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credit to mevotex@miricommunity.net The Jewish people may account for less than 0.2% of the world's population, but among the 1,426 billionaires around the globe, 165 or 11.6% of them are Jews, and their joint wealth has reached the incredible amount of $812 billion, according to Forbes Israel. Out of the 50 richest people in the world, about a quarter or 25% are Jewish, and of the top 10 richest Jews in the world, eight are from the U.S., while two are from Russia.  The Jews - making up 11.6% of world's billionaires with 0.2% total population The world's wealthiest Jew is Oracle Inc. CEO Larry Ellison, with a fortune estimated at $43 billion. Ellison, the third richest man in the U.S., has seen his fortune increased by $7 billion since last year. His company has 50% market share of the world's database management system. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in second place with $27 billion, up $5 billion from 2012. He appeared 13th on the world list. Bloomberg L.P., the company in which he owns 88% of the partnership, control one third of the information flowing through the global financial data. Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is third with $26.5 billion and was 15th on the world list. He owns 52% of Las Vegas Sands, the world's biggest casino operator that operates the iconic Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas, Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, and the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The share price of Las Vegas Sands has risen 20% since last summer.  Larry Ellison, the world's wealthiest Jew Other Jewish billionaires in the top ten include Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin with $23 billion and $22.5 billion respectively; financier Carl Ichan with $20 billion; financier George Soros with $19.2 billion; Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanov with $17.6 billion; Mikhail Fridman with $16.5 billion; and Len Blavatnik with $16 billion. The fortune of Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg has declined in the past year because of the company's unsuccessful IPO, and he is ranked as the 16th richest Jew. The Silicon Valley wonderkid though, is still worth $13.3 billion. The richest Israeli, Idan Ofer, is 34th on the list at $6.5 billion. He is reportedly moving from Israel to London. In racially-homogenous East Asia, where outsiders rarely make it into the billionaire list, Michael Kadoorie represented the Jews. The Chairman of CLP Holdings Ltd., a company that provides electricity to 75% of Hong Kong population, is the only non-Chinese billionaire in Hong Kong. His wealth is estimated at $9.5 billion.  Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson watching lion dance performance in Macau While an official stat has never been compiled, some analysts put the Jewish control of American economy at 40% while Russia 80%. Other sources claim this is an exaggeration, estimating the figure instead at a lower 25% and 60% respectively. The Jews are believed to have a dominant financial influence across Europe. In the U.K. for instance, half of the country's top 10 richest are of Jewish origin. The Jewish tribes formed the Kingdom of Israel and Judah in 1030 BC along the present-day border of Israel. Israel later fell to the Assyrians in 722 BC while Judah conquered by the Babylonians in 586 BC. 2,500 years after the Babylonian captivity, the Jews returned and established the State of Israel in 1948. Last month, Israel celebrated as the country supplants the U.S. to be the worlds largest Jewish population center, with the total Jews living in Israel exceeded 6 million while that in America 5.5 million. The global Jewish population was estimated at 13.8 million in 2012, though the figure is still lower than the 18 million in 1939.  New haven for Jews: East Asia, where they are widely revered Amid the global financial crisis however, hostilities towards the Jews have been on the rise. The Anti-Defamation League for instance, found that 31% of Europeans blame the Jews for the economic downturn, while a survey conducted by the Boston Review shows nearly 25% of Americans blame the Jews for their economic problems. The Jews though, have found a new haven in East Asia, where there is an avalanche of admiration for them. Many Chinese express great admiration and personal warmth to the Jewish people. Most Chinese will think Jews are smart, clever or good at making money, and that they have achieved a great deal, something they would love to emulate Professor Xu Xin of Nanjing University said. China's positive view of Israel has skyrocketed in recent years, as illustrated by the former Chinese envoy to Israel, Zhao Jun, who told Israeli media in 2010 that, "You might not know this, but we in greatly China admire you and your Jewish mind." China has long welcomed Jews fleeing persecution, such as in the 1800s and after World War II. The Chinese stereotype the Jews in a positive way and link accomplished Jewish personalities such as Albert Einstein to the Jewish people as a whole.  Jewish Talmud - a compulsory reading material in South Korean schools As China prospers, there is a burgeoning industry of self-help books that use Jewish culture and the Talmud to preach business tips. Sales and production of business guides to the Talmud has exploded, making them equivalents to books such as Sun Tzu and the Art of Business. There's even a Talmud hotel in Taiwan inspired by the Talmuds concept of success that features a copy of the Talmud Business Success Bible in every guest room. South Korean ambassador to Israel, Ma Young-sam, surprised reporters in 2011 by saying that the Talmud is a mandatory reading for Korean schoolchildren, and that there are more Koreans than Israelis who own a Talmud. We tried to understand why the Jews are such geniuses and we concluded that (it is because) they study Talmud, explained the South Korean ambassador. The study of Talmud has become part of the national educational curriculum that is now compulsory for every Korean schools. The stereotype of Jews in South Korea is that they are ultra-intelligent people coming out of nowhere to become business chiefs, media bosses, Nobel Prize winners, and the Koreans want their children to do the same. The fascination is so strong that the Talmud is a bestseller in South Korea.  Japan increasingly believes that learning from Jews can help it overcome challenges from China and South Korea Lee Chang-ro, head of a literature research team at the South Korean Ministry for Education, says, "the reasons why Korean children are taught Talmud are pretty obvious. Koreans and Jews both have a long history of oppression and surviving adversity with nothing but their own ingenuity to thank. There are no natural resources to speak of in Korea, so, like the Jews, all we can develop is our minds." Jews are greatly admired in Japan, and polls reveal that the Japanese admire Jewish people the most of any people in the world. Some Japanese view the Jews as powerful or affluent, while others admire Jewish intellect and prosperity. As its economy stagnates, there has been increasing calls in Japan that it should learn from what is imagined to be Jewish business tactics and strategies. Many Japanese profess to admire Jews for their intelligence, business acumen and strong ethnic loyalties.  Michael Kadoorie - richest Jew in East Asia, controlling 75% of Hong Kong's electricity supply The admiration dated back even in World War 2, when Japan was allied to Nazi Germany. Japanese leaders and industrialists came to believe that Jewish economic and political power could be harnessed by Japan. Throughout the war, Japan was regarded as a safe refuge from the Holocaust, despite being a part of the Axis and an ally of Germany, and continually rejected requests from the German government to establish anti-Semitic policies. China, Japan and South Korea are the 3 leading industrial powers in Asia, making up 84% of the continent's GDP. Source: http://gawker.com/rich-forever/http://newvoices.org/2013/04/19/forbes-isr...s-r-still-rich/http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish...eports-1.516302http://www.jpost.com/Business/BusinessFeat....aspx?ID=310104http://mondoweiss.net/2013/04/forbes-jewis...llionaires.htmlhttp://www.thejc.com/lifestyle/lifestyle-f...re-love-judaismhttp://www.ibtimes.com/israel-supplants-us...-million-figure

