National Bio of Israel
The total GDP of Israel is 311.7 billion U.S. dollars, ranking 35th in the world; but its per capita GDP is as high as 476.02 million U.S. dollars, and Taiwan’s is 327.47 million U.S. dollars (IMF data). Israel’s population is only 8.65 million, around one third of Taiwan, and the country is smaller than Taiwan, only 20,770 square kilometers. Resources are even scarcer than Taiwan, and even the water recovery rate must be as high as 90% to survive.
But Israel has always been one of the countries with the largest income gap in the OECD. Because the technology industry is developed, the salary of the technology industry is excellent, and the gap between the rich and the poor is increased. Please see the next paragraph for this part. The natural living environment is difficult, surrounded by deserts, and neighboring countries are all Arab enemies. Hebrew is the official language, but they use English when they enter social work and at university, and they can speak American standard English.
Israeli stock market
Even Israel has a local Tel Aviv stock market, and there are currently 622 companies listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (comparable to Singapore). All Israeli companies have the goal of listing in the United States. Most of the famous companies are well-known companies in the technology and biotechnology fields, regardless of the size of the company, because they know that only in this way can they survive.
But every year, countless Israeli startups are listed in the United States or acquired by companies from all over the world. According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics of Israel in June this year, the average salary of nearly 340,000 employees in the technology industry is US$95,000, which is more than twice the average salary of other industries. In 2020, local Israeli media estimated that more than 30,000 Israelis hold more than US$14 billion in stocks, with an average of US$400,000 per person. In the first half of 2021, there were a record 48 IPOs and special purpose acquisitions (SPACs).
Israeli companies listed on U.S. stocks
In 2016, Israel had more than 6,000 new high-tech companies, and the per capita entrepreneurship ranked first in the world. At present, there are 92 Israeli companies listed on NASDAQ, ranking fifth in the world, more than seven times that of Taiwan. Among the high-tech companies listed on Nasdaq in the United States, the number of companies from Israel ranks third in the world. After the United States and China, it ranks third in the world.
Many of the hot start-up companies in the United States are Israeli companies. For example:
|Company name||ticker:||Main business|
|Monday||MNDY||Team and project coordination|
|Teva Pharmaceutical||TEVA||Biotech and pharmaceutical|
|Check Point||CHKP||Internet security|
|Innoviz||INVZ||LiDAR sensor and software知軟件|
|Vayyar Imaging||INTC||3D image sensor|
|Waze||GOOGL and GOOG||Ride hailing|
|Wix.com||WIX||Web development tools|
The ones listed above are just the more famous ones. There are currently more than one hundred Israeli companies listed on the US stock market.
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