Eyal Ofer is an Israeli shipping and real estate entrepreneur based in Monaco. Currently, he is the Chairman of Global Holdings, Zodiac Maritime Ltd., and Ofer Global. Zodiac Maritime is a privately-held shipping company owning a fleet of over 130 vessels.
Other shipping interests of Eyal include private OMNI Offshore Terminals, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. His real estate empire includes Altria Building, 15 Central Park West, and the redeveloping St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village. He has stakes in Mizrahi Tefahot Bank of Israel too.
Eyal Ofer Parents – Sammy Ofer and Aviva Ofer
Eyal was born in 1950 to Sammy Offer and Aviva Ofer. His father was also a shipping magnate, and one of the richest men of Israel. Buying his first ship by 1950, he expanded his shipping business extensively, and owned and partly owned a number of companies, including Royal Caribbean International, ZIM, Israel Chemicals, Tower Semiconductor, Oil Refineries Ltd., Israel Corporation, etc. His mother, Aviva Ofer, was a housewife.
Eyal Ofer Uncle: Yuli Ofer
Yuli Ofer was his father Sammy’s brother, with whom Sammy shared most of his business assets. Both the brothers were listed among the wealthiest people in the country. Yuli, along with his brother, Sammy, established Ofer Brothers Group, and established Mediterranean Routes, the shipping company in 1956. In the 1980s, he started entering the tanker industry in Singapore and Hong Kong and also established Royal Caribbean. He is also the founder of Meliseron, specializing in shopping malls and real estate.
Eyal Ofer Siblings: Idan Ofer
Idan is the younger brother of Eyal, who is a London-based philanthropist and business magnate. He founded Tanker Pacific, and has interests in drilling, mining and shipping. He is a majority stakeholder of Pacific Drilling, and is known to give the biggest donation to British business school in 2013. He is also the Principal of Quantum Pacific Group, a holding company. He served as Chairman of the Israel Corporation between 1999 and 2010, and remained a member of its Board of Directors between 1999 and 2013.
Eyal Ofer Marriage
Eyal Ofer is married, and has 4 children. The family lives in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Eyal’s collection of modern and contemporary art is extraordinary, with 50% collection he inherited from his father.
The net worth of Eyal Ofer, the shipping and real estate magnate, has been estimated to be around $8.6 billion, with which he becomes one of the wealthiest businessmen in Israel.