what do you think is the reason for their success?
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Jews have come a far way.

Why do we need Billionaires again?

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People work for their wealth and so are entitled to it. No has any right to take that away from them.

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[QUOTE="Nibroc420"]Just for clarification. Are these Jews who're native to Israel, or simply any billionaire who conforms to the Jewish religion?

no idea, i have no clue as to how this jew thing work. they all just look like any other white guy out there.
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what do you think is the reason for their success?Lonelynight

Jews were historically often prohibited from taking up many professions, so many became money-lenders and investors.

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Probably simple

Hard work

Willingness to take risks.

knowing the right people.

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There is one thing that I just do not understand.

Isn't Judaism a religion and its followers called Jews?

Why are Jews said to be of a different race?Are people from other races forbidden from following judaism?

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Probably because they make a lot of money

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Gaben=best billionaire

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Gaben=best billionaire

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he's a jew?
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#10 Blue-Sky
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Why do we need Billionaires again?

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Just for clarification. Are these Jews who're native to Israel, or simply any billionaire who conforms to the Jewish religion?
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[QUOTE="Lonelynight"][QUOTE="Nibroc420"]Just for clarification. Are these Jews who're native to Israel, or simply any billionaire who conforms to the Jewish religion?

no idea, i have no clue as to how this jew thing work. they all just look like any other white guy out there.

Well, according to wikipedia..

Generally, in modern secular usage, Jews include three groups: people who were born to a Jewish family regardless of whether or not they follow the religion; those who have some Jewish ancestral background or lineage (sometimes including those who do not have strictly matrilineal descent); and people without any Jewish ancestral background or lineage who have formally converted to Judaism and therefore are followers of the religion.

