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Jewish Names At Top of Forbes' Most Powerful List

From JTA on 10/31/2013 at 6:20 PM

Categories: Culture, World

Jewish Names At Top of Forbes' Most Powerful List

Ben Bernanke, the outgoing head of the Federal Reserve, was No. 7 on the Forbes annual World’s Most Powerful People list topped by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The only other Jewish person to make the Top 20 on the list released Wednesday was Google co-founder Sergey Brin at No. 17. Putin displaced President Obama at No. 1; the U.S. leader dropped to second among the 72 people named. Rounding out the top 5 were Xi Jinping, general secretary of China’s Communist Party, Pope Francis and German …More

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

Google's Sergey Brin Splits from Wife

By Jspace Staff on 8/29/2013 at 1:02 PM

Categories: Gossip, Entertainment

Google's Sergey Brin Splits from Wife

Watch out Silicon Valley…a major power couple is on the rocks! Google billionaire Sergey Brin has reportedly separated from his wife, and is now dating a 26-year-old GoogleGlass manager. The Jewish entrepreneur has been married to wife Anne Wojcicki for six years, and the couple has two children. Wojcicki herself is a tech savant, and co-founder of the biotech company 23andMe. A spokesperson for the couple said they have been living apart for months, but remain on good terms. Meanwhile, news broke that …More

$300K Faux Burger Backed by Jewish Billionaire and Google Founder (VIDEO)

By Jspace Staff on 8/5/2013 at 5:44 PM

Categories: Science & Technology, Food

News broke today that the world’s first synthetically grown hamburger had finally been tasted, a culinary creation with one famous Jewish backer. Google founder and Jewish-billionaire Sergey Brin invested in the $330,000 hamburger, which was finally tasted Monday in London. “I like to look at technology opportunities where the technology seems like it’s on the cusp of our ability. And if it succeeds there, it can be transformative for the world,” Brin told the Department of …More

  • Synthetic burger
  • Fake burger
  • World's first fake burger
  • Jewish billionaire invests in fake burger

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

Stephen Hawking, Famed Theoretical Physicist, to Visit Israel

From JNS.org on 4/3/2013 at 5:40 PM

Categories: Israel, Travel

Stephen Hawking, Famed Theoretical Physicist, to Visit Israel

Stephen Hawking, the internationally renowned British theoretical physicist and popular science author, is scheduled to visit Israel this summer, the Jerusalem Post reported. Hawking will travel to Israel to take part in the 5th annual Israeli Presidential Conference, titled “Facing Tomorrow.” The conference, which was inaugurated in 2008 by Nobel Prize Laureate and Israeli President Shimon Peres, gathers the world’s top leaders and intellectuals in Israel for discussions on everything from …More

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

Op-Ed: Celebrate and Learn from the Soviet Jewry Movement

From JTA on 9/21/2012 at 11:21 AM

Categories: Organization, History, Opinions

Op-Ed: Celebrate and Learn from the Soviet Jewry Movement

Daniel Eisenstadt and Michael Granoff are co-chairs of Freedom 25, a coalition focused on promoting the history and lessons of the Soviet Jewry movement to the next generation. The greatest Jewish success story in a quarter century has become unknown to many in less than a generation. On December 6, 1987, when Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrived in Washington, more than a quarter-million American Jews -- Democrats and Republicans, observant and secular, and individuals representing the entire spectrum of …More

Google Donating NY Office Space to Cornell-Technion School

From JTA on 5/23/2012 at 10:25 AM

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Google Donating NY Office Space to Cornell-Technion School

Google will donate office space to the new applied science graduate school of Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Google CEO Larry Page and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the partnership Monday at a news conference at the company's New York headquarters. Officials from Cornell and the Haifa-based Technion were on hand. The high-tech firm will be providing 22,000 square feet of space in a temporary arrangement designed to help the school fulfill its promise of beginning …More

Peres Talks Ties with Eva Longoria

By Jspace Staff on 3/14/2012 at 6:11 PM

Categories: Science & Technology, Israel, United States

Peres Talks Ties with Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria has a new man on her arm: Israeli President Shimon Peres. The two stepped out together over the weekend as part of the Latino and Jewish Leaders meeting in Beverly Hills, touted as a conversation about the historic ties between the two communities. The brunette beauty couldn’t contain her excitement prior to the meeting, sharing a tweet with followers expressing her anticipation in meeting the Jewish leader. Peres joked with the crowd, which included stars like Edward James Olmos and Andy …More

The Jewish Billionaires of Forbes

By Jspace Staff on 3/14/2012 at 4:26 PM

Categories: World, Business, Finance

The Jewish Billionaires of Forbes

Click here to check out the new Jspace News! Twenty-five years ago, Forbes began to pursue the world’s billionaires. The magazine’s annual list netted a record 1,226 billionaires this year, worth a total of $4.6 trillion. Because Bubbe has been ragging you to marry up, Jspace has profiled the 17 Jews of Forbes’ list worth more than $10 billion. Larry Ellison: Net Worth $36 Billion College dropout Larry Ellison is the co-founder and CEO of Oracle, one of the world’s leading enterprise …More

Google Execs' Offer to Buy Hangar One Still Hanging

By Jspace Staff on 12/13/2011 at 3:33 PM

Categories: United States, Travel

Google Execs' Offer to Buy Hangar One Still Hanging

Google’s top three executives have made an offer to buy Hangar One, NASA’s iconic Moffett Field air base in Mountain View, California. Though their jointly owned company H211, which manages the trio’s fleet of jets, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt agreed to pay the $33 million price tag in full if they could park their eight private jets in the hangar after the renovations are complete. H211 made the proposal back in September. As part of the proffered deal, NASA would retain ownership …More

  • Sergey Brin
  • Larry Page
  • Eric Schmidt