British media proprietor and former member of Parliament.
Noted for building an extensive publishing empire.
After fighting for the Czechoslovak army in World War 2, Maxwell founded Pergamon Press along with Paul Rosbaud. He also purchased numerous publishing companies, such as the British Printing Corporation, Mirror Group Newspapers, and Macmillan Publishers. His daughter, Ghislaine is a well-known former British Socialite.
June 1, 2022 Business/Wealth, Media/Hollywood
American banker, billionaire businessman, and investor.
Owner of MacAndrews & Forbes, a diversified holding company.
In addition to MacAndrews & Forbes, Perelman is the chairman of Revlon, Inc., a multinational beauty company. As of July 2022, he was worth $2.7 billion. His father, Raymond Perelman, was a notable American businessman and philanthropist.
May 29, 2022 Business/Wealth, Finance
American billionaire businessman.
Chairman of BOK Financial corporation.
Kaiser owns the Bank of Oklahoma, Excelerate Energy, as well as a share of the Oklahoma City Thunder, a professional basketball team in the NBA. As of June 2021, his net worth was an estimated 9.9 billion.
May 17, 2022 Business/Wealth, Finance
American inventor and businessman.
Co-founder of Mattel, a multinational toy company.
Handler co-founded Mattel with Harold Matson, who sold out to Elliot soon after founding the company in 1945. Through Mattel, and with his wife Ruth Handler, Elliot developed some of the best-selling toys in American history, such as Barbie, Chatty Cathy, and Hot Wheels.
May 14, 2022 Business/Wealth
Inventor of the Barbie doll.
Former president of toy manufacturer Mattel Inc.
Mattel was co-founded by Handler's husband Elliot, and his partner, Harold Matson.
Ruth's main inspiration for the Barbie Doll was a racy, adult-oriented German doll she found on a trip to Europe named Bild-Lilli.
May 13, 2022 Business/Wealth
American lawyer and business executive.
Commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1984 to 2014.
As commissioner of the NBA, Stern oversaw the NBA's growth into one of the world's most popular sports. He is credited with developing and broadening the NBA's audience, as well as recruiting more international players.
May 10, 2022 Business/Wealth
Co-founder and CEO of 23andMe, a personal genomics company.
Wojcicki is the younger sister of YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki. She was also married to Google co-founder Sergey Brin in 2007, divorcing eight years later.
April 22, 2022 Business/Wealth, Tech
American clothing designer and retailer.
Founder of plus-size clothing chain Lane Bryant.
Lane Bryant is the largest plus-size retailer in the United States, consisting of several hundred stores across America. Prior to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, it had several hundred more which were forced to close down due to poor performance.
April 14, 2022 Business/Wealth
American reporter and businessman.
Co-founder of Staples, an office supply retailer.
Kahn is also credited as a pioneer of the natural and health food supermarket industry. He founded Fresh Fields and Nature's Heartland market chains, which are now part of Whole Foods Market.
March 27, 2022 Business/Wealth
American electrical engineer and businessman.
Co-founder and former chairman of Qualcomm, a multinational semiconductor and tech company that owns patents critical to 5G, 4G, and other mobile communications standards.
As of 2019, Jacobs had an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion.
He has been noted as one of the top philanthropists in America, donating much of his wealth to charitable causes.
March 27, 2022 Business/Wealth, Tech
Israeli diamond magnate, businessman, philanthropist and investor.
Founder of Africa Israel Investments, an Israeli-based international holding and investment company.
Leviev has a good relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, dating back to the 1990s. He has done notable philanthropic work for Chabad Hasidic Jewish causes in Europe and Israel. His investments in diamond mining in Angola and in Israeli settlements have been the subject of protest.
March 26, 2022 Business/Wealth
Russian billionaire and industrialist.
Founder of Basic Element, one of Russia's largest industrial groups, and Volnoe Delo, Russia's largest charitable foundation.
Like many other Russian entrepreneurs, Deripaska enriched himself by purchasing state-owned assets during the privatization that occurred due to the collapse of the Soviet Union. He was once Russia's richest man, but lost much of his wealth in the 2007 financial crisis.
Ukrainian-born Russian oligarch and billionaire businessman.
Owner and president of Renova Group, a Russian business conglomerate.
Vekselberg has close ties to the Kremlin, and has overseen projects to modernize the Russian economy. In 2018, the US imposed sanctions on him and 23 other Russian nationals. According to Forbes, he has an estimated net worth of $9.3 billion as of 2022.
Israeli-Georgian businessman and philanthropist based in Russia and Israel.
Mirilashvili’s business enterprises mainly consist of real estate, construction of shopping malls, casino chains, the petroleum industry, and renewable energy sectors. He has also invested in Russian social media website VK, and is an associate of President Vladimir Putin.
Russian-born Israeli businessman, investor, and philanthropist.
Occupied various high-ranking positions at Group Menatep, a former financial group, and its subsidiary, the Yukos Oil Company.