It's anyone who adheres to Judaism, lives in Israel , or had an ancestor that did one of those. It was a popular religion at some point, There might be a little jew in all of us
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There is one thing that I just do not understand.

Isn't Judaism a religion and its followers called Jews?

Why are Jews said to be of a different race?Are people from other races forbidden from following judaism?

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While anyone can (and many do) convert to Judaism, or just embrace Judaism to begin with, in this kind of context, "Jew" is usually referring to the Hebrew people (some of which might not even be practicing Jews), originating from Ancient Israel. It is a definite ethnicity, physically identified by most of the things considered to be Jew stereotypes (the nose, the hair, etc.)

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It's anyone who adheres to Judaism, lives in Israel , or had an ancestor that did one of those. It was a popular religion at some point, There might be a little jew in all of usNibroc420

I've got an uncle who's a converted Jew, and raised his kids (my cousins) Jewish. But there's definitely no hebrew blood in my family.

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They are probably investors that work for EA and stuff.

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[QUOTE="Nibroc420"]It's anyone who adheres to Judaism, lives in Israel , or had an ancestor that did one of those. It was a popular religion at some point, There might be a little jew in all of usthe_bi99man

I've got an uncle who's a converted Jew, and raised his kids (my cousins) Jewish. But there's definitely no hebrew blood in my family.

Which is my point. They might tell their grand-kids that their father was Jewish, and thus those grand-kids could potentially claim to be Jewish. I'm still confused if this article is using Jew to refer to those native to Israel, or those who adhere to Judaism, or if it could be descendants of converted Jews as Wikipedia suggests.
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[QUOTE="the_bi99man"]

[QUOTE="Nibroc420"]It's anyone who adheres to Judaism, lives in Israel , or had an ancestor that did one of those. It was a popular religion at some point, There might be a little jew in all of usNibroc420

I've got an uncle who's a converted Jew, and raised his kids (my cousins) Jewish. But there's definitely no hebrew blood in my family.

Which is my point. They might tell their grand-kids that their father was Jewish, and thus those grand-kids could potentially claim to be Jewish. I'm still confused if this article is using Jew to refer to those native to Israel, or those who adhere to Judaism, or if it could be descendants of converted Jews as Wikipedia suggests.

Yeah, hard to tell. Going off of who they mention, though, I think they're referring to actual people of Hebrew descent.

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Likely linked to old family wealth & cultural/religious networking on a large scale.

Or to summaries: Jews have to stick together to survive, and once you have wealth its hard to loose it especially in a conservative/traditional family.

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[QUOTE="Lonelynight"]what do you think is the reason for their success?br0kenrabbit

Jews were historically often prohibited from taking up many professions, so many became money-lenders and investors.

huh, didn't know that.
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There is one thing that I just do not understand.

Isn't Judaism a religion and its followers called Jews?

Why are Jews said to be of a different race?Are people from other races forbidden from following judaism?

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Jews are an ethno-religious group
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[QUOTE="Nibroc420"][QUOTE="Lonelynight"][QUOTE="Nibroc420"] no idea, i have no clue as to how this jew thing work. they all just look like any other white guy out there.

Well, according to wikipedia..

Generally, in modern secular usage, Jews include three groups: people who were born to a Jewish family regardless of whether or not they follow the religion; those who have some Jewish ancestral background or lineage (sometimes including those who do not have strictly matrilineal descent); and people without any Jewish ancestral background or lineage who have formally converted to Judaism and therefore are followers of the religion.

It's anyone who adheres to Judaism, lives in Israel , or had an ancestor that did one of those. It was a popular religion at some point, There might be a little jew in all of us

Living in Israel doesn't make you Jewish.
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There is one thing that I just do not understand.

Isn't Judaism a religion and its followers called Jews?

Why are Jews said to be of a different race?Are people from other races forbidden from following judaism?

call_of_duty_10

I've always wondered this myself.

We certainly can't make fun of them like we can other religions, that is for damn sure.

Hell, when I played the word "Jew" a few weeks ago in Scrabble, someone told me that was racist lol.  

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Jews have come a far way. [QUOTE="Blue-Sky"]

Why do we need Billionaires again?

