Today, Israel is one of the most powerful countries of the world with large scale investments in technology, construction, real estate, military, diamonds, medicines and natural resources. The land has produced many successful business tycoons in the real estate industry. Below is the list of top 5 richest real estate billionaires of Israel.
EyalOfer (Born in 1950) is a famous Israeli real estate business tycoon, shipping operator, investor and a great philanthropist. He is currently running different companies including Global Holdings, Zodiac Maritime Ltd. and Ofer Global, as Chairman. He is also supervising different educational projects offered by EyalOfer Family Foundation. Eyals total fortune is estimated to be $8.8 Billion.He is the richest real estate billionaire of Israel. He is the son of Israels once richest businessman Sammy Ofer. After his death, the wealth was divided between his sons, Eyal and Idan.Eyal got his bachelors degree from Atlantic College, St Donats Castle, Wales. In 1967, he served Israel Air Force Intelligence for 6 years.He has most of his real estate investment in New York. He is currently living in Monte Carlo, Monaco with wife and four children.
Shari Arison was born on 9 September, 1957 in New York, United States. She is an American-Israeli real estate investor and philanthropist. She is the wealthiest women of Israel and 2nd richest real estate billionaire of Israel with a total wealth of about $4.1 Billion. She is the founder of Arison Investments, which constitutes several other companies. She is also running different philanthropic organizations under The Ted Arison Family Foundation, which was founded by her father Ted Arison. In 2010, she received the award American-Israeli Friendship Leagues Partners for Democracy. Shari Arison has married 3 times and has 4 children.
Yitzhak Tshuva was born on 7 July, 1948 in Tripoli, Libya. He ranks 3rd in the list of richest real estate billionaires of Israel. He has estimated wealth of about $3.3 Billion. He is a famous real estate magnate of Israel with some other diversified businesses. Yitzhak is currently the Chairman of El-Ad Holding, which was founded by him in 1992. This company manages his real estate business deals in Toronto, New York, Florida and Montreal. At the age of 12, Yitzhak started supporting his family by doing different jobs related to construction. After that, he worked in Israel Army and then Israeli Defense Ministry. In 1998, Yitzhak purchased Delek Group from Recanati familys IDB Holdings that deals with energy resources i.e. petrol, natural gas, biochemical etc. In 2009, the company discovered natural gas resources inmany parts of Cyprus and Israel.It is estimated that Israel would not need to import natural gas for many coming decades. Yitzhak is living with his five children and wife in Netanya, Israel.
Beny Steinmetz (Born on 1956) is a French-Israeli philanthropist, real estate investor and diamond dealer. He along with his brother Daniel, are the founders of Beny Steinmetz Group Resources (BSGR). He is currently the member of Board of Directors of this company. He is also running Geneva-based Steinmetz Diamond Group which was founded by his father. Beny has a total fortune of about $1.24 Billion which puts him on number 4 in the list of richest real estate billionares of Israel. He has many land holdings in different parts of Europe, Kazakhstan and Russia. He is famous for his donations to schools, colleges and hospitals. Beny is living in Geneva, Switzerland with his wife and four children.
LevAvnerovichLeviev also known as Lev Leviev was born on 30th July, 1956 in Samarkand, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union. He is a famous real estate developer, philanthropist and a diamond investor. He has a total wealth of about $1.09 Billion which ranks him 5th in the list of richest real estate billionaires of Israel. Lev along with his family, migrated to Israel in 1971 where he started working in Diamond Polishing Plant. Soon after this, Lev developed his own Diamond Polishing Plant. He has been a part of many religious movements. Currently, Lev is the chairman of Africa-Israel, the company which is dealing large real estate investments in New York. He is living in London with his wife and 9 children.