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Beny Steinmetz

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Geneva, Switzerland

Beny Steinmetz




Net worth
2.3 billion USD (2015)


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Netanya, Israel

Known for
Diamonds engineering real estate

Netanya Academic College

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Benny Steinmetz (Hebrew: בני שטיינמץ‎‎; born 1956) is an Israeli businessman, with a portfolio in diamond-mining, engineering and real estate.


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On 14 August 2017, Steinmetz—along with David Granot, Tal Zilberstein, Doron Levy, and Asher Avidan—was arrested as part of a joint investigation by Israeli and Swiss anti-corruption officials over "allegations of largescale fraud, breach of trust, bribery, obstruction of justice and false registration of corporate documents" with the apparent purpose of money laundering.

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Early life

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Beny Steinmetz was born in Netanya, Israel in April 1956, the fourth child of Rubin Steinmetz. He inherited the Geneva-based Steinmetz Diamond Group from his father.

Other business ventures

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He is also an investor of Gabriel Resources Ltd.

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Koidu Holdings, which formerly operated as a joint venture, has been wholly owned by the BSGR company since 2007. In 1997, he founded STI Ventures NV, a venture capital firm that invests in start-up companies in Israel. In 1999, he was the owner of Tucows. BSGR and another investment firm, IMR, also control Cunico. A now-defunct company, of which he was a founder and shareholder, Nikanor plc, listed in London, was acquired by Katanga Mining in 2008. With his company called Scorpio, he owns real estate in Kazakhstan, Russia, and Eastern Europe.

On March 10, 2016, he was indicted in absentia by Romanian National Anticorruption Directorate, on charges regarding the unlawful recovery of Paul-Philippe Hohenzollern's inheritance. The court in Romania dismissed the request for a warrant for his arrest.

Net worth

The March 2011 issue of Forbes magazine estimated his personal wealth at US$6 billion. As of March 2011, he was the second richest person in Israel, before Sammy Ofer died in June 2011. According to Forbes in June 2014, Steinmetz is the sixth richest Israeli in the world with a net worth of $3.5 billion.

The Agnes and Beny Steinmetz Foundation

In 2007, Beny Steinmetz and his wife Agnes founded the Agnes and Beny Steinmetz Foundation in order to unify their multiple volunteer activities under the auspices of one philanthropic organization. The Foundation is primarily engaged in financing projects in the fields of education, healthcare, and culture for young children.

The Agnes and Beny Steinmetz Foundation also supports programs that work with at-risk youth, runs after-school facilities for children from disadvantaged families, and offers scholarships to students from difficult socio-economic backgrounds.

The Foundation also donates to several organizations and institutions, including the Tel Aviv Museum, the Association for the Wellbeing of Israel's Soldiers (mainly supporting the soldiers of the Tzabar Battalion Of the Givati Brigade), the Israel Cancer Association, and various hospitals.

At the end of 2016, the Foundation held a festive event to celebrate a decade of giving. Attendants included representatives of the many organizations the Foundation had supported over the years by contributing a cumulative amount of tens of millions of shekels.


Steinmetz lives in Geneva, Switzerland. He is married with four children. With his wife, he oversees the Beny & Agnes Steinmetz Foundation, which donates to schools, hospitals, army units and the arts in Israel. He also holds French citizenship and describes himself as an "international Israeli."


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