Shottayouth13-

People work for their wealth and so are entitled to it. No has any right to take that away from them.

Oh, but of course! Nobody has the right to take away the wealth that a billionaire banker "earned" in bonuses for his "diligence" in frittering away other people's money.

But it's a different story if we're talking about the wealth that the poor and the middle class have earned by working 40, 50, 60 or more hours a week. Take away a big chunk of THAT wealth to bail out the very banks that the billionaires ran into the ground, and it's all A-OK!

Try to touch the wealth that a billionaire has stashed away in an offshore tax haven and you're stepping way out of line.

But cut the social-security benefits that some poor pensioner has paid towards for all his or her adult life and, again, everything's just hunky-dory.

:roll:

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I cant believe so many people still think a small ethnic group is responsible for all their woes.
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#26 indzman
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what do you think is the reason for their success?Lonelynight

For starters they don't waste all day everyday on OT posting like us

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Why do we need Billionaires again?

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+1 I would say anyone who accumulates as much wealth as the people at the top of that list should be considered as immoral. Have no time for this BS "They've worked for it so they should get to keep it" crap. There's this little thing called Altruism and it's something all humans should aspire towards.
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Just for clarification. Are these Jews who're native to Israel, or simply any billionaire who conforms to the Jewish religion?Nibroc420

You are considered Jewish if you are born to a Jewish mother... Whether you practice the religion or not; have any association with Israel or not; you are a Jew.

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Likely linked to old family wealth & cultural/religious networking on a large scale.

Or to summaries: Jews have to stick together to survive, and once you have wealth its hard to loose it especially in a conservative/traditional family.

dercoo
not really. without going too far into the past , most Jews who live in the US or the UK came there from Tsarist Russia, mostly poor peasants around the early 20th or late 19th century, most of them had nothing and took up work in sweatshops , there really wasn't much old wealth in there. there is somewhat of a cultural networking thing, but given the fact that reform Judaism is alot more common in the US, and the amount of assimilation there is, its not a huge factor.
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[QUOTE="Shottayouth13-"]

Jews have come a far way. [QUOTE="Blue-Sky"]

Why do we need Billionaires again?

Stesilaus

People work for their wealth and so are entitled to it. No has any right to take that away from them.

Oh, but of course! Nobody has the right to take away the wealth that a billionaire banker "earned" in bonuses for his "diligence" in frittering away other people's money.

But it's a different story if we're talking about the wealth that the poor and the middle class have earned by working 40, 50, 60 or more hours a week. Take away a big chunk of THAT wealth to bail out the very banks that the billionaires ran into the ground, and it's all A-OK!

Try to touch the wealth that a billionaire has stashed away in an offshore tax haven and you're stepping way out of line.

But cut the social-security benefits that some poor pensioner has paid towards for all his or her adult life and, again, everything's just hunky-dory.

:roll:

 

I don't think many people are really for cutting away social security benefits that people have paid into all their lives.

Also, many Billionaires, particularly those in finance which you seem to be talking about (of which, truth be told, there aren't even that many, since becoming a multi-millionaire in finance is very difficult, and a Billionaire damn near impossible) worked 90, 100, 110 hours a week through portions of their lives.

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I do not concern myself with who the richest people of the world is. I am too busy living my life to pay attention to it.
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[QUOTE="Nibroc420"]Just for clarification. Are these Jews who're native to Israel, or simply any billionaire who conforms to the Jewish religion?Lonelynight
no idea, i have no clue as to how this jew thing work. they all just look like any other white guy out there.

Most are of a Czech or Romanian background and their ancestors converted to Judaism and claimed to be Jewish.

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[QUOTE="Blue-Sky"]

Why do we need Billionaires again?

JustBeYourself
+1 I would say anyone who accumulates as much wealth as the people at the top of that list should be considered as immoral. Have no time for this BS "They've worked for it so they should get to keep it" crap. There's this little thing called Altruism and it's something all humans should aspire towards.

fck other people
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+1 I would say anyone who accumulates as much wealth as the people at the top of that list should be considered as immoral. Have no time for this BS "They've worked for it so they should get to keep it" crap. There's this little thing called Altruism and it's something all humans should aspire towards.JustBeYourself

People are free to be as altruistic as they want.

