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Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023

Wealthiest Angelenos: 15, Haim Saban

NET WORTH: $3.9 billion, up 2.6 percent

LAST YEAR: $3.8 billion

AGE: 70

RESIDENCE: Beverly Hills

SOURCE OF WEALTH: TV production, broadcasting

THE MONEY: Film version of his “Power Rangers” coming next year, pumping up value of Saban Brands licensing business. Value of stake in Univision Communications increased ahead of Spanish-language broadcast network’s expected public offering. Recent investments in fast-growing Asian media and communications companies starting to pay off.

BUZZ: Key Clinton supporter with deep pockets; vowed to throw weight behind Hillary Clinton bid for White House. First up, $2,700-a-plate fundraiser at his home May 7. Israel-born media mogul has deep interest in protecting home country; suggested recently Clinton opposed pending Obama nuclear deal with Iran, raised $33 million in November for Friends of Israel Defense Forces in single gala. Hit it big in’90s with kids’ show “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.” Show aired in 60 countries, generated more than $5 billion. Parlayed “Power Rangers” wealth into global entertainment empire that includes Univision and increasing number of interests in Asia.

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