The son of the late Israeli shipping magnate and once one of Israel’s richest men Sammy Ofer as well as the brother to one of Israel’s richest men Idan Ofer, Eyal Ofer is a man surrounded by wealth. Business-wise, his interests focuses on shipping and global real estate. He is the principal of Zodiac Group, a company based in Monaco and also the chairman of Zodiac Maritime Agency which is a privately-held shipping corporation based in London with a fleet of more than 150 vessels.
His other shipping interests include a stake in The New York Stock Exchange listed company Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines where he has held directorship for more than 15 years. He also has a stake in privately held OMNI Offshore Terminals based in Singapore with offices in four countries that provides floating, production, storage and offloading solutions to offshore oil and gas companies.
In real estate, his holdings include The Altria Building and 15 Central Park West in New York. He is also currently developing the historically famous and significant St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village. He has a stake in Mizrahi Tefahot Bank in Israel and serves as Member of Advisory Board for Germany at Hypothekenbank Frankfurt Aktiengesellschaft. He served as Chairman and CEO of Deerbrook Limited, an international real estate management company and as Chairman of Associated Bulk Carriers Limited, which is a joint venture with The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company.
He holds a degree in architecture and engineering from Atlantic College in The United Kingdom and he served the Israeli Air Force as an intelligence officer. He is an avid art collector with a large collection of contemporary and modern art in addition to half his late father’s exquisite collection. Eyal Ofer is worth $6 billion.