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#35 Darkman2007
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[QUOTE="Lonelynight"][QUOTE="Nibroc420"]Just for clarification. Are these Jews who're native to Israel, or simply any billionaire who conforms to the Jewish religion?lowkey254

no idea, i have no clue as to how this jew thing work. they all just look like any other white guy out there.

Most are of a Czech or Romanian background and their ancestors converted to Judaism and claimed to be Jewish.

actually we are aliens from outer space, I thought everybody who invented stupid theories about us seriously, one day its Russians, the next its Romanians, then its Czechs, its like a new nutcase theory for every day of the week.
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[QUOTE="Lonelynight"][QUOTE="Nibroc420"]Just for clarification. Are these Jews who're native to Israel, or simply any billionaire who conforms to the Jewish religion?lowkey254

no idea, i have no clue as to how this jew thing work. they all just look like any other white guy out there.

Most are of a Czech or Romanian background and their ancestors converted to Judaism and claimed to be Jewish.

what would they get by claiming to be jewish?
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#37 Darkman2007
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[QUOTE="JustBeYourself"]+1 I would say anyone who accumulates as much wealth as the people at the top of that list should be considered as immoral. Have no time for this BS "They've worked for it so they should get to keep it" crap. There's this little thing called Altruism and it's something all humans should aspire towards.airshocker

People are free to be as altruistic as they want.

I wonder how many of the "people shouldn't be this rich" would actually be willing to part with their money on the spot. I do like Bill Gates' idea of using his money for charity and such , he realized its not going to help him being the richest person in the grave.
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[QUOTE="lowkey254"]

[QUOTE="Lonelynight"] no idea, i have no clue as to how this jew thing work. they all just look like any other white guy out there. Lonelynight

Most are of a Czech or Romanian background and their ancestors converted to Judaism and claimed to be Jewish.

what would they get by claiming to be jewish?

its a nonsense theory, I can assure you of that.
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Why do we need Billionaires again?

JustBeYourself

+1 I would say anyone who accumulates as much wealth as the people at the top of that list should be considered as immoral. Have no time for this BS "They've worked for it so they should get to keep it" crap. There's this little thing called Altruism and it's something all humans should aspire towards.

Lots of Billionaires are altruistic though.  They can give and still be Billionaires.

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[QUOTE="lowkey254"]

[QUOTE="Lonelynight"] no idea, i have no clue as to how this jew thing work. they all just look like any other white guy out there. Lonelynight

Most are of a Czech or Romanian background and their ancestors converted to Judaism and claimed to be Jewish.

what would they get by claiming to be jewish?

connections.

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I wonder how many of the "people shouldn't be this rich" would actually be willing to part with their money on the spot. I do like Bill Gates' idea of using his money for charity and such , he realized its not going to help him being the richest person in the grave.Darkman2007

A very small amount of them.

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[QUOTE="Darkman2007"]I wonder how many of the "people shouldn't be this rich" would actually be willing to part with their money on the spot. I do like Bill Gates' idea of using his money for charity and such , he realized its not going to help him being the richest person in the grave.airshocker

A very small amount of them.

I think you'd be surprised how many people that make under 100k a year donate to charity, and would likely continue to do so no matter how much they make.

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[QUOTE="airshocker"]

[QUOTE="Darkman2007"]I wonder how many of the "people shouldn't be this rich" would actually be willing to part with their money on the spot. I do like Bill Gates' idea of using his money for charity and such , he realized its not going to help him being the richest person in the grave.mrbojangles25

A very small amount of them.

I think you'd be surprised how many people that make under 100k a year donate to charity, and would likely continue to do so no matter how much they make.

he wasn't talking about charity , what he was talking about was just giving away most of your money if you were that rich , I have a feeling very few people would do that , there is a reason why a lot of people buy lottery tickets, and its not just for the fun of it. donating to charity every so often is something else entirely.
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I think you'd be surprised how many people that make under 100k a year donate to charity, and would likely continue to do so no matter how much they make.

mrbojangles25

That wasn't the point and I'm one of those people.

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[QUOTE="mrbojangles25"]

I think you'd be surprised how many people that make under 100k a year donate to charity, and would likely continue to do so no matter how much they make.

airshocker

That wasn't the point and I'm one of those people.

ah my mistake

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[QUOTE="airshocker"]

[QUOTE="JustBeYourself"]+1 I would say anyone who accumulates as much wealth as the people at the top of that list should be considered as immoral. Have no time for this BS "They've worked for it so they should get to keep it" crap. There's this little thing called Altruism and it's something all humans should aspire towards.Darkman2007

People are free to be as altruistic as they want.

