Sammy Ofer & family’s profile picture

Sammy Ofer & family

Sammy Ofer & family’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $10.3 Billion
Industry: Logistics
Country: Israel
BirthDay: 22 February 1922
Sigh: Pisces
Died On: 03/06/2011
Children: 2

Sammy Ofer & family was bornon 22 February 1922 in Israel. Retired Israeli donated $25 million to the creation of an underground parking lot that can turn into a chemical warfare-proof hospital during times of war in Haifa. The hospital, to be ready in 2012, bears his name. Ofer's family owns a vast global shipping empire, plus interests in banking and real estate. His two sons are now active in dad's vast empire: Eyal, who runs real estate business and is a director of cruise line Royal Caribbean, splits his time between Monaco, New York and London; Idan, based in Israel, is chairman of Israel Corp., which holds strategic stakes in chemicals, energy, technology and shipping (through Zim Shipping). Owns extensive collection of impressionist, post-impressionist and modern paintings. Awarded an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth for his services to U.K. maritime heritage.


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In 2013, Idan Ofer donated £25 million to London Business School in honor of his father, Sammy


On 3 June 2011, Ofer died in his house in Tel Aviv at the age of 89


3 million to help complete the restoration of the Cutty Sark by 2010


On 10 November 2008 he was made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in recognition of his involvement with maritime heritage in the United Kingdom


In 2007, Sammy Ofer donated $25 million to the Rambam Health Care Campus, in Haifa, Israel


This contribution was earmarked for two main purposes: $17 million for the 2000-bed fortified underground hospital and $7 million to renovate the existing departments of Surgery, Urology, and ENT


After finishing his military service, he became a shipping agent with the Eastern Conglomerate, and by 1950 had bought his first ship


During the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, he served in the Israeli Sea Corps


In 1924, Ofer's family immigrated to Mandatory Palestine


Sammy Ofer (born Shmuel Herskovich; 22 February 1922 – 3 June 2011) was an Israeli shipping magnate and philanthropist


5 million donation from Eyal Ofer enabled the NMM to buy two paintings by George Stubbs from 1772

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