Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett Biography, Age, Career and Net Worth

Naftali Bennett Biography

Naftali Bennett is an Israeli soldier, politician and high tech entrepreneur. He was sworn in as the 13th Prime Minister of Israel in 13 June 2021. Naftali Bennett was born on 25 March 1972 in Haifa, Israel to the family of Jim and Myrna Bennett, American-Jewish immigrants who moved to Israel from San Francisco in 1967.

Naftali Bennett Profile


Naftali Bennett

Real Name

Naftali Bennett

Date of Birth

25 March 1972


49 Years (2021)

State of Origin

Haifa State








Politician , Entrepreneur



Known for

13th Prime Minister of Israel


Gilat Bennett

Net Worth

$300 million

Educational Background

Naftali Bennett education

Naftali Bennett attended Carmel elementary school and Yavne Yeshiva High School in Haifa. He holds a degree in Law from Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Naftali Bennett career

Naftali Bennett started his career at the Israel Defence Force (IDF) in 1990. After serving as the Sayeret Matkal and Maglan commando units as a company commander, he was discharged from active service after 6 years.

However, he continued to serve in the reserves and attained the rank of major.

While in the military, Naftali Bennett served in the First Intifada and in the Israeli security zone in Lebanon during the 1982–2000 South Lebanon conflict.

He served as an officer in Operation Grapes of Wrath.

During the Second Intifada, he participated in Operation Defensive Shield.[21] He was called up as a reservist in the Maglan special forces unit during the 2006 Lebanon War and participated in a search and destroy mission behind enemy lines, operating against Hezbollah rocket launchers.

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In 1999, Naftali Bennett co founded and co owned a US tech company ‘Cyota’. Cyota operated in the anti-fraud space, focused on online banking fraud, e-commerce fraud, and phishing. He sold the company for $145 million in 2005.

Naftali Bennett was the CEO and founder of an Israeli cloud computing service ‘Soluto’. He sold Soluto in 2013 for a reported $100–130 million.

Naftali Bennett joined politics in 2006. He served as the Chief of Staff to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu until 2008.

In 2011, Bennett co founded My Israel extra-parliamentary movement alongside Ayelet Shaked. He was elected the party leader of Jewish Home in 2012.

During the 2013 Knesset Election, Jewish home won 12 seats out of 120 under the leadership of Naftali Bennett.

Between 2013 and 2015, Naftali Bennett served as the Minister of Economy and Minister of Religious Services under the administration of Benjamin Netanyahu.

He was the Minister of Diaspora Affairs from 2013 to 2019 and the Minister of Education from 2015 to 2019.

Naftali Bennett served as the Minister of Defense from 2019 to 2020.

On 30 May 2021, Naftali Bennett announced that he would serve as Israel’s prime minister in a potential unity government until September 2023, at which point Yair Lapid would take over.

Personal life

Naftali Bennett wife and family

Naftali Bennett is married to Gilat Bennett with four children. He is the last of three sons of his parents. He is a Jew

Naftali Bennett Net Worth

Naftali Bennett net worth

Naftali Bennett net worth is estimated to be $300 million


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