I wonder how many of the "people shouldn't be this rich" would actually be willing to part with their money on the spot. I do like Bill Gates' idea of using his money for charity and such , he realized its not going to help him being the richest person in the grave.

I really don't understand these people who hold onto great wealth until they die. What good does it honestly do them? Might as well try to help people and make a name for yourself that way rather than die known as a selfish dou she.

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[QUOTE="Nibroc420"]Just for clarification. Are these Jews who're native to Israel, or simply any billionaire who conforms to the Jewish religion?

I don't think that you understand Judaism. First of all, it is an ethnicity that is passed down from generation to generation. Also, there are more than twice as many jews not living in Israel than living in Israel.
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[QUOTE="Lonelynight"]what do you think is the reason for their success?br0kenrabbit

Jews were historically often prohibited from taking up many professions, so many became money-lenders and investors.

How do you explain Jewish prevalence in film producing/directing?
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[QUOTE="br0kenrabbit"]

[QUOTE="Lonelynight"]what do you think is the reason for their success?KHAndAnime

Jews were historically often prohibited from taking up many professions, so many became money-lenders and investors.

How do you explain Jewish prevalence in film producing/directing?

And science and music
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credit to mevotex@miricommunity.net The Jewish people may account for less than 0.2% of the world's population, but among the 1,426 billionaires around the globe, 165 or 11.6% of them are Jews, and their joint wealth has reached the incredible amount of $812 billion, according to Forbes Israel. Out of the 50 richest people in the world, about a quarter or 25% are Jewish, and of the top 10 richest Jews in the world, eight are from the U.S., while two are from Russia.  The Jews - making up 11.6% of world's billionaires with 0.2% total population The world's wealthiest Jew is Oracle Inc. CEO Larry Ellison, with a fortune estimated at $43 billion. Ellison, the third richest man in the U.S., has seen his fortune increased by $7 billion since last year. His company has 50% market share of the world's database management system. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in second place with $27 billion, up $5 billion from 2012. He appeared 13th on the world list. Bloomberg L.P., the company in which he owns 88% of the partnership, control one third of the information flowing through the global financial data. Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is third with $26.5 billion and was 15th on the world list. He owns 52% of Las Vegas Sands, the world's biggest casino operator that operates the iconic Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas, Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, and the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The share price of Las Vegas Sands has risen 20% since last summer.  Larry Ellison, the world's wealthiest Jew Other Jewish billionaires in the top ten include Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin with $23 billion and $22.5 billion respectively; financier Carl Ichan with $20 billion; financier George Soros with $19.2 billion; Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanov with $17.6 billion; Mikhail Fridman with $16.5 billion; and Len Blavatnik with $16 billion. The fortune of Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg has declined in the past year because of the company's unsuccessful IPO, and he is ranked as the 16th richest Jew. The Silicon Valley wonderkid though, is still worth $13.3 billion. The richest Israeli, Idan Ofer, is 34th on the list at $6.5 billion. He is reportedly moving from Israel to London. In racially-homogenous East Asia, where outsiders rarely make it into the billionaire list, Michael Kadoorie represented the Jews. The Chairman of CLP Holdings Ltd., a company that provides electricity to 75% of Hong Kong population, is the only non-Chinese billionaire in Hong Kong. His wealth is estimated at $9.5 billion.  Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson watching lion dance performance in Macau While an official stat has never been compiled, some analysts put the Jewish control of American economy at 40% while Russia 80%. Other sources claim this is an exaggeration, estimating the figure instead at a lower 25% and 60% respectively. The Jews are believed to have a dominant financial influence across Europe. In the U.K. for instance, half of the country's top 10 richest are of Jewish origin. The Jewish tribes formed the Kingdom of Israel and Judah in 1030 BC along the present-day border of Israel. Israel later fell to the Assyrians in 722 BC while Judah conquered by the Babylonians in 586 BC. 2,500 years after the Babylonian captivity, the Jews returned and established the State of Israel in 1948. Last month, Israel celebrated as the country supplants the U.S. to be the worlds largest Jewish population center, with the total Jews living in Israel exceeded 6 million while that in America 5.5 million. The global Jewish population was estimated at 13.8 million in 2012, though the figure is still lower than the 18 million in 1939.  