David & Simon Reuben was born in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom. David & Simon Reuben is #67 in List Billionaires People In The World. Real estate and metals moguls, brothers David and Simon Reuben, sold 49% of their data center business, GlobalSwitch, to consortium of Chinese investors called Elegant Jubilee for nearly $3 billion in cash in December 2016. Global Switch plans to add another 10 data centers, primarily in Asia. The brothers hold all the debt on the Plaza Hotel in NYC and the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. They also own a controlling interest in a 788-berth marina in San Remo, Italy. After growing up in the UK--David traded metals, Simon imported carpets and bought real estate--they joined together in Transworld, a metals trader that invested in Russia and Kazakhstan in the 1990s. It reportedly controlled as much as 7% of the world's aluminum trade at one time. They sold that business and focused on building a real estate portfolio. Their Reuben Foundation funds health care and educational causes. David resides in Monaco and Florida; Simon in Monaco.
Russian icon, iconostasis of Kizhi monastery, 18th century: St
Literary works about David include:David has been depicted several times in films; these are some of the best-known:For a considerable period, starting in the 15th century and continuing until the 19th, French playing card manufacturers assigned to each of the court cards names taken from history or mythology
King David, stained glass windows from the Romanesque Augsburg Cathedral, late 11th century
The archaeological evidence indicates that in the 10th century BCE, the time of David, Judah was sparsely inhabited and Jerusalem was no more than a small village; over the following century it slowly evolved from a highland chiefdom to a kingdom, but always overshadowed by the older and more powerful kingdom of Israel to the north
The late John Bright, in his History of Israel (1981), takes Samuel at face value
The Books of Samuel were substantially composed during the time of King Josiah at the end of the 7th century BCE, extended during the Babylonian exile (6th century BCE), and substantially complete by about 550 BCE, although further editing was done even after then—the silver quarter-shekel which Saul's servant offers to Samuel in 1 Samuel 9 "almost certainly fixes the date of the story in the Persian or Hellenistic period"
Arnold Zadikow, 1930: The Young David displayed in the entrance of Berlin's Jewish Museum from 1933 until its loss during the Second World War
According to the parallel narrative in 1 Samuel 21, instead of killing the man who had exacted so many casualties from him, Abimelech allows David to depart, exclaiming, "Am I so short of madmen that you have to bring this fellow here to carry on like this in front of me? Must this man come into my house?"The Tel Dan Stele, an inscribed stone erected by a king of Damascus in the late 9th/early 8th centuries BCE to commemorate his victory over two enemy kings, contains the phrase ביתדוד, bytdwd, which most scholars translate as "House of David"
Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably existed around 1000 BCE, but that there is little that can be said about him as a historical figure