Forbes Israel: Netanyahu worth more (money) than Obama

A list of Israel’s wealthiest politicians was released by Forbes Israel  Wednesday, making transparent the estimated personal wealth of a total of 13 politicians.

Topping the list was Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat, with an estimated net worth of $118 million – a fortune amassed from the sale of his software start-up company BRM to Symantec and success in venture capitalism.

Coming in second was MK Erel Margalit of the Zionist Union, with an amassed fortune of $58 million from the success of his venture capital fund, Jerusalem Venture Partners.


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