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Jewish Names Top Forbes' Wealthiest List

By Jspace Staff on 9/18/2013 at 12:49 PM

Category: Finance

Jewish Names Top Forbes' Wealthiest List

Jewish names are scattered along Forbes’ richest people in America list, with two Members of the Tribe making the top ten. Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Company, ranked third with a net worth of $41 billion. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg came in 10th with $32 billion. Other familiar names included casino billionaire and Birthright philanthropist Sheldon Adelson, who took the 11th spot with $28.5 billion. Google co-founder Sergey Brin came in 14th with $24.4 billion; George Soros came in 19th with $20 …More

Jerusalem Mayor Wealthiest Politician in Israel

By Jspace Staff on 9/3/2013 at 1:04 PM

Categories: Israel, Finance

Jerusalem Mayor Wealthiest Politician in Israel

The mayor of Jerusalem is the wealthiest politician in Israel, according to a ranking of Israel’s leaders created by Forbes Magazine. The report, published today, deemed Nir Barkat top of the affluence scale, with a net worth of $122 million, or NIS 450 million. That sum puts Bakat ahead of the next three politicians on the list combined—MK Erel Margalit, Minister of Energy and Water Silvan Shalom, and Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir. Barkat does not take a salary as mayor, but made his millions …More

Jewish Celebrities Top Forbes’ Highest-Paid Actors List

By Jspace Staff on 7/18/2013 at 11:15 AM

Categories: Gossip, Finance, Entertainment

Jewish Celebrities Top Forbes’ Highest-Paid Actors List

Forbes recently released the names of the 10 actors who receive the heftiest paychecks from June 2012 through June 2013. Unlike the Celebrity 100 list, this ranking solely focuses on income and has nothing to do with how much or little an actor is in the spotlight. Thus, the oft-indifferent Robert Downey Jr. has landed the number one spot. After becoming the highest paid person on set of 2012’s “The Avengers,” as well as the recent success of “Iron Man 3,” Downey earned $75 million …More

Lena Dunham’s Finances Revealed in ‘We Think Alone’

By Jspace Staff on 7/5/2013 at 3:05 PM

Categories: Gossip, Entertainment, Finance

Lena Dunham’s Finances Revealed in ‘We Think Alone’

As a culture, we are fascinated by celebrities. We want to know whom they’re dating, what they’re wearing, what diet they’re currently on, where they vacation, and what strange names they’re planning to give their unborn children. But one thing we don’t seem to have such a hunger for, outside of Forbes’ lists, is the details of their finances. Is it just that we don’t want to experience the jealousy of knowing that never in our lives could we hope to make and spend as much …More

  • Lena Dunham is Jewish
  • Lena Dunham participates in art exhibit
  • Lena Dunham almost spent thousands on couch
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Forbes Most Powerful Women, Jewish Edition

By Jspace Staff on 5/22/2013 at 6:38 PM

Categories: Culture, Business, Judaism

Forbes Magazine has released its list of the world’s 100 most powerful women of 2013, 13 of whom are Jewish. The women range from corporate leaders and journalists, to philanthropists, fashion designers and Hollywood execs. #99: Judith Rodin Judith Rodin is the president of the Rockefeller Foundation and 14th most powerful Jewish female, according to Forbes. As the head of a philanthropic organization, Rodin oversaw and distributed $171 million in 2012 to organizations that focused on a variety of global …More

  • Judith Rodin is Jewish
  • Mindy Grossman is Jewish
  • Tory Burch is Jewish
  • Sara Blakey is Jewish
  • Jill Abramson is Jewish
  • Diane von Furstenberg is Jewish

Jewish Billionaires Have Joint Worth of $812 Billion

From JTA on 4/18/2013 at 10:20 AM

Categories: Finance, World

Jewish Billionaires Have Joint Worth of $812 Billion

The 165 Jewish billionaires around the world have $812 billion in joint wealth, Forbes Israel reported. The Hebrew magazine released its Jewish billionaires list on Thursday. The richest Jew in the world is Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, with a net worth of $43 billion, according to Forbes, up $7 billion from last year. Ellison was fifth on the Forbes 2013 world billionaires list. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in second place with $27 billion, up $5 billion from 2012. He appeared 13th on the world list. …More

Forbes’ Billionaires: The Richest Jews in the World

By Jspace Staff on 3/7/2013 at 11:49 AM

Categories: Gossip, Business, Finance

Click here to check out the new Jspace News! Forbes has once again released its yearly ranking of the world’s billionaires, naming a total of 1,426 wealthy men and women. Israel boasts 17 of these fiscally fortunate people. While some Jewish successes, such as the youngest noted billionaire, 28-year-old Dustin Moskovitz, did not make the top 100 list, 24 of the top-earning people on the planet have dabbled in matzoh or mitzvahs at one point or another. So for everyone who is still hoping to make their …More

