Forbes Magazine released its annual list of billionaires on Monday, with 18 Israelis among the 1,645-person list.
The richest Israeli on the list is shipping mogul Eyal Ofer, in 191st place, with a net worth of $7 billion. Investor Shari Arison with $4.7 billion, mining tycoons Beny Steinmetz with $4.1 billion and Dan Gertler with $2.5 billion and Playtech founder Teddy Sagi with $2.5 billion are among the other Israelis on the list.
This year also marked a record number of women billionaires, with 172 as compared with 138 in 2013, an increase of 25 percent.
The richest man in the world, topping the list with a net worth of $76 billion, is Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. In second place is Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim, with $72 billion.
Amancio Ortega, Zara retail chain owner, stayed in third place from 2013, but increased his net worth to $64 billion. Ortega came in ahead of American investor Warren Buffet, whose net worth is $58.2 billion.
In fifth place is Oracle CEO Larry Ellison with $48 billion, followed by brothers Charles and David Koch with $40 billion each.
American businessman Sheldon Adelson jumped from 15th place last year to eighth place on the 2014 list, with a net worth of $38 billion.
In ninth and 10th place are Walmart owners Christy and Jim Walton with $36.7 billion and $34.7 billion respectively.
Among the biggest jumps over the last year is Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's leap from $13.3 billion in 2013 to $28.5 billion in 2014.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp cofounders Jan Koum and Brian Acton made the list at the last minute after selling their company for $19 billion.