In 2001, Nevzlin served as president of the Russian Jewish Congress, serving as a key player in Jewish historical and heritage research projects, including the establishment of the Moscow Jewish Cultural Center and the International Center for Russian and Eastern European Jewish Studies in Moscow.
Russian businessman and philanthropist.
President of the European Jewish Congress, President of the World Holocaust Forum Foundation, Chairman of the European Jewish Fund, and chairman of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) Policy Council.
Kantor is an associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to Forbes, he has an estimated net worth of $7.6 billion.
Ukrainian-born Russian oligarch.
Co-founder of Alfa-Group, a multinational Russian investment conglomerate, and Alfa-Bank, one of the largest private banks in Russia.
Fridman holds citizenship in both Russia and Israel. He was ranked as Russia's most important businessman by Business News Europe in 2017.
Russian billionaire businessman and politician.
Primary owner of Millhouse Capital, a British registered company he uses to manage assets owned by him and his partners.
Abramovich enriched himself after the collapse of the USSR through the loans-for-shares privatization program, obtaining Russian state-owned assets at prices below market value. He has citizenship in Russia, Portugal, and Israel.
Russian billionaire businessman.
Chairman, CEO, and largest shareholder of Novatek, the second-largest Russian natural gas company.
Mikhelson was the second wealthiest man in Russia as of 2022, with an estimated net worth of $24.2 billion according to Bloomberg Billionaires index.
Russian business oligarch and government official.
Made his fortune in Russia in the 1990s, when the country implemented privatization of state property.
Berezovsky helped fund Unity, the political party that formed Vladimir Putin's first parliamentary base. In 2013, after falling out of favor with Putin and fleeing to Britain, he was found dead in his home. It was believed to be a suicide, but facts around the case continue to remain uncertain.
March 18, 2022 Business/Wealth
Ukranian-born Russian organized crime boss.
Described by agencies in the EU and the US as the "boss of bosses" of most global Russian Mafia syndicates, and by the FBI as "the most dangerous mobster in the world.
Mogilevich currently lives freely in Moscow and has three children. He has close alliances with Russian political figures such as Yury Luzhkov, the former mayor of Moscow. Russian FSB defector Alexander Litvinenko claimed Mogilevich had a "good relationship" with Putin since the 1990s.
American real estate developer.
Known for his involvement in the American luxury casino and hotel industry.
In 1973, Wynn founded Golden Nugget Companies, later rebranding it as Mirage Resorts. He sold Mirage in 2000 to MGM Grand, resulting in MGM Resorts International. In 2002, after having sold Mirage, he founded Wynn Resorts, resigning from the company in 2018 amid sexual harassment allegations.
Co-founder of The Home Depot.
Another co-founder of The Home Depot, Bernard Marcus, is also Jewish.
Blank currently owns two Atlanta-based professional sports teams - the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL), and Atlanta United of Major League Soccer (MLS).
Co-founder of The Home Depot, as well as its first CEO and chairman until retiring in 2002.
Arthur Blank, one of the other co-founders of The Home Depot, is also Jewish.
Marcus is a major donor to Republican politcal candidates and causes.
American-Israeli entrepreneur who co-founded Akamai Technologies, a cybersecurity and cloud service company with one of the world's largest distributed computing platforms.
Lewin was killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as a passenger aboard American Airlines Flight 11. According to the 9/11 Commission Report, he was most likely stabbed by one of the hijackers who was sitting right behind him, and the first person to die in the attacks.
March 15, 2022 Business/Wealth
Founder and owner of Silverstein Properties, a New York City-based real estate firm.
On April 26, 2001, Silverstein finalized a bid to lease-purchase the World Trade Center. The bid was accepted on July 24, 2001; just 49 days before the September 11 attacks.
Co-Founder, executive chairman, and former CEO of Oracle Corporation, an American multinational software company.
Ellison frequently ranks in Forbes Rich List's top 10 wealthiest individuals with an estimated fortune of $98 billion (2022). He owns the island of Lanai in the Hawaiian Islands, which has a population of over three thousand people.
March 11, 2022 Tech, Business/Wealth
American billionaire entrepreneur and television personality with a net worth of $4.5 billion.
One of the main "shark" investors on the reality TV show Shark Tank.
Cuban is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA basketball team.
Cuban's paternal grandfather changed the family name from Chabenisky to Cuban after his family emigrated from Russia through Ellis Island.
March 6, 2022 Media/Hollywood, Finance, Business/Wealth
Former chief revenue officer of Facebook, who was in charge of the company's advertising business and its worldwide sales organization.
David Fischer is the son of Stanley Fischer, who served as governor of the Bank of Israel from 2005 to 2013, as well as Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve from 2014 to 2017. Stanley holds dual citizenship in Israel and the USA.
March 4, 2022 Tech, Business/Wealth
The head of Facebook Messenger.
Joined Facebook in 2015 as the head of product for messaging, and was later promoted to the head of Messenger.
Chudnovsky previously worked as a head of growth and global strategy at Paypal, after it acquired a company he co-founded called IronPearl. He also co-founded several other successful companies, such as "Jiff", "NFX", "Ooga Labs" and "Wonderhill".