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 above claim is all over the internet. Examples:
- Forbes: 11.6% of the world’s billionaires are Jews (miricommunity.net)
- Forbes: 11.6% of world's billionaires are Jews, totally admired by China, Korea (Pakistan Defence forums)
- Forbes: 11.6% of world's billionaires are Jews, totally admired by China, Korea (Gamespot forums)
Are 11.6% of world's billionaires Jews?