https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehud_Barak

Ehud Barak (Hebrewאֵהוּד בָּרָק (help·info), born Ehud Brog; 12 February 1942) is an Israeli general and politician who served as the tenth Prime Minister from 1999 to 2001. He was leader of the Labor Party until January 2011.[1] He previously held the posts of Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister under Ehud Olmert and then in Benjamin Netanyahu‘s second government from 2007 to 2013, as he retired from politics at the end of the tenure.[2]

Rav Aluf (Lieutenant general) in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Barak is the joint most highly decorated soldier in Israel’s history, having taken part in many battles and combat mission. Following a highly decorated career, he was appointed Chief of General Staff in 1991, serving until 1995. He is a graduate in physics, mathematics, and economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Stanford University.

Wealth

In an interview with Haaretz reported in January 2015, Barak was asked to explain the source of his “big” capital, with which he “bought 5 apartments and connected them,” and by which he “lives in a giant rental apartment in a luxury high rise.” Barak said he currently earns more than a million dollars a year, and that from 2001–2007, he also earned more than a million dollars every year, from giving lectures and from consulting for hedge funds. Barak also said he made millions of dollars more from his investments in Israeli real estate properties.[26]

In the interview, Barak was asked whether he is a lobbyist that earns a living from “opening doors.” The interviewer stated “You have arrived recently at the Kazakhstan despot Nazarbayev and the president of Ghana. You are received immediately.” Barak confirmed that he has been received by these heads of state but denied earning money from opening doors for international business deals for Israeli and foreign corporations, and said he does not see any ethical or moral problems in his business activities. He further said there is no logic to demand of him, after “the natural process in democracy has ended” to not utilize the tools he accumulated in his career to secure his financial future. When asked if his financial worth is 10-15 million dollars, Barak said “I’m not far from there.

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