Oracle CEO heads Forbes Israel list of Jewish billionaires

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison heads a list of 165 Jewish billionaires, Forbes Israel reported.

According to the Hebrew magazine, which released its list on April 18, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur has a net worth of $43 billion, up $7 billion from last year. Ellison was fifth on the Forbes 2013 list of world billionaires.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was second on the Forbes Israel list with $27 billion, up $5 billion from 2012. He appeared 13th on the world list.

Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas–based casino mogul and philanthropist, was third with $26.5 billion and was 15th on the world list.

Eight of the top 10 on the Forbes Israel list of the world’s billionaires are from the United States; the remaining two are Russians.

Rounding out the top 10 are Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin, $23 billion and $22.5 billion, respectively; Carl Icahn, $20 billion; George Soros, $19.2 billion; Alisher Usmanov, $17.6 billion; Mikhail Fridman, $16.5 billion; and Len Blavatnik, $16 billion. — jta