We have been discussing about richest people, richest rappers and lots of successful people of the world, but now let’s talk about a race, that exists in minority but is one of the richest one in the world – the Jews! It might turn out as a surprise for some people that even being small in number, Jews know the X-Factor of making Money.
Jews are members of one of the oldest religions. The line between being a “member” of the religion and being of the Jewish “race” seems to be difficult even for Jews to define, however most Jews consider Judaism a religion, rather than a race.
Here I present, after having a long research on the topic, the key features or rather the key principles that has enabled Jews all around the world to become rich.
1. Jews – Excessively Powerful Ones
Some philosophers consider money to be the chief important thing for Jews. If you go through the biographies of the successful Jews, you will notice that they are trained to be the one from childhood. It’s important to mention that if a child has $1, his father trains him to double the money from a very early age. This means that the experience of the elder becomes the source of the younger ones.
There is no doubt that The United States is among the richest countries in the world, the online Jewish Encyclopedia says some 5.6 million Jews live in the United States– about 1.8% of the population, making American Jews one of the wealthiest ethnic groups in the universe. Studies have shown that Jews are the richest religious group in the US. About 70% of American Jews enjoy “a high standard of living” and Forty-six of Jews earn more than $100,000 a year, compared to 19% among all Americans. According to the Forbes’ listings, More than 100 of the 400 billionaires are America is Jews.
It is interesting that the Father of Internet – the Google and the Mother of the Social Media – The Facebook, doing the largest business online are somehow related with Jews too. Google founder Sergey Brin has a Jewish father; Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is Jewish too.
2. Jews and Education
Jews have always been intelligent enough to study more. It is largely coincidence that qualities that Jews value such as education, have proven advantageous. Throughout most of European history, the lack of a Jewish emphasis on strength was a liability, because strength was valued by secular society. It is a fairly recent turn of events that brain power has become more valuable than muscle power.
Alongside the Jews, millions of immigrants arrived in the US from Ireland, Italy, China and dozens of other countries. According to the statistics, 9 to 33% of students in leading universities in the US are Jewish.
The Jewish tradition always sanctified studying, and the Jews made an effort to study, believing in the power of wisdom which obviously depends on knowledge.
3. A strong and supportive community.
Due to the differences of thoughts, the situation was never too favorable for this small group of people. The Jews have always proved themselves as a supportive community for every of its members.
The Jewish communal organization is considered a role model for all other ethnic groups. It helped the Jews everywhere and especially in the US, which was always more open than other countries and provided equal opportunities, while on the other hand –wasn’t supportive of the individual.
The Jews, who actually don’t like to mingle with the outsiders, are ready to work for the welfare of their own people. Thousands of organizations, including hospitals and universities, receive billions of shekels in donations from the Rich Jews of US.
4. A Favorable Government!
The support of the government to its people decides the future of every individual of the nation. Unlike countries like Pakistan, the Jew governments of developed countries work for the Jews Community. There has always been an endless federal support available to the Jews.
5. An entrepreneurial outlook
Because of their differences with other communities, Jews have always preferred to lean towards jobs where they are their own boss, rather than making money for someone else. The Jews have a strong tradition of business entrepreneurship. They study more and have quick perception, know how to seize opportunities and have networking skills. A competitive environment gives Jews an advantage in everything they do!
The Jews, besides being less in number have succeeded in making themselves rich by following the mentioned strategies in their lives from the very beginning. The community sets itself as a role model to those communities who have large populations but still are among the top poorest countries of the world.