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Israeli men live among the longest in the world and have the highest life expectancy in the Middle East

By Mason White 5:40 PM May 18, 2014
Life expectancy chart 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
Israeli men can expect to live at least to the age of 80, according to a research report released this week.

The research showed that Israeli men have the highest life expectancy in the Middle East, and the fourth highest in the world, according to the report, which was released by the World Health Organization.

Israeli men born in 2012, will live an average of 80.2 years. Men in Iceland were likely to live longer, an average of 81.2 years, followed by Switzerland at 80.7 years and 80.5 years in Australia. Israeli women did not fare so well.

With a life expectancy of 84 years, Israeli women did not even reach among the top 10. Earlier this month, the Centre For Policy Studies of the United Kingdom, found that there are 1.788 self-made billionaires per one million residents in Israel, while the United States recorded just 1.338 self-made billionaires per one million residents.

The Centre For Policy Studies calls these self-made billionaires “Super Entrepreneurs.” The country with the most Super Entrepreneurs is Hong Kong, with 2.831 self-made billionaires per one million residents. Israel was ranked in second place followed by the United States, Switzerland and Singapore.

Mexico, was ranked at the bottom of the list with just .056 Super Entrepreneurs. The E.U. average came in at .30.

“The analysis of the self-made rich suggests that the vast amount have gathered their wealth through entrepreneurship, in the process creating wealth for society at large. Many of the self-made billionaires come from humble backgrounds and have gained their wealth through hard work and innovative ideas,” The Centre For Policy Studies said in its report.