Oracle founder Larry Ellison is top ranked among Jewish individuals appearing on the Forbes magazine’s annual list of world billionaires, coming in at sixth with $36 billion.
Ellison held the same ranking last year but with $28 billion.
Casino and hotel magnate Sheldon Adelson, with $24.9 billion, moved up to No. 14 from 78. Adelson and his family have donated at least $20 million to a Super PAC supporting GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich. Adelson also is a major giver to Birthright Israel.
As digital readers are becoming more popular, it's important to give some credit to Israel's hi-tech industry for helping launch the Amazon Kindle. While there were digital readers on the market before Amazon released its Kindle, they never really caught on.
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