This information was researched by Jewish business author Steven Silbiger and is reproduced in his The Phenonomen of
the Jews
, Longstreet Press, 2000, p. 88-92. The list below excludes 15 people Silbiger discovered who did not want to be identified as Jews.[p. 88] As 2.5% of the American population, Silbiger notes that 23% of the full list of 400 people on the Forbes "Rich List" are Jewish, as are 36% of the top 50.

Dell, Michael: Dell Computer
Ellison, Larry: Oracle Corp. (computer software)
Redstone, Sumner: Viacom/CBS
Pritzker, Robert: Marmon Group, Hyatt Hotels
Pritzker, Thomas:Marmon Group, Hyatt Hotels
Arison, Mickey: Carnival Cruise Lines
Newhouse, Si: Advance Publications/Conde Nast magazines
Newhouse, Donald: Advance Publications/Conde Nast magazines
Bronfman, Edgar Sr: Seagram Co., Time-Warner, MCA, Universal Studios
Icahn, Carl: Investments, takeovers
Fisher, Donald: The Gap
Fisher, Doris: The Gap
Lauder, Leonard: Estee Lauder, CEO
Lerner, Alfred: MBNA Financial (credit cards)
Annenberg, Walter: TV Guide; Triangle Publications
Broad, Eli: Sun America (insurance); real estate
Lauder, Ronald: Estee Lauder; inheritance
Soros, George: Quantum Fund, investments, trading
Perelman, Ronald: Investments, Revlon
Greenberg, Maurice: American Intl. Group (insurance), Sun America
Davis, Marvin: real estate, oil
Bren, Donald: California real estate
Winnick, Gary: Global Crossing (telecommunications); Drexel Burnham Lambert, trading with Michael Milken
Sturm, Donald: Peter Kiewit Sons (investments)
Crown, Lester: Material Service Corp., General Dynamics (weapons)
Blaustein family: Amoco
Geffen, David: Geffen Records; Dreamworks
Marcus, Bernard: Home Depot
Wexner, Leslie: The Limited
Bloomberg, Michael: Bloomberg news service
Stern, Leonard: Hartz Mountain (pet supplies); real estate
Lenfest, "Gerry": Lenfest Communications (cable)
Tisch, Preston: Loews Corp, CBS
Fisher, John: The Gap
Davidson, William: Guardian Industries (glass manufacture)
Tisch, Laurence: Loews Corp., CBS
Fisher, Robert: The Gap
LeFrak, Samuel: New York real estate
Spielberg, Steven: Abin Entertainment; Dreamworks
Haas, Peter Sr: Levi Strauss, inheritance
Helmsely, Leona: New York real estate
Zell, Sam: real estate, investments
Lauren, Ralph: Ralph Lauren fashion
Alfond family: Dexter shoes (Harold Alfond)
Gonda, Louis: International Lease Finance (aircraft leases)
Blank, Arthur: Home Depot
Goldman, Richard: Levi Strauss
Gonda, Leslie: International Lease Finance, real estate
Haas, John: Levi Strauss
Jacobs, Irwin: Qualcomm (telecommunications)
Fisher family: New York real estate (Zachary, Lawrence, Martin and Richard)
Durst family: New York real estate (Seymour, Roy and David)
Ziff, Dirk: Ziff Davis Publishing
Ziff, Robert: Ziff Davis Publishing
Ziff, Daniel: Ziff Davis Publishing Properties; US News & World Report
Fisher, William: The Gap
Weill, Sanford: Citigroup (Travelers Group)
Kimmel, Sidney: Jones Apparel Grou, NIne West shoe sstores
Levine, William: Outdoor Systems (billboard advertising)
Drexler, Millard: The Gap, CEO
Lewis, Peter: Progressive Corp. (auto insurance)
Rich, Marc: fugitive in Switzerland; commodities trader, wanted for fraud and tax evasion
Fisher, Max: Marathon Oil
Berg, Carl: Silicon Valley real estate and investments
Diller, Barry: USA Networks (TV Stations, HSN, Ticketmaster)
Green Pincus: fugitive in Switzerland, commodities trader, wanted for fraud and tax evasion
Kovner, Bruce: investments, Caxton Corp.
Kravis, Henry: Kravis, Kohlberg, Roberts (leveraged buyouts)
Peltz, Nelson: Triac Beverage (Snapple), leveraged buyouts
Abramson, Leonard: Aetna U.S. Healthcare
Lee, Thomas: leveraged buyouts
Honickman, Harold: Pepsi bottler
Kohlberg, Jerome: Kravis, Kohlberg, Roberts (leveraged buyouts)
Taubman, Alfred: shopping centers; Sothebys
Shorenstein, Walter: San Francisco real estate
Solow, Sheldon: New York city real estate
Haas, Peter: Levi-Strauss
Adelson, Sheldon: COMDEX expositions (computer shows), casinos
Milken, Michael: Drexel Burnham Lambert (trading)
Roberts, Brian: Comcast Communications
Geballe, Frances: Levi-Strauss
Haas, Josephine: Levi-Strauss
Katzenberg, Jeffrey: Dreamworks, Disney employment settlement
Haas, Evelyn: Levi Strauss
Eisner, Michael: Disney CEO
Chernick, Aubrey: Candle Corp. (software)
Glazer, Guilford: real estate, shopping centers
Haas, Robert: Levi Strauss
Levy, Leon: Odyssey Partners (leveraged buyouts)
Feld, Kenneth: Ringling Brothers Circus, Barnum & Bailey circus, Disney on Ice
Levine, Stuart: Cabletron Systems
Silverman, Henry: Cendant, Avis, Ramada Inns, HoJo
Subotnick, Stuart: Metromedia

Dropped from the Forbes List in 1999, on the list in 1998:

Pritzker, Jay: Marmon Group, Hyatt Hotels
Fribourg, Michel: Continental Grain
Mandel family: Premier Industries (electronics and auto parts), Morton Mandel
Heyman, Samuel: GAF, investments
Hess, Leon: Amerada Hess, died in 1999
Milken, Lowell: Drexel Burnham Lambert, trading (Michael Milken's brother)
Roberts, Ralph: Comcast, QVC
Simon, Melvin: real estate, shopping malls
Illitch, Michael: Little Caesar's Pizza
Ansin, Edmund: TV stations
Werner, Tom: Carsey-Werner Co. (TV sitcom producer)
Koshland, Daniel Jr: Levi Strauss
Litwin, Daniel: New York real estate
Nash, Jack: Odyssey Partners (leveraged buyouts)
Haas, Margaret: Levi Strauss
Morris, William: J. & W. Seligman (money management)
Sommer, Viola: real estate, inheritance
Wasserman, Lew: MCA (music, movies)
Rennert, Ira: Renco Group (lead, coal, steel), investments

Dropped from Forbes List in 1998, on the list in 1997:

Wynn, Stephen: Mirage Casino
Fireman, Paul: Reebok
Schwartz, Theodore: APAC Teleseries
Milstein, Monroe: Burlington Coat Factory

Dropped from the Forbes List in 1997, on list in 1996:

Friedman, Phyllis: Levi Strauss
Gosman, Abraham: Mediplex Rehabilitation Centers
Weis, Robert: Weis Markets