  • Charles Koch and David Koch
  • Larry Ellison
  • Michael Bloomberg
  • Sheldon Adelson
  • Carl Icahn
  • Larry Page
  • Sergey Brin
  • Viktor Vekselberg
  • George Soros
  • Mikhail Fridman
  • Len Blavatnik
  • Joseph Safra
  • Rinat Akhmetov
  • Leonid Mikhelson
  • Michael Dell
  • Steven Ballmer
  • Paul Allen
  • James Simons
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • Serge Dassault
  • Ronald Perelman
  • Mikhail Prokhorov
  • John Paulson

03/04/13 Round Up PM Edition

By Jspace Staff on 3/4/2013 at 6:20 PM

Categories: United States, Israel, Round Up

03/04/13 Round Up PM Edition

Sheldon Adelson admits his Sands casino "probably" violated anti-bribery laws. [Businessweek] GOP Jews are backing same-sex marriage efforts. [Tablet] Among "list" fears, Hungary's Jewish community creates its own ADL equivalent. [Forward] Seventeen Israelis makes Forbes' billionaires list. [Times of Israel] How to find the Holy Grail of Israeli pastries--the Zalatimo. [Times of Israel] The Holocaust pageant that was "too political" for FDR. [Algemeiner] An interview with NFL Jewish prospect, Sam …More

Jews Occupy Top 3 Places on Ukrainian List of Philanthropists

From JTA on 2/6/2013 at 3:30 PM

Category: Finance

Jews Occupy Top 3 Places on Ukrainian List of Philanthropists

Ukraine’s three most generous philanthropists are Jewish, according to a local business magazine. In ranking the country’s top 10 charitable donors for 2012, the Lviv-based Galytski Kontrakty weekly put 46-year-old businessman Rinat Akhmetov in the top slot for giving the equivalent of $19 million to build an oncology research center. Akhmetov, the son of a coal miner, was estimated by Forbes magazine last year to be worth $16 billion, placing him 39th on its list of richest people and No. 1 in …More

Natalie Portman Tops Forbes’ Most Bankable List

By Jspace Staff on 12/28/2012 at 4:14 PM

Categories: Gossip, Entertainment, Finance

Natalie Portman Tops Forbes’ Most Bankable List

Natalie Portman is the gift that just keeps on giving. The Academy Award winner has been named the most bankable star in Hollywood, according to Forbes. That means that no other leading actor provides as much value on the dollar as Portman. And while Portman is not the only Jewish actor on the list, she’s definitely the most bankable. The calculation was made by Forbes’ crack team of algorithm analysts who looked at the following benchmarks for various lead actors in order to determine …More

  • Natalie Portman with Mila Kunis
  • Natalie Portman is Jewish
  • Natalie Portman tops Forbes list
  • Natalie Portman is most bankable star
  • Natalie Portman
  • Benjamin Millepied with Natalie Portman
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The Jews of Forbes Most Influential List

By Jspace Staff on 12/10/2012 at 3:32 PM

Categories: World, Politics, Business

Forbes has just released its list of the 71 most influential people in the world and we took it upon ourselves to let you know just which Jews are running the planet. #71 Reid Hoffman Reid Hoffman co-founded and is now chairman of LinkedIn Corporation. A self made man, he is also a partner at venture capital firm Greylock Partners. In this down economy, he is the man to know. J-Connection: Hoffman has Jewish lineage. #66 Elon Musk Elon Musk is the founder and CEO of the SpaceX company, a private space …More

  • Steve Ballmer
  • Lloyd Blankfein
  • Reid Hoffman
  • Michael Bloomberg
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • Elon Musk
  • Sergey Brin and Larry Page
  • Larry Fink
  • The Koch Brothers
  • Ben Bernanke
  • Bill Gross
  • Benjamin Netanyahu

Familiar Jewish Names On Forbes Most Powerful Women List

By Jspace Staff on 8/24/2012 at 2:45 PM

Categories: Business, Entertainment, Gossip

Forbes has just released its list of the world’s 100 most powerful women. And since great power demands great responsibility, we’re taking it upon ourselves to provide details on the Jews who made the list. Just in case you’re looking for a referral or something. #98 Judith Rodin Judith Rodin is president of The Rockefeller Foundation, one of the world’s leading philanthropic organizations. Before that, she was the first woman to serve as president of an Ivy League University …More

  • Sheryl Sandberg
  • Susan Wojcicki
  • Mindy Grossman
  • Shari Arison
  • Mary Schapiro
  • Safra Catz
  • Judith Rodin
  • Irene Rosenfeld
  • Jill Abramson
  • Diane Von Furstenberg
  • Anna Wintour
  • Bonnie Hammer
  • Amy Pascal