From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (a news wire service) last year:
March 2, 2016 12:20pm
(JTA) — Mark Zuckerberg is the sixth richest person in the world, and the richest Jew, after accumulating more wealth than anyone else in the past year.
Eleven of the 50 richest people in the world are Jewish, according to the 30th annual Forbes billionaires list released Tuesday. The list features five Jews in the top 15 and seven in the top 25 spots.
If Jews make up about 0.2% of the world’s population, 22% of the Top Fifty represents about two orders of magnitude higher representation.
Last I checked, in 2011, Jews also represented about 22% of the hard science (Physics, Chemistry, Medicine) Nobel Prize winners since 1901. That’s impressive.
It’s doubly impressive to be equally well-represented in two types of achievement — making billions and winning Nobels — that are pretty different in personality.