Eyal Ofer Net Worth is$6 Billion
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Eyal Ofer net worth: Eyal Ofer is an Israeli businessman who has a net worth of $6 billion. Eyal Ofer and his younger brother Idan inherited a vast fortune from their shipping magnate father Sammy Ofer. After his father died in June 2011, Eyal took the lead of Zodiac Maritime Agencies, a privately-held, London-based corporation with a diversified fleet of more than 150 shipping vessels. Ever since, he has served as the Maritime's chairman and also acquired shares in Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Mizrahi Tefahot bank. What's more, through Global Holdings, he owns an incredible set of real estate such as the Altria Building and 15 Central Park West in New York. As for Global Holdings, it is currently redeveloping the historic St. Vincent's Hospital, in Greenwich Village (with architect Robert A. M. Stern), as well as 50 United Nations Plaza (with architect Norman Foster). In addition to the above, Eyal Ofer owns controlling shares in Miller Global, a company which, among other things, possesses the 1,002-room JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa as well as the Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando. The two siblings are not only sharing their father's shipping empire, but also his immense art collection. As of March 2013, the businessman, husband and father of four children, Eyal Ofer, is the 2nd richest man in Israel.
Sammy Ofer KBE (born Samuel Herskovich, 22 February 1922 a?? 3 June 2011) was an Israeli businessman, shipping tycoon and one of the wealthiest people in Israel, although most of his time he spent abroad, and managed his businesses from Monte Carlo in Monaco. A member of the Ofer family, the annual Forbes magazine's list of The World's Billionaires estimated in 2011 his fortune, together with his brother Yuli's, to be $10.3 billion, ranked him in 2011 as the 79th in wealthiest people in the world, and the wealthiest man in Israel.
Born in 1922 in Romania, in 1924 Ofer's family immigrated to Mandatory Palestine. The family lived in Haifa. After Ofer finished elementary school, he started working as delivery boy for a shipping company.
With the start of World War II he enlisted in the Royal Navy and during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War served in the Israeli Sea Corps. After finishing his military service, he became a shipping agent with the Eastern Conglomerate, and by 1950 had bought his first ship. Since then, he has expanded in the shipping business.
Ofer's assets, which are partly in his exclusive ownership and partly owned together with his brother Yuli, consist of one of the largest private shipping companies in the world, with total value of almost A?2 billion. This includes the companies ZIM, Royal Caribbean International, Israel Corporation, Israel Chemicals, Oil Refineries Ltd, Bank Mizrahi-Tfahot, and Tower Semiconductor.
On 3 June 2011, Ofer died in his house in Tel Aviv at the age of 89. Alon Uziel, a Tel Aviv resident living across of the cemetery where Ofer was buried, was accused of dancing in his balcony during the wake, to protest against the state giving national property to the Ofer Brothers Group unlawfully .
Ofer has two sons, Eyal and Idan, who manage different branches of the family businesses.
On 10 November 2008 he was made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in recognition of his involvement w

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Yuli Ofer's son seeks injunction on will

So far, Ofer Investments holdings were distributed between father Yuli (36.7%) and each of his children – Doron and Liora (15% each). The remainder of the shares was held by Eyal Ofer, the son of Yuli's late brother Sammy. As per the first will ...
Posted: October 16, 2011, 4:51 am

Baltic Exchange Honors Eyal Ofer with Life Membership

London's Baltic Exchange informs that the achievements of Eyal Ofer, the principal of ship management company Zodiac Group, have been celebrated with the award of honorary life membership of the Exchange. The prestigious award was last awarded in 2009 to ...
Posted: July 10, 2014, 8:37 pm

Office building at 1250 Broadway to be sold for more than $565 million

An office building on Broadway will be sold for more than $565 million. Eyal Ofer of Global Holdings is in contract to buy the 39-story building at 1250 Broadway, at West 32nd Street, from Jamestown and Murray Hill Properties, according to the New York Post.
Posted: June 29, 2016, 1:40 am
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