Eyal Ofer was bornon 1950 in Monte Carlo, Monaco, Israel. Eyal Ofer is #170 in List Billionaires People In The World. Eyal Ofer inherited part of his late father's shipping empire and has expanded the holdings significantly. He is the chairman of Ofer Global, based in Monaco, and chairman of Zodiac Group, a privately-held Monaco-based shipping firm with more than 150 vessels. His other shipping interests include privately-held OMNI Offshore Terminals and a stake in publicly-traded Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, where he has been a director for more than 15 years. Ofer is chairman of private real estate investment firm Global Holdings, which owns New York City properties including the Altria Building,15 Central Park West, 1250 Broadway and 50 United Nations Plaza. Eyal and his brother Idan are the sons of shipping magnate Sammy Ofer, who died in 2011 and was once Israel's richest man. Planning for the wealth transfer to the brothers began years before their father's death. It culminated in early 2014 with the legal separation of the two brothers' shipping empires. Eyal has collected a trove of contemporary, impressionist and modern art and inherited half of his father's vast collection, said to be one of the world's most magnificent. He oversees the Eyal & Marilyn Ofer Family Foundation, which donated about $15 million to the Tate Modern gallery in London in 2013.
In 2018, the “Eyal Ofer Galleries” are set to hold Tate Modern’s first ever solo exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s work, “Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy”, which will display the artist’s masterpiece “La Reve” (sold for a record £102 million) along with more than 100 “outstanding” paintings, sculptures and drawings
This follows the fund's participation in the November 2017 funding round of Arbe Robotics, a Tel Aviv startup developing a high-resolution radar system for self-driving cars
In 2016, Ofer was ranked 10th in the Lloyd’s List Top 100 Most Influential People in the Shipping Industry
It was the subject of a book published in March 2014 by Michael Gross entitled "House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, the World’s Most Powerful Address"
Through his family Foundation, in 2013, he donated £10 million to Tate Modern, and £1
Eyal was one of the donors to the Gloriana during the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2012
In 2008, they resided in west London and had a home in Herzliya Pituah near Tel Aviv
Ofer has been a director of Royal Caribbean Cruises, the second largest cruise company in the world, since May 1995 and holds a significant stake in the company
Founded in 1990, the Singapore–headquartered company has delivered 23 conversion projects, 2 FPSO and 21 FSO
Ofer started his career in international maritime transportation in all the major shipping segments in the 1980s
He served as an intelligence officer in the Israeli Air Force from 1967 to 1973
Eyal Ofer was born in 1950 in Haifa, Israel
Ofer is said to control the 20th biggest fleet in the world