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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Business

 Former Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith“We strive to nurture graduates who are menschen, confident and equipped to pursue any opportunity they wish to, who are proud of their Jewish heritage and its traditions, who have a love for learning, and a determination to contribute to their society,” thus reads the purpose statement of the Johannesburg, South Africa-based King David Schools. “We are an Orthodox Jewish day school that embodies orthodoxy as a standard, but that is tolerant of different levels of observance and affiliation.”

The King David Schools boasts of a number of prominent alumni who have scaled to heights in their respective fields, but in the last couple of weeks, one particular graduate has grabbed the attention of financiers and laypeople worldwide. Former

Jewish Billionaire Jeff Swartz’s uncompromising ethics and attachment to Torah set him apart from most of America’s jet set.Jewish Tycoon Jeff Swartz Advocates Strong Corporate Ethics, Makes Time for Torah Study

Even though Jews comprise a mere two percent of the U.S. population, it appears that they represent 48 percent of American billionaires, and are widely seen, for better or for worse, as the most powerful and influential ethnic group in the United States. Some pertinent facts and figures:
18% of Jewish households have a net worth of $1 million or more.

More than 55% of all Jewish adults are college graduates, and 25%

In just 15 months, a tech-savvy, pro-Israel advocacy start-up group has developed a reach of over 200 million people around the world.

When Michael Gerbitz moved with his family to Israel in 2007 he thought he would make a living with online Israel-related business ventures. He didn’t think he’d create a global movement that would become a social media phenomenon. But that’s exactly what has happened.

A little more than a year after it was created, United with Israel, which calls itself the

Idan Ofer, one of the world’s wealthiest people (and the richest Israeli, according to Forbes) is also chairman of Better Place, a venture-backed American-Israeli company based in Palo Alto, California that aims to develop and sell transportation infrastructure that supports electric vehicles. (Photo credit: Better Place,  www.betterplace.com)The newly released list of global billionaires compiled by Forbes Magazine for the year 2012 features 13 Israelis, who collectively represent a broad range of business ventures and professional endeavors.

The highest-ranking Israeli on the list is Idan Ofer, who came in 161st out of 1,226 billionaires worldwide, with an estimated total wealth of $6.2 billion. As Director of Ofer Group, which he inherited from his late father Sammy who built the corporation, Idan Ofer oversees a business

Jewish mogul Marc Zuckerberg failed to earn a spot on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, according to recent reports. Despite the success of Facebook, the world’s largest social network, valued at approximately $100 billion, Mark Zuckerberg has not earned enough cash to join the ranks of the world’s twenty richest individuals, according to a recent report.

The young billionaire was dwarfed by some of the most renowned businessmen from all over the globe in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the publication’s financial report released last week.

 Carlos Slim, the telecommunications magnate who controls Mexico’s