Shaul Shani

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Shaul Shani
Bornc. 1955
Net worthUS$3.0 billion

Shaul Shani (born c. 1955) is a global businessman and investor in the high tech industry.

Early life[edit]

Shaul Shani was born circa 1955.[1]


Shani started investing in the 1980s.[1] He founded Oshap Technologies in 1982.[1] It was listed on the NASDAQ three years later, in 1985.[1] By 1999, he sold it to SunGard for US$210 million.[1] He was also a co-founder of Sapiens International Corporation and Tecnomatix, two companies listed on the NASDAQ which he later sold.[1]

He founded Global Village Telecom, a Brazilian telecommunications company, in 1999.[1][2][3] Upon selling it to Vivendi for US$4.5 billion in 2009, he made a profit of US$1.5 billion.[1][2][3]

He is the owner of Swarth Group, which controls ECI Telecom.[2]

In May 2015, his net worth was estimated at US$3.0 billion.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Shani resides in Italy.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Shaul Shani". Forbes. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Secretive Israeli Billionaire Invested In Tech Before It Was Cool, Forbes, 2 June 2013
  3. ^ a b Shuki Sadeh, The Israeli who built a $9 billion empire in the jungles of Brazil, Haaretz, 1 November 2014