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A Summing Up - Achievements of Jews
 
TABLE 1
             
             
Distinction Relevant Geography Total
Recipients
Projected Jewish Recipients Actual Jewish Recipients Jews as a
Multiple
of Projected
Jews as a
Percent of
all Recipients
The Greats of History
Hart's Most Influential 100 in History World1 100 0.2 8 35 8%
A&E's Millennium 100 World 100 0.2 8 35 8%
Time Magazine's 100 of the 20th Century U.S2 67 1.4 13 9 19%
Intelliquest's World's Greatest 100 World 100 0.2 8 35 8%
 
Science
Nobel Prize in Physics World 181 0.4 48 116 27%
Nobel Prize in Physiology & Medicine World 189 0.4 59 136 31%
Nobel Prize in Chemistry World 151 0.3 30 87 20%
Total Nobels for Science World 521 1.2 137 115 26%
Fields Medal (for mathematics) World 48 0.1 12 109 25%
A. M. Turning Award (for computer science) World 54 0.1 13 105 24%
 
Invention
Encyclopedia Britannica's Great Inventors World 267 0.6 13.7 22 5%
       
Education
Enrollment in Ivy League Schools U.S 115,000 2,380 24,000 10 21%
             
Military and Aviation
United States Astronauts U.S. 268 5.5 9 2 3%
             
Economics
Nobel Prize for Economics World 61 0.1 22 157 36%
John Bates Clark Medal in Economics U.S 30 0.6 20 32 67%
Federal Reserve Chairmen U.S 14 0.3 4 14 29%
             
Politics and Law
United States Senators (108th Congress) U.S. 100 2.1 11 5 11%
United States Congressmen & Women (108th Congress) U.S. 435 9.0 26 3 6%
Largest Political Donors (Mother Jones List) U.S. 100 2.1 42 20 42%
United States Supreme Court Justices U.S. 110 2.3 7 3 6%
Nobel Prize for Peace World 95 0.2 9 41 9%
 
Sports and Games
NFL Hall of Fame Inductees U.S 247 5.1 6 1 2%
NFL Team Owners (excludes "community owned" Green Bay) U.S 31 0.6 9 14 29%
MLB Professional Baseball Team Owners (individually owned) U.S 26 0.5 5.5 10 21%
NBA Top 10 Coaches of All Time U.S 10 0.2 2 10 20%
NBA Basketball Team Owners U.S 30 0.6 12 19 40%
Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees U.S. 285 5.9 20 3 7%
Olympics Medalists 1896 to date see 5
below
16,167 66.9 231.7 3 1%
World Chess Champions - Years as Champion see 5
below
122 years 0.5 66 years 131 54%
 
The Written Word
Nobel Prize for Literature World 104 0.2 13 55 13%
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction U.S 82 1.7 11 6 13%
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry U.S 89 1.8 17 9 19%
Pulitzer Prize for Non Fiction U.S 50 1.0 25.5 25 51%
Pulitzer Prize for Drama U.S. 77 1.6 22 14 29%
 
Performing Arts and Comedy
Kennedy Center Honorees U.S. 157 3.2 41 13 26%
Conductors of Major American Symphony Orchestras U.S. 202 4.2 66 16 33%
Composers of "World's 50 Greatest" CD Collection see 3
below
50 0.6 6 10 12%
Longest Running Broadway Musicals U.S. 38 0.8 24 31 63%
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees U.S. 238 4.9 29 6 12%
Jazz Grammy Awards U.S. 216 4.5 22 5 10%
Grammy Lifetime Achievment Award Winners (Individuals) U.S. 125 2.6 18 7 14%
Rate It All Ranking of Stand Up Comedians U.S. 82 1.7 25 15 30%
 
Visual Arts and Architecture
Phaidon's 500 Artists see 3
below
500 6.3 37 6 7%
Combined Lists (7) of Great Photographers see 4
below
587 7.4 153 21 26%
Combined Lists (6) of Master Architects World 309 0.7 32 45 10%
 
Hollywood
Academy Award Winning Directors U.S. 83 1.7 31 18 37%
Greatest Movie Directors - Reel.com U.S 55 1.1 15 13 27%
Greatest Movie Directors - Filmsite.org U.S 75 1.6 27 17 36%
Star Power 500 Top Actors & Actresses U.S 500 10.3 75 7 15%
American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Awards U.S. 35 0.7 8 11 23%
American Film Institute Greatest American Screen Legends U.S. 50 1.0 6 6 12%
   
Radio and Television
Radio Hall of Fame Inductees U.S. 108 2.2 19 8 18%
Television Hall of Fame Inductees U.S. 108 2.2 39 17 36%
 
High Tech Entrepreneurs and CEOs
Entreprenuers (Fortunes Richest 40 Under 40) U.S 27 0.6 6 11 22%
Forbes' 400 (November 2007) U.S 400 8.3 125 15 31%
 
Fortune 500 CEOs
CEOs of Major 1917 U.S. Corporations (see note 5 below) U.S. 153 4.7 7 1 5%
CEOs of Major 1997 U.S. Corporations U.S. 72 1.5 16 11 22%
Fortune 100 CEOs U.S. 100 2.1 15 7 15%
Fortune's 25 Most Powerful People in Business U.S 25 0.5 6 12 24%
 
Finance
Private Equity Hall of Fame U.S. 26 0.5 8 15 24%
 
Real Estate
Forbes "25 Real Estate Fortunes Among Forbes 400" U.S. 25 0.5 18 35 72%
 
Social Activists
Ladies Home Journal's "100 Most Important Women" U.S. 100 2.1 20 10 20%
 
Philanthropy
Business Week's 50 Leading Philanthropists U.S 50 1.0 19 19 38%
 
All Nobels
Total - All Nobel Prizes World 781 1.8 181 101 23%
 
1) As of 2002, there were an estimated 14.3 million Jews in a world of 6,23 billion people. Jews were .00207 percent of the World's population.
2) As of 2002, the United States population was 280,562,489. Of that number, an estimated 5,807,000 were Jews (2.07 percent.)
3) U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Israel.
4) Western Hemisphere, Europe, Australia and New Zealand Jews were .0126% of their combined population.
5) Jewish percent of the world population has changed over the 112 years of the Olympics. For this exhibit, the current percent (.00207) was doubled to approximate the average.
 
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