The World's Most Powerful

It's a list of "the world's most powerful people," 100 of the bankers and media moguls, publishers and image makers who shape the lives of billions. It's an exclusive, insular club, one whose influence stretches around the globe but is concentrated strategically in the highest corridors of power.

And by at least by one count, ninety percent are Jewish.

 

   

 

 

 

 

Normally Jews Would Be Nervous

It's a list, in other words, that would have made earlier generations of Jews jump out of their skins, calling attention, as it does, to their disproportionate influence in finance and the media.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jews Feel Good About Themselves

Joseph Aaron, the editor of The Chicago Jewish News, thinks it's a list his readers should "feel very, very good about."

"Talk about us being accepted into this society, talk about us having power in this society," Aaron wrote this week, in apparent reference to Jewish life in the United States. "Talk about anti-Semitism being a thing of the past, talk about Jews no longer needing to be afraid to be visible and influential."

   

 

 

 

 

The World Was Cheated By Hitler

For Aaron, the list shows how "vital" Jews have become in American life. The Vanity Fair rankings, he writes, "[tell] you so much about the place of Jews in this country, about the amazing people Jews are."
 

Jews excelled disproportionately in areas such as business and medicine.

   

 
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World's Most Powerful People


Jewish.... 1  Rupert Murdoch .................

Jewish.... 2  Steve Jobs 

Jewish.... 3  Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google 

Jewish.... 4  Stephen Schwarzman and Pete Peterson, .

Jewish.... 5  Warren Buffett, .....

Unknown.. 6  Bill Clinton, Clinton Foundation 

Jewish.... 7  Steven Spielberg 

Jewish.... 8  Bernard Arnault, LVMH  

Jewish.... 9  Michael Bloomberg, 

Jewish.... 10  Bill and Melinda Gates  ............................................Jewish

Jewish.... 11  Carlos Slim Hel˙, ..

Possible...12  H. Lee Scott

Jewish.... 13  Ralph Lauren, .

Black......14  Oprah Winfrey,

Jewish.... 15  Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg, 

Jewish.... 16  David Geffen, DreamWorks ...

Jewish.... 17  Howard Stringer, Sony  ...

Jewish.... 18  Richard Parsons, Time Warner 

Jewish.... 19 Al Gore ..Schiff...

Jewish.... 20  Larry Ellison 

Jewish.... . Herb Allen 

Jewish......22. Jeff Bewkes  

Jewish.... 23. Jeff Bezos  

Jewish.... 24. Peter Chernin  .

Jewish.... 25. Leslie Moonves

Jewish.... 26. Jerry Bruckheimer 

White.......27. George Clooney 

Jewish.... 28. Bono 

White......29. Franšois Pinault 

Jewish.... 30. Roman Abramovich 

Jewish.... 31. Ronald Perelman 

Unknown.32. Tom Hanks 

Jewish.... 33. Jacob Rothschild 

Jewish.... 34. Robert De Niro 

Jewish.... 35. Howard Schultz 

Jewish.... 36. Robert Iger 

Jewish.... 37. Giorgio Armani 

Jewish.... 38. Jeffrey Katzenberg 

Jewish.... 39. Ronald Lauder and Leonard Lauder

Unknown.... 40. George Lucas 

Jewish.... 41. Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein 

Jewish.... 42. Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols 

Jewish.... 43. Bruce Wasserstein 

Jewish.... 44. Miuccia Prada 

Jewish.... 45. Steven Cohen 

Jewish.... 46. Tom Cruise 

Unknown..47. Jay-Z 

Jewish.... 48. Ron Meyer 

Jewish.... 49. Frank Gehry 

Jewish.... 50. Arnold Schwarzenegger 

Jewish.... 51. Henry Kravis 

Jewish......52. Karl Lagerfeld 

Jewish.... 53. Oscar and Annette de la Renta 

White.......54. Martha Stewart 

Jewish.... 55. Mickey Drexler 

Jewish.... 56. Michael Moritz 

Unknown..57. Brian Roberts

Unknown..58. Roger Ailes (last year: 44)

Unknown..59. Vivi Nevo (last year: 61)

Jewish.... 60. Mick Jagger (last year: 56)

Jewish.... 61. Jeff Skoll (last year: 87)

Unknown..62. Vinod Khosla (new entry)

Unknown..63. Diego Della Valle (new entry)

Unknown..64. Stacey Snider (returning)

Jewish.... 65. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard (last year: 64)

Unknown..66. John Lasseter (last year: 67)

Jewish.... 67. George Soros (new entry)

Unknown..68. Philippe Dauman (new entry)...9

Unknown..69. John Malone (last year: 71)

Jewish.... 70. Sumner Redstone (last year: 30)

Jewish.... 71. Paul Allen (last year: 37)

Jewish.... 72. Eddie Lampert (last year: 51)

Jewish.... 73. Leon Black (new entry)

Jewish.... 74. Jann Wenner (last year: 75)

Jewish.... 75. Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan (new entry)

Jewish.... 76. Jerry Weintraub (new entry)

Jewish.... 77. Donatella Versace 

Jewish.... 78. Thomas L. Friedman 

Unknown..79. Tim Russert 

Unknown..80. Charlie Rose 

Jewish.... 81. Joel Silver 

Jewish.... 82. Frank Rich 

Jewish.....83. Jonathan Ive

Jewish...84. Larry Gagosian 

Jewish.... 85. Charles Saatchi 

Unknown..86. Jean Pigozzi 

Unknown..87. Stephen Colbert 

Unknown..88. Bill O'Reilly 

Jewish.... 89. Jon Stewart 

Jewish.... 90. Steve Bing 

Jewish.... 91. Eli Broad 

Jewish.... 92. Michael Milken 

Jewish.... 93. Arthur Sulzberger Jr. 

Jewish.....94. Ron Burkle 

Jewish.... 95. Scott Rudin 

Jewish?....96. Jimmy Buffett 

Jewish.... 97. Steven Rattner 

Unknown..98. Arianna Huffington 

Unknown..99. Doug Morris 

Jewish.....100. Jimmy Iovine

 


 

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