(JNS.org) The Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs, 95-88,
in Game 7 of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals on Thursday night
to give Israeli-American team owner Micky Arison his second straight NBA championship.
The Miami Heat logo. The Heat’s NBA Finals Game 7 win Thursday gave Israeli-born team owner Micky Arison his second straight title. Credit: Miami Heat.
Arison, who is also CEO of the Carnival
cruise operator and bought the Heat in 2010, was born in Tel Aviv in 1949. His estimated
wealth is $5.7 billion, making him the 211th-richest person in the world,
according to Forbes. He is a
full billion dollars richer than a year ago, when Forbes ranked him at 223rd in the world with a fortune of $4.7 billion.
LeBron James scored 37 points in Game 7 to
lead the team the Heat to the third championship in franchise history. The Heat’s
first title came in 2006, when Arison was a managing general partner.