is now the co-founder of the Google. His total net worth currently stands at 40.1 billion dollars. In Fact, in the year 2009, he was also declared by the Forbes as the fourth powerful person in the world.
3. Lawrence (Larry) Page – $41.1 billion
Larry Page, the CEO of Alphabet Inc. and the Co-founder of Google Inc., was born on March 26, 1973, in East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A. His father, Carl Victor, and mother, Gloria, were both computer science professors and Larry too is a Computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. He had completed his post graduation in computer science from Stanford University and then enrolled his name for the Ph.D. program there. His net worth stands to an impressive of 41.1 billion dollars.
2. Michael Bloomberg – $47.5 billion
Michael Rubens Bloomberg the owner and CEO of Bloomberg L.P. was born on February 14, 1942, in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. He acquired his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in the year 1964 and has done his post graduation in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. He is now an American author, a businessman, a politician, and a philanthropist as well. He has also served his well as the 108th Mayor of the New York city and that too for three subsequent years. Michael’s net worth has been estimated at 47.5 billion dollars, ranking him the second richest Jewish in the world.
1. Larry Ellison – $54.6 billion
The world’s richest Jewish Lawrence Ellison was born on August 17, 1944, in Manhattan, New York, U.S.A. At the age of 20, he moved to California and there he found a job in the Ampex electronics company and worked for the CIA. He is an American entrepreneur, businessman, and philanthropist who is the co-founder of Oracle Corporation. Formerly he was also the Corporation’s CEO from its founding. He got his knowledge of computer designing at the Chicago University. He is also a licensed pilot and is the owner of several aircraft. Ellison, whose base salary was just $1 in 2010, has earned an annual net worth of 54.6 billion dollars in recent years.
Hence, this was the list of the richest Jewish personalities 2018 who struggled a lot from their mere childhood days to get proper education and reach their extremities. These successful business tycoons not only earned to live a cozy life alone but has also contributed a large percentage of their earnings for the welfare of the society.