New haven for Jews: East Asia, where they are widely revered Amid the global financial crisis however, hostilities towards the Jews have been on the rise. The Anti-Defamation League for instance, found that 31% of Europeans blame the Jews for the economic downturn, while a survey conducted by the Boston Review shows nearly 25% of Americans blame the Jews for their economic problems. The Jews though, have found a new haven in East Asia, where there is an avalanche of admiration for them. Many Chinese express great admiration and personal warmth to the Jewish people. Most Chinese will think Jews are smart, clever or good at making money, and that they have achieved a great deal, something they would love to emulate Professor Xu Xin of Nanjing University said. China's positive view of Israel has skyrocketed in recent years, as illustrated by the former Chinese envoy to Israel, Zhao Jun, who told Israeli media in 2010 that, "You might not know this, but we in greatly China admire you and your Jewish mind." China has long welcomed Jews fleeing persecution, such as in the 1800s and after World War II. The Chinese stereotype the Jews in a positive way and link accomplished Jewish personalities such as Albert Einstein to the Jewish people as a whole.  Jewish Talmud - a compulsory reading material in South Korean schools As China prospers, there is a burgeoning industry of self-help books that use Jewish culture and the Talmud to preach business tips. Sales and production of business guides to the Talmud has exploded, making them equivalents to books such as Sun Tzu and the Art of Business. There's even a Talmud hotel in Taiwan inspired by the Talmuds concept of success that features a copy of the Talmud Business Success Bible in every guest room. South Korean ambassador to Israel, Ma Young-sam, surprised reporters in 2011 by saying that the Talmud is a mandatory reading for Korean schoolchildren, and that there are more Koreans than Israelis who own a Talmud. We tried to understand why the Jews are such geniuses and we concluded that (it is because) they study Talmud, explained the South Korean ambassador. The study of Talmud has become part of the national educational curriculum that is now compulsory for every Korean schools. The stereotype of Jews in South Korea is that they are ultra-intelligent people coming out of nowhere to become business chiefs, media bosses, Nobel Prize winners, and the Koreans want their children to do the same. The fascination is so strong that the Talmud is a bestseller in South Korea.  Japan increasingly believes that learning from Jews can help it overcome challenges from China and South Korea Lee Chang-ro, head of a literature research team at the South Korean Ministry for Education, says, "the reasons why Korean children are taught Talmud are pretty obvious. Koreans and Jews both have a long history of oppression and surviving adversity with nothing but their own ingenuity to thank. There are no natural resources to speak of in Korea, so, like the Jews, all we can develop is our minds." Jews are greatly admired in Japan, and polls reveal that the Japanese admire Jewish people the most of any people in the world. Some Japanese view the Jews as powerful or affluent, while others admire Jewish intellect and prosperity. As its economy stagnates, there has been increasing calls in Japan that it should learn from what is imagined to be Jewish business tactics and strategies. Many Japanese profess to admire Jews for their intelligence, business acumen and strong ethnic loyalties.  Michael Kadoorie - richest Jew in East Asia, controlling 75% of Hong Kong's electricity supply The admiration dated back even in World War 2, when Japan was allied to Nazi Germany. Japanese leaders and industrialists came to believe that Jewish economic and political power could be harnessed by Japan. Throughout the war, Japan was regarded as a safe refuge from the Holocaust, despite being a part of the Axis and an ally of Germany, and continually rejected requests from the German government to establish anti-Semitic policies. China, Japan and South Korea are the 3 leading industrial powers in Asia, making up 84% of the continent's GDP. Source: http://gawker.com/rich-forever/http://newvoices.org/2013/04/19/forbes-isr...s-r-still-rich/http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish...eports-1.516302http://www.jpost.com/Business/BusinessFeat....aspx?ID=310104http://mondoweiss.net/2013/04/forbes-jewis...llionaires.htmlhttp://www.thejc.com/lifestyle/lifestyle-f...re-love-judaismhttp://www.ibtimes.com/israel-supplants-us...-million-figure

what do you think is the reason for their success?

maybe they get their success from the rabbi sucking the blood of their cut foreskins when they are raped as a child. eewwww