Israeli billionaires on ‘Rich List

Five Israeli billionaires made the London Sunday Times “Rich List.”

 

The annual list, which will be published Sunday, names the 2,000 richest people in Britian and Ireland. It also includes British citizens and those with ties to the country or assets in it, Israel’s business daily Globes reported Thursday.

 

Sammy Ofer and his son Eyal, who lives in London, are 15th on the list with their $6.59 billion fortune made in shipping.

Real estate businessman and philanthropist Lev Leviev, the chairman of Africa-Israel, was 21st with $4.93 billion. Leviev moved to London earlier this year.

Poju Zabludowicz, a property entrepreneur, was No. 31 with $3.95 billion. And 39th place went to diamond king Benny Steinmetz, who lives in Israel but owns a British residence, with $3.55 billion.

 

Also appearing on the list, at No. 2 as he did a year ago, was Roman Abramovich, the Russian and Jewish owner of the Chelsea Football Club soccer team, with $23 billion. Abramovich’s ex-wife, Irina, made the list at No. 516 with the $305.8 million from her divorce settlement.

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