Oracle’s Larry Ellison Still World’s Richest Jew
Ranked number five on Forbes’ 2014 Richest People on the Planet list
Forbes’ 2014 list of the Richest People on the Planet is in, and despite some pretty stiff competition, Microsoft’s Bill Gates still holds court as the world’s richest man, a title he’s held for 15 of the past 20 years. Coming in at number five with a net worth of $48 billion is Oracle co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison—which means he still holds the title of the world’s richest Jew.
Ellison was joined in the top 10 by Jewish casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, whose estimated net worth of $38 billion snagged him the number eight spot.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, while not yet in the upper echelons of world billionaires, increased his fortune in the past year more than anyone else on the list. His net worth jumped from $15.2 billion in 2013 to a whopping $28.5 billion in 2014.
Several of the list’s impressive 268 newcomers are Jewish women, including Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Aerin and Jane Lauder, heirs to the Estee Lauder cosmetic empire.
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