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A Short Bio

Leon Charney

Leon Charney (July 23, 1938 – March 21, 2016) was an American self-made billionaire, real estate tycoon, attorney, author, philanthropist, political pundit, media personality and Jewish cantor, and one of the initiators of the peace agreement between Israel and Egypt.

He lived in Manhattan in New York City, dividing his time between his residences in Tel Aviv and Boca Raton, Florida. In March 2012, Forbes listed Charney as #353 among the wealthiest Americans.