Forbes just released their list of the top 400 richest people in America, so you know what that means: the Forward’s curated list of the top richest Jews!
Here are the first 10, but check out the rest of the list here.
Larry Ellison: worth $47.5 billion for Oracle
Mark Zuckerberg: worth $40.3 billion for Facebook
Michael Bloomberg: worth $38.6 billion for Bloomberg LP
Sergey Brin: worth $32.6 billion for Google
For the second year running, Robert Downey Jr. tops Forbes’ list of highest paid actors in Hollywood. Since June of last year, Iron Man has made $75 million — impressive even by Tony Stark standards.
The tribe has done slightly better on Forbes list of highest paid actresses, with two fabulous Jewish ladies making the list.
Natalie Portman comes in 8th, having made $14 million last year from another movie from the Avengers franchise, “Thor: The Dark World.”
Mila Kunis made $11 million, due to the Wizard of Oz remake, “Oz the Great and Powerful.” She ranked 9th on the list.
Sandra Bullock deserves an honorable mention (Does anyone remember that time she had a bris for her adopted son?). She made $14 million as well for being suspended in front of a green screen for “Gravity”.
The mothers of the seven Jewish (or Jew-ish) men who make up more than half of Forbes’ list of the 12 most eligible billionaire bachelors must be kvelling. That is, they must be thrilled that their sons are so incredibly wealthy and desirable, but not necessarily that they haven’t yet blissfully settled down (some of them have been in marriages and long-term relationships — but without happy endings).
So, who are these must-have guys from the tribe, who are not currently in serious relationships and are on the lookout for life partners? If you follow banking, investing, real estate development, tech industry and all-around entrepreneurship, you’ll recognize their names immediately. They are:
Crossposted from Haaretz
Irene Rosenfeld, CEO and Chairman of Kraft Foods Inc., was named by Forbes magazine the second most powerful woman in the world for 2010, one place after First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and one place ahead of media mogul Oprah Winfrey.
Rosenfeld, 57, was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, and spent her later childhood in Long Island. Her father’s parents immigrated to the United States from Romania, while her mother’s parents were German Jews.
Rosenfeld, who now lives in Illinois, has been in the food industry for over 25-years, and has served as the CEO and Chairman of the Kraft Foods since 2006. The company markets popular products such as Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Kraft Singles, Oreos and Mac & Cheese.
Forbes released its annual list of 400 richest Americans on Wednesday and Jews took 30 of the top 100 spots (thanks Gawker, for doing the demographic breakdown for us).
The price of admission onto the 29th Rich List was a staggering $1 billion, and, not surprisingly — as far as minorities go, at least — Jews took excelled. The breakdown, according to Gawker’s research, included one black woman (No. 130, Oprah Winfrey), three gay men (No. 54, David Geffen; No. 332, Barry Diller; and No. 365, Peter Thiel), four Indians, six (non-Indian) Asians, 34 women, and, of course, 30 Jews in the top 100 (see below). They must have stopped counting after the 100 mark.
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