Net Worth: $1.11 Billion
- Source of Wealth Diamonds
- Birth Place Tashkent, Uzbekistan
- Marital Status Married (Olga Leviev)
- Full Name Lev Avnerovich Leviev
- Nationality Israel
- Date of Birth July 30, 1956
- Ethnicity Israeli, Bukharian Jewish
- Occupation Businessman
- Children 9
About Lev Leviev
Israeli businessman Lev Leviev has an estimated net worth of $1.11 billion in April 2016 according to Forbes. Most of Leviev’s wealth is derived from his investments in the real estate, chemical and diamond industry.
Lev Avnerovich Leviev was born on July 30, 1956 in Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union. Of Bukharian Jewish ancestry, Lev is currently married to his wife Olga. Currently based in London England, Lev Leviev is a father to nine children.
In addition to being the Chairman, Leviev is the controlling shareholder in Israel-Africa which now is on the verge of insolvency. He also owns several diamond mines in Africa and Russia. His major competitor is the De Beers international diamond cartel.
In November 2012, he became the executive chairman of AFI Development finance company. In the same year, he was involved in a court battle against Arkady Gaydamak, his former partner. The latter alleged that Leviev still owed him $1 billion for dividends and commissions that are connected with the Angolian Diamonds negotiations. The London court favored Leviev, and Gaydamak was ordered to pay for the legal fees of Leviev.