Oracle’s Ellison biggest Jewish billionaire on Forbes list


(JTA) — Oracle founder Larry Ellison is the highest Jewish person ranked on Forbes magazine’s annual list of world billionaires, coming in at sixth with $28 billion.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was the next Jewish person at 17th, with $16 billion, followed by Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who were tied for 24th with $17.5 billion each. George Soros landed in 35th with $14 billion. 

Other Jews to make the top 100 included Brazilian banking and investment mogul Joseph Safra, at 64th with $10 billion, and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, 73rd with $9.3 billion.

Sixteen Israelis made the list, including shipping magnate Sammy Ofer at No. 79 with $10.3 billion.

Mexican telecom businessman Carlos Slim Helu and his family topped the list with $74 billion.

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